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), 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Hoskins has received more than 4,719,227 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Bob Hoskins is the 368th most popular actor (down from 356th in 2019), the 533rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 537th in 2019) and the 55th 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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  • 4.7M

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  • 72.43

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  • 81

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bob Hoskins ranks 368 out of 10,030Before him are Sammo Hung, Charlize Theron, Ginger Rogers, Oona O'Neill, Juliette Gréco, and Asta Nielsen. After him are Jeff Goldblum, Chow Yun-fat, Monica Vitti, Carole Lombard, Danny Glover, and Charles Laughton.

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Among people born in 1942, Bob Hoskins ranks 44Before him are Wen Jiabao, John Irving, Javier Solana, Jacques Rogge, Frank Williams, and Michel Mayor. After him are Arto Paasilinna, Giancarlo Giannini, Tobin Bell, Vicente Fox, Tony Buzan, and Michael Crichton. Among people deceased in 2014, Bob Hoskins ranks 31Before him are Jack Brabham, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Gary Becker, Martin Lewis Perl, H. R. Giger, and Virna Lisi. After him are Adolfo Suárez, Chespirito, Masaru Emoto, Richard Møller Nielsen, Maya Angelou, and Lorin Maazel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bob Hoskins ranks 533 out of 6,924Before him are James Clark Ross (1800), Nigel Mansell (1953), Gordon Banks (1937), James III of Scotland (1451), Edmund Ironside (993), and A. S. Neill (1883). After him are Alice Liddell (1852), Tony Scott (1944), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), John Bunyan (1628), Charles Laughton (1899), and Richard Branson (1950).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Bob Hoskins ranks 55Before him are Sam Neill (1947), Emma Thompson (1959), Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Daniel Craig (1968), and Kate Winslet (1975). After him are Charles Laughton (1899), Charles Dance (1946), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), and Jean Simmons (1929).

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