Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. (26 October 1942 – 29 April 2014) was an English actor known for playing Cockneys and gangsters. He appeared in films such as The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Mermaids (1990), Hook (1991), Nixon (1995), A Christmas Carol (2009), Neverland (2011), and his final role in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).
You don't end up with a face like this if you're hard, do ya? This comes from having too much mouth and nothing to back it up with. The nose has been broken so many times.
You reach a point where the cameo is the governor. You go in there for a couple of weeks, you're paid a lot of money, everybody treats you like the crown jewels, you're in and out, and if the film's a load of shit, nobody blames you, y'knowwhadimean. It's wonderful.
On getting his first role: "I was three parts pissed. We were going to a party. And this bloke comes around and says: 'Right. You're next. Have you seen the script?'...And I got the leading part."
|Full Name at Birth||Robert William Hoskins Jr.|
|Age||71 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||October 26, 1942|
|Birthplace||Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK|
|Date of Death||April 29, 2014|
|Location of Death||England, UK|
|Cause of Death||Pneumonia|
|Height||5' 6" (168 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Distinctive Features||Gravelly VoiceShort Stature|
|High School||Stroud Green School, London (dropped out)|
|Claim to Fame||Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Super Mario Brothers|
|Brand Endorsements||TV commercial for British Telecom (1996) "It's good to talk"TV commercial: Argos (March 2007)(voice only)TV commercial: Diet Coke with Roger and Jessica Rabbit (1989).|
|Father||Robert William Hoskins Sr.|
|Mother||Elsie Lillian Hopkins|