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The much-loved British actor (left) first shot to stardom in 1988 when he played Bruce Willis's adversary Hans Gruber in Die Hard, and he went on to gain a new generation of fans for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.
He became one of Britain's best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
Before he became Professor Severus Snape, actor Alan Rickman was Hans Gruber, the main villain of "Die hard.
This first movie outing sees him dealing with criminal mastermind Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman).
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.
When the film was released in Germany, Hans Gruber was renamed Jack and his gang were depicted as former Irish radicals.
The best characters in Tim Burton's Batman and Die Hard are Jack Nicholson's Joker and Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber, so this year's a fulfilment of a long-held dream where I get to be the ultimate baddie in a big blockbuster," he says.
Die Hard also reflects a chauvinistic form of nationalism redolent of World War II: by combating a criminal gang led by German Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who, pretending to be a terrorist, has taken over a Japanese-owned corporate high-rise in Los Angeles, McClane, the would-be isolationist, finds himself drafted into a battle against foreign invaders in order to liberate their hostages, one of whom is his wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia).
So quotes Hans Gruber, the "exceptional thief" played by Alan Rickman in the original Die Hard movie (1988).
At Holly's Christmas party, a group of German terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), enter the building and take everyone hostage hoping to steal the millions in negotiable bearer bonds that are in the safe.
They are led by an elegant German intellectual, Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), whose chief sidekicks are a chatty young African-American computer specialist, Theo (Clarence Gilyard Jr.