Actor Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

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The great British Actor, Bob Hoskins, who starred in Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died at age 71 of pneumonia.

Via Variety

Hoskins’ breakthrough came in Dennis Potter’s TV series “Pennies From Heaven” in 1978, and his movie career took off with 1980 gangster pic “The Long Good Friday,” in which he starred alongside Helen Mirren.

He was Oscar nommed in 1987 in the best actor category for crime drama “Mona Lisa,” in which he starred opposite Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane. The perf won him best actor awards at Cannes, the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes.

Other film credits included roles in Richard Benjamin’s “Mermaids,” alongside Cher, in 1990, as Smee in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” in 1991, and “Super Mario Bros.” in 1993.

His most recent perf was in 2012?s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which starred Kristen Stewart.

He retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

One of my favorite Hoskins films is the 1987 film, The Lonely Life of Judith Hearne with Maggie Smith in the lead role. He was an amazing talent.

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