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RIP Alan Rickman, Who Gave Us Villains to Root For

Alan Rickman, who just passed away at the age of 69, leaves behind so many iconic performances that it’s impossible to pick out a favorite. Snape in Harry Potter, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest—everyone’s done an impression of at least one of his roles. “By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of…

The Real Reason Behind Alan Rickman's Shocked Face in Die Hard

Little known fact about Alan Rickman in Die Hard: For his character’s death scene he agreed to fall onto an airbag 25 feet (7.62 meters) below on the count of three. Except the director and the stunt people thought they would get a better reaction if they dropped him on the count of “one.” They were right. His face is…