11:31 PM EDT 11/26/2014
Originally posted 04/30/2014 12:50PM
Bob Hoskins passed away at the age of 71 on Wednesday. A versatile, charismatic actor, though he could – and frequently did – project a fearsome, tough-guy image, Hoskins was also at home in comedies, and later in his career, more family-friendly fare.
When asked what he owed his parents, Hoskins said, "Confidence. My mum used to say to me, 'If somebody doesn't like you, f––– 'em, they've got bad taste.'"
Looking at the five top films on this list, we're inclined to agree.
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