Alan Rickman would have turned 71 today. The actor passed away last year on January 14 at the age of 69. Rickman was a notable actor with many films where he had delivered a quality performance but one of his roles reshaped how the world perceived him. In one of his most memorable roles of all time, Rickman shone as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series. Not only did he prove himself to be a great actor, he lived up to the expectations of fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. He made us laugh, he made us hate him and in the end, he melted our hearts. Here are 20 of the most memorable moments of Snape for you to recall in the honour of Alan Rickman’s 71st birthday.

Every time he slapped Ron

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His sexy hair flip

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His sass level was over 9000

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And some more sass with that eyebrow arch

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Turn to Page 394

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That brisk walk that made him look like a total BAMF

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This expression that became a meme

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And not a single fuck was given that day

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The infamous Boggart incident

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When he dripped resentment while speaking to Umbridge

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Nobody could do a mid-sentence pause better than him

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But we knew he loved Harry

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Life lessons by Severus Snape

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When he instinctively tried to protect the trio from Werewolf McWerewolf

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His face when he had to fight McGonagall

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The entire flashback with Lily

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When he cried, we cried

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“Expecto Patronum”

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“You have your mother’s eyes”

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After all this time?

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