Thursday, May 23, 2024

RIP: Actor Bob Hoskins Dead at 71, of “Roger Rabbit” and “Mona Lisa” Fame

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Bob Hoskins, the great star of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and “Mona Lisa,” died today at age 71 from pneumonia. Last year he announced he was suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Hoskins was nominated for an Oscar in 1987 for “Mona Lisa.” He had two dozen other acting nominations. Sad, sad news. Here are some clips from his best performances:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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