Bob Hoskins 1942-2014

Sad news this morning, as British actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71. A mainstay in character roles in film, theater and television for more than three decades, some of his best known performances were in movies such as The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986) (for which he was Oscar-nominated for Best Actor), Brazil (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Mermaids (1990), Hook (1991), Nixon (1995) and Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005). His final film appearance was in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman before retiring from acting due to Parkinson's disease, but he was always a notable addition to any ensemble he was a part of, and according to his agent, he passed away from pneumonia last night after struggling with Parkinson's since 2011.

Here's the trailer for 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, maybe his best known role as a leading man:

And this is a guilty pleasure at best, but for me he's kind of inseparable from his part as Smee in Hook, where I was first introduced to him as a kid (a movie that I watched way too many times, but still). Here he is preventing Captain Hook's suicide: