Bob Hoskins


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Bob Hoskins was described by the director John Mackenzie as "an actor from the British tradition but with an almost American approach, an instinctive approach to acting and knowing how to work with the camera". He was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as a bookkeeper. Growing up, Hoskins received only limited education and he left school at 15, but with a passion for language and literature instilled by his former English teacher.A regular theatre-goer, Hoskins dreamed of starring on stage, but before he could do so he had to work odd jobs for a long time to make ends meet. His acting career started out more by accident than by design, when he accompanied a friend to watch some auditions, only to be confused for one of the people auditioning, getting a script pushed into his hands with the message "You're next". He got the part and acquired an agent. After some stage success, he expanded to television with roles in television series such as Villains (1972) and Thick as Thieves (1974). In the mid-'70s, he started his film career, standing out when he performed alongside Richard Dreyfuss in John Byrum's Gros plan (1975) and in a smaller part in Richard Lester's Le froussard héroïque (1975).Hoskins broke through in 1978 in Dennis Potter's mini TV series, Pennies from Heaven (1978), playing "Arthur Parker", the doomed salesman. After this, a string of high-profile and successful films followed, starting with his true major movie debut in 1980's Racket (1980) as the ultimately doomed "Harold Shand". This was followed by such works as Cotton Club (1984), Mona Lisa (1986), which won him an Oscar nomination as well as a BAFTA award, Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globe), Qui veut la peau de Roger Rabbit? (1988) (Golden Globe nomination), Les 2 sirènes (1990), Hook ou la revanche du Capitaine Crochet (1991), Nixon (1995), Le voyage de Felicia (1999) and Stalingrad - Enemy at the Gates (2001).Hoskins always carefully balanced the riches of Hollywood with the labor of independent film, though leaned more towards the latter than the former. He worked at smaller projects such as Shane Meadows' debut 24 heures sur 24 (1997), in which he starred as "Allen Darcy". Besides this, he found time to direct, write and star in The Raggedy Rawney (1988), as well as direct and star in Les voyageurs de l'arc-en-ciel (1995), and contributing to HBO's Les contes de la crypte (1989) and Tube Tales (1999).Suffering from Parkinson's disease in later years, Hoskins died of pneumonia at age 71 in a London hospital. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Thomas Beekers

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Bob Hoskins on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1973 to 2012. See the full graphs of the number of Bob Hoskins movies released per year from 2000 till 2012.

Top Genres

Bob Hoskins works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 36% of Bob Hoskins movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Bob Hoskins worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Bob Hoskins has worked on is 6.6.

6.6 / 10

Bob Hoskins's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Flickers (1980)

Arnie and Maud Cole are a very odd couple. She wanted a father for her unborn child, he needed the money middle-class Maud could provide. Together they negotiate the rough and tumble world ...

8.3/1050 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

7.7/10104 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

The Long Good Friday (1980)

An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

7.6/10114 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Mona Lisa (1986)

A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

7.3/10104 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Made in Dagenham (2010)

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

7.1/10113 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Balto (1995)

An outcast Husky risks his life with other sled dogs to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.

7.1/1078 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Othello (1981)

General Othello (Sir Anthony Hopkins) becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence.

7.1/10195 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Laura Henderson (Dame Judi Dench) buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, amongst other things, its all-nude revues.

7/10103 min

Available in 13 platform(s).