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Bob Hoskins

Bob HoskinsAKA Robert William Hoskins Jr.

Born: 26-Oct-1942
Birthplace: Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, England
Died: 29-Apr-2014
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Bob Hoskins quit school at 15, and to support himself he worked as a window cleaner, truck driver, steeplejack, merchant seaman, circus performer, ditch-digger, commercial artist, and accountant. He spent two years in Syria living amongst Bedouin tribes. He said that he became an actor accidentally, in 1968, after several drinks in a British pub.

His first marriage ended in divorce when Hoskins had an affair. When the divorce was finalized in 1978, Hoskins was left with nothing, and had a nervous breakdown. At rock bottom, he lived in his Jeep, but rock bottom didn't last long. His 1980 role as a British gangster in The Long Good Friday with Helen Mirren made him a star. His films include Mona Lisa with Michael Caine, and Terry Gilliam's classic nightmare Brazil. Hoskins has also earned good reviews playing J. Edgar Hoover, Nikita Khrushchev, Benito Mussolini, and Manuel Noriega, but he remains best known for co-starring with cartoons in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.

Father: Robert Hoskins Sr. (bookkeeper)
Mother: Elsie (German gypsy, nursery school teacher, d. 1995)
Wife: Jane Livesey (teacher, m. 1967, div. 1978, one son, one daughter)
Son: Alex
Daughter: Sarah
Wife: Linda Banwell (teacher, m. 1982, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Rosa (b. 1985)
Son: Jack (b. 1986)

    High School: Stroud Green School, London (dropped out)

    Nervous Breakdown 1978
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia, Parkinson's

    Rainbow (7-Dec-1995)
    The Raggedy Rawney (10-Sep-1988)

    Snow White and the Huntsman (30-May-2012) · Muir
    Neverland (4-Dec-2011)
    Made in Dagenham (2-Sep-2010) · Albert
    A Christmas Carol (3-Nov-2009) · Fezziwig, Old Joe
    Doomsday (14-Mar-2008)
    Ruby Blue (Oct-2007) · Jack
    Go Go Tales (23-May-2007)
    Outlaw (24-Feb-2007)
    Sparkle (9-Feb-2007)
    The Wind in the Willows (18-Dec-2006) · Badger
    Hollywoodland (31-Aug-2006) · Edgar Mannix
    Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (15-Jun-2006) [VOICE]
    Paris, je t'aime (18-May-2006)
    Stay (24-Sep-2005)
    Mrs. Henderson Presents (9-Sep-2005)
    Son of the Mask (11-Feb-2005)
    Unleashed (2-Feb-2005)
    Beyond the Sea (11-Sep-2004) · Charlie Cassotto Maffia
    Vanity Fair (1-Sep-2004) · Sir Pitt Crawley
    Den of Lions (13-May-2003) · Darius Paskevic
    The Sleeping Dictionary (31-Jan-2003)
    Maid in Manhattan (13-Dec-2002) · Lionel Bloch
    Where Eskimos Live (11-Jan-2002)
    The Lost World (25-Dec-2001)
    Last Orders (10-Sep-2001)
    Enemy at the Gates (7-Feb-2001)
    Don Quixote (9-Apr-2000)
    Noriega: God's Favorite (4-Mar-2000)
    American Virgin (11-Feb-2000)
    David Copperfield (25-Dec-1999)
    The White River Kid (12-Nov-1999) · Brother Edgar
    A Room for Romeo Brass (23-Aug-1999)
    Captain Jack (28-May-1999)
    Felicia's Journey (May-1999)
    Parting Shots (18-Mar-1999)
    Cousin Bette (12-Jun-1998)
    Spice World (15-Dec-1997) · Himself
    TwentyFourSeven (31-Aug-1997)
    Michael (25-Dec-1996)
    The Secret Agent (7-Sep-1996) · Verloc
    Balto (22-Dec-1995) · Boris [VOICE]
    Nixon (20-Dec-1995) · J. Edgar Hoover
    Rainbow (7-Dec-1995)
    World War II: When Lions Roared (19-Apr-1994)
    Super Mario Bros. (28-May-1993)
    Blue Ice (9-Oct-1992)
    Passed Away (24-Apr-1992)
    The Inner Circle (25-Dec-1991)
    Hook (11-Dec-1991) · Smee
    Shattered (25-Sep-1991)
    The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (9-Sep-1991) · Louis
    Mermaids (14-Dec-1990) · Lou Landsky
    Heart Condition (2-Feb-1990)
    The Raggedy Rawney (10-Sep-1988) · Darky
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (21-Jun-1988) · Eddie Valiant
    The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (23-Dec-1987) · James Madden
    A Prayer for the Dying (21-Aug-1987)
    The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (1987) [VOICE]
    Mona Lisa (13-Jun-1986) · George
    Sweet Liberty (14-May-1986) · Stanley Gould
    Brazil (20-Feb-1985) · Spoor
    The Dunera Boys (1985)
    Mussolini and I (1985)
    The Cotton Club (14-Dec-1984) · Owney Madden
    Lassiter (17-Feb-1984)
    The Honorary Consul (30-Sep-1983)
    Pink Floyd The Wall (14-Jul-1982)
    Othello (4-Oct-1981)
    The Long Good Friday (Nov-1980) · Harold
    Zulu Dawn (15-May-1979)
    Pennies From Heaven (7-Mar-1978)
    Royal Flash (2-Oct-1975) · Constable
    Inserts (19-Feb-1975) · Big Mac
    The National Health (6-Mar-1973)
    Up the Front (1972)

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