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John Leguizamo Remembers Movie Bob Hoskins Hated Most – ‘Super Mario Bros’

The late actor called the movie ”the worst job“ he ever did in a 2011 interview

John Leguizamo honored Bob Hoskins on Wednesday by remembering their time together making the recently-deceased actor’s “biggest disappointment” — the “Super Mario Bros.” movie.

“Never worked a more gentle kind and talented actor,” Leguizamo tweeted, along with a series of screen shots from the 1993 video game adaptation. “Rest in perpetuity! My Mario brother!”

The movie, co-starring the late Dennis Hopper as reptilian villain King Koopa, is remembered as one of the worst video game adaptations of all time.

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As Roger Ebert once put it: “It’s just a lot of people running around, all talking at once, in a plot that nobody cares anything about…it’s a complete waste of time and money.”

Still, Leguizamo told a fan on Wednesday he has grown to “love it.”

As of 2011, however, Hoskins still hated it. In a Q&A with the Guardian, the Oscar nominee best known for the beloved classic “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” gave three simple answers to illustrate just how much he hated it.

What is the worst job you’ve done?
Super Mario Brothers.

What has been your biggest disappointment?
Super Mario Brothers.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I wouldn’t do Super Mario Brothers.

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In a 2007 interview with the Guardian, Hoskins was even harsher.

“The worst thing I ever did? ‘Super Mario Bros.’ It was a fu–in’ nightmare,” Hoskins said.  “It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! Fu–in’ nightmare. Fu–in’ idiots.”

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Leguizamo looks back at his time as Luigi more fondly, and credits Hoskins for holding “that movie together with his lust for life.”

Here are more niceties Leguizamo had to say about his late co-star:



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