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The actor Bob Hoskins has died aged 71. He retired in 2012 following a diagnosis with Parkinson's disease in 2011.

One of Britain's best-loved actors, Hopkins (sic) was known for his gruff bonhomie, and career that spanned more than 30 years. He first found fame on the small screen in Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven, and then in cinemas as a London gangster-turned-businessman in The Long Good Friday (1980).

Hoskins had leading roles in Brazil (1985), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and Mermaids (1990) and Super Mario Bros (1993) – which he described in a recent Guardian interview as "the worst thing I ever did".

Many will also remember him fondly for a series of adverts shot in the late 80s and early 90s for BT with his catchphrase, "It's good to talk". He teamed up with Shane Meadows for Twenty Four Seven (1997) and A Room for Romeo Brass (2000), and winning much acclaim for his role in Atom Egoyan's Felicia's Journey (1999).

Most recently, Hoskins was seen in Made in Dagenham, Snow White and the Huntsman and Outside Bet. On the set of that film, about the Wapping newspaper dispute in the mid-80s, Hoskins told the Guardian why he kept on working: "There's always someone who rings up and says: 'Now Bob, before you go, there's a cracking little swansong for you'."



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Frikkin Guardian spelt his name wrong.

He's gone to the great Central Services in the sky.

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Cut 'im Razors

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Brilliant lines from that film, its THE iconic British gangster film



Harold Shand: Who's having a go at me? Can you think of anyone who might have an old score to settle or something?
Razors: Who's big enough to take you on?
Harold Shand: Well, there was a few.
Razors: Like who?
Harold Shand: [thinks for a second] ...Yeah. They're all dead.

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Harold Shand: Alan found him dying. He'd been nailed to the floor.
Jeff Hughes: When was this, then?
Harold Shand: Well, it must've been just after you saw him and just before Alan saw him. Otherwise, you'd have noticed, wouldn't you? I mean, a geezer nailed to the floor. A man of your education would definitely have spotted that, wouldn't he?

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Harold Shand: What I'm looking for is someone who can contribute, to what England has to offer. A little bit more than an hot dog, you know what I mean?


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How sad...he was brilliant!

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Bob Hoskins was offered the part in the Al Capone....


“Brian De Palmer sent me a script for The Untouchables and said ‘look at Al Capone’. I went to meet him at his hotel and he said ‘really I want Robert De Niro to play him’ and I thought ‘well great what am I doing here?’. He then said ‘but if he don’t do it, would you sort of step in?’ and I said ‘yeah of course I will’.

“Anyway months went by and I read the papers and saw De Niro was doing it. I’d sort of forgotten all about it, and then Linda – my Mrs – was opening the post one morning and said ‘what’s that?’ and it was a cheque for £20,000. It said ‘thanks for your time Bob, love Brian’.”

He laughed: “I phoned him up and I said ‘Brian, if you’ve ever got any films you don’t want me in son, you just give me a call!’”

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He was fantastic in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", it's sad to see him go.

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Re: Bob Hoskins Dies Aged 71

RIP Mr. Hoskins.

Actually, I thought he died years ago.

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