Well, he is still alive, and Gods, he has made so many great films he deserves a nice relaxed retirement.
(Reuters) – Veteran British actor Bob Hoskins, the star of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” said on Wednesday he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was retiring from acting.
“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,” the actor’s London representatives said in a statement.
“Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.”
Hoskins, 69, started his career in the 1970s on British television shows such as “Thick as Thieves” and “Rock Follies of ’77″ before moving into bigger film roles, such as 1980′s “The Long Good Friday” and 1986′s “Mona Lisa,” for which he earned a best actor Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe award.