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(BBC)   Bob Hoskins to retire from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I bet it was from kissing that rabbit in Toon Town   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 57
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2012-08-08 02:41:23 PM  
That's sad, I really like Hoskins. He was great in Mrs. Henderson Presents. Also, for the younger crowd who might never have seen it, I highly recommend The Long Good Friday with him and Helen Mirren - one of my favorite British gangster films.
 
2012-08-08 02:46:46 PM  
Or maybe it was from kissing Michael J. Fox

/that's a disturbing thought
 
2012-08-08 03:01:38 PM  
Michael J Fox thinks this guy's a pussy.
 
2012-08-08 03:13:53 PM  
Parkinson's....struck his brain!

/apostrophe
 
2012-08-08 03:54:07 PM  
I submitted this with the "P-P-P-P-Parkinson's, Eddie" headline.

\\goes to sulk
 
2012-08-08 04:29:44 PM  
I'm all shaken up again this news. I've been rattled to my core. I guess I'll just have to roll with it, and hope for the best.
 
2012-08-08 05:17:35 PM  
That's terrible news. I've always enjoyed Bob Hoskins' films.

If you haven't seen The Long Good Friday, you need to remedy that NOW.
 
2012-08-08 05:36:00 PM  
I've had people in my family go out from both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and if I had to choose one of the two, I'd take Alzheimer's. At least with Alzheimer's you have no idea what the hell is going on (after a while).
 
2012-08-08 05:38:00 PM  

Sybarite: Also, for the younger crowd who might never have seen it, I highly recommend The Long Good Friday with him and Helen Mirren - one of my favorite British gangster films.


I didn't see this post earlier, but yes, I wholeheartedly agreed.

Pierce Brosnan makes an appearance, too.
 
2012-08-08 05:55:10 PM  

Sybarite: The Long Good Friday


Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Long Good Friday


From Wiki: It was also reported at the same time that Bob Hoskins was suing both Black Lion and Calendar Films to prevent their planned release of a US TV version in which Hoskins' voice would be dubbed by English Midlands actor David Daker.

That doesn't sound like a couple lines of naughty dialogue. Were they really going to dub all of it?

Anyway, agreed, sad. A fine and likeable actor.
 
2012-08-08 05:59:37 PM  

Dr.Fey: That doesn't sound like a couple lines of naughty dialogue. Were they really going to dub all of it?


I can see *why* they would, since he has a rather thick accent.

That said, it would be a horrible idea.
 
2012-08-08 06:01:25 PM  
Noooo! :o(
 
2012-08-08 06:03:04 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Michael J Fox thinks this guy's a pussy.


m sure hes shaking in fear.
 
2012-08-08 06:03:51 PM  
Both times he kissed Roger, he was in the normal world
 
2012-08-08 06:21:24 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Michael J Fox thinks this guy's a pussy.


First Michael J. Fox got Parkinsons, now Bob Hoskins. Does this come out of working with Robert Zemeckis?
 
2012-08-08 06:24:34 PM  
But, Bob. If you retire, how can we farkers submit those witty "shake up the cast" headlines that we love so dear.
 
2012-08-08 06:27:10 PM  
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He looks awful. What a devastating disease.
 
2012-08-08 06:29:17 PM  

Sybarite: I highly recommend The Long Good Friday with him and Helen Mirren - one of my favorite British gangster films.


Seconded.
 
2012-08-08 06:33:36 PM  
Also, he needs to make a cameo appearance in a film by the Coen Brothers or Chris Nolan or Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky or David Fincher or SOMEONE.

Snow White and the Huntsman *can't* be his final movie.
 
2012-08-08 06:33:49 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's terrible news. I've always enjoyed Bob Hoskins' films.

If you haven't seen The Long Good Friday, you need to remedy that NOW.


Also: Mona Lisa

(agree with everything else.)

May you have great support for the troubling times ahead, Mr. Hoskins. My you face it with dignity and courage.
 
2012-08-08 06:34:26 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Also, he needs to make a cameo appearance in a film by the Coen Brothers or Chris Nolan or Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky or David Fincher or SOMEONE.

Snow White and the Huntsman *can't* be his final movie.


x2
 
2012-08-08 06:35:04 PM  
"May"
 
2012-08-08 06:37:21 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Also, he needs to make a cameo appearance in a film by the Coen Brothers or Chris Nolan or Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky or David Fincher or SOMEONE.

Snow White and the Huntsman *can't* be his final movie.


I prefer a dream world in which he is continually making awesome movies, beats the bad guy and gets the girl

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-08 06:42:05 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's terrible news. I've always enjoyed Bob Hoskins' films.

If you haven't seen The Long Good Friday, you need to remedy that NOW.


Indeed. Fantastic flick and my first introduction to this magnificent character actor.
 
2012-08-08 06:42:21 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: Also: Mona Lisa

(agree with everything else.)


Mmhmm.

He more than earned his Oscar nomination there.


Pandora's Litterbox: May you have great support for the troubling times ahead, Mr. Hoskins. My you face it with dignity and courage.


Amen to that.


The All-Powerful Atheismo: I prefer a dream world in which he is continually making awesome movies, beats the bad guy and gets the girl

3.bp.blogspot.com


That has to be one of the best Brazil references I've seen 'round these parts.

Well done. I'll drink to that.
 
2012-08-08 06:44:05 PM  

Apos: Indeed. Fantastic flick and my first introduction to this magnificent character actor.


Damn straight, amigo.

I dare not ruin it for anyone, I will say this: his last scene is a wonderful piece of acting.

He doesn't speak, but you can see a wide range of emotions on his face, all of which are appropriate, all of which are compelling.

A big part of acting is reacting, and man alive, he did that there.
 
2012-08-08 06:46:56 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Also, he needs to make a cameo appearance in a film by the Coen Brothers or Chris Nolan or Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky or David Fincher or SOMEONE.

Snow White and the Huntsman *can't* be his final movie.


I certainly hope not. Raul Julia's post-"Streetfighter" demise still haunts me;it would be a damn shame if Hoskins meets the same fate.
 
2012-08-08 06:49:04 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apos: Indeed. Fantastic flick and my first introduction to this magnificent character actor.

Damn straight, amigo.

I dare not ruin it for anyone, I will say this: his last scene is a wonderful piece of acting.

He doesn't speak, but you can see a wide range of emotions on his face, all of which are appropriate, all of which are compelling.

A big part of acting is reacting, and man alive, he did that there.


That he did. In fact,I'm going to see if I can find my weathered VHS copy right now....
 
2012-08-08 06:50:24 PM  
Watch Mona Lisa. A wonderful movie. He is extraordinary in that film.
 
2012-08-08 06:56:22 PM  
A great actor in any role. He is the first British actor that I ever saw do an American accent that did not sound like a bad John Wayne imitation.

/Super Mario Brothers is a weird guilty pleasure for me.
 
2012-08-08 07:06:17 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apos: Indeed. Fantastic flick and my first introduction to this magnificent character actor.

Damn straight, amigo.

I dare not ruin it for anyone, I will say this: his last scene is a wonderful piece of acting.

He doesn't speak, but you can see a wide range of emotions on his face, all of which are appropriate, all of which are compelling.

A big part of acting is reacting, and man alive, he did that there.


The Long Good Friday was his best role. It's easily one of the top 5 mobster movies there is...
 
2012-08-08 07:07:17 PM  

sleeping martyr: I submitted this with the "P-P-P-P-Parkinson's, Eddie" headline.

\\goes to sulk


You magnificent bastard.

/Aisle seat
 
2012-08-08 07:10:19 PM  
It's Judge Doom's fault
 
2012-08-08 07:11:35 PM  
Jet Li is rarely,if ever,outshone in any of his flicks....Hoskins did just that-and with relative ease-in Unleashed.
 
2012-08-08 07:21:09 PM  

Apos: I certainly hope not. Raul Julia's post-"Streetfighter" demise still haunts me;it would be a damn shame if Hoskins meets the same fate.


Or Peter Sellers with The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, if you want to go more old school.


Apos: That he did. In fact,I'm going to see if I can find my weathered VHS copy right now....


I wish that the Criterion edition of Mona Lisa didn't go out of print. That'd be a solid keepsake.


Boudica's War Tampon: Watch Mona Lisa. A wonderful movie. He is extraordinary in that film.


Precisely that.


Wolfmanjames: A great actor in any role.


That's just it.

He could play the wimp, and he could play the tough guy. Homeboy was versatile.


Darth_Lukecash: The Long Good Friday was his best role. It's easily one of the top 5 mobster movies there is...


It's a film that really, really needs to be seen by more people.

As a crime film, it's quintessential.


Apos: Jet Li is rarely,if ever,outshone in any of his flicks....Hoskins did just that-and with relative ease-in Unleashed.


Mmhmm.
 
2012-08-08 07:34:46 PM  
Bob Hoskins to retire from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I bet it was from kissing that rabbit in Toon Town

/ No subby, It was in the early eighties when he as a rock concert manager ate a rotten pineapple. The pineapple was present at a party for the luxurious hanger- ons of a British rock star which was turning self destructive, and full of schizophrenic at the time. The pine apple was touched by a young Alex P. Keaton ( which his Parkinson's wasn't in full effect yet). Why was Alex P. Keaton is the U.K. at the time? Well, he won a contest to go to British Parliment and watch the "Iron Lady" in action. Even though he was a go-go
Reganite, he wasn't square enough to miss a party to hit on women. That is why and how he touched the pineapple that gave Bob Hoskins Parkinson's disease.
 
2012-08-08 07:39:34 PM  
Why is it always the good guys who get horrible diseases or die too soon. Why Bob? Why couldn't this be Justin Beiber? That would be justice.
 
2012-08-08 07:40:06 PM  
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2012-08-08 07:57:55 PM  

Apos: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Also, he needs to make a cameo appearance in a film by the Coen Brothers or Chris Nolan or Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky or David Fincher or SOMEONE.

Snow White and the Huntsman *can't* be his final movie.

I certainly hope not. Raul Julia's post-"Streetfighter" demise still haunts me;it would be a damn shame if Hoskins meets the same fate.


The whole thing about Street Fighter being Raul Julia's last film is easier to handle when you understand that Raul Julia knew he was dying and let his grandson pick his final role. And as shiatty as that movie was, he at least awesome in it. Also for one of the worst screenplays ever written outside of George Lucas, he did have the one great line of dialogue.

"For you, the day you met M Bison was the single most important day in your life. For me, it was Thursday."
 
2012-08-08 08:06:31 PM  

gunga galunga: The whole thing about Street Fighter being Raul Julia's last film is easier to handle when you understand that Raul Julia knew he was dying and let his grandson pick his final role. And as shiatty as that movie was, he at least awesome in it. Also for one of the worst screenplays ever written outside of George Lucas, he did have the one great line of dialogue.

"For you, the day you met M Bison was the single most important day in your life. For me, it was Thursday."


Which is to say nothing of:

"You still refuse to ACCEPT... my godhood? KEEP your own God! In fact, this might be a good time to PRAY to Him! For I beheld Satan as he FELL FROM HEAVEN!... LIKE LIIIIIIGHTNIIIIIING!!"
 
2012-08-08 08:06:56 PM  

gunga galunga: Apos: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Also, he needs to make a cameo appearance in a film by the Coen Brothers or Chris Nolan or Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky or David Fincher or SOMEONE.

Snow White and the Huntsman *can't* be his final movie.

I certainly hope not. Raul Julia's post-"Streetfighter" demise still haunts me;it would be a damn shame if Hoskins meets the same fate.

The whole thing about Street Fighter being Raul Julia's last film is easier to handle when you understand that Raul Julia knew he was dying and let his grandson pick his final role. And as shiatty as that movie was, he at least awesome in it. Also for one of the worst screenplays ever written outside of George Lucas, he did have the one great line of dialogue.

"For you, the day you met M Bison was the single most important day in your life. For me, it was Thursday."



Quite true. He(and to a lesser extent Ming Na) were the best aspects of that cinematic turd.
 
2012-08-08 08:25:08 PM  
He can find something else. Maybe he can invest in a restaurant

Opening in 2014 "Bob Hoskins' Martinis and Milkshakes."
 
2012-08-08 08:25:11 PM  
No matter how menacing, poignant, funny or tear-out-your-eyeballs-insane Bob Hoskins was in any role, for me he will always be the illiterate removal man in the adult education short films that used to be shown on a Sunday afternoon before The Muppet Show. How good an actor are you if even that performance sticks n someone's mind after all this time?
 
2012-08-08 09:46:45 PM  

invictus2: Bob Hoskins to retire from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I bet it was from kissing that rabbit in Toon Town

/ No subby, It was in the early eighties when he as a rock concert manager ate a rotten pineapple. The pineapple was present at a party for the luxurious hanger- ons of a British rock star which was turning self destructive, and full of schizophrenic at the time. The pine apple was touched by a young Alex P. Keaton ( which his Parkinson's wasn't in full effect yet). Why was Alex P. Keaton is the U.K. at the time? Well, he won a contest to go to British Parliment and watch the "Iron Lady" in action. Even though he was a go-go
Reganite, he wasn't square enough to miss a party to hit on women. That is why and how he touched the pineapple that gave Bob Hoskins Parkinson's disease.


www.michaelsvoboda.com

/I got it!
 
2012-08-08 09:48:19 PM  
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IMO, one of the best ensemble casts of British actors outside of the Harry Potter series. Book wasn't bad, either.
 
2012-08-08 09:56:26 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Michael J Fox thinks this guy's a pussy.


Well, I guess we're done here. He's got the goods, hope he can enjoy the home stretch.

/Tell yer bro to watch for that falling piano, Bob
 
2012-08-08 10:43:49 PM  
Shake a leg, Bob.
 
2012-08-08 11:55:39 PM  
M. Bison kills everyone on a Tuesday. For him, it was Tuesday, not Thursday.

/most important Noir movies of all time
//Chinatown
///Double Indemnity
////Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
 
2012-08-09 12:19:59 AM  
Does he have the good Hoskins?
 
2012-08-09 12:30:15 AM  
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This is what happens to Farkers who don't watch "The Long Good Friday."
 
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