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Hopkins at the Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, 2009
Born Philip Anthony Hopkins
31 December 1937 (1937-12-31) (age 72)
Port Talbot, Wales, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–present
Spouse(s) Petronella Barker
(1967–1972; divorced)
Jennifer Lynton
(1973–2002; divorced)
Stella Arroyave
(2003–present)
.Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh film, stage and television actor.^ December 31, 1937 Birth Place : .

^ Biography - Born 12/31/1937 .
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^ Sir Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born December 31, 1937) is a British-born American actor who was born Philip Anthony Hopkins in Margam, near Port Talbot, Wales to Richard and Muriel.

.Considered to be one of film's greatest living actors,[1][2][3] he is best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, its sequel, Hannibal, and its prequel, Red Dragon.^ Anthony Hopkins Hannibal Silence of the Lambs cannibal serial killer Cate Blanchett .
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^ It wasn't until his role of serial killer Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 film Silence Of The Lambs that Hopkins would become one of the most sought after English actors.

^ Considered to be one of film's greatest living actors, he is known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in the 1991's The Silence of the Lambs, its sequel, Hannibal, and its prequel, Red Dragon .
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.Other prominent film credits include Magic, The Elephant Man, 84 Charing Cross Road, Dracula, Legends of the Fall, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon and Fracture.^ Expires: Dec-31-2012 Restriction: Unknow Review Selected reviews for: 84 Charing Cross Road .
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^ Other prominent film credits include Magic, The Elephant Man, 84 Charing Cross Road, Dracula, Legends of the Fall, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon and Fracture.
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^ The actor's other notable movies include the 1993 dramas Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day, Nixon (1995) and Amistad (1997).
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.Hopkins was born and brought up in Wales.^ Hopkins was born and brought up in Wales, and became a U.S. citizen on 12 April 2000.
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^ Born in 1937 in Port Talbot, South Wales, Philip Anthony Hopkins was the only child of Dick (a baker by trade) and Muriel Hopkins.

^ Born on December 31, 1937 in the steel mining town of Port Talbot, South Wales, Hopkins grew up convinced he would amount to nothing.
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Retaining his British citizenship, he became a U.S. citizen on 12 April 2000.[4] He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.

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Early life

.Hopkins was born in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales, the son of Muriel Anne (née Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker.^ Born in 1937 in Port Talbot, South Wales, Philip Anthony Hopkins was the only child of Dick (a baker by trade) and Muriel Hopkins.

^ Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937 in Port Talbot (Wales).
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^ Biography: Anthony Hopkins was born in Port-Talbot, county Wales, Great Britain.
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[5] .His schooldays were unproductive; he found that he would rather immerse himself in art, such as painting and drawing or playing the piano, than attend to his studies.^ A loner with dyslexia, he found that he would rather immerse himself in art, such as painting and drawing or playing the piano, than attend to his studies.
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^ He was a loner with dyslexia, and thus he found that he would rather immerse himself in art, such as painting and drawing or playing the piano, than attend to his studies.
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^ But I could play the piano and paint.
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.In 1949, to instill discipline, his parents insisted he attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool.^ So in 1949 he was dispatched to West Monmouth school in Pontypool, a long way from home.
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^ In 1949, to instill some discipline, his parents insisted that he attend West Monmouth boarding school in Pontypool.
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^ His parents, Muriel Anne Yeats and Richard Arthur Hopkins, sent him to Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool, before attending Cowbridge Grammar School.
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.He remained there for five terms and was then educated at Cowbridge Grammar School, Cowbridge, Wales.^ He remained there for five terms, of which Hopkins does not have fond memories.
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^ Anthony Hopkins, nicknamed Tony, attended Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School for five terms before going to Cowbridge Grammar School in Glamorgan, Wales.
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^ Enrolled in Cowbridge Grammar School, he remembers himself as selfish and not just a bit anti-social .
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.Hopkins was influenced and encouraged to become an actor by compatriot Richard Burton, whom he met briefly at the age of 15. To that end, he enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff from which he graduated in 1957. After two years in the Army doing his National Service, he then moved to London where he trained at RADA.^ Hopkins went on to attend the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and in 1961, he won a scholarship to London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated two years later.

^ To that end, he enrolled at the College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, from which he graduated in 1957.
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^ After two years of military service, Hopkins worked in theater.
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Career

.In 1965, after several years in repertory, he was spotted by Sir Laurence Olivier, who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre.^ In 1965 he was invited to join Laurence Olivier's National Theatre.
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^ In 1965, Hopkins auditioned in front of idol and legend Sir Laurence Olivier for a position in the National Theatre.
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^ Olivier invited him to join the Royal National Theatre, where Hopkins became his understudy.
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.Hopkins became Olivier's understudy, and filled in when Olivier was struck with appendicitis during a production of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death.^ Hopkins was given the opportunity to be Olivier’s understudy, and got his chance to shine when the actor was struck down with appendicitis during a production of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death .
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^ A protege of Sir Laurence Olivier in the 1960s, he the Royal National Theatre and became Olivier's understudy, filling in when Olivier was struck with appendicitis during a production of August Strindberg 's The Dance of Death.
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^ Hopkins was given the opportunity to be Olivier's understudy, and got his chance to shine when the actor was struck down with appendicitis during a production of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death.
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.Olivier later noted in his memoir, Confessions of an Actor, that, "A new young actor in the company of exceptional promise named Anthony Hopkins was understudying me and walked away with the part of Edgar like a cat with a mouse between its teeth."^ ANTHONY HOPKINS: Oh, he's a wonderful actor.
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^ Olivier noted in his memoir: "A new young actor in the company of exceptional promise named Anthony Hopkins was understudying me and walked away with the part of Edgar like a cat with a mouse between its teeth."

^ Olivier later noted in his memoir, Confessions of an Actor : .
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[6]
.Despite his success at the National, Hopkins tired of repeating the same roles nightly and yearned to be in movies.^ Despite his success at the National, Hopkins tired of repeating the same roles nightly and yearned to be in movies.
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^ Hopkins was given the opportunity to be Olivier's understudy, and got his chance to shine when the actor was struck down with appendicitis during a production of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death.Despite his success at the National, Hopkins tired of repeating the same roles nightly and yearned to be in movies.
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^ As previously reported , Universal have denied that Hopkins is to reprise his role as Hannibal Lecter in a fourth movie.
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.In 1968, he got his break in The Lion in Winter playing Richard I, along with Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and future James Bond star Timothy Dalton, who played Philip II of France.^ Hopkins' first film role of note was that of sulky Richard the Lionheart in 1968's acclaimed The Lion in Winter, in which he starred with legendary actors Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn.

^ His first notable role is part of the cast that includes Peter O’Toole and Katharine Hepburn in “The Lion in Winter” in 1968.
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^ In 1968, he got his break in The Lion in Winter playing Richard I, along with future James Bond star Timothy Dalton, who played his estranged lover, Philip II of France.
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.Although Hopkins continued in theatre (most notably at the National Theatre as Lambert Le Roux in Pravda by David Hare and Howard Brenton and as Antony in Antony and Cleopatra opposite Judi Dench as well as in the Broadway production of Peter Shaffer's Equus, directed by John Dexter) he gradually moved away from it to become more established as a television and film actor.^ He additionally worked at the National Theatre , most notably as Lambert Le Roux in Pravda by David Hare and Howard Brenton and as Antony in Antony and Cleopatra opposite Judi Dench .
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^ Hopkins continued to work in theatre, most notably in a Broadway production of Peter Shaffer's Equus in 1974.
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^ Although Hopkins continued in theatre (most notably in the Broadway production of Peter Shaffer's Equus) he gradually moved away from it to become more established as a television and film actor.
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.He made his small-screen debut in a 1967 BBC broadcast of A Flea in Her Ear.^ Anthony Hopkins made his screen debut almost four decades ago in The Lion in Winter, finally appreciates his life as an actor, commenting, that it's been a wonderful life.
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^ Eight years later he moved to London, where he was discovered by Laurence Olivier and made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear , two years later.
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^ Eight years later he moved to London, where he was discovered by Laurence Olivier and made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear, two years later.
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.He has since gone on to enjoy a long career, winning many plaudits and awards for his performances.^ He has since gone on to enjoy a long career, winning many plaudits for his performances.
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^ He has since gone on to enjoy a long career, winning many plaudits for his performances.He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1987, and a Knight Bachelor in 1993.
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^ The Big Hearted Anthony Hopkins Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins talks about, life, his career, and his latest film, Hearts In Atlantis , in this candid interview.
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.Hopkins was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1987, and a Knight Bachelor in 1993[7] In 1996, Hopkins was awarded an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales, Lampeter.^ In 1996 Hopkins was awarded an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales, Lampeter.Today, Hopkins also takes time to support various philanthropic groups.
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^ Hopkins was knighted in 1993.
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^ In addition to winning numerous awards for his work in films, Hopkins was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1987.
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.Hopkins has stated that his role as Burt Munro, whom he portrayed in his 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian, was his favourite.^ In the movie The Worlds Fastest Indian , he again takes on a real life role that of Burt Munro.
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^ This is from which 2005' Anthony Hopkins film?
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^ The world's fastest Indian motorcycle .
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.He also asserted that Munro was the easiest role that he had played because both men have a similar outlook on life.^ Ratner and Mann have both made phenomenal films out of the Harris book, with Ratners film a little more successful if only because there is hindsight in play.
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^ In both 2001 and 2002, he again played his most well-known role of Hannibal Lecter in "Hannibal" and "Red Dragon."
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^ It was a cold morning and Roger said action and I did it and I got quite emotional about it because it was similar to my own life.
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[8]
.In 2006, Hopkins was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.^ Meanwhile, Hopkins was honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards with the Cecile B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
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^ Also an accomplished writer, director, producer, composer and Broadway actor, Hopkins received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award lifetime achievement award in 2006 .
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^ In 2006 he received the Golden Globe Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
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.In 2008, he received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award.^ He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.
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^ From Alfred Hitchcock in 1971 to most recently Anthony Hopkins in 2008, the Academy Fellowship has been awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image.
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^ Actor Anthony Hopkins worked on stage and in film for over thirty years before receiving his first Academy Award for his performance in The Silence of the Lambs.
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.Hopkins is set to portray Odin, the father of Thor, in the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel Comics' Thor.^ Anthony Hopkins , odin , thor .
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^ Anthony Hopkins to play Thor's father, Odin .
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^ Odin in the comics so he is in fact thor's brother .
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[9] .On 24 February 2010 it was announced that Hopkins had been cast in the upcoming supernatural thriller The Rite.^ Hopkins made his film debut as Richard I in The Lion in Winter (1968) and continues to star in movies including the upcoming The Wolf Man (2010).
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^ According to Variety magazine, Anthony Hopkins has been officially cast in Marvel's upcoming movie, Thor.
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^ The much-delayed Wolfman , now scheduled for a February 2010 release, returns Hopkins to Gothic shadows and fog.
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He will play a priest who is "an expert in exorcisms and whose methods are not necessarily traditional".[10]

Acting style

.Hopkins is renowned for his preparation for roles.^ Hopkins prepared for his role of the shamed ex President by watching almost every single one of Nixon's speeches.

^ As an actor who is so passionate about his work, Hopkins prepared for his role, getting into character by eating the same menu as the real life Picasso.

.He has confessed in interviews that once he has committed to a project, he will go over his lines as many times as is needed (sometimes upwards of 200) until the lines sound natural to him, so that he can "do it without thinking". This leads to an almost casual style of delivery that belies the amount of groundwork done beforehand.^ I just go over and over something many times.
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^ Rather than rehearsing extensively, Hopkins prefers to memorise his lines - sometimes going over them more than 100 times - allowing him to repeat the words without concentration.
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^ James Ivory "Tony has this extraordinary ability to make you believe when you hear him that it is the very first time he has ever said that line.
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.While it can allow for some careful improvisation, it has also brought him into conflict with the occasional director who departs from the script, or demands what the actor views as an excessive number of takes.^ He too has occasionally had trouble with directors, the actor adds.
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^ He lives in a city where movie stars are treated like royalty, yet takes no pleasure in the celebrity status his career and his wealth affords him.
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^ Hopkins is never one to suffer fools, and for someone who probably took himself seriously at the genesis of his own career, these days, he scoffs at his younger counterparts, both actors and directors, who take themselves too seriously.
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.Hopkins has stated that after he is finished with a scene, he simply discards the lines, not remembering them later on.^ Hopkins based a scene in the film, in which a shootout takes place on a freeway, on a real shootout he saw in Los Angeles on his first trip to the United States in 1973.
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.This is unlike others who usually remember their lines from a film even years later.^ He's just trying to portray a Hannibal Lecter who's 10 years younger than he appeared in ''The Silence of the Lambs,'' which Hopkins filmed back in 1991.
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^ Eight years later he moved to London, where he was discovered by Laurence Olivier and made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear , two years later.
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^ Later that year, the moody, cloying Stephen King adaptation Hearts in Atlantis did little to repair his reputation with critics or audiences, who avoided the film like the plague.
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[11] .Richard Attenborough, who has directed Hopkins on five occasions, found himself going to great lengths during the filming of Shadowlands (1993) to accommodate the differing approaches of his two stars (Hopkins and Debra Winger), who shared many scenes.^ Richard Attenborough directed Hopkins in the romantic Shadowlands.
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^ In 1996 Hopkins directed his first film, August, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
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^ As Lloyd George in "Young Winston" (1972), Hopkins initiated a five picture association with director Richard Attenborough which would see him segue from Lieutenant Colonel John Frost in "A Bridge Too Far" (1977) to the volatile, obsessed ventriloquist in "Magic" (1978) to the quiet, scholarly C S Lewis in "Shadowlands" (1993).
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.Whereas Hopkins liked to keep rehearsals to a minimum, preferring the spontaneity of a fresh take, Winger rehearsed continuously.^ Hopkins stated that he would like to continue his new-found career as an independent director.
  • Anthony Hopkins says bigger festivals are like 'circuses' | News | Screen 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.screendaily.com [Source type: News]

^ Apart from returning home, Anthony Hopkins the actor continues to keep busy.
  • Anthony Hopkins Beowulf & Slipstream Interview 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hopkins, originally slated to only briefly introduce his compositions and then take a seat in the audience, was asked to conduct one of his pieces during rehearsal.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins Scores big With Dallas Symphony Orchestra 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.prweb.com [Source type: General]

.To allow for this, Attenborough stood in for Hopkins during Winger's rehearsals, only bringing him in for the last one before a take.^ The movie of footage of Jackson during rehearsals for his last concert has gathered more than a $100 million worldwide, reported movie entertainment website Hollywood.com.
  • Movie news recap: Anthony Hopkins is Garcia’s Hemingway - News, Films - The Independent 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Spielberg was so blown away by Hopkins knowing verbatim a seven page dialogue, he only ever referred to him as 'Sir Anthony'.

^ His more experienced partner (Anthony Hopkins) struggles to save him before he must choose between the mission and his lover.
  • Anthony Hopkins Website, Filmography 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.westlord.com [Source type: General]

.The director praised Hopkins for "this extraordinary ability to make you believe when you hear him that it is the very first time he has ever said that line.^ I remind him that the film-maker, who also directed Hopkins in Magic, raves about his talent, saying: "He has an extraordinary ability to make you believe that, when he says a line, it's the very first time he's ever said it."
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins: From hellraiser to Hollywood lamb - Features, Films - The Independent 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Hopkins: No, this is the first time [I learned about him].
  • Interview: ANTHONY HOPKINS 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'd seen him in The Notebook and that was the first time.
  • Anthony Hopkins Interview, Fracture - MoviesOnline 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's an incredible gift."[6]
.In addition, Hopkins is a gifted mimic, adept at turning his native Welsh accent into whatever is required by a character.^ Demonstrating, to TV chat show host Michael Parkinson, during an interview his gift of being able to change his native Welsh accent into whomever, Hopkins entertained the audience with a Tommy Cooper impression “Just like that!” .

^ The thought that anyone who comes into contact with Hopkins might wind up, years later, as the template for one of his onscreen characters, may be intimidating.
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^ Anthony Hopkins shies away from some of the characters that turned this once ordinary Welshman into a major star.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Cranky Critic® StarTalk - Movie Star Interviews 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.crankycritic.com [Source type: General]

.He duplicated the voice of his late mentor, Laurence Olivier, for additional scenes in Spartacus in its 1991 restoration.^ He duplicated the voice of his late mentor, Laurence Olivier, for additional scenes in Spartacus in its 1991 restoration.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins (Tony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Also in ’91 Hopkins leant his ability of mimicking by duplicating Olivier’s voice in the restoration of Spartacus (1960) because the sound track was lost and Olivier had died two years previously.

^ Provided the voice of Marcus Crassus (subbing for the late Lord Olivier) in the restored version of "Spartacus" .
  • Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.tcmdb.com [Source type: General]

.His interview on the 1998 relaunch edition of the British TV talk show Parkinson featured an impersonation of comedian Tommy Cooper.^ Demonstrating, to TV chat show host Michael Parkinson, during an interview his gift of being able to change his native Welsh accent into whomever, Hopkins entertained the audience with a Tommy Cooper impression “Just like that!” .

^ Wie man die Leute von ihrem Geld trennt (1998) (TV show) [Himself] .

^ The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition (International: English title: cut version)     - Episode dated 25 January 2006 (2006) TV episode ....
  • Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Hopkins has said acting, "like a submarine" has helped him to deliver credible performances in his thriller movies.^ Then I called him up and said that I'd like to do it.
  • Interviews > Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ With the remake of All The Kings Men, Sean Penn once again shows his ability to deliver a captivating performance and make a movie impossible to simply dismiss.

^ Excellent performances from Hopkins (whose deranged Titus is more than a little reminiscent of Hannibal Lecter), Lange, and the supporting cast help make the endless treachery credible.
  • Titus (1999) [VHS] starring Osheen Jones, Dario DAmbrosi, Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Raz Degan 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

.He said, "It's very difficult for an actor to avoid, you want to show a bit.^ I said do you want to say that again.
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford :: View topic - Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.barbarataylorbradford.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you want an actor to be prepared, she's strong.
  • Interview with Sir Anthony Hopkins - feature - at IGN 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I said: 'There's a part for you in it if you want.'
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins: From hellraiser to Hollywood lamb - Features, Films - The Independent 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

.But I think the less one shows the better."^ Hannah : I think Nick would be better dating one of his fans like me!
  • Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins in Woody Allen’s Next | The CLOG - A Clevver Blog 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.clevver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hannah: I think Nick would be better dating one of his fan...
  • Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins in Woody Allen’s Next | The CLOG - A Clevver Blog 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.clevver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[12]

Hannibal Lecter

.Hopkins' most famous role is as the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, opposite Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, who won for Best Actress.^ Hopkins to reprise Hannibal Lector role .
  • Anthony Hopkins News and Video - FOX News Topics - FOXNews.com 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: News]

^ The Welsh actor, known for his role as Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” can be seen next in “The Wolfman.” [ Variety ] .
  • Anthony Hopkins - Speakeasy - WSJ 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Anthony Hopkins Hannibal Silence of the Lambs cannibal serial killer Cate Blanchett .
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins: The return of cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter - Nachrichten English-News - WELT ONLINE 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.welt.de [Source type: General]

.The film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.^ Best Actor(1) Best Actor,Best Actress,Best Director(2) Best Cinematography(2) Best Costume Design,Best Makeup(2) Best Screenplay (Adapted)(1) Coming Soon .
  • Search results for Anthony Hopkins - Walmart 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This picture won SEVEN Oscars in 1998 including Best Picture, Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Best Supporting Actress (Judy Dench).
  • Anthony Hopkins | The 411 From 406 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC 406northlane.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The actor will reprise the role of the cannibal serial killer for the fourth time in this second sequel to the 1991 hit film "The Silence of the Lambs," for which he won a Best Actor Oscar.
  • Anthony Hopkins in New Hannibal Lecter Film | WorstPreviews.com 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is the one of the shortest lead performances to win an Oscar, as Hopkins only appears on screen for little over 24 minutes.^ Anthony Hopkins reprises his Oscar-winning role as the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter in this thrilling prequel.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Actor - DVD Rental - BigPond Movies - Telstra BigPond 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC dvd.bigpondmovies.com [Source type: General]

^ Hopkins' portrayal of psychotic cannibal Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs earned him an Oscar, although he is featured in only 16 of the film's 118 minutes—the shortest ever performance to earn a "Best Lead Actor" award.
  • Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This birthday guy was forever immortalized in Hollywood for his Oscar-winning performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 classic thriller "The Silence...
  • Anthony Hopkins : Anthony Hopkins News and Photos - chicagotribune.com 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

.Hopkins reprised his role as Lecter twice (Hannibal in 2001, Red Dragon in 2002).^ In both 2001 and 2002, he again played his most well-known role of Hannibal Lecter in "Hannibal" and "Red Dragon."
  • Anthony Hopkins @ NCM.com 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.ncm.com [Source type: General]
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^ He has reprised the role of Lecter twice, in 2001's Hannibal and in the following year's Red Dragon.
  • BBC Wales - Arts - Anthony Hopkins - Biography 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ He reprised his role as Hannibal Lecter twice over, doing Hannibal in 2001 and the prequel Red Dragon in 2002.
  • Anthony Hopkins Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com UK 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC uk.askmen.com [Source type: General]
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.His original portrayal of the character in The Silence of the Lambs has been labelled by the American Film Institute as the number-one film villain.^ Hopkins will reprise his cannibalistic serial killer for the fourth time in a second sequel to the 1991 hit film The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar.
  • Anthony Hopkins Movies - Anthony Hopkins Movie Premiere, Anthony Hopkins Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.hollyscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Anthony Hopkins to Play Hannibal Lecter Again - Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.hollyscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because of his performance, the character was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest screen villain of all time.
  • Anthony Hopkins takes another villainous turn in Fracture 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.star-ecentral.com [Source type: General]

^ In a very short amount of screentime Anthony Hopkins created one of the screen's greatest villains and won an Oscar The Silence of the Lambs .
  • Anthony Hopkins | Movie List, Filmography, Movies, Academy Awards | Destination Hollywood Tribute 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.destinationhollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13] .At the time he was offered the role, Hopkins was making a return to the London stage, performing in M. Butterfly.^ In 1984 they returned to London and Hopkins resumed his stage career.
  • Table for One - Anthony Hopkins : People.com 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.people.com [Source type: General]

^ Returned to the London stage as star of "Pravda" .
  • Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.tcmdb.com [Source type: General]

^ So commanding is Mr. Hopkins's quietude that at times he seems to be following the advice an actor-friend gave him on what makes a good manservant: when he's in the room, the room is emptier.
  • Anthony Hopkins Won't Chew the Scenery - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

.He had come back to Britain after living for a number of years in Hollywood, having all but given up on a career there, saying, "Well that part of my life's over; it's a chapter closed.^ Well, I live an ordinary, simple life.
  • Interview: ANTHONY HOPKINS 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have experienced them a number of times in my life.
  • FilmStew.com • The Big Hearted Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.filmstew.com [Source type: General]

^ Hopkins gave up Method acting -- the dig deep into your soul approach -- years ago, saying it got him "all tangled up" and instead concentrates his energies on learning his lines, reading the script over and over again "to make doubly sure that I know my part perfectly."
  • Anthony Hopkins July 2001 interview- Edward Norton Information Page 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.edward-norton.org [Source type: General]

.I suppose I'll just have to settle for being a respectable actor poncing around the West End and doing respectable BBC work for the rest of my life."^ I suppose I'll just have to settle for being a respectable actor poncing around the West End and doing respectable BBC work for the rest of my life."
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins (Tony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Famous for being restless, he works with the energy of a man half his age, having made three more movies since Hannibal , but insists, "I'm just taking life easy."
  • Anthony Hopkins July 2001 interview- Edward Norton Information Page 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.edward-norton.org [Source type: General]

^ Towards the end of his life Dylan Thomas toured America, performing his works before sell-out audiences across the country.
  • Anthony Hopkins (Thor, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The Wolfman and Slipstream) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: General]

[6]
.Hopkins played the iconic villain in adaptations of the first three of the Lecter novels by Thomas Harris.^ Hopkins played the iconic villain in adaptations of the first three of the Lecter novels by Thomas Harris.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins (Tony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Based on the novel by Thomas Harris.
  • Anthony Hopkins (Thor, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The Wolfman and Slipstream) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: General]

^ HARDLY BRAIN SURGERY The rest of Hollywood is playing a frantic guessing game over whether Hopkins will sign up for a possible third outing as Hannibal in Red Dragon , an adaptation of Thomas Harris' 1981 crime thriller that first introduced the character to readers.
  • Anthony Hopkins July 2001 interview- Edward Norton Information Page 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.edward-norton.org [Source type: General]

The author was reportedly very pleased with Hopkins' portrayal of his antagonist. .However, Hopkins stated that Red Dragon would feature his final performance as the character, and that he would not reprise even a narrative role in the latest addition to the series, Hannibal Rising.^ Hopkins also played the role in a sequel ( Hannibal) and a prequel (Red Dragon).
  • PopEntertainment.com: Anthony Hopkins interview about 'The World's Fastest Indian.' 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HARDLY BRAIN SURGERY The rest of Hollywood is playing a frantic guessing game over whether Hopkins will sign up for a possible third outing as Hannibal in Red Dragon , an adaptation of Thomas Harris' 1981 crime thriller that first introduced the character to readers.
  • Anthony Hopkins July 2001 interview- Edward Norton Information Page 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.edward-norton.org [Source type: General]

^ Manhunter is based on Harris’s book Red Dragon , which was also adapted into a film in 2002, and starred Anthony Hopkins.
  • Anthony Hopkins | Movie Talk 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC whatsontv.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Personal life

Hopkins at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005
.As of 2007, Hopkins resides in the United States.^ Hopkins now resides in the United States.
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^ As of 2007, Hopkins resides in the United States.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ Hopkins based a scene in the film, in which a shootout takes place on a freeway, on a real shootout he saw in Los Angeles on his first trip to the United States in 1973.
  • Interview: Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.cinemablend.com [Source type: General]

.He had moved to the country once before during the 1970s to pursue his film career, but returned to Britain in the late 1980s.^ It was in California where he moved to pursue his film career, that he knew he had to stop.
  • Post-Lecter, Anthony Hopkins Takes Risks - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ He had moved to the country once before during the 1970s to pursue his film career, but returned to Britain in the late 1980s.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins (Tony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ During 1967-1970, he was a member of Royal National Theatre and later on moved to USA to act in films.
  • Anthony Hopkins Pictures Gallery - Photoshop Anthony Hopkins Pics 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.freakingnews.com [Source type: General]

.However, he decided to return to the U.S. following his 1990s success.^ However, he decided to go back to the USA following his 1990s success.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He became a naturalized citizen on 12 April 2000, and celebrated with a 3,000-mile road trip across the country.^ He was knighted in 1993 and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ He became a naturalized citizen on 12 April 2000, and celebrated with a 3,000-mile road trip across the country.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins (Tony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ He celebrated this with a 3,000-mile road trip across the country.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hopkins has been married three times.^ He has been married three times and has one daughter.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2004, Hopkins teamed up again with director Oliver Stone for the epic historical drama ''Alexander,'' a three-hour trek through the life and times of Alexander the Great.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ Alexander re-united Hopkins and Nixon helmer Oliver Stone in a three-hour trek through the life and times of Alexander the Great.
  • Anthony Hopkins Fans (Anthony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
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  • Anthony Hopkins Movies 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]
  • Anthony Hopkins - Blockbuster Online 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]

.His first two wives were Petronella Barker (1967–1972) and Jennifer Lynton (1973–2002).^ In 1967, Hopkins married his first wife, Petronella Barker.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ His first two wives were Petronella Barker (1967–1972) and Jennifer Lynton (1973–2003).
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Formerly wed to actress Petronella Barker and to Jennifer Lynton, Hopkins married his third wife, actress and producer Stella Arroyave , in March 2003.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Ask.com 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.He is now married to Colombian-born Stella Arroyave.^ He is now married to Colombian-born Stella Arroyave.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2003 Hopkins married his third wife Colombian-born Stella Arroyave.

^ Formerly wed to actress Petronella Barker and to Jennifer Lynton , Hopkins married his third wife, actress and producer Stella Arroyave , in March 2003.
  • Videodetective.com - Anthony Hopkins filmography 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC videodetective.com [Source type: General]

.He has a daughter from his first marriage, Abigail Hopkins (b.^ He has a daughter, Abigail Hopkins (born 1968), from his first marriage who is an actress and singer.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At 30, now married to his first wife Petronella Barker, (they have a daughter Abigail Hopkins, an actress) he was bored with the monotony of theatre, but got another fortunate break when he was cast in the TV film of 1967 A flea in Her Ear.

^ He will not, however, discuss his long marriage to Jenni Lynton, a former production assistant (they divorced in 2002), his brief first marriage to Petronella Barker, or his relationship with their daughter, Hopkins' only child, the actress and musician Abigail Hopkins, now 38, who lives in London.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins: From hellraiser to Hollywood lamb - Features, Films - The Independent 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: General]

.20 August 1968), who is an actress and singer.^ He has a daughter, Abigail Hopkins (born 1968), from his first marriage who is an actress and singer.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They have one daughter together, Abigail Hopkins (actress/singer; born on August 20, 1968).
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

.He has offered his support to various charities and appeals, notably becoming President of the National Trust's Snowdonia Appeal, raising funds for the preservation of the Snowdonia National Park and to aid the Trust's efforts to purchase parts of Snowdon.^ He has offered his support to various charities and appeals, notably becoming President of the National Trust's Snowdonia Appeal, raising funds for the preservation of the Snowdonia National Park and to aid the Trust's efforts to purchase parts of Snowdon.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has offered his support to various charities and became the President of the National Trust's Snowdonia Appeal, which raises funds for the preservation of the Snowdonia National Park.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ He became a fundraiser and President of the Snowdonia Appeal, and participated in acting programmes and alcoholic counselling groups.
  • bmi Voyager » Giant of the valley 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.bmivoyager.com [Source type: General]

.A book celebrating these efforts, Anthony Hopkins' Snowdonia, was published together with Graham Nobles.^ A book celebrating these efforts, Anthony Hopkins' Snowdonia, was published together with Graham Nobles.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins (Tony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
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^ Manhunter is based on Harris’s book Red Dragon , which was also adapted into a film in 2002, and starred Anthony Hopkins.
  • Anthony Hopkins | Movie Talk 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC whatsontv.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But her big film break came with Surviving Picasso with Anthony Hopkins in 1996 (the same year she and Kelly got together).
  • Anthony Hopkins News - Movie Industry Today 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC movies.einnews.com [Source type: General]

.Hopkins also takes time to support various philanthropic groups.^ Hopkins, who can speak some Welsh, also takes time to support various groups.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, Hopkins also takes time to support various philanthropic groups.
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^ Hopkins also takes time to support various philanthropic groups.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins (Tony Hopkins) | MySpace 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.He was a Guest of Honour at a Gala Fundraiser for Women in Recovery, Inc., a Venice, California-based non-profit organization offering rehabilitation assistance to women in recovery from substance abuse.^ He was a Guest of Honour at a Gala Fundraiser for Women in Recovery, Inc., a Venice, California-based non-profit organisation offering rehabilitation assistance to women in recovery from substance abuse.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was a Guest of Honor at a Gala Fundraiser for Women in Recovery, Inc., a Venice, California-based non-profit organization that offers rehabilitation assistance to women in recovery from substance abuse.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ Kars4Kids Car Donation Kars4Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a wide range of services for underprivileged children.
  • The Killers Among Us -- WBZ 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC multimedia.wbz.com [Source type: General]

.Although he resides in Malibu, California he is also a volunteer teacher at the Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, California.^ Volunteers at the Ruskins School of Acting in Santa Monica, California, where he teaches everything from Shakespeare to scenes, theory, and monologues.
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hopkins is also a volunteer teacher (he teaches everything from Shakespeare to scenes, theory, and monologues) at the Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, California, where he resides.
  • The Anthony Hopkins Picture Pages 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

^ But he had time for others, too, volunteering at Ruskins School of Acting in Santa Monica, and handing money to worthy causes.
  • ANTHONY HOPKINS BRITISH ACTOR AND BLUEBIRD K7 ACROSS THE LAKE AS DONALD CAMPBELL 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins - Biography - Alexander The Great - Filmography - Ptolemy - Anthony Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.alexander-the-great.co.uk [Source type: General]
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Hopkins is an acknowledged alcoholic[14] who has been sober since 1975. Hopkins is known to be a joker while on set, lightening the mood during production by barking like a dog before filming a scene, according to a Tonight Show interview broadcast on 9 April 2007.
.Hopkins is a prominent member of environmental protection group Greenpeace and as of early 2008 featured in a television advertisement campaign, voicing concerns about Japan's continuing annual whale hunt.^ Hopkins sat down with MTV Movies recently and gave them a few tidbits about Presents , including a description of the opening and a public debut of his Hitchcock voice.
  • ROTTEN TOMATOES: Anthony Hopkins Channeling Hitchcock for Psycho Movie 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ News about Anthony Hopkins continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
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^ He is a prominent member of Greenpeace He is a patron of RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) .
  • Anthony Hopkins - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 11:25 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] Hopkins has been a patron of RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) since its early days and helped open their first intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit at Downview (HM Prison) in 1992.
.He is an admirer of the comedian Tommy Cooper.^ He is an admirer of the comedian Tommy Cooper .
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.On 23 February 2008, as patron of The Tommy Cooper Society, the actor unveiled a commemorative statue in the entertainer's home town of Caerphilly.^ On 23 February 2008, as patron of The Tommy Cooper Society, the actor unveiled a commemorative statue in the entertainer's home town of Caerphilly .
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^ Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008, c2007.
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^ On 23 February 2008, as patron of The Tommy Cooper Society, the actor unveiled a commemorative statue in the entertainer's home town of Caerphilly.
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.For the ceremony, Hopkins donned Cooper's trademark fez and performed a comic routine.^ When asked to analyze his acclaimed performance as the repressed English butler Mr. Stevens, Hopkins remarked, "Well, I don't move much and speak quietly."
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[16]

Other work

Hopkins is a talented pianist. In 1986, he released a single called "Distant Star". It peaked at #75 in the UK charts. .In 2007, he announced he would retire temporarily from the screen to tour around the world.^ In the year 2000, Hopkins received his U.S. citizenship and announced that he would return to film, after contemplating retirement.
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^ They can paint and create a world around you, very much like these other movies you see on the blue screen or green screen, whatever they are.
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[17] Hopkins has also written music for the concert hall, in collaboration with Stephen Barton as orchestrator. .These compositions include The Masque of Time, given its world premiere with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in October 2008, and Schizoid Salsa.^ The world premiere for "The World's Fastest Indian" was 13 October 2005 in Invercargill, Munro's hometown and the southernmost city of New Zealand (and at the time of story southernmost city of the British Empire).
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[18]
.In 1996, Hopkins directed his first film, August, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya set in Wales.^ Hopkins also directed again - something he hadn't done since the film August (1996).

^ But Hopkins kept drinking and in 1968 he made his first film, playing Richard I in "The Lion in Winter" with Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn.
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^ Hopkins based a scene in the film, in which a shootout takes place on a freeway, on a real shootout he saw in Los Angeles on his first trip to the United States in 1973.
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His first screenplay, an experimental drama called Slipstream, which he also directed and scored, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007.
.Hopkins is a fan of the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, and once remarked in an interview how he would love to appear in the series.^ Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), an ambitious FBI Academy student, is sent to a hospital for the criminally insane to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a once renowned psychiatrist turned cannibalistic serial killer.
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^ The actors met only twice: once when Hopkins asked his idol for an autograph in the 1950s and again when Hopkins replaced Burton in the play Equus on Broadway in 1974.
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^ Only time will tell if this isn't just some horse**** but it would be a great idea.
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.Writer John Sullivan saw the interview, and with Hopkins in mind created the character Danny Driscoll, a local villain.^ The character Hopkins created was later dubbed the greatest movie villain ever by the American Film Institute.
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^ Shadowlands brought Hopkins the opportunity to play a full-fledged romantic gentleman in the character of real-life British writer C. S. Lewis.
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^ Keyword tags: Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins biography Anthony Hopkins quotes Anthony Hopkins trivia Anthony Hopkins vital stats Anthony Hopkins wiki Subpages: Anthony Hopkins Quotes Anthony Hopkins Quotes Anthony Hopkins Biography Anthony Hopkins Biography Anthony Hopkins Best Movies and Characters Anthony Hopkins Best Movies and Characters Anthony Hopkins Interview Anthony Hopkins Interview Anthony Hopkins Biography Anthony Hopkins Quotes Anthony Hopkins Best Movies and Characters .
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.However, filming of the new series coincided with the filming of The Silence of the Lambs, making Hopkins unavailable.^ The ‘Silence of The Lambs’ star will portray King Odin in the new movie.
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^ Fuelled by a Lecteresque performance from Hopkins, the film has been well received by critics and audiences, which may be especially sweet in that it has far outstripped Hannibal Rising, the recent prequel that is the first of four Lecter films since The Silence of the Lambs not to feature Hopkins.
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^ Then “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), for which Hopkins won a Best Actor Academy Award, thrust him into the stratosphere for his portrayal of mastermind serial killer Hannibal Lecter—later named the American Film Institute’s No.
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The role instead went to his friend Roy Marsden.[19]
Hopkins has played many famous historical and fictional characters including:

Awards

.Besides his win for The Silence of the Lambs, Hopkins has been Oscar-nominated for The Remains of the Day (1993), Nixon (1995) and Amistad (1997).^ In 1993, Hopkins astounded all as a butler in The Remains of the Day .
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^ After being knighted in 1993, Sir Anthony Hopkins received Oscar nominations for his roles in The Remains of the Day, Nixon and Amistad .
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^ He received subsequent Oscar nominations for his roles as a duty-bound butler in Remains of the Day (1993), as Richard M. Nixon in Nixon (1995), and as John Quincy Adams in Amistad (1997).
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.Hopkins won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in 1973 for his performance as Pierre Bezukhov in the BBC's production of War and Peace, and additionally for The Silence of the Lambs and Shadowlands.^ His hypnotic performance in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) won him an Academy Award for best actor.
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^ In the year 1973, he won the BAFTA Best Actor award for his performance as Pierre Bezukhov in the BBC's production of War and Peace.
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^ Anthony Hopkins is one of the best actors ever.
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.He received nominations in the same category for Magic and The Remains of the Day and as Best Supporting Actor for The Lion in Winter.^ London Critics Circle Film: Actor of the Year, ''The Remains of the Day,'' 1994 .
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^ His performance received general critical acclaim and won him a Best Actor at the prestigious Academy Awards.
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^ Broadcast Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor, ''Amistad,'' 1998 .
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.He won Emmy Awards for his roles in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case and The Bunker, and was Emmy-nominated for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Great Expectations.^ It was only after I put my demons behind me that I was able to fully enjoy acting.” His career gained momentum, and his subsequent film and TV credits included his Emmy-winning performances as Bruno Richard Hauptmann in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) and as Adolf Hitler in The Bunker (1981), as well as his sharply etched portrayals of two roles previously associated with Charles Laughton : Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) and Captain Bligh in The Bounty (1984).
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^ Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The (1976) (TV) (Emmy) ....
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^ Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The (1976) (TV show) [Anthony Hopkins as Bruno Richard Hauptmann] .

[20] .He won the directing and the acting award, both for Slipstream, at Switzerland's Locarno International Film Festival.^ Moscow International Film Festival: Best Actor, ''84 Charing Cross Road,'' 1987 .
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^ IGN FILMFORCE: Did you have the shortest role, for any film, of any actor, who won the best actor [Academy] Award?
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^ Brothers and award-winning film composers Jeff and Mychael Danna reunite to score Fracture, a film directed by Gregory Hoblit.

Hopkins became a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2008.[21]
.In 1979, Anthony Hopkins became an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, London.^ High School Cowbridge Grammar School, Glamorgan, Wales (1951) University Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff (1955) Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England UK (1961) .
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^ His yet unnamed movie is set in London and stars Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts among others.
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^ In 1963 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and was then mentored by Laurence Olivier, who ran Britain's National Theatre.
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[22]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1967 A Flea in Her Ear Etienne Plucheux TV
The White Bus Brechtian
1968 The Lion in Winter Richard Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1969 The Looking Glass War John Avery
Hamlet Claudius
Department S Greg Halliday TV
1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens Charles Dickens Television film
Hearts and Flowers Bob TV – Play for Today
Nominated — British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
1971 When Eight Bells Toll Philip Calvert
1972 Young Winston David Lloyd George
War and Peace Pierre Bezukhov British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
A Doll's House Torvald Helmer
1974 The Girl from Petrovka Kostya
QB VII Dr. Adam Kelno
Juggernaut Supt. John McCleod
All Creatures Great and Small Siegfried Farnon TV
The Childhood Friend Alexander Tashkov TV – Play for Today
1976 Dark Victory Dr. Michael Grant TV
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Bruno Richard Hauptmann Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Victory at Entebbe Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
1977 A Bridge Too Far Lt. Col. John D. Frost
Audrey Rose Elliot Hoover Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
1978 Magic Charles "Corky" Withers/Voice of Fats Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
International Velvet Captain Johnson
1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Capt. Jones TV
1980 The Elephant Man Dr. Frederick Treves
A Change of Seasons Adam Evans
1981 The Bunker Adolf Hitler Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Peter and Paul Paul of Tarsus TV
Othello Othello TV
1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo TV
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
1983 A Married Man John Strickland TV
1984 The Bounty Lieutenant William Bligh
1985 Hollywood Wives Neil Gray TV
Arch of Triumph Dr. Ravic TV
Guilty Conscience Arthur Jamison TV
Mussolini and I Count Galeazzo Ciano TV
CableACE Award for Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
The Good Father Bill Hooper
1987 84 Charing Cross Road Frank Doel Moscow International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
1988 The Dawning Angus Barrie
Across the Lake Donald Campbell CBE TV
A Chorus of Disapproval Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
The Tenth Man Jean Louis Chavel Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
1989 Great Expectations Abel Magwitch TV miniseries
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
1990 Desperate Hours Tim Comell
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter Academy Award for Best Actor
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
One Man's War Joel TV
1992 Freejack Ian McCandless
Spotswood Errol Wallace
Howards End Henry J. Wilcox
Bram Stoker's Dracula Professor Abraham Van Helsing Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chaplin George Hayden
1993 The Trial The Priest
The Innocent Bob Glass
The Remains of the Day James Stevens David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for Shadowlands
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor also for Shadowlands
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for Shadowlands
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Shadowlands Jack Lewis BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for The Remains of the Day
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor also for The Remains of the Day
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for The Remains of the Day
1994 The Road to Wellville Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
Legends of the Fall Col. William Ludlow Western Heritage Awards — Bronze Wrangler for Theatrical Motion Picture shared with Edward Zwick (director), William D. Wittliff (writer/producer) and Brad Pitt (principal actor)
1995 Nixon Richard Nixon Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1996 August Ieuan Davies also directed, composed score
Surviving Picasso Pablo Picasso
1997 The Edge Charles Morse
Amistad John Quincy Adams Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
1998 The Mask of Zorro Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro
Meet Joe Black William Parrish Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
1999 Instinct Ethan Powell
Titus Titus Andronicus Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year
2000 Mission: Impossible II Mission Commander Swanbeck uncredited
The Grinch The Narrator Voice
2001 Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
Hearts in Atlantis Ted Brautigan
2002 Bad Company Officer Oakes
Red Dragon Dr. Hannibal Lecter
2003 The Human Stain Coleman Silk Hollywood Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting - Male Performer
2004 Alexander Ptolemy I Soter
2005 Proof Robert
The World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro New Zealand Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2006 Bobby John Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
All the King's Men Judge Irwin
2007 The Devil and Daniel Webster Daniel Webster TV
Slipstream Felix Bonhoeffer
Fracture Theodore "Ted" Crawford
Beowulf Hrothgar
The City of Your Final Destination Adam
2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story Hank Greenspun Voice
Immutable Dream of Snow Lion
2009 Bare Knuckles Xavier Jonas
2010 The Wolfman Sir John Talbot
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger filming
2011 Thor Odin filming

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Anthony Hopkins
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Hopkins at the Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, 2009
Born Philip Anthony Hopkins
31 December 1937 (1937-12-31) (age 73)
Port Talbot, Wales
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–present
Spouse Petronella Barker
(1967–1972; divorced)
Jennifer Lynton
(1973–2002; divorced)
Stella Arroyave
(2003–present)

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937), is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors,[1][2][3] he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, its sequel, Hannibal, and its prequel, Red Dragon. Other prominent film credits include Magic, The Elephant Man, 84 Charing Cross Road, Dracula, Legends of the Fall, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon and Fracture. Hopkins was born and brought up in Wales. Retaining his British citizenship, he became a U.S. citizen on 12 April 2000.[4] He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.

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Early life

Hopkins was born in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales, the son of Muriel Anne (née Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker.[5] His schooldays were unproductive; he found that he would rather immerse himself in art, such as painting and drawing or playing the piano, than attend to his studies. In 1949, to instill discipline, his parents insisted he attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool, Wales. He remained there for five terms and was then educated at Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

Hopkins was influenced and encouraged to become an actor by Welsh compatriot (and also Neath Port Talbot born) Richard Burton, whom he met briefly at the age of 15. To that end, he enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales, from which he graduated in 1957. After two years in the British Army doing his national service, he then moved to London where he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Career

In 1965, after several years in repertory, he was spotted by Sir Laurence Olivier, who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. Hopkins became Olivier's understudy, and filled in when Olivier was struck with appendicitis during a production of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death. Olivier later noted in his memoir, Confessions of an Actor, that, "A new young actor in the company of exceptional promise named Anthony Hopkins was understudying me and walked away with the part of Edgar like a cat with a mouse between its teeth."[6]

Despite his success at the National, Hopkins tired of repeating the same roles nightly and yearned to be in films. He made his small-screen debut in a 1967 BBC broadcast of A Flea in Her Ear. In 1968, he got his break in The Lion in Winter playing Richard I, along with Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and future James Bond star Timothy Dalton, who played Philip II of France.

Although Hopkins continued in theatre (most notably at the National Theatre as Lambert Le Roux in Pravda by David Hare and Howard Brenton and as Antony in Antony and Cleopatra opposite Judi Dench as well as in the Broadway production of Peter Shaffer's Equus, directed by John Dexter) he gradually moved away from it to become more established as a television and film actor. He has since gone on to enjoy a long career, winning many plaudits and awards for his performances. Hopkins was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1987, and a Knight Bachelor in 1993[7] In 1996, Hopkins was awarded an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales, Lampeter.

Hopkins has stated that his role as Burt Munro, whom he portrayed in his 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian, was his favourite. He also asserted that Munro was the easiest role that he had played because both men have a similar outlook on life.[8]

In 2006, Hopkins was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. In 2008, he received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award.

Hopkins is set to portray Odin, the father of Thor, in the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel Comics' Thor.[9] On 24 February 2010 it was announced that Hopkins had been cast in the upcoming supernatural thriller The Rite: The Making of a Modern Day Exorcist. He will play a priest who is "an expert in exorcisms and whose methods are not necessarily traditional".[10]

Acting style

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Isabella Rossellini and Anthony Hopkins in Berlin to shoot some scenes for The Innocent (1993)

Hopkins is renowned for his preparation for roles. He has confessed in interviews that once he has committed to a project, he will go over his lines as many times as is needed (sometimes upwards of 200) until the lines sound natural to him, so that he can "do it without thinking". This leads to an almost casual style of delivery that belies the amount of groundwork done beforehand. While it can allow for some careful improvisation, it has also brought him into conflict with the occasional director who departs from the script, or demands what the actor views as an excessive number of takes. Hopkins has stated that after he is finished with a scene, he simply discards the lines, not remembering them later on. This is unlike others who usually remember their lines from a film even years later.[11] Richard Attenborough, who has directed Hopkins on five occasions, found himself going to great lengths during the filming of Shadowlands (1993) to accommodate the differing approaches of his two stars (Hopkins and Debra Winger), who shared many scenes. Whereas Hopkins, preferring the spontaneity of a fresh take, liked to keep rehearsals to a minimum, Winger rehearsed continuously. To allow for this, Attenborough stood in for Hopkins during Winger's rehearsals, only bringing him in for the last one before a take. The director praised Hopkins for "this extraordinary ability to make you believe when you hear him that it is the very first time he has ever said that line. It's an incredible gift."[6]

In addition, Hopkins is a gifted mimic, adept at turning his native Welsh accent into whatever is required by a character. He duplicated the voice of his late mentor, Laurence Olivier, for additional scenes in Spartacus in its 1991 restoration. His interview on the 1998 relaunch edition of the British TV talk show Parkinson featured an impersonation of comedian Tommy Cooper. Hopkins has said acting "like a submarine" has helped him to deliver credible performances in his thriller movies. He said, "It's very difficult for an actor to avoid, you want to show a bit. But I think the less one shows the better."[12]

Hannibal Lecter

Perhaps Hopkins' most famous role is as the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, opposite Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, who won for Best Actress. The film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is one of the shortest lead performances to win an Oscar, as Hopkins only appears on screen for little over 24 minutes. Hopkins reprised his role as Lecter twice (Hannibal in 2001, Red Dragon in 2002). His original portrayal of the character in The Silence of the Lambs has been labelled by the American Film Institute as the number-one film villain.[13] At the time he was offered the role, Hopkins was making a return to the London stage, performing in M. Butterfly. He had come back to Britain after living for a number of years in Hollywood, having all but given up on a career there, saying, "Well that part of my life's over; it's a chapter closed. I suppose I'll just have to settle for being a respectable actor poncing around the West End and doing respectable BBC work for the rest of my life."[6]

Hopkins played the iconic villain in adaptations of the first three of the Lecter novels by Thomas Harris. The author was reportedly very pleased with Hopkins' portrayal of his antagonist. However, Hopkins stated that Red Dragon would feature his final performance as the character, and that he would not reprise even a narrative role in the latest addition to the series, Hannibal Rising.

Personal life

As of 2007, Hopkins resides in the United States. He had moved to the country once before during the 1970s to pursue his film career, but returned to Britain in the late 1980s. However, he decided to return to the U.S. following his 1990s success. He became a naturalized citizen on 12 April 2000, and celebrated with a 3,000-mile road trip across the country.

Hopkins has been married three times. His first two wives were Petronella Barker (1967–1972) and Jennifer Lynton (1973–2002). He is now married to Colombian-born Stella Arroyave. He has a daughter from his first marriage, Abigail Hopkins (b. 20 August 1968), who is an actress and singer.

He has offered his support to various charities and appeals, notably becoming President of the National Trust's Snowdonia Appeal, raising funds for the preservation of the Snowdonia National Park and to aid the Trust's efforts to purchase parts of Snowdon. A book celebrating these efforts, Anthony Hopkins' Snowdonia, was published together with Graham Nobles. Hopkins also takes time to support various philanthropic groups. He was a Guest of Honour at a Gala Fundraiser for Women in Recovery, Inc., a Venice, California-based non-profit organization offering rehabilitation assistance to women in recovery from substance abuse. Although he resides in Malibu, California he is also a volunteer teacher at the Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, California.

Hopkins has attended 12-Step meetings for alcohol addiction,[14] and suddenly stopped drinking in 1975.

Hopkins is a prominent member of environmental protection group Greenpeace and as of early 2008 featured in a television advertisement campaign, voicing concerns about Japan's continuing annual whale hunt.[15] Hopkins has been a patron of RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) since its early days and helped open their first intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit at Downview (HM Prison) in 1992.

He is an admirer of the comedian Tommy Cooper. On 23 February 2008, as patron of the Tommy Cooper Society, the actor unveiled a commemorative statue in the entertainer's home town of Caerphilly. For the ceremony, Hopkins donned Cooper's trademark fez and performed a comic routine.[16]

Other work

Hopkins is a talented pianist. In 1986, he released a single called "Distant Star". It peaked at #75 in the UK charts. In 2007, he announced he would retire temporarily from the screen to tour around the world.[17] Hopkins has also written music for the concert hall, in collaboration with Stephen Barton as orchestrator. These compositions include The Masque of Time, given its world premiere with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in October 2008, and Schizoid Salsa.[18]

In 1990, Hopkins directed " Dylan Thomas: Return Journey" which was his directing debut for the screen. In 1996, Hopkins directed , August, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya set in Wales. His first screenplay, an experimental drama called Slipstream, which he also directed and scored, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007.

Hopkins is a fan of the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, and once remarked in an interview how he would love to appear in the series. Writer John Sullivan saw the interview, and with Hopkins in mind created the character Danny Driscoll, a local villain. However, filming of the new series coincided with the filming of The Silence of the Lambs, making Hopkins unavailable. The role instead went to his friend Roy Marsden.[19]

Hopkins has played many famous historical and fictional characters including:

Awards

Besides his win for The Silence of the Lambs, Hopkins has been Oscar-nominated for The Remains of the Day (1993), Nixon (1995) and Amistad (1997).

Hopkins won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in 1973 for his performance as Pierre Bezukhov in the BBC's production of War and Peace, and additionally for The Silence of the Lambs and Shadowlands. He received nominations in the same category for Magic and The Remains of the Day and as Best Supporting Actor for The Lion in Winter.

He won Emmy Awards for his roles in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case and The Bunker, and was Emmy-nominated for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Great Expectations.[20] He won the directing and the acting award, both for Slipstream, at Switzerland's Locarno International Film Festival.

Hopkins became a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2008.[21]

In 1979, Anthony Hopkins became an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, London.[22]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1967 A Flea in Her Ear Etienne Plucheux TV
The White Bus Brechtian
1968 The Lion in Winter Richard Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1969 The Looking Glass War John Avery
Hamlet Claudius
Department S Greg Halliday TV
1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens Charles Dickens Television film
Hearts and Flowers Bob TV – Play for Today
Nominated — British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
1971 When Eight Bells Toll Philip Calvert
1972 Young Winston David Lloyd George
War and Peace Pierre Bezukhov British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
A Doll's House Torvald Helmer
1974 The Girl from Petrovka Kostya
QB VII Dr. Adam Kelno
Juggernaut Supt. John McCleod
All Creatures Great and Small Siegfried Farnon TV
The Childhood Friend Alexander Tashkov TV – Play for Today
1976 Dark Victory Dr. Michael Grant TV
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Bruno Richard Hauptmann Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Victory at Entebbe Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
1977 A Bridge Too Far Lt. Col. John D. Frost
Audrey Rose Elliot Hoover Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
1978 Magic Charles "Corky" Withers/Voice of Fats Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
International Velvet Captain Johnson
1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Capt. Jones TV
1980 The Elephant Man Dr. Frederick Treves
A Change of Seasons Adam Evans
1981 The Bunker Adolf Hitler Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Peter and Paul Paul of Tarsus TV
Othello Othello TV
1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo TV
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
1983 A Married Man John Strickland TV
1984 The Bounty Lieutenant William Bligh
1985 Hollywood Wives Neil Gray TV
Arch of Triumph Dr. Ravic TV
Guilty Conscience Arthur Jamison TV
Mussolini and I Count Galeazzo Ciano TV
CableACE Award for Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
The Good Father Bill Hooper
1987 84 Charing Cross Road Frank Doel Moscow International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
1988 The Dawning Angus Barrie
Across the Lake Donald Campbell CBE TV
A Chorus of Disapproval Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
The Tenth Man Jean Louis Chavel Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
1989 Great Expectations Abel Magwitch TV miniseries
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
1990 Desperate Hours Tim Comell
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter Academy Award for Best Actor
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
One Man's War Joel TV
1992 Freejack Ian McCandless
Spotswood Errol Wallace
Howards End Henry J. Wilcox
Bram Stoker's Dracula Professor Abraham Van Helsing Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chaplin George Hayden
1993 The Trial The Priest
The Innocent Bob Glass
The Remains of the Day James Stevens David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for Shadowlands
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor also for Shadowlands
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for Shadowlands
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Shadowlands Jack Lewis BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for The Remains of the Day
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor also for The Remains of the Day
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for The Remains of the Day
1994 The Road to Wellville Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
Legends of the Fall Col. William Ludlow Western Heritage Awards — Bronze Wrangler for Theatrical Motion Picture shared with Edward Zwick (director), William D. Wittliff (writer/producer) and Brad Pitt (principal actor)
1995 Nixon Richard Nixon Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1996 August Ieuan Davies also directed, composed score
Surviving Picasso Pablo Picasso
1997 The Edge Charles Morse
Amistad John Quincy Adams Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
1998 The Mask of Zorro Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro
Meet Joe Black William Parrish Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
1999 Instinct Ethan Powell
Titus Titus Andronicus Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year
2000 Mission: Impossible II Mission Commander Swanbeck uncredited
The Grinch The Narrator Voice
2001 Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actor
Hearts in Atlantis Ted Brautigan
2002 Bad Company Officer Oakes
Red Dragon Dr. Hannibal Lecter
2003 The Human Stain Coleman Silk Hollywood Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting – Male Performer
2004 Alexander Ptolemy I Soter
2005 Proof Robert
The World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro New Zealand Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2006 Bobby John Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
All the King's Men Judge Irwin
2007 The Devil and Daniel Webster Daniel Webster TV
Slipstream Felix Bonhoeffer
Fracture Theodore "Ted" Crawford
Beowulf Hrothgar
The City of Your Final Destination Adam
2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story Hank Greenspun Voice
Immutable Dream of Snow Lion
2009 Bare Knuckles Xavier Jonas
2010 The Wolfman Sir John Talbot
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Alfie Shepridge awaiting release
2011 Thor Odin post-production
The Rite Exorcist filming

References

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  5. ^ Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio, 2007
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Born Philip Anthony Hopkins
31 December 1937 (1937-12-31) (age 73)
Margam, Port Talbot, Wales
Spouse Petronella Barker (1967-1972)
Jennifer Lynton (1973-2002)
Stella Arroyave (2003-)

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (IPA: ['æntəni 'hɒpkɪnz]) (born 31 December 1937) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning movie, stage and television actor. He was born and raised in Wales, but became an American citizen in 2000. He is very famous for many roles in movies, especially as Doctor Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.

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