The actor Bob Hoskins, who played the character of the Mario games in the cinema, died last night at the age of 71. He suffered a pneumonia complication after being hospitalized on Tuesday.
Although “Super Mario Bros”, from 1993, was a critical failure and Hoskins himself disliked, his career was long and included classics from the youth cinema, like “Hook – The return of Capito Gancho”, from 1991, and “A Snare for Roger Rabbit”. He also acted in more serious works, like “Pink Floyd: The Wall” in 1982 and “Brazil” in 1985.
Hoskins left the cinema in 2012, after 40 years of contributions, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The failure of “Super Mario Bros”, criticized even by Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Zelda, and other Nintendo franchises, considered as one of the decisive factors for the Japanese company to not allow films based on their games.