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  • Bob Hoskins

    Born on October 26, 1942 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

awards & nominations

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

Bob Hoskins as "Vivian Van Damm"

With some money in her pocket after the death of her husband, Mrs. Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) buys a theater and hires the irascible theater manager Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) to run the business, despite bad blood between the two. Henderson has a hit on her hands when she decides to add beautiful nude women to the stage shows at her Windmill Theatre. Though they are touched by tragedy, Henderson and her company bravely keep the theater active during the 1940-'41 Blitz of London.

Golden Globe (2005) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Bob Hoskins as "Eddie Valiant"

Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.

Golden Globe (1988) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Mona Lisa (1986)

Bob Hoskins as "George"

George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's Cross days. That's when George's troubles just start.

Academy Award (1986) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1986) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Long Good Friday (1980)

Bob Hoskins as "Harold Shand"

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins), a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1981) Nominated Actor

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