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#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10576 posts) -

Rest in peace.

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#3 Posted by Sweep (8830 posts) -

I watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit just a few weeks ago. Timeless.

Sad news day :(

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#4 Posted by Brendan (7696 posts) -

Rest in Peace. I will always remember his villainous roles.

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#5 Edited by MooseyMcMan (10576 posts) -

@sweep said:

I watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit just a few weeks ago. Timeless.

Sad news day :(

Oh god, he was totally in that! I also watched that a few weeks ago and somehow didn't realize that was him! Because I'm an idiot, I guess.

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#6 Edited by Roboculus92 (488 posts) -

This is sad to hear. I remember when I was younger and I didn't really know who most of the people who passed away were and now....=(.

#7 Posted by Gatehouse (583 posts) -

Yeah, sad news, I don't think he'd been well for a while. Great actor and now I just have to watch The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa, Roger Rabbit and Made in Dagenham.

#8 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3024 posts) -

Yeah, this is a huge bummer this morning.

#9 Posted by MannyMAR (416 posts) -

Man, it's sad to see him go. Rest in peace.

#10 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

Roger Rabbit probably the second best animated movie of all time next to Beauty and the Beast, sadness.

#11 Posted by oraknabo (1453 posts) -

Hoskins was really great. I love him in Long Good Friday, Roger Rabbit and Felicia's Journey.

Which Bombcast had the crew arguing about whether or not he was already dead? I think it was something like a year ago.

#12 Edited by Nightriff (4931 posts) -

@oraknabo: It was last May, early-ish. Thats what I thought of when I read this title.

God 2013-2014 has sucked with people dying, now Bob Hoskins...rest in peace man.

#13 Edited by Veektarius (4653 posts) -

Hoskins was one of the best.

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#15 Posted by WalkmanBoy (70 posts) -

Damn, RIP Hoskins. Roger Rabbit is one of my favourite films, period.

#16 Edited by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -

Hope his family has a lot of support. 71 isn't that old.

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#17 Posted by SinGulaR (2263 posts) -

Rest in Peace

#18 Edited by AlexanderSheen (4934 posts) -

Rest in peace.

#19 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (545 posts) -

Great actor; a guy that makes you respect him being in the Mario Brothers even though A) the movie blew and B) he supposedly totally hated doing it. It's a shame to hear that he passed away, but at least he left behind a pretty fulfilled career.

#20 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (5282 posts) -

): RIP

#21 Posted by MocBucket62 (1160 posts) -

RIP

#22 Posted by Wraxend (553 posts) -

RIP, Roger Rabbit was one of my favourites growing up as a kid.

#23 Edited by Tom_omb (351 posts) -

I still love the Mario Bros movie and he was the perfect live action Mario. Who Framed Roger Rabbit was another of my all time favorites. He also played Smee in Hook, a childhood staple.

Watch him in Brazil:

#24 Posted by pinner458 (616 posts) -

Yeah this news kind of got me down a bit, even though I hadn't seen too many of his movies... He just seemed like a really cool, nice guy I guess.

#25 Edited by SefaRed (121 posts) -

That's sad news. I think he had retired from acting due to Parkinson's disease.

#26 Posted by EveretteScott (1449 posts) -

I really liked him in Unleashed. I feel I might be alone in that.

#27 Posted by Danteveli (1165 posts) -

Just yesterday I was thinking about watching Mario bros again. RIP

#28 Posted by SgtSphynx (1276 posts) -

Sad to hear, I enjoyed everything I saw him in. I think I am going to watch Hook today.

#29 Edited by Slag (4091 posts) -

At least Mario escaped the Year of Luigi however briefly.

Always sad when someone dies, 71 seems a little early anymore, although I guess it really isn't. :(

#30 Posted by SteamRickroller (256 posts) -

Fuck. I loved Roger Rabbit, so I'm really sad to hear this. RIP

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#32 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11502 posts) -

I just watched the Super Mario Bros movie on saturday for the first time. While it is an insane, trippy piece of work, Hoskins does alright for himself in it, not to mention his performance in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. RIP

#33 Edited by TheMasterDS (2026 posts) -

Here's the chunk of Bombcast in which Ryan Davis says "Bob Hoskins is dead." Man. I think that's all there is to be said about this.

#34 Edited by MackGyver (526 posts) -

I remember Bob Hoskins mostly as Smee in Hook.

#35 Edited by Skyfire543 (660 posts) -

Gonna watch Who Framed Roger Rabbit this weekend. RIP.

#36 Posted by mlarrabee (2889 posts) -

The Mario Bros. movie was completely fine. I actually enjoyed it more than I did several other movies I had to watch in the TANG/WUTANG ER.

I'm going to go watch Roger Rabbit.

#37 Edited by Vahleticar (113 posts) -

Ah man he still looked full of life, his career has never peaked since Mario haha. Just rewatched tang as well

#38 Posted by wrecks (2217 posts) -

so long Bob...

#39 Posted by Max_Cherry (1131 posts) -

Mermaids forever!

#40 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

I watched Hook. Man, he was awesome.

#41 Posted by Hailinel (23986 posts) -

Hoskins always considered Super Mario Bros. the worst thing he had ever been a part of. I can't really disagree with that, but he was by no means or in any way at fault for its awfulness. A bright, shining star in a sea of darkness.

#42 Posted by Vuud (1943 posts) -

My favorite Hoskins moment.

#43 Posted by freakin9 (1104 posts) -

No RIP Mario headline with a Bob Hoskins picture on Nintendo.com yet, tsk tsk Nintendo.

#44 Posted by Mezmero (1813 posts) -

Bob Hoskins was one of my favorite character actors. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is an absolute classic. Rest in peace.

#45 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

The movie itself kind of sucked, but Bob Hoskins was great in it. Gonna watch The Long Good Friday. RIP Bob Hoskins. Also, his final role was in the Snow White and the Huntsman... with Kristen Stewart... Fuck this world.

#46 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -

@wrecks said:

so long Bob...

Man, I still quote him from the beginning of that scene all the time. Betty's "Cigars? Cigarettes? Eddit Valiant!" is just classic to me, and Bob's gruff voice just saying "Yeah. You still got it..." is classic as well.


#47 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3062 posts) -

Interview with Bob Haskins in 2011 with the Guardian.

What is the worst job you've done?

Super Mario Brothers.

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Super Mario Brothers.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

I wouldn't do Super Mario Brothers.

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#49 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3062 posts) -

@ssully said:

@i_stay_puft said:

Interview with Bob Haskins in 2011 with the Guardian.

What is the worst job you've done?

Super Mario Brothers.

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Super Mario Brothers.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

I wouldn't do Super Mario Brothers.

I thought you were fucking with us, but here it is!

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/jun/18/bob-hoskins-interview-neverland

I still laugh at the fact Big Bertha was a heavy set black woman in red and wait for it, Mario had to seduce her by daggering with her. Well it probably wasn't daggering but for at least two strokes it was probably something close to it. Then ending the entire scene with "Walk the Dinosaur" was priceless.

That soundtrack was also pretty terrible. It was like a royalty free collection of Marky Mark's Funky Bunch playing on loop.