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Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. was an acclaimed English actor and film director known for playing Cockney rough diamonds, psychopaths, and gangsters in films. He is best known as George in the British neo-noir mystery, Mona Lisa, in which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1986 for his performace. His other well-known roles include J. Edgar Hoover in Nixon, Captain Hook's first mate, Mr. Smee in Steven Spielberg's Hook, and Lou in Mermaids.

He played Eddie Valiant in the 1988 Touchstone Pictures film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His other roles include Johnny Scanlan in Passed AwayMario in the 1993 Hollywood Pictures movie Super Mario Bros. and Fezziwig and Old Joe in the 2009 animated film A Christmas Carol, where he once again collaborated with director Robert Zemeckis.

Hoskins officially retired from show business in 2012 due to an ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease. He succumbed to pneumonia in 2014 at the age of 71 and was survived by his wife and 4 children.

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Year Film Character Studio Notes
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie Valiant Touchstone Pictures Main Role
1993 Super Mario Bros. Mario Hollywood Pictures Main Role
2009 A Christmas Carol Fezziwig, Old Joe Walt Disney Pictures Motion Capture and Voice

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