Bob Hoskins leaves us

Remembered for "Pennies from heaven" and "Who framed Roger Rabbit?"
He suffered from Parkinson's disease
A magnificent actor leaves us

He was always the consummate performer, that actor's actor who did not have particular ambitions beyond acting because he was so competent at it to begin with. Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. (born 26 December 1942) was an Englishman who could play your average working stiff with gusto, adding just the right amount of idiosyncrasy, reserve and mystery, even, to the roles he took on. But what ... more >

Hoskins bows out

"Roger Rabbit" actor suffering from illness

British actor Bob Hoskins, famous for his role in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" has had to hang up his actor's shoes due to Parkinson's disease, his agent said yesterday. "Bob Hoskins would like to announce that he will retire after a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease made last fall," said his agent in a statement. Aged 69, the London thespian had been appearing in British television series ... more >


Film noir-styled thriller captures the imagination
Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck and Diane Lane
Directed by Allen Coulter

Allen Coulter’s Hollywoodland features wordly characters played by even wordlier stars (Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck and Bob Hoskins) who live in the fantastic land of Hollywood and get entangled in a crime intrigue. Hollywoodland is set up like a film noir and reminds of Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity or even Sunset Boulevard, with its jaded and disturbed characters turning to each ... more >