Some really sad news today, as the great British actor Alan Rickman passed away at 69, after a battle with cancer. Rickman was a longtime stage actor who made his first screen appearance in 1988's Die Hard, as the terrorist Hans Gruber, one of the most memorable action movie villains in history. After that he became known for roles in all kinds of movies that everyone remembers, from Truly, Madly, Deeply to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense and Sensibility, Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Love Actually, Sweeney Todd, and known to a generation of children in every Harry Potter film as Severus Snape. He could move back and forth between comedy and drama with ease, and was known for his deep, drawling, iconic voice. Incredibly, he was never even nominated for an Oscar, having been up for 4 BAFTA awards and won for Robin Hood in 1992.
Trailer for Truly, Madly, Deeply:
Trailer for Die Hard: