Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins

Highest Rated: 100% An Accidental Studio (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% Outside Bet (2012)

Birthday: Oct 26, 1942

Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Although Bob Hoskins first became widely known to American audiences as a detective assigned to investigate a cartoon rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), the balding, burly actor had long been recognized in his native England as a performer of exceptional versatility, capable of playing characters from working-class toughs to Shakespearean villains.Born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, on October 26, 1942, where his mother had been sent to get away from the then-raging London Blitz, Hoskins was sent back to London with his mother when he was only two weeks old. Growing up in a solidly working-class family in post-war London, Hoskins stayed in school until he was 15, and he then abandoned formal education in favor of a string of diverse jobs. Over the course of the next ten years, he worked as a Covent Garden porter, member of the Norwegian Merchant Marines, steeplejack, plumber's assistant, banana picker, circus fire-eater, trainee accountant, and even spent time working on a kibbutz in Israel. At the age of 25, having garnered a lifetime's worth of unusual experiences, Hoskins got into acting. Hanging out at a pub one night with a friend who was auditioning for a play, he was asked to read for a part in the production. He got the part, and in the course of performing, was approached by an agent who suggested that Hoskins take up acting professionally and began arranging auditions for him. From there, Hoskins began acting onstage, working throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s with such theatres as London's Royal Court and National Theatre and as a member of such troupes as The Royal Shakespeare Company.Hoskins made his film debut in 1972 with a minor role in the comedy Up the Front. Three years later he got his first substantial film role in the forgettable Inserts, but in 1980, he made a significant breakthrough, turning in a brilliant portrayal of a successful gangster whose world suddenly begins to fall apart in The Long Good Friday. He found even greater success six years later portraying a gangster-turned-chauffeur assigned to a high-priced call girl in Mona Lisa. His performance earned him Best Actor awards from the British Academy, the Cannes Film Festival, and the New York Film Critics Circle, and a Best Actor Academy Award nomination. For all of the acclaim surrounding his work, it was not until he starred in the aforementioned Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in 1988 that Hoskins became known to a mainstream American audience. His American accent in the film was so convincing, that in addition to earning him a Golden Globe nomination, it led some viewers to assume that he was actually an American actor.Hoskins could subsequently be seen in a number of American films in addition to those he made in Britain, appearing in such features as Mermaids (1990), in which he played Cher's love interest; Heart Condition (1990), in which he played an unhinged racist detective; and Nixon (1995), which featured him as another crazed law enforcement official, J. Edgar Hoover. In 1997, he returned to his roots in Twentyfourseven, earning a European Film Academy Best Actor Award for his portrayal of a man trying to set up an amateur boxing league for working-class young men in economically depressed, Thatcher-era England. Two years later, Hoskins turned in a similarly gripping performance as a caterer with a dangerous secret in Felicia's Journey, a psychological thriller directed by Atom Egoyan.Hoskins continued to work steadily into the beginning of the next decade in a variety of projects including acting opposite Michael Caine in Last Orders and playing a supporting role in the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan. He continued to appear in an eclectic series of films including Kevin Spacey's Bobby Darin biopic Beyond the Seas, as a very bad guy in the martial-arts film Unleashed, the costume drama Vanity Fair, and earning strong reviews playing opposite an Oscar nominated Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson Presents. He also lent hi

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% The Cotton Club Encore Actor 2019
100% An Accidental Studio Actor 2019
49% Snow White and the Huntsman Constantine $155.1M 2012
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version) Actor 2012
0% Outside Bet Percy 'Smudge' Smith 2012
0% Will Davey 2011
No Score Yet Il papa buono (The Good Pope: Pope John XXIII) Actor 2011
80% Made in Dagenham Albert $1.1M 2010
78% Sparkle Vince 2010
52% Disney's A Christmas Carol Fezziwig/Old Joe $137.9M 2009
51% Doomsday Bill Nelson $11M 2008
No Score Yet Pinocchio Actor 2008
21% Outlaw Walter Lewis 2007
No Score Yet Ruby Blue Jack 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime Bob Leander $4.9M 2007
68% Go Go Tales The Baron 2007
No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Actor 2006
68% Hollywoodland Eddie Mannix $14.3M 2006
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Winston $28.3M 2006
No Score Yet Flickers Arnie Cole 2006
67% Mrs. Henderson Presents Producer Vivian Van Damm Executive Producer $11M 2006
27% Stay Dr. Leon Patterson $3.4M 2005
66% Unleashed Bart $24.4M 2005
6% Son of the Mask Odin $17M 2005
42% Beyond the Sea Charlie Cassotto Maffia $6.2M 2004
49% Vanity Fair Sir Pitt Crawley $16.1M 2004
0% Den of Lions Darius Paskevic 2003
No Score Yet The Sleeping Dictionary Henry 2003
39% Maid in Manhattan Lionel $93.9M 2002
79% Last Orders Ray $2.2M 2002
No Score Yet Donde Viven los Esquimales Sharkey 2002
No Score Yet The Lost World Prof. George Challenger 2001
54% Enemy at the Gates Khrushchev $50.6M 2001
68% A Room for Romeo Brass Home Tutor 2000
No Score Yet Don Quixote Sancho Panza 2000
50% Noriega: God's Favorite Gen. Manuel `Tony' Noriega 2000
29% American Virgin Joey 2000
No Score Yet Tube Tales Director 1999
No Score Yet The White River Kid Brother Edgar 1999
88% Felicia's Journey Joseph Hilditch 1999
No Score Yet Captain Jack Actor 1999
No Score Yet David Copperfield Micawber 1999
No Score Yet Parting Shots Gerd Layton 1999
41% Cousin Bette Crevel 1998
35% Twentyfourseven Alan Darcy 1998
35% Spice World Himself 1998
37% Michael Vartan Malt 1996
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' Adolph Verloc 1996
No Score Yet Forgotten Toys Actor 1996
54% Balto Boris 1995
74% Nixon J. Edgar Hoover 1995
No Score Yet World War II Actor 1994
No Score Yet World War II: When Lions Roared Winston Churchill 1994
23% Super Mario Bros. Mario Mario 1993
No Score Yet The Big Freeze Actor 1993
No Score Yet Blue Ice Sam Garcia 1993
No Score Yet The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Louis Aubinard 1992
50% The Inner Circle Beria 1992
No Score Yet Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Actor 1992
10% Passed Away Johnny 1992
26% Hook Smee 1991
31% Shattered Gus Klein 1991
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: The Bremen Town Musicians Actor 1991
73% Mermaids Lou Landsky 1990
No Score Yet The Raggedy Rawney Darky Director Screenwriter 1990
0% Heart Condition Jack Moony 1990
No Score Yet Charles Dickens' Ghost Stories Actor 1990
No Score Yet Raggedy Rawney Director 1990
47% Erik the Viking Actor 1989
No Score Yet Up The Front Recruiting Sergeant 1989
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie Valiant 1988
No Score Yet The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne James Madden 1988
50% A Prayer for the Dying Father Michael Da Costa 1987
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Third Ball Actor 1987
97% Mona Lisa George 1986
75% Sweet Liberty Stanley Gould 1986
No Score Yet Mussolini and I Benito Mussolini 1985
98% Brazil Spoor 1985
76% The Cotton Club Owney Madden 1984
71% Lassiter Inspector John Becker 1984
No Score Yet Beggar's Opera Actor 1983
No Score Yet Beyond the Limit Col. Perez 1983
68% Pink Floyd - The Wall Manager 1982
96% The Long Good Friday Harold Shand 1982
57% Zulu Dawn Sgt. Maj. Williams 1979
No Score Yet Pennies From Heaven Arthur Parker 1978
No Score Yet Royal Flash Actor 1975
64% Inserts Big Mac 1975
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves Actor 1974
No Score Yet Cry Terror Actor 1974
No Score Yet The National Health, or Nurse Norton's Affair Foster 1973
No Score Yet My Father - Liar Director

TV

Credit
57% Neverland
2011
Mr. Smee Smee 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Mr. Micawber Badger 2007
2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Coach Fuller 2003
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Director 1996

QUOTES FROM Bob Hoskins CHARACTERS

Eddie Valiant says: What a wife.

Roger Rabbit says: You saved my life! How can I ever repay you?

Eddie Valiant says: For starters, don't ever kiss me again!

George says: Well, she's a woman of substance. She's a lady.

Thomas says: I thought you said she was a tart. A tall, thin, black tart.

George says: Well, maybe, but she's still a fuckin' lady.

Hilditch says: A child needs to be surrounded by all the love it can.

Hilditch says: We're not in this world to cause pain, dear.

Hilditch says: I wouldn't like to you to think I'd misled you.

Hilditch says: Food must be served by caring hands...it lifts our spirits. It makes us feel loved.

Mario Mario says: Where the hell are we? This is crazy!

Vivian Van Damm says: Anyone can have talent.

Vivian Van Damm says: We must have British nipples

Vivian Van Damm says: We must have British nipples.

Laura Henderson says: I'm bored with widowhood...I have to smile at everybody. I've never had to smile at everybody. In India there were always people to look down on.

Vivian Van Damm says: People are merely being sympathetic. After all, you have lost your husband.

Laura Henderson says: I didn't mislay him. It was most inconsiderate of Robert to die. What on earth am I supposed to do now?

Vivian Van Damm says: The first rule of widowhood, my dear. Important conversations occur at lunch.

Mickey Mouse says: Gosh, I wonder who he really was?

Eddie Valiant says: I'll tell you one thing, Doc. He weren't no rabbit

Eddie Valiant says: I'll tell you one thing, Doc. He weren't no rabbit.

Daffy Duck says: Or a duck

Daffy Duck says: Or a duck.

Goofy Wolf says: Or a dog

Goofy Wolf says: Or a dog.

Pinocchio says: Or a little wooden boy

Pinocchio says: Or a little wooden boy.

Woody Woodpecker says: Or a woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker says: Or a woodpecker.

Sylvester says: Or a pussy

Sylvester says: Or a pussy.

Eddie Valiant says: Seriously, what do you see in that guy?

Jessica Rabbit (uncredited) says: He makes me laugh.

Roger Rabbit says: Benny, is that you

Roger Rabbit says: Benny, is that you?

Eddie Valiant says: [sarcastically] No, it's Shirley Temple!

Eddie Valiant says: Here's to the pencil pushers. May they all get lead poisoning

Eddie Valiant says: Here's to the pencil pushers. May they all get lead poisoning.

Eddie Valiant says: Anybody know you're here

Eddie Valiant says: Anybody know you're here.

Roger Rabbit says: Nobody. Not a soul, except, uh...

Eddie Valiant says: Who?

Roger Rabbit says: Well, you see, I didn't know where your office was. So I asked the newsboy. He didn't know. So I asked the fireman, the green grocerer, the butcher, the baker, they didn't know! But the liquor store guy... he knew.

Boris says: [watching Balto scratch a tree] Good work, Balto. You took on the biggest, meanest tree in whole forest, and you won.

Balto says: I'm marking the trail.

Luk says: [to Muk] He's marking our trail. That's very clever.

Boris says: And here I was leaving bread crumbs.

Jessica Rabbit (uncredited) says: You don't know how hard it is being a woman, looking the way I do.

Eddie Valiant says: Yeh Well, You don't know how hard it is being a man, looking at woman looking the way you do.

Rock 'n' Roll Manager says: [as he looks upon Pink's trashed hotel room] Fuck me!

Odin says: You have caused me so much pain, Loki.

Loki says: Right back at you, Dad!

Eddie Valiant says: (Says to a weasel) Without that gun I had no fun. I'll kick you in the... (gets hit in the head with a plate).

Eddie Valiant says: [says to a weasel] Without that gun I had no fun. I'll kick you in the... [gets hit in the head with a plate]

Roger Rabbit says: Nose!

Wheezy Lena Hyena says: Nose? That doesn't rhyme with walls!

Eddie Valiant says: No, but this does. (He kicks him right in the BALLS).

Eddie Valiant says: No, but this does. [he kicks him right in the BALLS]

Simone says: Being cheap is one thing. Looking cheap is another.That really takes talent..

George says: Some women are whores. Some whores are black. You take what you're given, don't ya?

Mario Mario says: Come & get it, lizard breath!

Constantine says: She's the one!

Boris says: Let me tell you something, Balto, A dog cannot make this journey alone...but maybe a wolf can

Boris says: Let me tell you something, Balto, A dog cannot make this journey alone...but maybe a wolf can.

Constantine says: I'm too drunk to taste this chicken.

Captain James Hook says: No stopping me this time, Smee. This is it. Don't make a move Smee, not a step. My finger's on the trigger. Don't try to stop me, Smee.

Smee says: Oh, not again.

Captain James Hook says: This is it. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. Don't you dare try to stop me this time, Smee, try to stop me. Smee, you'd better get up off your ass. Get over here, Smee!

Harold Shand says: " I'm not a politician; I'm a businessman, with a sense of history; and I'm also a Londoner. And today is a day of great historical significance for London. Our country's not an island any more. We're a leading European state. And I believe this is the decade London will become Europe's capital. "

Harold Shand says: I'm not a politician; I'm a businessman, with a sense of history; and I'm also a Londoner. And today is a day of great historical significance for London. Our country's not an island any more. We're a leading European state. And I believe this is the decade London will become Europe's capital.

Harold Shand says: Who's having a go at me? Can you think of anyone who might have an old score to settle or something?

Razors says: Who's big enough to take you on?

Harold Shand says: Well, there was a few.

Razors says: Like who?

Harold Shand says: {thinks for a second} ...yeah. They're all dead.

Harold Shand says: [thinks for a second] ...Yeah. They're all dead.

Harold Shand says: Alan found him dying. He'd been nailed to the floor.

Jeff Hughes says: When was this, then?

Harold Shand says: Well, it must've been just after you saw him and just before Alan saw him. Otherwise, you'd have noticed, wouldn't you? I mean, a geezer nailed to the floor. A man of your education would definitely have spotted that, wouldn't he?

Erroll says: Is something up with him [Eric], then?

Harold Shand says: Well, let's put it this way. Apart from his arsehole being about fifty yards away from his brains, and the choirboys playing "hunt the thimble" with the rest of him, he ain't too 'appy.

Harold Shand says: Well, let's put it this way. Apart from his arsehole being about fifty yards away from his brains, and the choirboys playing 'hunt the thimble' with the rest of him, he ain't too 'appy.

Harold Shand says: I'm setting up the biggest deal in Europe with the hardest organization since Hitler stuck a swastika on his jockstrap.

Editor Bongo the Gorilla says: What do you think you're doing, chump?

Eddie Valiant says: Who are you calling chump, chimp?

Editor Bongo the Gorilla says: What do you think you're doing, chump?

Eddie Valiant says: Who are you calling a chump, chimp?

Jessica Rabbit (uncredited) says: No, I hit him on the head with a frying pan so he wouldn't get hurt.

Eddie Valiant says: Makes perfect sense.

Mario Mario says: King Koopa: Ba-bomb!

King Koopa says: Ba-bomb!

Smee says: See how greatly the men favor you, Sir?

Captain James Hook says: The puling spawn how I despise them...

Captain James Hook says: The puling spawn, how I despise them.

Smee says: I think i've had an apostrophe!

Smee says: I've just had an apostrophe.

Captain James Hook says: I think you mean epiphany

Captain James Hook says: I think you mean an epiphany.

Bugs Bunny says: Eh, what's up doc? Jumping without a parachute? Kinda dangerous ain't it?

Eddie Valiant says: Yeah!

Mickey Mouse says: Yeah! Ha, ha, you can get killed, ha, ha, ha,ha!

Eddie Valiant says: You guys got a spare?

Mickey Mouse says: Uh, Bugs does!

Eddie Valiant says: Yeah?

Bugs Bunny says: Yeah but I don't think you want it!

Eddie Valiant says: I do, I do, give it to me!

Bugs Bunny says: Okay Doc here's the spare!

Eddie Valiant says: Thank you! ( opens spare ) Aw no! Aaaaaaah!

Eddie Valiant says: Thank you! (opens spare) Aw no! Aaaaaaah!

Mickey Mouse says: Aw, poor fella! Ha, ha!

Bugs Bunny says: Yeah, ain't I a stinker?

Eddie Valiant says: Toons.

Dolores says: Tell Me Eddie. Is that a Rabbit in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Mario Mario says: LUIGI!

Mario Mario says: Luigi!

Khrushchev says: You won't give up the river bank. I don't care if you lost half your men. Lose the other half. Lose yourself.

Khrushchev says: You see, they're stubborn. That's the good thing about the Germans. Man, you got to admin, when they get an idea in their heads...

Khrushchev says: You see, they're stubborn. That's the good thing about the Germans. Man, you got to admit, when they get an idea in their heads...

Harold Shand says: The only good grass is the grass that works for me.

Harold Shand says: Where's me Torry?

Harold Shand says: Shut up you streak of paralyzed piss!

Harold Shand says: Now there's been an eruption!

Harold Shand says: The Mafia. I've shit 'em!

Harold Shand says: What I'm looking for is someone who can contribute, to what England has to offer. I little bit more than an hot dog, you know what I mean?

Eddie Valiant says: Holy smoke! He's a toon!

Judge Doom says: Surprised?!

Eddie Valiant says: Not really. That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon.

Judge Doom says: Not just any toon!... ...Remember me Eddie?! When I killed your brother, I talked just... like.. THIS!!!