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Bob Hoskins

1942 - 2014

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Robert William Hoskins (26 October 1942 – 29 April 2014) was an English actor. His work included lead roles in films and television series such as Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Mermaids (1990), Super Mario Bros. (1993), and Balto (1995), 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Hoskins has received more than 5,408,514 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 81 in 2019). Bob Hoskins is the 413th most popular actor (down from 368th in 2019), the 562nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 533rd in 2019) and the 62nd 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.

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  • 5.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 80

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bob Hoskins ranks 413 out of 9,996Before him are Richard Crenna, Tobey Maguire, Emmanuelle Riva, George Gaynes, Groucho Marx, and Jada Pinkett Smith. After him are Jean Simmons, Laurence Fishburne, Charlie Sheen, Lee Marvin, Danny Glover, and John Belushi.

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Among people born in 1942, Bob Hoskins ranks 60Before him are Stanley B. Prusiner, Manuel Castells, Maurizio Pollini, Jacob Zuma, Martin Seligman, and Arto Paasilinna. After him are Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Lee Kun-hee, Peter Greenaway, Felipe González, Leo Beenhakker, and René Angélil. Among people deceased in 2014, Bob Hoskins ranks 35Before him are Adolfo Suárez, Martin Lewis Perl, Jack Brabham, Maya Angelou, Masaru Emoto, and Lorin Maazel. After him are Mickey Rooney, Robert A. Dahl, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Karlheinz Böhm, Daniel Keyes, and Maurice Duverger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bob Hoskins ranks 562 out of 7,765Before him are Robert Robinson (1886), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), and James Clark Ross (1800). After him are Jean Simmons (1929), James Dewar (1842), Eric Burdon (1941), James II of Scotland (1430), Thomas Savery (1650), and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Bob Hoskins ranks 62Before him are Emma Thompson (1959), Diana Rigg (1938), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Richard Griffiths (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), and Alfred Molina (1953). After him are Jean Simmons (1929), Christian Bale (1974), Gerard Butler (1969), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Sean Bean (1959), and Dirk Bogarde (1921).

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