I just found out that Bob Hoskins has passed away. Even with all the tragic deaths in the industry of late, this one stands out for me. It hurts a little more. What a lovely man. I know he was brilliant in many things, but being from my generation (born after 1980), I will always be nostalgic toward a few certain roles of his:
To Smee, the greedy but friendly coward; to Eddie Valiant, the tortured cop who associated with rabbits and deserved his surname; to Spoor, the obnoxious and terrifying A/C repairman; thank you for your contribution to my childhood.