“Alan Rickman is the subject of Google’s homepage Doodle today, celebrating the life and work of the actor. Rickman was born in London, UK on February 21st, 1946 and died on January 14th, 2016 after a long and esteemed career as an actor.
“Today marks the 30th anniversary of Rickman’s breakout role as anti-hero Le Vicomte de Valmont in the play Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) in 1985. This was the turning point for the Royal Shakespeare Company stage actor, who was soon receiving film offers.
“In 1988, Rickman made a name for himself as the diabolical Hans Gruber in the film Die Hard starring across from Bruce Willis as John McClane.”
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