History Creator / AlanRickman

17th Jan '16 7:30:27 PM mlsmithca
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Also, his "filmography" on this page is jumbled, to say the least. At least put it in chronological order. (RIP Alan... you'll be much missed. :( )
He starred as the title hypnotist in a 1994 biopic ''Mesmer'' about pioneering hypnotist Franz Anton Mesmer. He played Colonel Brandon in a film adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''. He played, of all things, a painter named Ed in the 1989 ''The January Man''. He was the Metatron, the angel people are really speaking to when they claim to speak to God[[note]]Or they're just talking to themselves[[/note]], in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' (being on fire in his first on-screen appearance is certainly interesting), a role which he took after being a fan of Creator/KevinSmith's ''Chasing Amy'' but which he took with one strict condition: don't change anything in the script. He was also the voice of Marvin in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In 1999 he starred in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', where he played a Shakespearean actor slumming it in sci-fi. In 2003, he appeared in ''Film/LoveActually'' playing a caring yet utterly deadpan office boss who may or may not have had an affair with his assistant. He also played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in ''[[Film/TheButler Lee Daniels' The Butler]]''.
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He played, of all things, a painter named Ed in the 1989 ''The January Man''. He starred as the title hypnotist in a 1994 biopic ''Mesmer'' about pioneering hypnotist Franz Anton Mesmer. Mesmer. He played Colonel Brandon in a the 1995 film adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''. He played, of all things, a painter named Ed in the 1989 ''The January Man''.''Film/SenseAndSensibility''. He was the Metatron, the angel people are really speaking to when they claim to speak to God[[note]]Or they're just talking to themselves[[/note]], in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' (being on fire in his first on-screen appearance is certainly interesting), a role which he took after being a fan of Creator/KevinSmith's ''Chasing Amy'' but which he took with one strict condition: don't change anything in the script. He was also the voice of Marvin in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In 1999 he starred in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', where he played a Shakespearean actor slumming it in sci-fi. In 2003, he appeared in ''Film/LoveActually'' playing a caring yet utterly deadpan office boss who may or may not have had an affair with his assistant. He was the voice of Marvin in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. He also played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in ''[[Film/TheButler Lee Daniels' The Butler]]''.
17th Jan '16 7:26:00 PM mlsmithca
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Boldface in section titles just makes the text look clunky.
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17th Jan '16 5:25:04 PM StevieC
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He starred as the title hypnotist in a 1994 biopic ''Mesmer'' about pioneering hypnotist Franz Anton Mesmer.
16th Jan '16 6:33:11 PM JamesAustin
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After doing the standard English Man In Hollywood origin full of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, theatre and single episode spots on the television, '''Alan Rickman''' (February 21, 1946 -- January 14, 2016) managed to move over to the USA by serving his revenge cold as the Vicomte de Valmont (a very interesting man with some questionable morals) in ''[[Literature/DangerousLiaisons Les Liaisons Dangereuses]]'' on Broadway. He also starred in ''Film/TrulyMadlyDeeply'', a cultured version of ''Film/{{Ghost}}''. Then his first big screen role was the lovable MagnificentBastard Hans Gruber in ''Film/DieHard'' who set up a BatmanGambit in order to steal 600 million dollars in negotiable bearer bonds. He had to kill a few people to get the money which was certainly not very nice but he did so with memorable {{Bond One Liner}}s, and personally ad-libbed the infamous "Mr. Takagi did not see it that way... so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life."
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'''Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman''' (February 21, 1946 January 14, 2016) was an English actor and director, known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, often as a complex antagonist. After doing the standard English Man In Hollywood origin full of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, theatre and single episode spots on the television, '''Alan Rickman''' (February 21, 1946 -- January 14, 2016) he managed to move over to the USA by serving his revenge cold as the Vicomte de Valmont (a very interesting man with some questionable morals) in ''[[Literature/DangerousLiaisons Les Liaisons Dangereuses]]'' on Broadway. He also starred in ''Film/TrulyMadlyDeeply'', a cultured version of ''Film/{{Ghost}}''. Then his first big screen role was the lovable MagnificentBastard Hans Gruber in ''Film/DieHard'' who set up a BatmanGambit in order to steal 600 million dollars in negotiable bearer bonds. He had to kill a few people to get the money which was certainly not very nice but he did so with memorable {{Bond One Liner}}s, and personally ad-libbed the infamous "Mr. Takagi did not see it that way... so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life."

He played Colonel Brandon in a film adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''. He played, of all things, a painter named Ed in the 1989 ''The January Man''. He was the Metatron, the angel people are really speaking to when they claim to speak to God[[note]]Or they're just talking to themselves[[/note]], in ''{{Dogma}}'' (being on fire in his first on-screen appearance is certainly interesting), a role which he took after being a fan of Creator/KevinSmith's ''Chasing Amy'' but which he took with one strict condition: don't change anything in the script. He was also the voice of Marvin in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In 1999 he starred in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', where he played a Shakespearean actor slumming it in sci-fi. In 2003, he played a caring yet utterly deadpan office boss who may or may not have [[LoveActually had an affair with his assistant]]. He also played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in ''[[Film/TheButler Lee Daniels' The Butler]]''. Further, Rickman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw6Swr-ME40 recited poetry ]]. ''[[InsistentTerminology Very interesting]]'' poetry. And he made [[http://io9.com/5935919/alan-rickman-is-awesome-even-when-hes-making-tea-in-extreme-slow+motion tea]] in a ''very interesting'' way.
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He played Colonel Brandon in a film adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''. He played, of all things, a painter named Ed in the 1989 ''The January Man''. He was the Metatron, the angel people are really speaking to when they claim to speak to God[[note]]Or they're just talking to themselves[[/note]], in ''{{Dogma}}'' ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' (being on fire in his first on-screen appearance is certainly interesting), a role which he took after being a fan of Creator/KevinSmith's ''Chasing Amy'' but which he took with one strict condition: don't change anything in the script. He was also the voice of Marvin in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In 1999 he starred in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', where he played a Shakespearean actor slumming it in sci-fi. In 2003, he played appeared in ''Film/LoveActually'' playing a caring yet utterly deadpan office boss who may or may not have [[LoveActually had an affair with his assistant]].assistant. He also played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in ''[[Film/TheButler Lee Daniels' The Butler]]''. Further, Rickman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw6Swr-ME40 recited poetry ]]. poetry.]] ''[[InsistentTerminology Very interesting]]'' poetry. And he made [[http://io9.com/5935919/alan-rickman-is-awesome-even-when-hes-making-tea-in-extreme-slow+motion tea]] in a ''very interesting'' way.

The world expressed collective sorrow to learn of Rickman's passing from pancreatic cancer, at the age of 69, on January 14th, 2016.
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The world expressed collective sorrow to learn of Rickman's passing from pancreatic cancer, at the age of 69, on January 14th, 14, 2016.
15th Jan '16 11:35:23 PM SventheCrusader
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The world expressed collective sorrow to learn of Rickman's passing from cancer, at the age of 69, on January 14th, 2016.
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The world expressed collective sorrow to learn of Rickman's passing from pancreatic cancer, at the age of 69, on January 14th, 2016.
15th Jan '16 10:06:45 AM Eagal
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Trivia tropes
* FakeNationality: His most iconic part in ''Film/DieHard'', he used it on a guest spot in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.

* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Look through his filmography on Website/{{IMDb}}. It includes [[MagnificentBastard Hans]] [[Film/DieHard Gruber]], [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves The Sheriff of Nottingham]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Alexander]] [[Film/GalaxyQuest Dane]], [[{{Jerkass}} Severus]] [[Film/HarryPotter Snape]], and Rasputin, who is... ''Rasputin''. Off-screen, Rickman was a low-key, modest man who stayed out of the limelight, avoided the paparazzi, and when it came to his fans, was a giant freaking teddy bear, quick with the jokes and hugs. * ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/EmmaThompson.[[note]] They played an FBI/detective duo in ''Judas Kiss'', a married couple in ''Film/LoveActually'', Hogwarts professors in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' film series, two of the main characters in the 1995 version of ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and ex-lovers in ''Film/TheSongOfLunch''.[[/note]]
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Look through his filmography on Website/{{IMDb}}. It includes [[MagnificentBastard Hans]] [[Film/DieHard Gruber]], [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves The Sheriff of Nottingham]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Alexander]] [[Film/GalaxyQuest Dane]], [[{{Jerkass}} Severus]] [[Film/HarryPotter Snape]], and Rasputin, who is... ''Rasputin''. Off-screen, Rickman was a low-key, modest man who stayed out of the limelight, avoided the paparazzi, and when it came to his fans, was a giant freaking teddy bear, quick with the jokes and hugs. * ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/EmmaThompson.[[note]] They played an FBI/detective duo in ''Judas Kiss'', a married couple in ''Film/LoveActually'', Hogwarts professors in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' film series, two of the main characters in the 1995 version of ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and ex-lovers in ''Film/TheSongOfLunch''.[[/note]]
15th Jan '16 2:26:54 AM Synchronicity
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* ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/EmmaThompson.
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* ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/EmmaThompson. Creator/EmmaThompson.[[note]] They played an FBI/detective duo in ''Judas Kiss'', a married couple in ''Film/LoveActually'', Hogwarts professors in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' film series, two of the main characters in the 1995 version of ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and ex-lovers in ''Film/TheSongOfLunch''.[[/note]]
14th Jan '16 11:27:05 AM Silverblade2
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* SingleTargetSexuality: His widow Rima Horton became his first girlfriend in 1965 and has been the woman at his side all through until his death in 2016.
14th Jan '16 10:50:18 AM FordPrefect
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He played Colonel Brandon in a film adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''. He played, of all things, a painter named Ed in the 1989 ''The January Man''. He was the Metatron, the angel people are really speaking to when they claim to speak to God[[note]]Or they're just talking to themselves[[/note]], in ''{{Dogma}}'' (appearing first on screen while on fire is certainly interesting), a role which he took after being a fan of Creator/KevinSmith's ''Chasing Amy'' but which he took with one strict condition: don't change anything in the script. He was also the voice of Marvin in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In 1999 he starred in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', where he played a Shakespearean actor slumming it in sci-fi. In 2003, he played a caring yet utterly deadpan office boss who may or may not have [[LoveActually had an affair with his assistant]]. He also played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in ''[[Film/TheButler Lee Daniels' The Butler]]''.
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He played Colonel Brandon in a film adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''. He played, of all things, a painter named Ed in the 1989 ''The January Man''. He was the Metatron, the angel people are really speaking to when they claim to speak to God[[note]]Or they're just talking to themselves[[/note]], in ''{{Dogma}}'' (appearing first on screen while (being on fire in his first on-screen appearance is certainly interesting), a role which he took after being a fan of Creator/KevinSmith's ''Chasing Amy'' but which he took with one strict condition: don't change anything in the script. He was also the voice of Marvin in the 2005 film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In 1999 he starred in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', where he played a Shakespearean actor slumming it in sci-fi. In 2003, he played a caring yet utterly deadpan office boss who may or may not have [[LoveActually had an affair with his assistant]]. He also played UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in ''[[Film/TheButler Lee Daniels' The Butler]]''.
14th Jan '16 9:21:28 AM Himbeergeist
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* SingleTargetSexuality: His widow Rima Horton became his first girlfriend in 1965 and has been the woman at his side all through until his death in 2016.
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