On January 14, 2016, we said goodbye to one of this generation's great actors. Alan Rickman passed away after a battle with cancer. I’m a big fan of Alan Rickman movies. I think he was a truly great actor and brought to life some very interesting and intriguing characters. He was also a really nice guy in real life – he once let me go in front of him at the supermarket checkout because I had one item and he had a basket load! And it was accompanied by that very special smile he has.
We'll be able to remember him through his movies:
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I know I could have picked any of the Harry Potter movies that Alan Rickman was in but this is my favorite of his performances. In many ways, I wish I had not read the HP books before I saw the movies because the reveal of just how Severus Snape was a hero not a baddie was so moving. He clinched it all for me when he produced his doe patronus and said just one word “Always” – referring to his undying love for Lily, Harry’s mom. Up to this sequence, this is one of those Alan Rickman movies where we were treated to a feast of malevolence, sarcasm and dark foreboding. Didn’t we all just believe Snape was rotten to his core?