Bob Hoskins announced today that he is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The 69-year-old British actor was diagnosed with the disease last fall.
Hoskins is probably best known for his role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, but he is the curmudgeonly older man whose gruff demeanor hides a heart of gold in dozens of movies. During his career, which spanned five decades, Hoskins has been the recipient of a Golden Globe, an International Emmy, a BAFTA award, as well as an Oscar nomination. The actor has appeared in over 70 films including Mona Lisa, Hook, Mrs. Henderson Presents, and this summer's Snow White and the Huntsman.
In the statement released by Hoskins' agent on his behalf, the actor expressed his gratitude.
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He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career.
Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.