Bob Hoskins

1942 - 2014

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Robert William Hoskins (26 October 1942 – 29 April 2014) was an English actor and film director. Known for his intense but sensitive portrayals of "tough guy" characters, he began his career on stage before making his screen breakthrough playing Arthur Parker on the 1978 BBC Television serial Pennies from Heaven. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Hoskins has received more than 6,567,958 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 80 in 2019). Bob Hoskins is the 319th most popular actor (up from 412th in 2019), the 410th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 562nd in 2019) and the 50th most popular British Actor.

Bob Hoskins is most famous for his role as the bumbling detective, Eddie Valiant, in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 79

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Bob Hoskins ranks 319 out of 13,578Before him are Daniel Craig, Michael J. Fox, Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore, and Carrie Fisher. After him are Gene Kelly, Cate Blanchett, John Belushi, Sammo Hung, Ellen Burstyn, and Goldie Hawn.

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Among people born in 1942, Bob Hoskins ranks 41Before him are Mohamed ElBaradei, Giorgio Agamben, Tobin Bell, Michel Mayor, Giacinto Facchetti, and Jacques Rogge. After him are Jochen Rindt, László Sólyom, John Irving, Margaret Court, Michael Crichton, and Wen Jiabao. Among people deceased in 2014, Bob Hoskins ranks 23Before him are Jacques Le Goff, Paco de Lucía, Lauren Bacall, Shirley Temple, Virna Lisi, and Alain Resnais. After him are Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Richard Attenborough, H. R. Giger, Harold Ramis, Richard Kiel, and Gary Becker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bob Hoskins ranks 410 out of 8,785Before him are Arthur Eddington (1882), Peter Brook (1925), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Charles Lyell (1797), and Henry Moseley (1887). After him are Anne Hathaway (1556), John Wesley (1703), Donald Winnicott (1896), Robert Plant (1948), Thomas Cook (1808), and Anne Neville (1456).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Bob Hoskins ranks 50Before him are Colin Firth (1960), Benny Hill (1924), Hugh Grant (1960), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Ian Holm (1931), and Daniel Craig (1968). After him are Sam Neill (1947), Ralph Fiennes (1962), Cary Grant (1904), Charles Dance (1946), David Niven (1910), and John Rhys-Davies (1944).

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