Bob Hoskins was considered to play U.S. Senator Ralph Owen Brewster, a role that earned Alan Alda an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Bob Hoskins was originally intended to play the part of Jack Ruby. Due to the scheduling of Hook, he was unable to start filming this project.
Hoskins was set to play Al Capone but the studio went with De Niro instead.
Did you know that Bob Hoskins was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)