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The films of Bob Hoskins

Updated 10:30 AM ET, Thu May 1, 2014
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Bob Hoskins, who died Tuesday, April 29, at 71, was known for playing tough guys with soft hearts. In 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," probably his most famous film, he plays detective Eddie Valiant, who agrees to help the title character, who's being accused of murdering a local power broker. Walt Disney Co.
Hoskins earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in 1986's "Mona Lisa" as a cabdriver who forms a protective relationship with a high-class call girl. Island Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection
In 1985's "Brazil," Hoskins, here with Derrick O'Connor, left, plays a repairman from the bureaucratic and dysfunctional Central Services who's sent to fix a ventilation system. Embassy International Pictures
In 1991's "Hook," Hoskins plays Smee, the assistant to the evil Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman). Sony Pictures Entertainment
Hoskins first lead movie role was in 1980's "The Long Good Friday," about a brutal British gangster trying to go straight. Embassy Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection
Francis Ford Coppola's 1984 film, "The Cotton Club," features Hoskins as another gangster, Cotton Club owner Owney Madden. MGM
In 1995's "Nixon," directed by Oliver Stone, Hoskins plays FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover -- here accompanied by his right-hand man, Clyde Tolson (Brian Bedford). Buena Vista/Everett Collection
Hoskins took on the occasional lighthearted role. In 1993's "Super Mario Bros.," he plays Mario Mario, brother of Luigi Mario (John Leguizamo, left) and foe of dinosaurlike humanoids. Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection
In 1990's "Mermaids," Hoskins is a shop owner who romances a single mother (Cher). MGM
Hoskins is Nikita Khrushchev in 2001's "Enemy at the Gates." Jude Law plays a Soviet soldier during the siege of Stalingrad. Everett Collection
In 2001's "Last Orders," the actor was part of a terrific cast -- from left, Michael Caine, Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone and David Hemmings -- in a film about friends who gather to honor the last wishes of Caine's character. Sony Pictures Classics/courtesy Everett Collection