Bob Hoskins

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Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins as Mario in the Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Full name Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr.
Born October 26, 1942
Died April 29, 2014 (aged 71)
Mario-related role(s) Actor for Mario in the 1993 movie Super Mario Bros.
“The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers. It was a fuckin' nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! Fuckin' nightmare. Fuckin' idiots.”
Bob Hoskins, "The Guardian" interview

Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. (born October 26, 1942 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk – died April 29, 2014) was an Academy Award-nominated English actor. Although Hoskins had performed many dramatic roles, he is arguably best known to American audiences for the character of Eddie Valiant in the Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He portrayed the live-action version of Mario in the 1993 movie Super Mario Bros., which Hoskins regretted working on[1]. He retired from acting in August 2012 due to Parkinson's Disease (having been diagnosed with the disease in 2011) and died of pneumonia on April 29, 2014, at the age of 71.


  1. ^ Q&A: Bob Hoskins The Guardian. Retrieved (June 17, 2011)