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Robert William Hoskins (26 October 1942 – 29 April 2014) was an English actor. His work included lead roles in Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Mermaids (1990), and Super Mario Bros. (1993), and supporting performances in Brazil (1985), Hook (1991), Nixon (1995), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005), A Christmas Carol (2009), Made in Dagenham (2010), and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). He also directed two feature films.

Hoskins received the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role in Mona Lisa. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the same role. In 2009, Hoskins won an International Emmy Award for Best Actor for his appearance on the BBC One drama The Street. In 2012, Hoskins retired from acting due to Parkinson's disease, and he died from pneumonia on 29 April 2014, at age 71.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Up the Front Recruiting sergeant
1973 The National Health Foster
1975 Royal Flash Police Constable
Inserts Big Mac
1979 Zulu Dawn CSM Williams
1980 The Long Good Friday Harold Shand Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1982 Pink Floyd The Wall Band manager
1983 The Honorary Consul Colonel Perez Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1984 Lassiter Inspector John Becker
The Cotton Club Owney Madden
1985 The Woman Who Married Clark Gable George
The Dunera Boys Morrie Mendellsohn
Brazil Spoor
1986 Sweet Liberty Stanley Gould
Mona Lisa George BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (tied with Michel Blanc in Ménage)
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year (tied with William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Valladolid International Film Festival: Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1987 A Prayer for the Dying Father Michael Da Costa
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne James Madden Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie Valiant Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
The Raggedy Rawney Darky Also director
1990 Heart Condition Jack Moony
Mermaids Lou Landsky
1991 The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Louis Aubinard
Shattered Gus Klein
Hook Smee
The Inner Circle Lavrentiy Beria
1992 Passed Away Johnny Scanlan
Blue Ice Sam Garcia
1993 Super Mario Bros. Mario Mario
The Big Freeze Sidney
1995 Nixon J. Edgar Hoover Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Balto Boris Voice
1996 Rainbow Frank Bailey Also director
The Secret Agent Verloc
Michael Vartan Malt
1997 Twenty Four Seven Alan Darcy European Film Award for Best Actor
Spice World Ginger Spice's disguise Cameo
1998 Cousin Bette Cesar Crevel
1999 Parting Shots Gerd Layton
Captain Jack Jack Armistead
Felicia's Journey Hilditch Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
A Room for Romeo Brass Steven Laws
The White River Kid Brother Edgar
2000 American Virgin Joey
2001 Enemy at the Gates Nikita Khrushchev
Last Orders Ray "Raysie" Johnson National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Actor (shared with ensemble cast)
2002 Where Eskimos Live Sharkey
Maid in Manhattan Lionel Bloch
2003 The Sleeping Dictionary Henry DVD Exclusive Award for Best Supporting Actor in a DVD Premiere Movie
Den of Lions Darius Paskevic
2004 Vanity Fair Sir Pitt Crawley
Beyond the Sea Charlie Maffia
2005 Unleashed Bart
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Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor |- | Stay || Dr. Leon Patterson || |- | rowspan="4"| 2006 || Paris, je t'aime || Bob Leander || Segment: "Pigalle" |- | The Wind in the Willows || Badger || |- | Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties || Winston || Voice |- | Hollywoodland || Eddie Mannix || |- | rowspan="4"| 2007 || Sparkle || Vince || |- | Outlaw || Walter Lewis || |- | Ruby Blue || Jack || Oxford International Film Festival - Best Actor |- | Go Go Tales || The Baron || |- | 2008 || Doomsday || Bill Nelson || |- | 2009 || A Christmas Carol || Mr. Fezziwig / Old Joe || Motion capture |- | 2010 || Made in Dagenham || Albert || Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor |- | 2011 || Will || Davey || |- | 2012 || Outside Bet || Percy "Smudge" Smith || |- | 2012 || Snow White and the Huntsman || Muir || |}

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Villains Charles Grindley 3 episode
Play for Today Taxi driver Episode: "The Bankrupt"
1973 Crown Court Freddie Dean 3 episodes
New Scotland Yard Eddie Wharton Episode: "Weight of Evidence"
Softly, Softly: Taskforce Parker Episode: "Outrage"
Play for Today Woodbine Episode: "Her Majesty's Pleasure"
1974 Shoulder to Shoulder Jack Dunn Episode: "Outrage"
Thick as Thieves Dobbs 8 episodes
Play for Today Blake Episode: "Schmoedipus"
1975 On the Move Alf 2 years, 100 episodes
1976 Thriller Sammy Draper Episode: "Cry Terror"
The Crezz Detective Sergeant Marble Episode: "A Flash of Inspiration"
1977 Van der Valk Johnny Palmer Episode: "Dead on Arrival"
Rock Follies of '77 Johnny Britten Episode: "The Real Life"
1978 Pennies from Heaven Arthur Parker 6 episodes
Nominated – BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor
1979 Of Mycenae and Men Mr. Taramasalatopoulos Television short
1980 Flickers Arnie Cole 6 episodes
1981 Othello Iago Television film - BBC
1983 The Beggar's Opera Beggar Television film - BBC
1985 Mussolini and I Benito Mussolini 4 episodes
1985 The Dunera Boys Morrie Mendellsohn 2 episodes
1994 The Changeling De Flores Television film
World War II: When Lions Roared Winston Churchill Television film - NBC
1995–1999 The Forgotten Toys Teddy Voice
26 episodes
1996 Tales from the Crypt Redmond Episode: "Fatal Caper"
1999 David Copperfield Wilkins Micawber 2 episodes
2000 Noriega: God's Favorite Manuel Noriega Television film
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Don Quixote Sancho Panza Television film - Hallmark
2001 The Lost World Professor George Challenger Television film - BBC
2003 Frasier Coach Fuller Episode: "Trophy Girlfriend"
The Good Pope: Pope John XXIII Angelo Roncalli/Pope John XXIII Television film
2008 The Englishman's Boy Damon Ira Chance 2 episodes
Pinocchio Geppetto Television film
The Last Word Monologues unnamed hitman Episode: "A Bit of Private Business"
2009 The Street Paddy Gargan 2 episodes
International Emmy Award for Best Actor
2011 Neverland Smee 2 episodes





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