Bob Hoskins retires from acting due to Parkinson's disease
Editor’s Note: Other personal favorites of mine include Brazil, Hook, Nixon, and Unleashed. Definitely check out Unleashed if you haven’t yet. Not only is Bob Hoskins the perfect villain, but it is probably Jet Li’s strongest performance as an actor. Best wishes on your retirement Bob.
In news that'll shock a lot of us, actor Bob Hoskins was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last autumn. Despite this news, he was still doing some film work, but via his agent, Bob Hoskins has decided to retire from acting as of yesterday.
Bob's most well known roles was playing Super Mario in the Mario Bros movie and playing Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Hoskins also was in The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa, and his most recent film with Snow White and the Huntsman.
It's sad to see Bob Hoskins retire, but I'd like to wish him the best of luck during his retirement.
Only just read this wow! I had no idea! I have the upmost respect for that man! Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my favourite films! He is brilliant as Smee in Hook. Its a shame Snow White is to be his last film as Made In Dagenham was really good!
Only he can get kissed on the lips by a toon, because he's Bob freakin' Hoskins!
When I get kissed on the lips by a toon, I'll remember this happened to this man first. Maybe we'll meet someday, maybe not. Either way, I wish you well on behalf of ScrewAttack.com and the g1 community.
Well this bums me right the fuck out...
I wish him well
Well, judging by how "well" the movie was, I don't think I would want to be know for that movie as one of my best
It's one of his most famous or infamous well known roles
Seriously. Snow White will be his last movie? How sad...
His best know role was Super Mario? That isn't a good sign for him as a actor.
I actually enjoy it, and it does refrance the games slightly more than people give it credit. I just heard Bob Hoskins wasn't happy with it and I understand that.
The Mario Bros movie wasn't as bad as everyone claims out to be..it could have been a hell lot worse
My respects go out to him. I don't think he wants to be most well known for playing mario though... and I can't blame him...
Well that sucks
I wish you all the luck in the world with your retirement, Bob. You were a great actor. Shoot, you were the only decent thing about the Super Mario Bros movie.
That's a bummer, but hopefully he can enjoy some quality time with his family. I might have to have a mini movie marathon.
Sucks, he always seems like a nice guy. Hope he can live a decent life.
Guess that sequel to Roger Rabbit isn't happening now :(
My grandfather died from this disease. The dude deserves to go do everything he can in life.