For many viewers, the Oscars are are chance to snark and make fun of everything that happens on stage (and can you blame ‘em?). But then the “In Memoriam” segment comes around and reduces even the most cynical person to puddle of bubbling tears. The 2015 Oscars “In Memoriam” is no different, offering a whirlwind tour through a year’s worth of beloved people who passed away. Get ready ... it’s about to get a little dusty in here.
Oscar-nominated actor Bob Hoskins, best known for his roles in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' 'Brazil,' 'Hook,' and 'The Long Good Friday,' has died at the age of 71 after a bout with pneumonia.
The release of 'Jaws' to Blu-ray already had me thinking about the past, and then news came that Bob Hoskins had announced both the sad fact of his Parkinson's Disease and his retirement. This is a private tragedy to those who knew him, of course, but certainly, even in a minor key, a moment of note for anyone who loved good film acting.
Actor Bob Hoskins has announced today that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and will retire from acting at the age of 69.