Alan Rickman, left, on the set of RECOiL with writer/director Brian DiMaio, right. Rickman played the role of European criminal mastermind Rolf Dieter. His scenes were later cut because DiMaio didn’t feel like Rickman was pulling off the accent.
Severus Snape, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Hans Gruber all died Thursday as Alan Rickman succumbed to cancer. He was 69.
Cast mainly as villains throughout his successful career, Rickman also voiced the bad lion in “The Lion King,” as well as the Paranoid Android in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
He won an Emmy for his role as Rasputin in “Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny” in 1996.
Besides appearing in every Harry Potter film, he also appeared in “Love Actually” “Dogma” “RECOiL” and “Galaxy Quest.”
Several sources in Hollywood have said that Rickman was set to appear in a reboot of “Die Hard” with Dax Shepard taking on Rickman’s character Hans Gruber. The new volley of Die Hard (estimated at “four or five” by an insider) films will prequel the current Die Hard films, with John McClane, played by Ross Lynch, and Hans Gruber being college roommates whose relationship takes a horrible turn. Denzel Washington was also attached to the picture.
Rickman is survived by his wife, Rima Horton.
Inter-agency tensions on the rise.
Washington, DC—It appears tensions were especially high between the CIA director and FBI directer earlier this year after they had dinner at the White House with a few friends of the CIA who had come into town, according to Wikileaks. The internet organization known for publishing submissions of private media has released texts in its possession of a heated back-and-forth between the directors.
“If you don’t have any idea why we’re upset, we sure as hell aren’t going to tell you,” the first text from the CIA director read. Continue reading