Bob Hoskins Retiring from Acting

by David Weiner 10:59 AM PDT, August 08, 2012
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Bob Hoskins is retiring from acting following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

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The 69-year-old star, whose four-decade career includes such films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, Nixon and most recently Snow White and the Huntsman, plans to spend more time with his family.

The star's agent says in a statement, "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."

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Hoskins was nominated for an Oscar for his work in the 1986 film Mona Lisa, for which he won a Golden Globe, and he also earned Globe noms for Roger Rabbit and Mrs. Henderson Presents.