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Bob Hoskins dies: Five of his memorable movie roles

Bob Hoskins dies: Five of his memorable movie roles

British character actor Bob Hoskins, who has died at age 71, made a career playing tough guys, gangsters and blue-collar blokes with a unique combination of menace and charm. Here are five of his most memorable performances on the big screen.

"The Long Good Friday": Hoskins' breakthrough film role came in this 1980 British gangster classic directed by John Mackenzie, in which the actor plays an old-school London crime boss trying to close a lucrative (if shady) property deal, only to find unknown enemies bombing his clubs and offing his associates. Helen Mirren also...

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