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Bob was born under the official name Hoskins, Robert William on October 26th, 1942. He died on April 29th, 2014 in London, England, UK (pneumonia). Known to his close friends as The Cockney Cagney, he has been a credited actor since the 1983 film The Honorary Consul.
Bob Hoskins was a dependable leading actor. He has starred in three films including the 1996 drama film The Secret Agent as the character Verloc, the 1993 adventure movie Super Mario Bros. playing Mario Mario and the 1988 animation release Who Framed Roger Rabbit cast as Eddie Valiant.
Bob has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in eighteen films including: the 2012 action film Snow White and the Huntsman as the character Muir, the 2010 biography movie Made in Dagenham playing Albert Passingham and the 2007 comedy release Go Go Tales cast as The Baron.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1988 animation film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which brought in $156,000,000 at the box office.
Bob is a fan favorite, having been featured on the cover of at least three magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over eight publications and featured in three magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.
As an actor Bob Hoskins has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as George in the 1986 movie Mona Lisa.