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Bob Hoskins was paid $200,000 to lose a role to Robert De Niro

We’re sure actors are mainly in the industry for the love of the craft, but being paid a lot of money to be a movie star does help, too. The only problem with that is, you have to work hard for the money… usually. Not for Bob Hoskins though, who got paid $200,000 by Brian De Palma for not even getting a role in his movie The Untouchables.
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The Daily Stream: ‘Mona Lisa’ Features Another Killer Performance From Bob Hoskins

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max and The Criterion Channel. The Pitch: Bob Hoskins plays George, an uncouth ex-con who is given a job as a driver for a high-priced sex worker named Simone (Cathy Tyson). Though the two initially bicker as their personality styles clash, George finds himself slowly falling for Simone and pulled into London’s seedy underground on a quest to find one of her old friends who has gone missing.
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British Actor Bob Hoskins’ Helped Thousands Learn to Read in On the Move, a 1970s “Sesame Street for Adults”

British character actor Bob Hoskins has been remembered for “playing Americans better than Americans,” as USA Today wrote when Hoskins passed away in 2014. Characters like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’s Eddie Valiant, Nixon’s J. Edgar Hoover, and The Cotton Club’s Owney Madden stand out as some of his best performances in Hollywood. But he began his career in British film and television, playing cops and gangsters. Helen Mirren, who starred opposite him in his first major role, The Long Good Friday, and onstage in The Duchess of Malfi, penned a glowing tribute for The Guardian. “London,” she wrote, “will miss one of her best and most loving sons, and Britain will miss a man to be proud of.”
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Remembering SUPER MARIO BROS: THE MOTION PICTURE Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo & Dennis Hopper

It’s hard to imagine how big a failure Super Marion Bros: The Motion Picture was on its release in 1993. Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, the film was supposed to be the film that brought video games and movies together, a lucrative union that was to last for decades to come. Sadly, it wasn’t and the film essentially became the byword for why these two art forms should never converge. Made for $48 million (a huge sum in 1993), the film failed to find an audience grossing just $20.9 million at the US box office.
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