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"Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last autumn. 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."
In a 2009 interview with the U.K'.s Telegraph, Hoskins spoke about his experiences on 'Roger Rabbit'. Though it became his best-known film, the making of it wasn't easy. "I think I went a bit mad while working on that. Lost my mind. The voice of the rabbit was there just behind the camera all the time...My daughter, when I came back from filming in San Francisco, she said 'Dad, slow down, slow down. You're going barmy, mate.' And I was."
In 1987, Hoskins was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his work in 'Mona Lisa', a crime thriller directed by Neil Jordan. Hoskins lost out to Paul Newman, who won for 'The Color of Money'. Hoskins also appeared in the poorly received 'Super Mario Brothers' movie. And yes, he hated the movie as much as viewers did. Last year, when asked by the U.K.'s Guardian to name the worst job he'd ever done, Hoskins answered, 'Super Mario Brothers'. And, when asked what he would edit from his past if given the chance, Hoskins answered, "I wouldn't do Super Mario Brothers."
Hoskins most recent work was playing dwarf Muir in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' alongside Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart.Mike Krumboltz writes for Yahoo! Movies