Bob Hoskins dead: 7 things you didn’t know about the actor from Jamie T music video to hatred of Super Mario

Hook actor was decorated at Cannes, Golden Globes and Baftas

British acting veteran Bob Hoskins died at the age of 71 today following a bout of pneumonia.

He is probably best known for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, but here's some things you may not know about him:

1. He starred in a music video for Jamie T, walking along Southbank and mouthing the lyrics to "Sheila".

2. Joking about his similarities with the actor, he once said he would like Danny DeVito to play him in a film about his life.

3. He really hates the Super Mario Bros movie (in which he played the moustachioed plumber)

From a Guardian Q&A:

What is the worst job you've done?

Super Mario Brothers.

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Super Mario Brothers.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

I wouldn't do Super Mario Brothers.

4. He once delivered a 30-minute monologue as a hitman waiting in a public toilet.

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5. He won Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Prix d'interprétation masculine for his role in Mona Lisa

6. Outside of his gangster roles, he once played Pope John XXIII in TV biopic The Good Pope.

7. A dad joke he delivered in Hook has over 140,000 YouTube views.

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