1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

RIP Bob Hoskins

T-800 Apr 30, 2014

  1. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Mythos VCDS Map User Team Tornado Audi RS3 quattro DSG

    1,479
    1,104
    113
    Sad to hear that Bob Hoskins has passed away at 71.....

    Such a great actor :hi:
     
    45bvtc and warren_S5 like this.
  2. TonyH38

    TonyH38 Active Member

    256
    64
    28
    Sad news indeed a fine actor
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
  3. Lachlan66

    Lachlan66 One of life's unfortunates

    17
    0
    1
    Good grief ! Had he been I'll ?
     
  4. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

    7,941
    2,363
    113
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Booooooo!

    1,901
    1,393
    113
    One of the best…..
    Sad news
     
  6. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

    11,167
    808
    113
    RIP Bob, news reports say he died od pneumonia at 71 y/o.

    A fine actor and a sad loss too.
     
  7. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

    1,926
    313
    83
    A very sad loss to this country, 1 of our finest actors, will be gratefully missed!!
     
  8. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

    7,941
    2,363
    113
    My favourite story about Bob Hoskins is about a film he wasn't in. Brian De Palma was making The Untouchables, and wanted Robert De Niro to play Al Capone. De Niro told him he might not be able to do it because of a scheduling conflict with another film, so De Palma called up Bob Hoskins and asked if he'd take the role if De Niro couldn't. Figuring there was no shame to being second choice to Robert De Niro, Hoskins readily agreed.

    In the end, there was no conflict, and the film was made with De Niro playing Al Capone. Out of courtesy and respect, Brian De Palma wrote thanking Bob Hoskins and enclosing a cheque for $35,000. Bob Hoskins rang him to say thanks, adding: "Next time you don't want me a film, let me know".

    Now that's class!

    (Shame, really, cos much as I am a huge fan of De Niro, he stank as Al Capone.)
     
  9. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Cornflower Blue

    2,873
    3,387
    113
    Oh bother! And I'm 69-years and 8-days just gone...

    No relatives either, so get that list started for BLUEY now...

    Good life Bob Hoskins, portrayed some interesting characters, well done you...
     
    T-800 likes this.
  10. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

    3,545
    882
    113
    He was a legend....RIP man.
     
  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

    7,941
    2,363
    113
    I've got my Long Good Friday BD out of the cupboard. As soon as the Champions League match is over, on it goes in tribute to The Man.
     
  12. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

    24,641
    7,730
    113
    So sad to hear this. He was a brilliant actor.
     

Share This Page