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Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

Old 08-10-12, 03:42 PM
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

Tremendous actor, and such a tragic way to spend one's remaining years.

He totally blew Leonardo DeCaprio out of the water when it came to playing J. Edgar Hoover as he did in Nixon.

And he was a delight in Mrs. Henderson Presents.
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Sad to hear. Loved him in Danny the Dog.
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One of my favorite actors. The man is an acting titan. So sad to see him hang up the spurs.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

This should inspire me to finally watch "The Long Good Friday", since it's been sitting in my Netflix queue for a while.

He's a great actor capable of delivering powerful, commanding performances. Too bad he has to bow out, but it sounds like he made the right call.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

I guess he won't be in the Snow White/Huntsman sequel as a dwarf.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
This should inspire me to finally watch "The Long Good Friday", since it's been sitting in my Netflix queue for a while.
I've had this in the queue for a while also. I haven't seen much of him besides Roger Rabbit and Unleashed. Time to change that.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

Well, at least we still have Channing Tatum.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

He'll always be Smee to me. I really haven't seen a lot of his films, so I may have to seek some out.
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He'll always be Smee to me. I really haven't seen a lot of his films, so I may have to seek some out.
I completely forgot he was in Hook.
Old 08-11-12, 06:32 AM
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
This should inspire me to finally watch "The Long Good Friday", since it's been sitting in my Netflix queue for a while.
That and Mona Lisa are my favorite Hoskins films.
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Sad news today..

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/actor-bob-...2.html#59luATW
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease

I was listening to In too Deep yesterday and was thinking of his performance in Mona Lisa.

Such an excellent actor.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

RIP and thanks for the great performances :

The Long Good Friday
Mona Lisa
Felicia's Journey
Nixon
Brazil
The Cotton Club
A Prayer for the Dying
Shattered
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RIP Mario Mario
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
RIP and thanks for the great performances :

The Long Good Friday
Mona Lisa
Felicia's Journey
Nixon
Brazil
The Cotton Club
A Prayer for the Dying
Shattered
I was just watching that recently, and there's a scene with him and Fred Gwynne (when the two characters are reunited) which is just terrific.

RIP.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

Fucking Parkinson's.

Of his more recent performances, his Hoover in Nixon was beautifully rendered. RIP.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
RIP and thanks for the great performances :

The Long Good Friday
Mona Lisa
Felicia's Journey
Nixon
Brazil
The Cotton Club
A Prayer for the Dying
Shattered
It's easy to dismiss but always liked his gumshoe in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
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His performance in Felicia's Journey was worthy of an Oscar nomination.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

Fantastic actor. He worked on excellent projects pretty much right up till the end.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
It's easy to dismiss but always liked his gumshoe in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
Yep, very underrated role considering many of his scenes were opposite cartoons who were added later.

Think about the terrible acting jobs from the Star Wars prequels due to standing in front of green screens and then compare that to Hoskins' wonderful performance in WFRR.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]


Have you got a 27B/6?
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

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his performance in felicia's journey was worthy of an oscar nomination.


A brilliant & chilling performance that might actually be his best, gonna have to watch this one soon.
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Re: Bob Hoskins announces retirement due to Parkinson's Disease [UPDATE: Dies at 71]

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
Think about the terrible acting jobs from the Star Wars prequels due to standing in front of green screens and then compare that to Hoskins' wonderful performance in WFRR.
To be fair, a lot of that falls at the foot of Lucas, who by all accounts is terrible at giving direction to actors.

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