April 30, 2014

Bob Hoskins, R.I.P.

A Note from Lawrence Wright

Bob Hoskins passed away.

He starred in my 2000 movie, Noriega: God's Favorite. He said he had taken the role because it passed the "cold bum test." Whenever he got a new script, he took it to the toilet to read. If he liked it, he read the whole thing, and then he had a cold bum.

Only time he ever got upset with me was when I was holding an umbrella over his head in the harsh sun of the Philippines, where we were filming, and he was attired in a yellow jump suit that I had indicated in the script. "You make me look like fuckin' Winnie the Pooh!" He really did look like that.

He was a wonderful actor and a fine man.

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