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Very good actor.

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Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:46 am
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Post Re: RIP Bob Hoskins
He was a good actor, though I must admit I have probably only seen him in a half a dozen things, and not much since 2001's Enemy at the Gates. For me I guess he will be best remembered as Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


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Sad, sad news. For me his best role was in Felicity's Journey, though I haven't seen Mona Lisa. He had one of the great scene-stealing turns in Brazil also. The last film I saw him in was Mrs. Henderson Presents, and he delivered another great performance there. He was a great character actor, and one of the more reliable in the past few decades.


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My first exposure to him was in Super Mario Bros, strange I know, but it did make me curious about his other work.


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For me I guess he will be best remembered as Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


For all of us, I would imagine. That's the reference point for Hoskins and likely not just for my generation. When I had my obligatory Pink Floyd phase, I was happy to see him in The Wall -- the Eddie Valiant guy was in it. Always neat to see a familiar face in alien territory.

Won't claim to be a big fan but I liked him a lot in Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa. He's been in other movies that I've seen but I either don't really remember the movies or his performances in them. Still, he was a face everyone recognized and it's sad to see the avuncular Hoskins has gone.

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Should of gotten an Oscar nod for Mrs. Henderson Presents

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Very underrated actor. RIP

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I think I first saw him in Roger Rabbit, and in a few other movies. I was convinced he was a New Yorker; he had the New Yawk mannerisms and accent so perfect that I just assumed he was born and raised in the city. Plus, he perfectly looked the part. I was floored when I learned that he was British. Anyways, if you haven't seen a film called The Long Good Friday, do so immediately. It is fantastic, and Hoskins' work in it is among the best of his career.

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^ Indeed, I saw a behind-the-scenes special on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" on TV not long after I saw the movie. Suddenly there was an interview with Hoskins and he was speaking in a thick Cockney accent instead of like Eddie Valiant. I think that was the moment I truly understood what acting was, so it was probably a pivotal moment in my life. R.I.P. :(


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I first saw him in The Cotton Club, where he and Fred Gwynne had a fun rapport and were the best things in the movie. He'd been in films for a dozen years before that, including The Long Good Friday. I saw him in Snow White and the Huntsman in his last role. Before that, he was Diane Lane's husband in Hollywoodland. Never saw his Pennies from Heaven. I always liked seeing him.

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Was a major part of my childhood with movies like Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Hook and Super Mario Bros. More recently he rocked in the Jet Li flick Unleashed. Really good movie. Also had a memorable role in the underrated Stay opposite Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling. Great actor.

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The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa make for a great double feature. I'd say those two show off Bob at his best, but he was always a welcome presence onscreen. Sad to see him go.

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Heck, I even liked him in that action-comedy flick he did with Denzel Washington (Heart Condition?)


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Heck, I even liked him in that action-comedy flick he did with Denzel Washington (Heart Condition?)

Yeah I liked that film, Denzel wasn't a fan of it though, he actually fired his agent over it.


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Roger Rabbit was the first film I ever saw at the cinema, in (IIRC) 1988.

A good film, in a sense, and probably partially accounts for my borderline psychosis in later life.

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