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A Look Back At Alan Rickman's Hollywood Career In Photos

Rickman and his body of work will always be remembered.

Alan Rickman, beloved for his role as Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" films, died at the age of 69 on Thursday following a battle with cancer. 

The actor had appeared in an array of films throughout his decade-spanning career, including 1988's "Die Hard," 1991's "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny," in 1996, for which he won a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy and a SAG award. He was well-known as Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise, spanning from 2001 to 2011.

Rickman and his body of work will always be remembered. 

  • English actor Alan Rickman, London, 1984. (Photo by Geoff Shields/Getty Images)
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    English actor Alan Rickman, London, 1984. (Photo by Geoff Shields/Getty Images)
  • Actor Alan Rickman and date attending the premiere of "Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves" on June 10, 1991, at Mann Village T
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    Actor Alan Rickman and date attending the premiere of "Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves" on June 10, 1991, at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
  • 1997, Alan Rickman stars in the movie "Rasputin" (Photo By Getty Images).
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    1997, Alan Rickman stars in the movie "Rasputin" (Photo By Getty Images).
  • Actor Alan Rickman attending the 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 19, 1997, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly H
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    Actor Alan Rickman attending the 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 19, 1997, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
  • 1999 Alan Rickman stars in the comedy "Galaxy Quest." (Photo: Dreamworks)
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    1999 Alan Rickman stars in the comedy "Galaxy Quest." (Photo: Dreamworks)
  • Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Ben Affleck and Salma Hayek on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals, promoting their lates
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    Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Ben Affleck and Salma Hayek on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals, promoting their latest movie "Dogma", directed by Kevin Smith during the 52nd Annual International Cannes Film Festival 1999. 
  • Alan Rickman playing Professor Snape in 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in November 2001. (Phot
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    Alan Rickman playing Professor Snape in 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in November 2001. (Photo by 7831/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
  • Alan Rickman, The 50th Anniversary Gala Of The National Film Theatre, At The National Film Theatre, London, 2002 (Photo by Da
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    Alan Rickman, The 50th Anniversary Gala Of The National Film Theatre, At The National Film Theatre, London, 2002 (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
  • Alan Rickman during the "Love Actually" premiere in Paris, France in 2003. (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
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    Alan Rickman during the "Love Actually" premiere in Paris, France in 2003. (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
  • Alan Rickman poses during a photo call held on March 9, 2004, at his home in London, England. (Photo by Cambridge Jones/Getty
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    Alan Rickman poses during a photo call held on March 9, 2004, at his home in London, England. (Photo by Cambridge Jones/Getty Images)
  • Alan Rickman laughs during an interview at the premiere of HBO's "Something The Lord Made," May 17, 2004, in New York. (
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    Alan Rickman laughs during an interview at the premiere of HBO's "Something The Lord Made," May 17, 2004, in New York. (Photo by Andrew Kent/Getty Images)
  • Actor Alan Rickman arrives at HBO's post Emmy party following the 56th annual primetime Emmy Awards held at the Pacific Desig
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    Actor Alan Rickman arrives at HBO's post Emmy party following the 56th annual primetime Emmy Awards held at the Pacific Design Centre on September 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  • Actor Alan Rickman poses in the pressroom at the Independent Spirit Award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards 2005 at Gui
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    Actor Alan Rickman poses in the pressroom at the Independent Spirit Award at the Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards 2005 at Guildhall on March 13, 2005 in London.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
  • Actors Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver attend the press conference for "Snow Cake" as part of the 56th Berlin International
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    Actors Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver attend the press conference for "Snow Cake" as part of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) on February 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
  • Alan Rickman during 56th Berlinale International Film Festival - "Snow Cake" Premiere in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Kurt Vini
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    Alan Rickman during 56th Berlinale International Film Festival - "Snow Cake" Premiere in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Kurt Vinion/WireImage)
  • Alan Rickman, English actor now appearing in new made-in-Canada movie "Snowcake". shot in Toronto Wednesday Nov. 29, 200
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    Alan Rickman, English actor now appearing in new made-in-Canada movie "Snowcake". shot in Toronto Wednesday Nov. 29, 2006.(Photo by Tannis Toohey/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
  • Actor Alan Rickman at "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" press conference at Claridges Hotel in London, England
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    Actor Alan Rickman at "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" press conference at Claridges Hotel in London, England, on November 26, 2007. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
  • Actor Alan Rickman, actress Rachael Taylor, writer/director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin from the film "Bottle Shoc
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    Actor Alan Rickman, actress Rachael Taylor, writer/director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin from the film "Bottle Shock" pose for a portrait at the Miners Club during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2008, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
  • Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis attend the New York premiere of "Harr
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    Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis attend the New York premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
  • Actor Alan Rickman arrives at the World Premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in Trafalgar Square on Jul
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    Actor Alan Rickman arrives at the World Premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in Trafalgar Square on July 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
  • Actor Alan Rickman and fans attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Linco
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    Actor Alan Rickman and fans attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
  • Actor Alan Rickman attends the "Une Promesse" Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at Sala Darsena on
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    Actor Alan Rickman attends the "Une Promesse" Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at Sala Darsena on September 4, 2013, in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
  • Actor Alan Rickman attends "CBGB" US Premiere Opening Night at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on October 8, 2013, in New York City.
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    Actor Alan Rickman attends "CBGB" US Premiere Opening Night at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on October 8, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Unclaimed Freight Productions)
  • Alan Rickman and Collin Kelly-Sordelet backstage after a preview performance of "The Last Ship" at the Neil Simon Theatr
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    Alan Rickman and Collin Kelly-Sordelet backstage after a preview performance of "The Last Ship" at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
  • Actress Kate Winslet and actor/director Alan Rickman attend the "A Little Chaos" premiere during the 2014 Toronto Internation
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    Actress Kate Winslet and actor/director Alan Rickman attend the "A Little Chaos" premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 13, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Philip Cheung/WireImage)
  • Actor/Director Alan Rickman attends the UK premiere of "A Little Chaos" at ODEON Kensington on April 13, 2015, in London, Eng
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    Actor/Director Alan Rickman attends the UK premiere of "A Little Chaos" at ODEON Kensington on April 13, 2015, in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
  • Actor Alan Rickman speaks at AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York on June 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by
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    Actor Alan Rickman speaks at AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York on June 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)

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