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Anthony Hopkins

Birth Name: 
Philip Anthony Hopkins
Birthday: 
Friday, December 31, 1937
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Birth Place: 
Margam, Port Talbot, Wales
Height: 
5'8"

Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre, invited by Laurence Olivier, who could see the talent in Hopkins. In 1967, he made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear (1967) (TV).

From this moment on, he enjoyed a successful career in cinema and television. In 1968, he worked on The Lion in Winter (1968) with Timothy Dalton. Many successes came later, and Hopkins' remarkable acting style reached the four corners of the world. In 1977, he appeared in two major films: A Bridge Too Far (1977) with James Caan, Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Elliott Gould and Laurence Olivier, and Maximilian Schell. In 1980, he worked on The Elephant Man (1980). Two good television literature adaptations followed: Othello (1981) (TV) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) (TV). In 1987 he was awarded with the Commander of the order of the British Empire. This year was also important in his cinematic life, with 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), acclaimed by specialists. In 1993, he was knighted.

In the 1990s, Hopkins made movies like Desperate Hours (1990) and Howards End (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993) (nominee for the Oscar), Legends of the Fall (1994), Nixon (1995) (nominee for the Oscar), Surviving Picasso (1996), Amistad (1997) (nominee for the Oscar), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Meet Joe Black (1998) and Instinct (1999). His most remarkable film, however, was The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor. He also got a BAFTA for this role. (IMDb)

Awards and Nominations

1998 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Amistad)
1996 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nixon)
1994 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Remains of the Day)
1992 - Won - Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Silence of the Lambs)

News

Colin Farrell Finds Solace

After years (and we do mean years – this thing has been around so long that Sean Bailey, one of the original writers, is president of production at Disney now) wandering through development, thriller Solace is finally ambling towards our screens... Read more
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Anthony Hopkins in Negotiations to Join 'Red 2'

Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to join the all-star cast of Red 2, Summit’s sequel to its hit 2010 action movie.... Read more
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First Look At Anthony Hopkins' Hitchcock

More than one actor has played legendary director Alfred Hitchcock through the years. But now comes someone who brings years of experience playing real people and some Oscar-winning talent to boot, as we get our first look at Anthony Hopkins as the man himself in Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock.... Read more
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'The Rite' nabs No. 1 Spot at Weekend Box Office With $15 Million

New Line/Warner Bros.' Anthony Hopkins exorcism pic The Rite opened on the lower end of expectations, but still won the weekend box-office race with an estimated gross of $15 million from 2,985 locations.... Read more
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Anthony Hopkins Joining Arabian Nights

Anthony Hopkins is jumping in to what should be a fun role for him to chew on: he’s signing on to play the villain in Chuck Russell’s Arabian Nights, according to the Heat Vision Blog.... Read more
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Reviews

Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the greatest auteurs in film history whose impact on the industry can still be seen in today’s modern suspense and thriller genres.... Read more
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Billy Bathgate & Blaze + Nixon - Triple Feature

No doubt since the rise of Blu-Ray, probably long before that, DVD has done all it can to stay relevant. One of the oldest tricks in the book was for the format to lump together a few movies for the low price of just one.... Read more
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A Woman of Substance Trilogy

A Woman Of Substance is a mixture of Harlequin Romance novels and soap opera drama which see’s it’s release on DVD in trilogy form. Included in the set is the title film, its sequel Hold The Dream, and finally To Be The Best.... Read more
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Hannibal (BLU-RAY)

Hannibal is the sequel to 1991’s critically acclaimed The Silence of the Lambs and while it doesn’t have the same impact of its predecessor, it stands up well among the franchise.... Read more
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Thor (A Chick's Perspective)

I’ll save the suspense and say right off the bat that I really enjoyed seeing Thor. In fact, I left the theater wanting to see it again. I never read the comic books even though apparently they have been around for nearly 50 years now.... Read more
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Videos

Hitchcock TRAILER

Hitchcock TRAILER

 HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho ... Read more
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Thor: I Cast You Out CLIP

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