Bob Hoskins - Famous Film Director

Bob Hoskins Net Worth


Bob Hoskins had a net worth of $4 million at the time of his death. He was probably most famous for his roles in movies like ‘Mermaids’, ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabit’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and ‘Hook’.

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HTML List of Key Facts about Bob Hoskins:
  • Bob Hoskins was a British actor and film director who had a successful career in both British and international films and television series.
  • He won several prestigious awards, including a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, for his performance in the film 'Mona Lisa' in 1986.
  • Hoskins was also nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 'Mona Lisa', but he lost out to Paul Newman for his role in 'The Color of Money'.
  • He starred alongside Helen Mirren in 'The Duchess of Malfi' in 1981 and portrayed private investigator Edward Valiant in the live-action/animated family blockbuster film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' in 1988.
  • Due to an ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease, Hoskins announced his retirement from acting in August 2012, which led to a premature end of his long and admired career.

Basic Information About Bob Hoskins

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Voice Actor, Film director, Film Producer
Net worth$4,000,000
Date of birth1942-10-26
Place of birthBury St Edmunds
Date of death2014-04-29 (aged 71)
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksGravelly voice and strong cockney accent
Frequently played grouchy, short-tempered characters
Short stature
Often played gangsters, crime bosses and amoral men in positions of power
Often played criminals
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Bob Hoskins win?


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Bob Hoskins awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading RoleNomineeMona Lisa1987
BAFTA Film Award - Best ActorWinnerMona Lisa1987
BSFC Award - Best ActorWinnerMona Lisa1987
Best Actor - WinnerMona Lisa1986
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaWinnerMona Lisa1987
KCFCC Award - Best ActorWinnerMona Lisa1986
ALFS Award - Actor of the YearWinnerMona Lisa1987
LAFCA Award - Best ActorWinnerMona Lisa1986
NSFC Award - Best ActorWinnerMona Lisa1987
NYFCC Award - Best ActorWinnerMona Lisa1986
Best Actor - WinnerMona Lisa1986
Evening Standard British Film Award - Best ActorWinnerWho Framed Roger Rabbit1989
BAFTA Film Award - Best ActorNomineeThe Long Good Friday1982
Evening Standard British Film Award - Best ActorWinnerThe Long Good Friday1982
ALFS Award - Actor of the YearWinnerKiss of the Spider Woman1987

Bob Hoskins roles

Movie / Series Role
Snow White and the HuntsmanMuir
Enemy at the GatesNikita Khrushchev
Mona LisaGeorge
Who Framed Roger RabbitEddie Valiant
Super Mario Bros.Mario Mario
DoomsdayBill Nelson
Pink Floyd: The WallRock and Roll Manager
StayDr. Leon Patterson
Son of the MaskOdin
MermaidsLou Landsky
The Cotton ClubOwney Madden
Maid in ManhattanLionel Bloch
Vanity FairSir Pitt Crawley
The Long Good FridayHarold
Paris, je t'aimeBob (segment "Pigalle")
Spice WorldSelf
BaltoBoris (voice)
HollywoodlandEddie Mannix
MichaelVartan Malt
NixonJ. Edgar Hoover
Beyond the SeaCharlie Maffia
Garfield: A Tale of Two KittiesWinston (voice)
A Christmas CarolFezziwig / Old Joe
ShatteredGus Klein
Made in DagenhamAlbert Passingham
Tales from the CryptDirector
Tales from the CryptRedmond 1 episode, 1996
Saturday Night LiveCaptain Kidd / ... 1 episode, 1998
FrasierCoach Fuller 1 episode, 2003
Crown CourtFreddy Dean 3 episodes, 1973
The Daily ShowSelf 1 episode, 1998
PinocchioGeppetto unknown episodes
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1998

Bob Hoskins's Quotes

  • On getting his first role: I was three parts pissed. We were going to a party. And this bloke comes around and says: "Right. You're next. Have you seen the script?" And I got the leading part.
  • [in 1988] My life has taken off - my life, my career - everything. I can honestly say I've never been happier. I'm walking around thinking any minute now, 25 tons of horseshit is going to fall on my head.
  • Most dictators were short, fat, middle-aged and hairless. Besides Danny DeVito, there's only me to play them.
  • When you get to my age, what you want is the cameo. You get paid a lot of money. You fly in for a couple of weeks. Everybody treats you like the crown jewels. It's all great and if the film turns out to be a load of shit, nobody blames you.
  • My own mum wouldn't call me pretty.

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Interesting Facts about Bob Hoskins

  1. Ranked #97 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  2. Father of Rosa Hoskins (born 1983) and Jack Hoskins (born 1986) with Linda Banwell.
  3. Father of Alex Hoskins (born 1968) and Sarah Hoskins (born 1972) with Jane Livesey.
  4. Claimed to never have taken an acting lesson in his life and believes in the talent to be "all natural".
  5. Dropping out of school at age 15, he worked odd jobs, including a fire eater in a circus.
  6. Has portrayed four World War II leaders in films: Nikita Khrushchev (Enemy at the Gates (2001)), Winston Churchill (World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)), Benito Mussolini (Mussolini and I (1985)) and Lavrenti Beria (The Inner Circle (1991)).
  7. He was Brian De Palma's second choice for the role of Al Capone in The Untouchables (1987) if Robert De Niro was not available. Hoskins was reportedly given a six-figure paycheck by De Palma for "being a great standby".
  8. Adopted an American accent for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
  9. Described himself as "Five-foot-six and cubic". He once described his face as looking like squashed cabbage.
  10. His grandmother was a Romani (Gypsy). His film, The Raggedy Rawney (1988), was based on stories his grandmother used to tell him.
  11. He was awarded the 1982 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor of 1981 for his performance in "Guys and Dolls" and "True West".
  12. Spent several seasons with the Royal National Theatre and the Old Vic Theatre in London, where his credits included everything from a range of Shakespeare to Chechov to Shaw.
  13. Attended and graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.
  14. Was considered for the role of Senator Ralph Owen Brewster in The Aviator (2004), before Alan Alda was cast.
  15. Replaced Danny DeVito as Mario Mario in Super Mario Bros. (1993).
  16. In his earlier years before acting, he wound up looking after camels in Syria and later packing fruit on a kibbutz in Israel, among many other odd jobs.
  17. According to Barry Letts in Beginning the End: Making 'The Time Warrior' (2007), Hoskins was his first choice for the role of Irongron in Doctor Who: The Time Warrior: Part One (1973). Hoskins was not available to take the part but recommended David Daker, who was cast instead.
  18. He was friends with actor/gangster John Bindon and gave a character reference at his Old Bailey murder trial. Bindon was acquitted.
  19. The first record he bought was "Your Eyes Are the Eyes of a Woman in Love" by Frankie Laine. He was a huge fan of jazz music and his favorite albums include "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis and "Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross!".
  20. He played the role of Smee, Captain Hook's right hand man, in both Hook (1991) and Neverland (2011).

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