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.
George is a small-time crook who has just left prison. He soon finds himself working as a driver for a high class call girl named Simone. His life gets complicated when she asks his help to find a young colleague from her older days, and he accepts.
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.
Made in Dagenham is a historical comedy drama film which revolves around the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers were protesting because of sexual discrimination, and for being paid much lesser than men.
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.
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.
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.
In 1879, British Army officer Lord Chelmsford plots with diplomat Sir Henry Frere, to declare war on the Zulu population and take over their territory. Despite objections from several prominent individuals in the Cape Colony as well as Great Britain, Lord Chelmsford is eventually authorized to launch an attack on the Zulu Empire. The British become quite frustrated as the Zulu military adopts a Fabian strategy. Instead of engaging in pitched battle, they launch few skirmishes against the British. The overconfident British army eventually learns how they have underestimated the skill and might of the Zulu nation.
Jack, an amiable London butcher passes away, leaving behind his wife Amy and a group of loyal friends. As they bring their friend’s ashes to the sea, Ray, Lenny, and Vic are accompanied by Jack’s foster son, Vince. Together they keep each other company while remembering the good times they had with Jack.
As a youth, Alan manages to avoid getting drawn into a violent gang life by taking out his aggression at a boxing club. Years later, when crime and drugs threaten to lure a new generation of youngsters into a downward spiral, he decides to reopen a gym, and train the youngsters for a public boxing match.
Felicia is pregnant with Johnny's child, who according to her father has left her to join the British army. She goes to England to search for him and crosses path with Joseph. Joseph offers to help Felicia find Johnny while putting on a friendly face but his motives are unclear. Felicia starts living with Joseph, and when he puts his schemes into action, life turns from bad to worse.
Starting from a musician, and the gorgeous girlfriend of a well-known gangster, the lives of various characters intersect at Cotton Club.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sleeping Dictionary is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young British officer named John Truscott who is sent to a remote village in colonial Malaysia in a mission to educate and westernize the local population. He is introduced to Selima, a native woman who is assigned to sleep with him, and acquaint him with the native language and customs. Things get complicated when the two fall for each other, but both the colonialists and the natives object to their plants to get married.
Shattered is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Dan Merrick, an architect who gets into a car accident, while driving with wife Judith. He suffers major injuries, which disfigures his face and results in amnesia. After going through plastic surgery and other treatments, he tries his best to remember his past, but he finds discrepancies in the stories about his former self.
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.
The daily routine of the staff and nurses in a run-down London hospital has become a pain in the neck for the ward patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outlaw is a crime thriller film which tells the story of a soldier who returns home from duty to find his country in chaos due to rampant crime. With some like-minded people, he decides to establish a vigilante task force to wipe out the forces that are threatening his home.
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.
Pink is a depressed rock star going through a mental breakdown. The film reveals through a flashback how his father died during the Second World War, when he was still an infant, after which he was raised alone by his mother. Due to his depression, he isolates from everyone physically and socially, and slowly starts descending into madness.
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|