Alan Rickman, famous actor who starred in various notable films such as Die Hard and all of the Harry Potter films, has passed away at age 69. This is incredibly sad news, Rickman was an amazing talent.
I recently watched all of the Harry Potter films over winter break, and I checked out Rickman’s IMDB page. I found something quite surprising, Rickman’s first big screen role was Die Hard. Can you believe that? He gave us one of the most memorable villains in film history with his first U.S performance. In Harry Potter, Rickman played Snape, a nuanced dark character with a surprising amount of depth. Rickman perfectly portrayed the character straight from the books, his performance was excellent. Rest in peace Alan Rickman.