Actor Bob Hoskins dies of pneumonia at 71 Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 12:37 pm. PTWritten by Dave Mark Seems Hoskins died yesterday. Best known for Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, though my personal favorite was his take on Nikita Kruschev in the excellent Enemy at the Gates. Terry Maraccini Hoskins’ performance as the priest in “A Prayer for the Dying” co-starring Mickey Rourke, may be one of the great film performances of the last 30 years. Peter Hewson A fun bit of trivia regarding Bob Hoskins: back in the 80′s when Chris Claremont was working on a live action movie of the X-Men, that obvious ly never happened, he was hoping to get Bob Hoskins to play Wolverine. He thought he best typified what Wolverine would look like and that Bob could do a good gravelly voice. A far cry from Hugh Jackman. Moeskido “Pennies from Heaven.” Amazing work.