This Bob Hoskins story of how he didn’t get the Al Capone part in The Untouchables is just terrific
For no good reason other than it’s a funny, lovely story from one of this country’s greatest actors, shared by @MrKenShabby on Twitter.
Over to you, Bob Hoskins.
LOVE this Bob Hoskins story about how he didn't get the part of Al Capone in The Untouchables pic.twitter.com/Xk51SIHANa
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) March 8, 2018
And this is almost as good.
When applying for Drama school (1994) I sent many begging letters to established/famous actors for bursary funding. I received a cheque for £50 from Bob Hoskins with a hand written note saying ‘never write to me again.’
— Paul Litchfield (@MrPLitchfield) March 8, 2018
You don't hear from Bob these days. Shame.
— Joseph Hogan (@joerhogan) March 8, 2018
The fact that he's been dead for four years might have something to do with it.
— Staz Johnson (@StazJohnson) March 8, 2018
Those final scenes of Long Good Friday with Hoskins in the back of the Rolls Royce where he is acting solely with his eyes are brilliant – a masterclass.
— John O'Shea (@politicalhackuk) March 8, 2018
A poorer world without Bob Hoskins. And Terry Wogan for that matter.