12:08 PM EDT 07/11/2014
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.
Originally posted 04/30/2014 08:50AM
British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from Mona Lisa to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, has died at the age of 71.
Originally posted 08/08/2012 01:50PM
Bob Hoskins, who has entertained audiences in lovable mug roles for some four decades, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting, the 69-year-old announced through his agent on Wednesday.
"He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career," said the rep's statement, according to a BBC report.
"Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family," the statement continued, "and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."
In addition to his wife Linda, Hoskins has four grown children from his two marriages.
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