May 1, 2014, 1:55 am
Actor Bob Hoskins passed away yesterday of pneumonia. He was 71.
The British-born Hoskins began acting in the 1970s and appeared regularly on British TV, most notably in Dennis Potter’s Pennies from Heaven. Hoskins gained international acclaim in 1986 in Mona Lisa for which received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination. He achieved even greater fame in 1988 for his role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Hoskins also appeared in movies such as Heart Condition with Denzel Washington, Mermaids with Cher and Winona Ryder, and Hook with Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Julia Roberts. He also portrayed J. Edgar Hoover in Nixon.
Hoskins’ last screen appearance in the 2012 film appearance came in Snow White and the Huntsman. That year Hoskins would retire from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
I leave you with Hoskins taking no prisoners in the concluding scene from The Long Good Friday.