British actor Bob Hoskins passed away April 29 at the age of 71. He had a long career as a character actor, and could easily move from supporting actor to the main actor in films. He is best known for the hard boiled detective character Eddie from the film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' which was a love letter to the golden age of animation. A mind blending merging of old school animation and camera trickery, it needed Bob's gruff but lovable private eye to make it work for cinema audiences.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit main female lead was Jessica Rabbit, the cartoon girl homage to the film noir goddesses of the age and is now a popular cosplay staple at all conventions. Here is the lovely and talented Kat Ruff as Jessica Rabbit at this year's Concave science fiction convention.
Bob Hoskins had a long career in films, and he had many memorable roles in genre films.
|Hoskins as Smee, mate to Captain Hook in the popular film Hook|
Even his admitted dislike for the film Supermario brothers couldn't stop it from being a cult film. His acting career runs all genres and a must see for all fans of spandex and monster.
|Bob Hoskins in Super Mario Brothers|
|In a memorable role in the nightmarish 1984ish Terry Gilliam comedy 'Brazil'|
|As the thuggish studio chief in Hollywoodland...|
|...who could have murdered Superman George Reeves (Ben Affleck)..the movie leaves all theories out there|