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  • Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended

    Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended
    "Five-foot-six-cubic" is how Bob Hoskins described his dense, brick-like physique, and in his career as one of Britain's most familiar and reliable screen actors Hoskins was compared to all sorts of non-human entities. A bulldog. A fireplug. A face like "a damaged potato," in the words of critic Pauline Kael.
  • Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image

     Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image
    Hear Morgan Freeman's name and you immediately think worldly wisdom and genial gravitas. He's certainly earned that reputation. But over a four-decade acting career, Freeman has also taken some less expected routes, beginning with his first notable film...

    Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...

    Bob Hoskins, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' star, dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' star, dies at 71
    British actor Bob Hoskins, who rose to fame for his performance in the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and dozens of others, has died after a bout of pneumonia at the age of 71, his publicist said on Wednesday. A statement issued on behalf of his wife...

    Bob Hoskins dies: Five of his memorable movie roles

    British character actor Bob Hoskins, who has died at age 71, made a career playing tough guys, gangsters and blue-collar blokes with a unique combination of menace and charm. Here are five of his most memorable performances on the big screen. "The...