Bob Hoskins’ Finest Performances

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The late Bob Hoskins leaves behind an impressive acting career, which was bound by neither genre or acting style.

Younger viewers will remember him as Captain Hook’s righthand man Smee in Steven Spielberg’s Hook (1991) or as the toon-hating P.I. Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). But the actor made a name for himself playing Harold Shand in the classic British gangster film The Long Good Friday (1980). He was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor as George, an ex-convict who falls in love with an escort, in Mona Lisa (1986).

Hoskins retired from acting in 2012, after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease the year before. His last role was in Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012.

Here are some of most memorable moments of his Hoskins’ acting career.

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