Anthony Hopkins (full name Philip Anthony Hopkins) was born on December 31, 1937 in Port Talbot - an industrial town on the South coast of Wales. He is a famous American actor.
Biography and Career :
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales on 31 December 1937 to parents Muriel Anne and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His schooldays were unproductive and he found that he is rather interested in art, such as painting and drawing or playing the piano, than attend to his classes.
to instill discipline, his parents insisted he attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool, Wales in 1949. He remained there for five terms and studied at Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
Anthony Hopkins was influenced and encouraged to
become an actor by Richard Burton, whom he met briefly at the age of 15. To that end, he entered the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales, from which he graduated in 1957. After two years that he served his country in the British Army he then moved to London where he activated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Why is Anthony Hopkins famous?
Anthony Hopkins is a British actor of film, stage and television that is considered to be one of the greatest living actors, he is perhaps famous 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". Anthony Hopkins was born and brought up in Wales. Keeping his British citizenship, he became a citizen of the U.S. on 12 April 2000. Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 and entered the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.
Why do we like Anthony Hopkins?
Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for "The Silence of the Lambs" but he has also been Oscar-nominated for "The Remains of the Day" in 1993, "Nixon" in 1995 and "Amistad" in 1997.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". He won an award for acting and directing, both for "Slipstream", at Switzerland's Locarno International Film Festival.
- "Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then."
- "I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette."
- "I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen."
- He has received two Oscar nominations for playing U.S. Presidents. He played Richard Nixon in Nixon, and John Quincy Adams in Amistad.
- The drama school at the Southern Institute of Technology in New Zealand was named after him when he was in Invercargill filming The World's Fastest Indian.
- Harry and the Butler (2008)
- The City of Your Final Destination (2007)
- Beowulf (2007)
- Slipstream (2007)
- Fracture (2007)
- All the King's Men (2006)
- Bobby (2006)
- The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
- Proof (2005)
- Alexander (2004)
- The Human Stain (2003)
- Red Dragon (2002)
- Bad Company (2002)
- Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
- Hannibal (2001)
- The Devil and Daniel Webster (2001)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (voice)
- Mission: Impossible II (2000) (uncredited)
- Titus (1999)
- Instinct (1999)
- Meet Joe Black (1998)
- The Mask of Zorro (1998)
- Amistad (1997)
- The Edge (1997)
- Surviving Picasso (1996)
- August (1996)
- Nixon (1995)
- Legends of the Fall (1994)
- The Road to Wellville (1994)
- Shadowlands (1993)
- The Remains of the Day (1993)
- Selected Exits (1993) (TV)
- The Innocent (1993)
- The Trial (1993)
- Chaplin (1992)
- Dracula (1992)
- To Be the Best (1992) (TV)
- Howards End (1992)
- Spotswood (1992)
- Freejack (1992)
- One Man's War (1991) (TV)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Desperate Hours (1990)
- "Great Expectations" (1989) (mini) TV Series
- Heartland (1989) (TV)
- The Tenth Man (1988) (TV)
- Across the Lake (1988) (TV)
- A Chorus of Disapproval (1988)
- The Dawning (1988)
- 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
- The Good Father (1985)
- Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce (1985) (TV)
- Arch of Triumph (1985) (TV)
- "Hollywood Wives" (1985) (mini) TV Series
- Guilty Conscience (1985) (TV)
- Blunt (1985) (TV)
- The Bounty (1984)
- Strangers and Brothers (1984) (TV)
- A Married Man (1983) (TV)
- "Play of the Month" (3 episodes, 1970-1982)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) (TV)
- Othello (1981) (TV)
- Peter and Paul (1981) (TV)
- The Bunker (1981) (TV)
- A Change of Seasons (1980)
- The Elephant Man (1980)
- Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure (1979) (TV)
- Kean (1978) (TV)
- Magic (1978)
- International Velvet (1978)
- A Bridge Too Far (1977)
- Audrey Rose (1977)
- Victory at Entebbe (1976) (TV)
- The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) (TV)
- Dark Victory (1976) (TV)
- All Creatures Great and Small (1975)
- Juggernaut (1974)
- The Girl from Petrovka (1974)
- "Play for Today" (2 episodes, 1970-1974)
- "QB VII" (1974) (mini) TV Series
- Possessions (1974) (TV)
- The Arcata Promise (1974) (TV)
- "Black and Blue" (1 episode, 1973)
- A Doll's House (1973/I)
- Lloyd George (1973) (TV)
- "War & Peace" (1972) (mini) TV Series
- Young Winston (1972)
- Poet Game (1972) (TV)
- "The Edwardians" (1972) (mini) TV Series
- "The Ten Commandments" (1971) TV Series
- When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
- Decision to Burn (1971) (TV)
- Danton (1970) (TV)
- "Department S" (1 episode, 1970)
- The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (1970) (TV)
- Hamlet (1969)
- The Looking Glass War (1969)
- The Lion in Winter (1968)
- The White Bus (1967)
- A Flea in Her Ear (1967) (TV).
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