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Anthony Hopkins

is 80 years old

Real name: Philip Anthony Hopkins
Born: Friday, December 31, 1937
  (Margam, near Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK)
Height: 5' 8 1/2

91% (60 votes)

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Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

ANTHONY HOPKINS (Ted Brautigan) received an Academy Award® as Best Actor for his performance in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), and was subsequently nominated in the same category for his performances in "The Remains of the Day" (1993) and "Nixon" (1995). He was also given the Best Actor Award by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts for "The Remains of the Day." In 1993, he starred in Richard Attenborough's "Shadowlands" with Debra Winger, winning numerous critics awards in the U.S. and Britain. In 1998, he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad" and starred in "Meet Joe Black" and "Instinct." He starred in "Titus," Julie Taymor's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, with Jessica Lange and recently completed production on the upcoming "The Devil and Daniel Webster," co-starring and directed by Alec Baldwin. Last year he recorded the narration for the blockbuster hit film "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and reprised his role as the title character in "Hannibal," the phenomenally successful sequel to the "Silence of the Lambs." directed by Ridley Scott.

In 1992, he appeared in "Howards End" and in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" before starring in "Legends of the Fall" and "The Road to Weilville." He made his directorial debut in 1995 with "August," an adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," for which he composed the musical score and also played Vanya. He starred in the title role in "Surviving Picasso" and with Alec Baldwin in "The Edge," a dramatic adventure written by David Mamet and directed by Lee Tamahori. "The Mask of Zorro," directed by Martin Campbell and co-starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was released in July 1998.

Earlier films include "84 Charing Cross Road," "The Elephant Man," "Magic" and "A Bridge Too Far" (the latter two films were both written by "Hearts in Atlantis" screenwriter William Goldman). "The Bounty" and "Desperate Hours" were his first two collaborations with the Dino De Laurentiis Company. For his American television work, he received two Emmy Awards for "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case" (1976) in which he portrayed Bruno Hauptmann, and 'The Bunker" (1981) in which he portrayed Adolph Hitler.

Born December 31. 1937 in Margam, near Port Talbot, Wales, he is the only child of Muriel and Richard Hopkins. His father was a baker. He was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School. At 17, he wandered into a YMCA amateur theatrical production and knew immediately that he was in the right place. With newfound enthusiasm, combined with proficiency at the piano, he won a scholarship to the Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff where he studied for two years (1955-1957).

He entered the British Army in 1958 for mandatory military training, spending most of the two-year tour of duty clerking in the Royal Artillery unit at Bulford.

In 1963, he graduated from the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts in London and was then mentored by Sir Laurence Olivier, then the director of the National Theater in Britain. Two years later, Hopkins was Olivier's understudy in Strindberg's "Dance of Death." Hopkins made his film debut in 1967, playing Richard the Lionheart in "The Lion in the Winter," starring Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn. He received a British Academy Award nomination and the film received an Academy Award® as Best Picture.

American television viewers discovered Hopkins in the 1973 ABC production of Leon Uris' "QBVII," the first American mini-series, in which he played the knighted Polish-born British physician Adam Kieno who is ultimately destroyed by his wartime past. The following year, he starred on Broadway in the National Theatre production of "Equus," and later mounted another production of the play in Los Angeles where he has lived for 10 years, working extensively in American films and television.

After starring as Captain Bligh in "The Bounty" (1984), he returned to England and the National Theatre in David Hare's "Pravda," for which he received the British Theatre Association's Best Actor Award and The Observer Award for Outstanding achievement at the 1985 Laurence Olivier Awards. During this time at the National he starred in "Antony and Cleopatra" and "King Lear."

Hopkins became a U.S. citizen last year.

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Anthony Hopkins

 appeared in following movies:
Wolfman, The (2010) [Post-production]80% (1 votes) Sir John Talbot
King Lear (2010) [Pre-production] King Lear
Beowulf (2007) 80% (494 votes) Hrothgar
Fracture (2007) 80% (361 votes) Ted Crawford
Devil and Daniel Webster, The (2007) 70% (1 votes) Daniel Webster
Slipstream (2007) 70% (21 votes) Felix Bonhoeffer
Bobby (2006) 78% (45 votes) John Casey
All the King's Men (2006) 70% (39 votes) Judge Irwin
Papa (2006) [Announced] Ernest Hemingway
Proof (2005) 80% (40 votes) Robert
Ceremonia de clausura (2005) Burt Munro (archive footage)
World's Fastest Indian, The (2005) 90% (50 votes) Burt Munro
Alexander (2004) dvd59% (277 votes) Old Ptolemy
Human Stain, The (2003) dvd62% (60 votes) Coleman Silk
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) 80% (2 votes) Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Red Dragon (2002) dvd68% (308 votes) Dr. Hannibal Lecter$20,000,000
Bad Company (2002) dvd47% (84 votes) Oakes
Hannibal (2001) dvd53% (341 votes) Dr. Hannibal Lecter$15,000,000
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Kiss 2001
Hannibal (2001) dvd53% (341 votes) Dr. Hannibal Lecter$15,000,000
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Villain 2001
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) dvd57% (79 votes) Ted Brautigan
Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999) Narrator (voice)
Titus (1999) dvd72% (72 votes) Titus Andronicus
Instinct (1999) dvd53% (70 votes) Ethan Powell
Meet Joe Black (1998) dvd54% (179 votes) William Parrish
Mask of Zorro, The (1998) dvd65% (201 votes) Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro
Amistad (1997) dvd64% (115 votes) John Quincy Adams
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1998
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1998
Edge, The (1997) dvd62% (66 votes) Charles Morse
August (1996) 41% (1 votes) Ieuan Davies
Surviving Picasso (1996) 54% (12 votes) Pablo Picasso
Nixon (1995) dvd62% (86 votes) Richard M. Nixon
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1996
Legends of the Fall (1994) dvd61% (144 votes) Col. William Ludlow
Road to Wellville, The (1994) dvd60% (32 votes) Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
Trial, The (1993) dvd60% (3 votes) The Priest
Innocent, The (1993) dvd48% (2 votes) Bob Glass
Remains of the Day, The (1993) dvd88% (116 votes) Stevens
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1994
    • Nominated for BAFTA Award - Best Actor 1994
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1994
Shadowlands (1993) dvd80% (43 votes) Jack Lewis
    • Won BAFTA Award - Best Actor 1994
Howards End (1992) dvd88% (52 votes) Henry Wilcox
Dracula (1992) dvd72% (221 votes) Professor Abraham Van Helsing
Chaplin (1992) dvd68% (55 votes) George Hayden
Freejack (1992) dvd46% (32 votes) Ian McCandless
Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) dvd94% (1043 votes) Dr. Hannibal Lecter
    • Won Academy Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1992
    • Won BAFTA Award - Best Actor 1992
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1992
Desperate Hours (1990) dvd54% (10 votes) Tim Cornell
Great Expectations (1989) Abel Magwitch
    • Nominated for Emmy - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special 1990
Chorus of Disapproval, A (1988) 42% (1 votes) Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
Tenth Man, The (1988) 68% (2 votes) Jean Louis Chavel
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV 1989
Dawning, The (1988) Cassius aka Angus Barrie
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) dvd80% (30 votes) Frank P. Doel
Guilty Conscience (1985) dvd62% (1 votes) Arthur Jamison
Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce (1985) Count Galeazzo Ciano
Bounty, The (1984) dvd66% (32 votes) Lieutenant William Bligh
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1982) 66% (1 votes) Quasimodo
    • Nominated for Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special 1982
Bunker, The (1981) 74% (1 votes) Adolf Hitler
    • Won Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special 1981
Peter and Paul (1981) Paul of Tarsus
Change of Seasons, A (1980) 45% (3 votes) Adam Evans
Elephant Man, The (1980) dvd90% (177 votes) Dr. Frederick Treves
Magic (1978) 70% (12 votes) Corky/Voice of Fats the Dummy
    • Nominated for BAFTA Award - Best Actor 1979
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama 1979
International Velvet (1978) 56% (2 votes) Captain Johnson
Audrey Rose (1977) dvd48% (6 votes) Elliot Hoover
Bridge Too Far, A (1977) dvd66% (47 votes) Lt. Col. John Frost
Victory at Entebbe (1976) 47% (1 votes) Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
All Creatures Great and Small (1974) dvd78% (1 votes) Siegfried Farnon
Juggernaut (1974) dvd66% (5 votes) Supt. John McCleod
Young Winston (1972) 58% (2 votes) David Lloyd George
Lion in Winter, The (1968) dvd86% (53 votes) Richard
    • Nominated for BAFTA Award - Best Supporting Actor 1969

 Directing - 

Anthony Hopkins

 worked as director on following movies:
Slipstream (2007) 70% (21 votes)
August (1996) 41% (1 votes)
 Screenplay - 

Anthony Hopkins

 worked as writer on following movies:
Slipstream (2007) 70% (21 votes)
 Production - 

Anthony Hopkins

 worked as producer on following movies:
Bobby (2006) 78% (45 votes) executive producer
 Music/Score - 

Anthony Hopkins

 worked as music composer on following movies:
Slipstream (2007) 70% (21 votes)
August (1996) 41% (1 votes)

 Appeared as Himself
Dreaming Slipstream Dream (2008) Himself
Blood Is the Life: The Mak74fing of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula', The (2007) Himself
Perfect Is the Enemy of Good (2005) Himself
Premiere Women in Hollywood Awards (2004) Himself - Presenter
Director's Journey: The Making of 'Red Dragon', A (2003) Himself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal' (2001) 67% (1 votes) Himself
Behind the Scenes: Hannibal (2001) Himself
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' (2001) 59% (1 votes) Himself
Directors, The (1999) Himself
Wie man die Leute von ihrem Geld trennt (1998) Himself
HBO First Look (1994) Himself
Sunday Morning Shootout: (Episode #2.20) (0000) Himself
Sunday Morning Shootout: (Episode #1.20) (0000) Himself

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