Remembering Bob Hoskins in ‘Hook’ and ‘Roger Rabbit’



British actor Bob Hoskins died Wednesday in a hospital after suffering from pneumonia, according to a statement released by his publicist, Clair Dobbs. He was 71

Hoskins was best known for his role in the 1988 animated/live action film Who Framed Roger Rabbit as private investigator Eddie Valiant. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his work as an ex-con in the 1986 film Mona Lisa. (Hoskins won the BAFTA and Golden Globe for his Mona Lisa performance.)

Hoskins was a staple of British films, most noted for his ability to portray Cockney gangsters. After breaking into Hollywood, Hoskins played Mr. Smee in the classic 1991 film Hook and even Mario in 1993’s Super Mario Bros. His last film was Snow White and the Huntsman, portraying one of the seven dwarves, alongside Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart Read more…

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