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January 14th, 2016, 15:15
Cancer at age 69.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/p…kman/78781794/

The Briton shot to global fame starring in films including Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Love Actually and Harry Potter.
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January 14th, 2016, 15:27
That's a shame. I just watched Galaxy Quest with my family the other day and enjoyed his performance, along with many other movies.
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January 14th, 2016, 15:38
Wow same age and cod as Bowie, and only days apart. Rickman was the first actor I can remember that amazed me by actually acting rather than performing a role.
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January 14th, 2016, 15:55
Farewell Severus Snape.
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January 14th, 2016, 16:01
Never was able to watch any of the Harry Potter movies all the way through but he was great as Rasputin in Rasputin (1996) (the definitive interpretation of that role, imo) and was an extraordinarily memorable villain hiring Tom Selleck to exterminate Australian aboriginals in the severely underrated, much maligned Quigley Down Under (1990). If you haven't already, you need to see these movies, if for nothing else than to honor his memory.
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January 14th, 2016, 16:03
Just saw the news. Snape dies again.

His most memorable performance to me was the Sheriff of Nottingham in Prince of Thieves though.

The fact that two 69 years old British celebrities died so close together of cancer makes me wonder about Greater London health risk though.
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January 14th, 2016, 16:10
This is such horrible news.

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January 14th, 2016, 16:17
Maybe it's just my unrefined palate, but he'll always be Hans Gruber in my mind.
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January 14th, 2016, 17:32
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
Maybe it's just my unrefined palate, but he'll always be Hans Gruber in my mind.
I see him as both Hans Gruber and Severus Snape - both delicious interpretations of very different roles.

We just watched Die Hard over Christmas break … And of course consumed ABC Family's latest Harry Potter weekend as well! (In spite of owning them on DVD).

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January 14th, 2016, 17:46
Gruber and Rasputin forever. Rest in peace, Rickman.
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January 14th, 2016, 19:26
Excellent actor, loved him as Metatron in Dogma.

Classic villain in Robin Hood too.

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January 14th, 2016, 19:55
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Excellent actor, loved him as Metatron in Dogma.
Oooh, I forgot about that one. Another gem. I really did enjoy a lot of his work.
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January 14th, 2016, 20:13
Buzzfeed (yeah, I know) has a nice list of roles he has done …

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/12…-by#.hel9v3r3L
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January 14th, 2016, 21:47
Sad news, he was really a great actor. He did wonderfull job in Die Hard. Without him the film wouldn't have become such a classic.

Hans Gruber is going to count to three
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January 14th, 2016, 23:25
Very sad indeed. He was a great actor. I will always remember him as Severus Snape and the awesome boss in Love Actually.
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January 15th, 2016, 14:43
Like most actors, he didn't get famous for the parts he liked playing most and area of the format where he had most interest. He started out in movies as a heartthrob in a romantic movies and when he came to direct his own movies this is where he returned to. On some forums there will be many a lady weeping into their handkerchief, but, unsurprisingly, the majority will just know him from the iconic roles.
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January 15th, 2016, 18:17
“Here’s to the best damned antagonist a guy could ask for.”

Benjamin Schwartz, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, channeled those two films with a fitting cartoon goodbye:
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January 15th, 2016, 18:57
Upstaging Harry Potter, Maggie Smith and Emma Watson with barely any lines:

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