Normally I don’t report any retirements too often. Peter O’Toole, Clint Eastwood (allegedly), all are great actors that have had their time in the sun.
Bob Hoskins, the great British actor has announced that he will be retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Hoskins, who was nominated for his brilliant performance in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa (1986), has been a dependable and well-regarded thespian for years. As a younger film-generation critic, he will always be Eddie Valiant, the toon-hating detective that assisted Roger Rabbit in clearing his name.
Hoskins was received several Golden Globe nominations over the years. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and received a Supporting Actor mention for his role as Vivian Van Damm in Stephen Frears’ Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005).
Hoskins also delivered memorable roles in Hook (1991), Nixon (1995), and Brazil (1985).
A statement, issued on Hoskins’ behalf, stated, “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 representative also added, “Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.”
Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.