Bob Hoskins Has Died

Bob Hoskins, has died at 71, having been suffering from pneumonia. The actor had announced his retirement in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. His 30 year career often found him playing gruff Cockney gangsters, Victorian heavies, and the occasional pirate. He received an Academy Award nomination for 1986's Mona Lisa, as well as multiple Golden Globe and SAG nominations for his works over the years.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my favourite films, and has been since it's release. As such, I've always had an emotional reaction to seeing Hoskins in a film. He's one of those actors who gets a pass in my mind, and his presence could elevated my opinion of a film, even those that didn't deserve it (like his final film, Snow White and the Huntsman). There are many films, like Doomsday, or Made in Dagenham that I initially only saw because of Hoskins' presence in the cast. His retirement was a well earned cap to a career; his death is a profound loss.

Via the Guardian.

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