Anthony Hopkins

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Anthony was born under the official name Hopkins, Philip Anthony on December 31st, 1937. Known to his close friends as Tony, he has been a credited actor since the 1980 film The Elephant Man.

Anthony Hopkins is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in thirteen films including the 2011 drama film The Rite as the character Father Lucas Trevant, the 2005 biography movie The World's Fastest Indian playing Burt Munro and the 2004 action release Alexander cast as Old Ptolemy.

Anthony has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-two films including: the 2014 action film Noah as the character Methuselah, the 2013 action movie RED 2 playing Bailey and the 2013 action release Thor: The Dark World cast as Odin.

Anthony Hopkins has earned salaries up to $20,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2013 action film Thor: The Dark World, which brought in $206,000,000 at the box office.

In 2006 Anthony Hopkins produced his first movie, the drama film Bobby. Since then he went on to produce the thriller film Go with Me in 2015.

Anthony is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twenty-four magazines, captured in more than five pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-five publications and featured in twenty-two magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least six books. He has been the subject of at least three biographical films.

As an actor Anthony Hopkins has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on four occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. Anthony Hopkins was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Mr. Stevens in the 1993 movie The Remains of the Day , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Richard Nixon in the 1995 movie Nixon and Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as John Quincy Adams in the 1997 movie Amistad .


" I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.


Often compared with fellow Welshman Richard Burton .
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