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A genuine loss - Hoskins was a pro. Here, somehow, is the Hoskins classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in its entirety. (Seriously, can this possibly be legal?)

And here is Reader critic emeritus Duncan Shepherd's four-star review of the film. I liked to cite this one when people said he didn't like anything but foreign movies and the Coen brothers.

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Scott Marks Aug. 10, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m.

So sad. I've been in love with this guy since "The Long Good Friday." I wish him well!

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Colonna Aug. 10, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m.

My favorite line in "Roger Rabbit" was delivered with gusto by Mr. Hoskins:

Roger: Jessica's the love of my life. The apple of my eye. The cream in my coffee. Eddie: Well you better start drinking it black, Acme's taking the cream now.

Bob Hoskins in the original TV version of "Pennies From Heaven":

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SurfPuppy619 Aug. 10, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m.

Roget Rabbit is one fo the greatest shows of all time, and I can not imagine it without Hoskins, he was so awesome in it as Eddie Valiant-awesome show.

On a side note-I am such a fan of Roger Rabbit I bought a custom Roger Rabbit jacket given to the author of the book-Gary Wolf, for the opening of Toontown at Disneyland-one of a kind.

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