Saying “So Long” to the brilliant Bob Hoskins today - Who Framed Roger Rabbit has always been one of my favorite movies, I watched it so much as a kid I’d mute the TV and say all of the lines (I bet I still can! I shouldn’t… I will). 

So long, Mr Valiant - and thank you <3

Eddie: "You mean you could’ve taken your hand out of that cuff at any time?"
Roger: "No, not at any time. Only when it was funny."

[EDIT: I’ve been asked quite a few times if there will be prints of this drawing - There won’t, my aim isn’t to make a profit from this tribute piece - I’m just showing love and respect in my own way. Please feel free to download a high res version for your personal use right here - Thank you!]

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"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. You had to know where the rabbit would be at every angle. Then there was Jessica Rabbit and all these weasels. The trouble was, I had learnt how to hallucinate. My daughter had an invisible friend called Jeffrey and I played with her and this invisible friend until one day I actually saw the friend."

- Bob Hoskins

"A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have."

Good night to Bob Hoskins. Roger Rabbit was such an important film to me when I was a kid and he will always be the only person I can imagine as Smee.

Les Beehive – Mermaids (1990)

Watching Mermaids sent my Noni devotion sky-high. I related so intimately to the lust riddled, devout, odd Charlotte Flax that I remember crying during scenes in the movie that weren’t even heartbreaking, I just felt so known, and seeing myself in a fictional character was tremendously comforting. The line that best sums up me as a teenager is from Mermaids: Please God, don’t let me fall in love and want to do disgusting things. I spent most of my teen years simultaneously longing for sex and punishing myself for my urges. I thought a pious devotion to a higher power would strike the lust from my blackened soul. I would do rituals to rid me of the evil masturbation devil that lived inside me: pray to be struck dead for my cravings; burn a piece of paper listing my sins at the kitchen stove at 3 in the morning; cry and beg the Lord to both take away my need and give me someone to fulfil it.

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Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

SkyNews: British actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, his agent has confirmed.

Hoskins, who suffered a bout of pneumonia, starred in numerous films including The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Photo: Bob Hoskins in Venice, Italy, on Aug. 31, 2006. (Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters file)

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