British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from Mona Lisa to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died aged 71.
A family statement released Wednesday by agent Clair Dobbs said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia.
He retired from acting two years ago after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Always worth a great quote, here are 8 of his best when it came to love and women.
One of the things I’ve realised is that I am very simple. My wife asked me once if I loved her. I said: ‘Look love, I’m a simple man. I love you. End of story.’ But I guess you gotta keep saying it with women. I guess she needed reassurance.
I’m very romantic. I’ve emptied flower shops.
Monogamy is a possibility – and a necessity. Kids have got to have something they can rely on. You have got to have something you rely on.
I started my career by becoming a stalker, watching women in the street, the way they greet each other. I thought if I could capture some of that expression, that depth of emotion, it will make me interesting to watch as an actor.
I’m Winnie the Pooh – that’s as sexy as I am. I meet ladies and they talk about their family and I talk about my family. It’s about as sexy as a bag of Brussel sprouts.
My own mum wouldn’t call me pretty.
I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.
I’d say I am partial to women.