Bob Hoskins was an English actor. Following an appearance in a stage production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (1968), he did a few minor film roles. His first lead film role as an actor was in 'The Long Good Friday' (1980) for which he earned a BAFTA Award nomination. This was followed by 'The Honorary Consul' (1983) which was successful in Europe.
In his entire career, the actor appeared in several hit movies including 'Brazil' (1985), 'Mona Lisa' (1986), 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (1988), 'Mermaids' (1990), 'Hook' (1991), 'Michael' (1996), 'Spice World' (1997),'Maid in Manhattan' (2002) and 'A Christmas Carol' (2009). He also had many flop films such as 'Lassiter' (1984), 'A Prayer for the Dying' (1987), 'Heart Condition' (1990), 'Nixon' (1995), 'Parting Shots' (1999), 'Beyond the Sea' (2004) and 'Son of the Mask' (2005).
Hoskins also contributed to television, both as an actor and voice artist. His TV credit includes 'On the Move' (1975), 'The Forgotten Toys' (1995–1999), 'The Englishman's Boy' (2008) and 'The Street' (2009).
Sam Lowry often daydreams of being a winged superhero saving a woman in distress. When Archibald Buttle is killed mistakenly instead of revolutionary Archibald Tuttle, Sam encounters Jill, the woman from his dreams who is trying to help Mrs. Buttle. Sam ends up being caught in a web of lies and government bureaucracy with disastrous consequences.
Based on William Craig’s book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, the story revolves around the battle between legendary Russian sniper Vasily Zaytsev and Nazi Germany’s most elite sniper Erwin König. While they try to survive each other, Vasily’s life becomes even more complicated when both Commissar Danilov and Vasily fall in love with Tania Chernova.
Also known as Paris, I love You, it is an anthology film comprising of eighteen short films which are set in the different arrondissements of Paris. Directed by visionary directors from all around the world, these eighteen short films are incredibly humane depictions of life in Paris, which resonate universal themes of love, life, and loss.
This biographical drama film revolves around the story of former US President Richard Nixon starting from his days as a young boy. This film portrays Nixon as a complex, admirable and a deeply flawed person, whose misuse of powers led to his career downfall.
An action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier, Unleashed tells the story of a vicious loan shark who develops a brutal method of persuading men to pay him back. When Danny the Dog, a young man enslaved by the loan shark escapes, all hell breaks loose.
Mrs Henderson Presents is a comedy drama film about Laura Henderson, who is an eccentric 70 year old widow who purchases a cinema and remodels it to create the Windmill Theater in London. She even starts adding female nudity to her shows, to bring more audiences.
Starting from a musician, and the gorgeous girlfriend of a well-known gangster, the lives of various characters intersect at Cotton Club.
Psychiatrist, Sam Foster, is treating his colleague’s patient Henry Letham, who states that he has difficulty in differentiating between reality and illusion, and that he’ll kill himself in 3 days. As Sam tries to investigate Henry’s background for reasons, he realizes that slowly he, too, is losing hold over reality. But he must stay in actuality and stop Henry from killing himself.
Peter Pan has grown up and forgotten all about his childhood. He is now Peter Banning, a successful and workaholic lawyer who lives with his wife and two children. When Captain Hook, his arch-enemy, kidnaps his children, Peter returns to Neverland to save them. The journey brings back his memories and transforms him.
As a boy, Bobby Darin had suffered from a fatal rheumatic fever and had almost died. Although it left him with a weakened heart, he didn’t lose his desire to become one of the most popular singers in the country. He continues to work hard to conquer the music world.
Set in the 1960s, the film features unpredictable single mother Rachel Flax who moves to Massachusetts with her two daughters. As shoe-store owner Lou Landsky starts courting Rachel, teenager Charlotte, who feels unsettled with constant changes, hopes for stability. Charlotte wants to be a nun, but falls for the church-handyman Joe. A near-tragedy with younger Kate challenges the family’s relationship, but also brings them closer.
Hollywoodland is a crime drama mystery film, which tells a fictionalized version of the story of George Reeves’ death. After Reeves passes away mysteriously, a private detective is hired to investigate. He gets caught in a web of lies involving the wife of a big studio executive.
Ravenna, a powerful sorceress, seduces King Magnus to become his queen, but kills him on their wedding night to seize power and imprisons his daughter Snow White. The princess manages to escape, but Ravenna sends a huntsman to bring her back as princess is key to her immortality and is destined to overthrow Ravenna from the throne.
Eduardo Plarr, a doctor, practices in a small Argentinean town and awaits news from his British father who is a political prisoner in Paraguay. One day his old friend seeks his help in kidnapping the US ambassador. The objective is to free political prisoners from Paraguay, including his father, in exchange. However, when a wrong person is kidnapped, Plarr faces a moral predicament.
Vanity Fair is a drama film which revolves around the life of Becky Sharp, who had been orphaned at an early age, and had grown up in a poor neighborhood in London. However, she manages to ascend up the social ladder along with her friend Amelia.
Doomsday is a science fiction thriller film which revolves around a virus, which has infected the country of Scotland, turning its entire population into mindless zombies. The British government tries to isolate Scotland from the rest of the Great Britain, in order to contain the outbreak. Although the quarantine is a success, it leads to an extreme economic turmoil.
Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll are two tabloid reporters who have to investigate a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman. They eventually find that the claim is true. But, that is not the only surprise they are going to face.
Marisa Ventura, a single mother and hotel maid, accidentally meets senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall, who initially thinks she is socialite Caroline Lane. Mistaken identities aside, the two are smitten with each other. But society and Chris’ political ambitions drive the two apart until true love wins.
Up the Front is a comedy film which revolves around the misadventures of a cowardly youth, who is hypnotized into believing that he is the only man who can save his country during the First World War. He soon sets out to France, but things are about to get complicated.
Mario and Luigi, two Brooklyn plumber brothers discover a hidden alternate universe of ‘Dinohattan’ inhabited by evolved dinosaurs and ruled by malevolent King Koopa who plans to take over the world. He has kidnapped Princess Daisy; so now Mario Bros. must face hazards and lethal encounters from Lizard King Koopa and giant reptilian guards Goombas, to rescue Daisy and save the world.
This musical comedy film revolves around the world famous pop group, The Spice Girls, who tour around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus, having various kinds of adventures as well as performing for their fans.
A standalone sequel to the 1994 film The Mask, the story centers on Tim Avery, a cartoonist and family man. He has been leading a peaceful life until his dog finds the Mask of Loki, which he wears to a Halloween Party. Shortly, he conceives a child, who is born with the same power of the mask. Meanwhile, Odin has ordered Loki to find the mask.
Set in a world where humans and cartoons co-exist, a toon superstar Roger Rabbit suspects his wife of having an affair with Marvin and hires private detective Eddie to investigate. However, Marvin is soon found murdered and Roger Rabbit becomes the prime suspect. It is now up to Eddie, a toon hater, to find the real culprit and save Roger Rabbit.
An elderly woman tells her granddaughter the story of Balto, a wolf-dog hybrid, in Nome, Alaska in 1925, who saves the town from a deadly epidemic. The British-American live-action animated adventure film is loosely based on the true story of a dog of the same name.
In this movie adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 story, Ebenezer Scrooge is an obnoxious and miserly old moneylender with huge disdain for happiness surrounding Christmas. On one Christmas Eve, the ghost of his old business partner visits and cautions him of a terrible afterlife fate if he does not mend his way. Scrooge is then visited by three spirits who make him realise his drawbacks.
Garfield and Odie hide in Jon’s suitcase as he travels to London, where Garfield is mistaken for his look-alike cat, Prince, owner of a castle. As Garfield starts enjoying his new-found royal status, evil Lord Dargis, who is after Prince and his estate, tries to kill Garfield taking him to be Prince. Now, Garfield must save himself as well as Prince’s castle.
Bob Hoskins Awards
|Mona Lisa||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||1987|
|Mona Lisa||Best Actor||1987|