Top 4 Films of Alan Rickman

alanHappy 68th Birthday Alan!

1. Die Hard
1988 action film directed by John McTiernan starring Bruce Willis. It was based on a Roderick Thorp novel from the 70s called Nothing Lasts Forever. Rickman plays the villain in the film, Hans Gruber.

2. Rasputin
1996 biopic directed by Uli Edel. It is about the life of Grigori Rasputin, who was a spiritual healer and advisor to the Russian Romanov family. Rickman plays the title role. Ian McKellen also stars in the film as Nicholas II.

3. Michael Collins
1996 biopic directed by Neil Jordan starring Liam Neeson in the title role. It is about the Irish revolutionary that started the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Rickman plays the role of Eamon de Valera, another Irish revolutionary that eventually became the first President of Ireland. Others in the film included Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, and Julia Roberts.

4. Dogma
1999 comedy directed by Kevin Smith. This View Askewniverse film centered on two fallen angels, played by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who are trying to get back into heaven. Rickman plays the role of Metatron, an angel who serves as the voice of God. Also starring in the film were Linda Fiorentino, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Chris Rock, Salam Hayek, Jason Lee, and George Carlin.


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