I had no idea he was British until many years after WFRR.
RIP. Off to that Toon Town in the sky.
RIP, Mr Hoskins. You made this girl a happy kid when you tried to save the shoe.
Mermaids, is one of my all time favorite movies! Sad to hear this. RIP
So so so sad. There goes another piece of my childhood. So many movies I loved him in …… Roger Rabbit, HOOK, Mermaids, Mona Lisa, Mario Brothers. The list would just go on and on. RIP Bob and thank you for all your wonderful roles in movies.
Oh man, I forgot about Mermaids! Still Unleashed was the best.
RIP, wee awesome man
This is sad. I'm gonna watch 'Hook' in memorium.
RIP- he was in a ton of good movies, he will be missed!
@Butter Oddly enough. Hubby & I just were watching HOOK on Sunday bc it was on TV. I'm gonna have to watch Mermaids next.
RIP. Too young
For any of you who like something different but wonderful, watch "Pennies from Heaven". It's a little hard to get used to at first but well worth it once you slide into it's world.
The Long Good Friday, with Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren and a whole bunch of superb British actors is one of the most entertaining gangster movies ever. It was made in 1980 and that's when I 1st learned of Mr. Hoskins. He played one scary-ass bad guy. Been a huge fan ever since. I'm really sad about his passing.
I also had no idea he was British after watching him as a kid. It wasn't until I was an adult that I saw an interview with him and was astounded! He was a fantastic actor and the acting world just got a bit dimmer today.
Hoskins was always very good at his craft. He will be missed. RIP Bob.
RIP, Mr. Hoskins. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my faves, and who could forget him and his inhaler in Shattered?
Loved him so much. And, like many of you, I had no idea he was British until many years after seeing WFRR? and Mermaids. Just goes to show what a talent he was. He will definitely be missed.
@Harry Knuckles – Agree. The Long Good Friday is a terrific movie. Anyone who hasn't seen it should check it out.
RIP Bob. I really loved your movies. XOXO
Oh, much too young for these days!! What an incredible talent and legacy. A true entertainer.
I loved him too. When my daughter was really young I took her to see Roger Rabbit at the buck show around 100 times. She would have gone every day if I let her.
Thanks for the tip Harry. First noticed Bob in "Mona Lisa". He was extraordinary. There was the scene where he was on the bridge that I had to play over and over because it was that one moment (like Tom Hanks scared in the hotel room in "Big")that cemented their commitment to character. Just beautiful.
He will truly be missed. Heard he was a helluva nice guy too.
Oh I forgot about that one. I totally had a crush on him. Give me funny over muscles any day. … but I wouldn't complain about funny with muscles
Amusing Bob story: Bob was cast as Al Capone in The Untouchables because De Niro wasn't available as he was shooting Angel Heart. Bob had it in his contract that he'd get paid whether he did the movie or not. De Niro became available after all and did the part. Bob sent the director a letter afterward that said, "If you ever need me to not act in any other future movies for you, just give me a call."
Read somewhere that waitstaff loved Hoskins as he always tipped 100% no matter what.
@Jason: That's priceless!
He and Judi Dench played off each other beautifully in "Mrs. Henderson Presents". RIP
He had Parkinson's and I suspect that medication might have reduced his immune system.
Many years ago I saw him on stage in London playing Eliza Doolittle's father in Pygmalion. He would have been 30 or so, Diana Rigg, who played Eliza, was 35 or so. He was totally believeable. RIP.
Great story JBE.
Oh no! I loved him in 'Mermaids' In fact, I just watched that for the first time since childhood a few weeks ago and he was wonderful in it. So sad. RIP.
Elisha, I had a crush on him too. Such a good actor. I am sad. I remember, any time I would hear of him, I would remark to myself that I thought he was sexy. Yes, I did. Now it's out in the open.
@Therese, he was sexy.
This really makes me sad, I really enjoyed his movies.
Godspeed Bob, godspeed.
maid in manhattan-solidarity w/jlo. loved him in Shattered too. always good. r.i.p.
So sad. I love this man's work. Gonna miss you, Bob Hoskins.
I saw him for the first time in 'Flickers' a pbs miniseries with Frances De Latour. He was wonderful as low class guy trying to break into directing silents in Britain. It was a charming love story with a host of characters. He blew me away. I've been a fan ever since,..:'( Damn.
Th Long Good Friday and MOna Lisa. quality.