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Anthony Hopkins
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Biography

Height
5' 7"

Born to Richard Arthur and Muriel Anthony Hopkins was a slow learner academically and a ungregarious child. Professionally, he started at the RADA and later joined the National Theatre under Sir Laurence Olivier. He won two Emmy Awards, as Bruno Hauptmann in Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The (1976) (TV) and as Hitler in Bunker, The (1981) (TV), and a Best Actor Academy Award as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, The (1991).

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Spouse
'Jennifer Lynton' (13 January 1973 - present) (separated)
'Petronella Barker' (1968 - 1972) (divorced); 1 daughter
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Trivia


Is proud of his improvisational touches as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) such as: the unnerving effect on Jodie Foster when he mocked her character's West Virginia accent; the distorion of the word "chianti" and the vile slurping sound he makes after he describes eating the "census-taker." Hopkins also notes that Hannibal never blinked his eyes when he spoke.

(October 1997) Ranked #57 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Often compared with fellow Welshman Richard Burton.

Awarded Commander, Order of the British Empire in 1987.

Received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Wales on July 16, 1988.

Knighted in the 1993 New Year Honors List.

Conquered his alcoholic addiction in 1975.

Piano virtuoso.

Father of Abigail Hopkins

Into the 1991 restoration of Spartacus (1960), scenes were reintroduced which had been cut from the picture's 1967 reissue. One such segment has Laurence Olivier, in the role of Marcus Crassus, attempting to seduce the slave Antoninus (played by Tony Curtis). But the original soundtrack for this segment had become lost. And so, Olivier having died in 1989, Anthony Hopkins imitated the voice of Olivier (whom Hopkins had understudied at the Old Vic) for the scene's re-created soundtrack. (The surviving Tony Curtis presumably supplied his own voice.)

Born at 9:15am-UT

One of his greatest pleasures in past years on his frequent visits to the USA was to get in a car and drive across the country, enjoying its immensity as well as his own anonymity.

September 1999 - Anthony was selected by an Entertainment Weekly on-line movie poll as the Best Modern Actor and the Best Villain for his role as Hannibal Lecter.

Became a U.S. citizen on 12 April 2000, but is allowed to retain his British knighthood and the title of Sir.

Anthony Hopkins stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
The Lion in Winter 1968 With Jessica *** 1/2
Silence of the Lambs 1991 With Jessica, Greta and Trish at Showcase in Milford Digital **** 1/2
Howards End 1992 With Greta * 1/2
Bram Stokers Dracula 1992 With Trish ***
Remains of the Day 1993 With Dad, Anne and Jean at Mine-Cine 1-4 * 1/2
The Road to Wellville 1994 Do not Remember **
Shadowlands 1994 Showcase Orange DVD *** 1/2
Nixon 1995 w/ Suzy on HBO ** 1/2
The Mask of Zorro 1998 Branford Hoyts DVD ***
Titus 1999 At home with Lois, Bob, Neil, Irene, Judy DVD ***
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 Branford Hoyts with Cher, Daniel and his friend DVD **
Mission Impossible 2 2000 Branford Hoyts w/ Cheri & her kids ***
Bad Company 2002 on FX * 1/2
All the King's Men 2006 Suzy on DVD **
Thor 2011 Digital ** 1/2
Hitchcock 2012 With Tom K., MaryLou S. and Suzy at the Shoes Digital ** 1/2
Red 2 2013 Suzy and Krendra Digital ** 1/2
Thor: The Dark World 2013 Digital ** 1/2