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Anthony Hopkins

BIRTH NAME Philip Anthony Hopkins
BORN 31 December 1937, Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales, UK
ASSOCIATION Actor (director)
NATIONALITY British (Welsh)
HEIGHT 174 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 22 (20)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 4.03

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1974 Juggernaut Superintendent John McLeod

1978 Magic Corky/Fats

1980 The Elephant Man Dr. Frederick Treves

1984 The Bounty Lt. William Bligh

1991 The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter

1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Professor Van Helsing

1992 Chaplin George Hayden
1993 Shadowlands Jack Lewis

1994 The Road to Welville Dr. John Harvey Kellogg

1994 Legends of the Fall Colonel William Ludlow

1997 Amistad John Quincy Adams

1998 The Mask of Zorro Don Diego/Zorro

2000 Mission: Impossible II Commander Swanbeck
2001 Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter

2002 Red Dragon Dr. Hannibal Lecter

2003 The Human Stain Coleman Silk
2005 The World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro

2006 Bobby John

2006 All the King's Men Judge Irwin

2007 Fracture Ted Crawford

2007 Beowulf Hrothgar

2011 The Rite Father Lucas

2012 Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock

 

PORTRAIT

Hailed as the heir to Richard Burton early on in his career, Welshman Anthony Hopkins started out as a committed stage actor and kept devoting his time to theatre work as he got into a series of supporting roles in film during the early 70s. As the 80s approached, he got more and more prominent roles, such as Magic (1978) and The Elephant Man (1980). However, appearing mostly in British films and rarely in high-profile films, Hopkins eluded stardom until his incomparable turn as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - a film that arguably changed his career around. Hopkins chose to be prolific during the rest of the 90s, but he chose largely challenging roles, like in The Remains of the Day, Shadowlands and Surviving Picasso. In 2001, he reprised his signature role in the impressive sequel Hannibal, and repeated the feat a year later with Red Dragon. Approaching 70, Hopkins still remains one of the most prolific performers in the business. His speaking voice, imposing figure and fiery talents has given him a reputation as one of the finest of our time. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with August, and in 2007 made his second film, Slipstream (2007).

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards

1991

Best Actor for The Silence of the Lambs

1993

Nominated for Best Actor for The Remains of the Day

1995

Nominated for Best Actor for Nixon

1997

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Amistad

 

CHARACTER QUOTES

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins): "I do wish we could chat longer, but... I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye"