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10 Best Performances Of Alan Rickman

We all know Alan Rickman as Prof Snape in the Harry Potter. But what we don't know is he one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Here is a list of few of his amazing movies that all his fans must watch!

In Die Hard as Hans Gruber

Directed by John McTiernan. With Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson. John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

In Sense and Sensibility as Colonel Brandon

Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 44 nominations. When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and their three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances.

In Something the Lord Made as Dr. Alfred Blalock

Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), a cardiologist (therefore, self-confident to the point of arrogance), leaves Vanderbilt for Johns Hopkins taking with him his lab technician, Vivien Thomas (1910-1985).

In A Little Chaos as King Louis XIV

A romantic drama following Sabine ( Kate Winslet), a talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV ( Alan Rickman). Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist, André Le Nôtre ( Matthias Schoenaerts).

In Truly Madly Deeply as Jamie

Directed by Anthony Minghella. With Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Jenny Howe, Carolyn Choa. Once upon a time there were two people in love, their names were Nina and Jamie. They were even happy enough to be able to live happily ever after, (not often the case) and then Jamie died.

In Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as Sheriff George of Nottingham

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations. After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England, where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life.

In An Awfully Big Adventure as P.L. O'Hara

Directed by Mike Newell. With Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Georgina Cates, Alun Armstrong. Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics and intrigue.

In A Promise as Karl Hoffmeister

Directed by Patrice Leconte. With Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden, Toby Murray. A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.

In Snow Cake as Alex

Directed by Marc Evans. With Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire. A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

In Mesmer as Franz Anton Mesmer

The 18th-century Viennese medical establishment is threatened by the radical yet successful healing methods of Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer. Blind pianist Maria Theresa Paradies, daughter of a well-to-do businessman, becomes Mesmer's patient after he calms her seizure at a concert.

Dark Harbor as David Weinberg

Directed by Adam Coleman Howard. With Alan Rickman, Polly Walker, Norman Reedus, Janet Mecca. A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much argument they stop, only to find a young boy battered and bruised.