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He stripped off for his breakthrough role in 'Pennies from Heaven', and he had to get naked again for his latest film. But, as Bob Hoskins prepares for a rare stage role, he tells Jasper Rees he's happier when he's not the main attraction. The face of Bob Hoskins is equally adapted to bonhomie and something altogether more bruising.
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By Guy Adams for the Daily Mail. The sentiment was classic Hoskins: honest, raw and cheerfully self-deprecating. In an industry full of cosseted prima donnas, he always worked his socks off, and never behaved like a diva.
Several brief, off-color jokes are allegedly hidden within the film, detectable only by viewing the film frame-by-frame on a high-quality VCR or laserdisc player. Some of these gags — if they ever indeed existed — were removed before the movie was released to the home video market. The scenes most often mentioned include the following:.
D iamond geezer, smug git, or filthy-tempered old fart? Bob Hoskins presents much the same problem as Michael Caine - when he's in chirpy Cockney mode, doing his familiar anecdotes, he seems likeable enough, but you know it's an act, and you can't help noticing that there are whole chunks of his interviews you could almost recite by heart. And when something goes wrong and he's thrown off-script, he becomes monosyllabic, graceless and sour - Eleanor Mills of the Sunday Times met Hoskins on a bad day and found him 'the rudest, most disagreeable person I've interviewed'.
Bob Hoskins has died from pneumonia at the age of 71[AP]. The year-old, who began his acting career in theatre, has taken on many memorable roles over the years in Hollywood blockbusters as well as British hits. Here, we take a look back at Hoskins' top ten most memorable moments in his career and why he will be remembered for years to come.
The British actor died from pneumonia last night but lives on in his movies. British actor Bob Hoskins died last night following a battle with pneumonia. The year-old's career spanned four decades, with some of his best-known films including Mona Lisa and, most recently, Snow White and the Huntsman.
When many people think of Bob Hoskinsthey envision the funny guy from Who Framed Roger Rabbitbut in reality he has starred in many dramatic roles and has been nominated for multiple awards including an Oscar and Golden Globe. His hairy, naked body is seen in all its dripping wet glory in The Long Good Fridaywhere he gets into the shower and cleans off. Henderson Presentswhere he where he presents all of himself to be inspected by Judy Dench.