Sunday, 4 May 2014

In Memory of Bob Hoskins (1942-2014) (Updated)

Bob Hoskins (1942-2014)

Sorry to delay the mutant
marathon of the X-Men. We
are informed of the sad news
on British movie actor Bob 
Hoskins who is mainly known 
for much of his famed movie 
roles as Eddie Valiant in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' and Mario in the infamous 'Super Mario Bros', passes away of pneumonia at 71 years old in April 29th 2014. Hoskins was born in the Southern English border of Suffolk and that time, he was 2 weeks old when he left his birthplace by his parents when the war bombing occurred in London. Bob was 15 when he quit school and began weird jobs including performing in a circus. In his love for theatre, Hoskins career was only started by accident when he had only seen auditions with a mate and then given a script by one director and was told "You're next". 

This mistake would later get his career full on theatre plays and television. Then later on, he went to cinema in about 1975, receiving only supporting roles. In 1980, it got him the attention that his career going up was building to fame in one of his roles in a movie called 'The Long Good Friday'. He is also known to have portrayed characters in a few worthy films like 'The Cotton Club' and 'Brazil'. Bob then received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in his performance in 'Mona Lisa'. 1988 saw Bob as he went to Disney and got casted in a leading role by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg in their new motion picture. The movie of its story would be about a cop teamed up with a toon supposedly wanted for murder is entitled 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. The pride of this recognition earned him the chance to be a national star for playing once in Roger Rabbit as the cartoon-hating detective Eddie. Other of his prolific roles include 'Mermaids' with Cher, 'Hook', 'Nixon', 'The Inner Circle', 'Enemy at the Gates', 'Vanity Fair' and a voice role in 'Balto'. In 1993, he gained infamy from video-gamers for being miscast to portray Mario in the underwhelming 'Super Mario Bros' with John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper. During which, the film became oppressed to financial doom and turned Bob to despise the adaptation. In his later years, Bob made his last credit to 'Snow White and the Huntsman' playing as one of the dwarfs. After this, health takes it's toll on Bob when suffering from Parkinson's and settled in to a 2-year retirement.

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