Alan Rickman, 1946–2016
Depending on your age, the first role you think of when you hear the name Alan Rickman is probably either Hans Gruber from Die Hard or Snape from the Harry Potter movies. But Rickman was terrific in everything he did, particularly Anthony Minghella’s unjustly forgotten 1990 Truly, Madly, Deeply. The movie’s plot makes this possibly a problematic recommendation given Rickman’s passing this morning, but he was so great in it that I think it’s okay. Rickman was 69.