Anthony Hopkins

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Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Glamorgan, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama in Cardiff 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 "Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (#31.2)" (1982). 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 Mini Biography By: Emerenciano

MOVIE CREDITS:
1993: James Stevens - The Remains of the Day
1980: Dr. Frederick Treves - The Elephant Man
1993: C. S. 'Jack' Lewis - Shadowlands
1994: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg - The Road to Wellville
2002: Officer Oakes - Bad Company
2006: John Casey - Bobby
1995: Richard Nixon - Nixon
2003: Coleman Silk - The Human Stain
2001: Ted Brautigan - Hearts in Atlantis
2007: Theodore Crawford - Fracture
1999: Dr. Ethan Powell - Instinct
1999: Titus Andronicus - Titus
2002: Hannibal Lecter - Red Dragon
2001: Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal
2003: Daniel Webster - Shortcut to Happiness
2005: Burt Munro - The World's Fastest Indian
1978: Corky Withers / Fats (Voice) - Magic
1988: Donald Campbell - Across the Lake
1981: Adolph Hitler - The Bunker
1996: Pablo Picasso - Surviving Picasso
1973: Torvald Helmer - A Doll's House
1971: Philip Calvert - When Eight Bells Toll
1992: Errol Wallace - Spotswood
1985: Guilty Conscience
1985: Bill Hooper - The Good Father
2011: Father Lucas - The Rite
1977: Elliot Hoover - Audrey Rose
2007: Felix Bonhoeffer - Slipstream
1982: Quasimodo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1993: Glass - The Innocent
1970: Uncle Vanya
1970: Andrey - The Three Sisters
1988: Jean Louis Cheval - The Tenth Man
1985: Dr. Ravic - Arch of Triumph
2012: Alfred Hitchcock - Hitchcock
1989: Dafydd Ap Llewellyn - A Chorus of Disapproval
1981: Othello - Othello
1996: Ieuan Davies - August
1988: The Dawning
1991: Joel - One Man’s War
2015: Freddy Heineken - Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
1982: Alfred Allmers - Little Eyolf
2015: John Clancy - Solace
2018: Lear - King Lear
2020: Anthony - The Father
1989: Jack - Heartland
1991: Dr. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs
1998: William Parrish - Meet Joe Black
1984: Lieutenant William Bligh - The Bounty
1994: Col. William Ludlow - Legends of the Fall
2010: Sir John Talbot - The Wolfman
1990: Tim Cornell - Desperate Hours
1998: Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro - The Mask of Zorro
1997: Charles Morse - The Edge
2005: Robert Llewellyn - Proof
1969: Claudius - Hamlet
1980: Adam Evans - A Change of Seasons
1987: Frank P. Doel - 84 Charing Cross Road
1993: The Priest - The Trial
1985: Count Galeazzo Ciano - Mussolini and I
2015: Lester - Blackway
1979: Captain Jones - Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure
2016: Arthur Denning - Misconduct
1983: John Strickland - A Married Man
2001: Interviewee - Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs'
2019: Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI - The Two Popes
1970: Bob - Hearts and Flowers
2020: Thomas - Now Is Everything
Cus D’Amato - Cus & Mike
1974: Alexander Tashkov - The Childhood Friend
1997: Narrator - The Lost Children of Berlin
2007: Hrothgar - Beowulf
1992: Henry J. Wilcox - Howards End
1978: Captain Johnson - International Velvet
1974: Kostya - The Girl from Petrovka
2010: Alfie - You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
1968: Richard - The Lion in Winter
1976: Bruno Richard Hauptmann - The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
2007: Himself - Clint Eastwood Presents Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends
2016: Hagen Kahl - Collide
1976: Dr. Michael Grant - Dark Victory
2015: Sir - The Dresser
2001: Himself - Love & Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day'
1999: Narrator - Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box
1987: Guy Burgess - Blunt
2013: Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips
1994: Himself - Marlon Brando: The Wild One
1992: Professor Abraham Van Helsing - Dracula
1991: Self - The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs'
2005: The True Story of Hannibal
2011: Odin - Thor
1997: John Quincy Adams - Amistad
1992: Ian McCandless - Freejack
1974: Supt. John McCleod - Juggernaut
1970: John Avery - The Looking Glass War
2013: Odin - Thor: The Dark World
2011: Older Man - 360
2017: Sir Edmund Burton - Transformers: The Last Knight
2011: Himself - Thor: Assembling the Troupe
2014: Methuselah - Noah
2013: Bailey - RED 2
2011: Himself - Thor: From Asgard to Earth
2004: Old Ptolemy - Alexander
1992: George Hayden - Chaplin
1972: David Llyod George - Young Winston
2006: Judge Irwin - All the King's Men
1975: Siegfried Farnon - All Creatures Great and Small
1967: Brechtian - The White Bus
1996: Self - Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels
1977: Lt. Col. John D. Frost - A Bridge Too Far
2009: Adam Gund - The City of Your Final Destination
1992: Self - Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies.
2017: Odin - Thor: Ragnarok
2017: Self - Spielberg
1992: Earth and the American Dream
1976: Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin - Victory at Entebbe
2014: Himself - Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film
2019: Himself (voice) - Love, Antosha
1994: A Century of Cinema
2000: Mission Commander Swanbeck (uncredited) - Mission: Impossible II
2000: Narrator (voice) - How the Grinch Stole Christmas
1960: Marcus Licinius Crassus (some scenes, 1991 restoration) - Spartacus
2014: And the Oscar Goes To...

TV CREDITS:
1994: Inside the Actors Studio
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
1972: Pierre Bezukhov - War and Peace
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1970: Play for Today
1965: Play of the Month
1983: Natural World
1972: Albert Watts - The Man Outside
1953: The Academy Awards
1995: Screen Actors Guild Awards
1975: People's Choice Awards
1969: Department S
1989: The Simpsons
1952: Today
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
1997: The View
1951: Hallmark Hall of Fame
2003: Celebrities Uncensored
1973: Black and Blue
1978: BBC Television Shakespeare
1983: Harty
1972: The Edwardians
1985: Neil Gray - Hollywood Wives
1974: Adam Kelno - QB VII
1997: Predators Killing for a Living
1984: Himself - Reader - Six Centuries of Verse
2016: Dr. Robert Ford - Westworld
1981: Paul of Tarsus - Peter and Paul
1972: David Lloyd George - The Edwardians
1991: Abel Magwitch - Great Expectations
1984: Jack Figg - A Woman of Substance
1994: Henry Chadwick / George Bernard Shaw (voice) - Baseball
2003: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
1985: Count Galeazzo Ciano - Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce
1956: Himself - Host - Tony Awards
1968: Himself - Guest - The Dick Cavett Show
1953: Himself - The Academy Awards
1981: Adolf Hitler - The Bunker