Anthony Hopkins Biography
Anthony Hopkins (Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins) was born on 31st December 1937 in Margam, United Kingdom. He is an oscar award winning actor for his role on ‘The Silence of the Lambs’.
Anthony Hopkins trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where he was spotted by Laurence Olivier. His breakthrough role came as Richard the Lionheart in the Academy-Award winning The Lion in Winter before his legendary career in film began. Since 2016, he can also be seen in the critically acclaimed TV series, Westworld.
Anthony won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his performance as Hannibal Lecter and has also been nominated a further three times. Throughout his career, he has also scooped two Emmys, three BAFTAs, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, Anthony was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his services to the arts. He was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 and received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement in 2008.
Anthony Hopkins Age
He was born on 31st December 1937 in Margam, United Kingdom.
Where was Anthony Hopkins Born
Anthony Hopkins was born on 31st December 1937 in in Margam, a suburb of Port Talbot, Glamorgan.
Anthony Hopkins Oscar
He has been nominated three times and won once in 1992 as the Best Actor for the movie The Science of the Lambs.
Anthony Hopkins Family
His parents were Annie Muriel (née Yeates) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker.
Anthony Hopkins Wife
He married his first wife Petronella Barker in 1966 but they divorced in 1972. In 1973 he married Jennifer Lynton but they divorced in 2002. In 2003 he married his third wife Stella Arroyave. On Christmas Eve 2012, he celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary by having a blessing at a private service at St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire in the most westerly point of Wales.
Anthony Hopkins Children – Anthony Hopkins Daughter
He has a daughter, actress and singer Abigail Hopkins who was born on 20 August 1968, from his first marriage to Petronella Barker .
Anthony Hopkins Nationality
He had moved to the US once before during the late 1970s to pursue his film career, but returned to London in the late 1980s. However, he decided to return to the US following his 1990s success. Retaining his British citizenship, he became a naturalised US citizen on 12 April 2000, with Hopkins stating: “I have dual citizenship; it just so happens I live in America”.
Anthony Hopkins Net Worth
Anthony Hopkins has an estimated net worth of $160 million dollars.
Anthony Hopkins Academy Awards
- 1992 – Best Lead Actor – The Silence of the Lambs – Won
- 1994 – Best Lead Actor – The Remains of the Day – Nominated
- 1996 – Best Lead Actor – Nixon – Nominated
- 1998 – Best Supporting Actor – Amistad – Nominated
Anthony Hopkins Movies – Anthony Hopkins Films
- 1991: The Silence of the Lambs
- 2001: Hannibal
- 2007: Fracture
- 1993: The Remains of the Day
- 2011: Thor
- 2002: Red Dragon
- 2017: Transformers: The Last Knight
- 2015: Solace
- 1997: The Edge
- 2011: The Rite
- 1998: Meet Joe Black
- 1998: The Mask of Zorro
- 1980: The Elephant Man
- 2005: The World’s Fastest Indian
- 1992: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- 1994: Legends of the Fall
- 1993: Shadowlands
- 1997: Amistad
- 2013: Thor: The Dark World
- 2010: The Wolfman
- 1992: Howards End
- 1999: Instinct
- 2001: Hearts in Atlantis
- 1968: The Lion in Winter
- 2003: The Human Stain
- 2012: Hitchcock
- 1987: 84 Charing Cross Road
- 2016: Misconduct
- 2007: Beowulf
- 2015: Blackway
- 1984: The Bounty
- 2002: Bad Company
- 2014: Noah
- 1977: A Bridge Too Far
- 1995: Nixon
- 2007: Slipstream
- 2010: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
- 1992: Chaplin
- 2013: Red 2
- 1990: Desperate Hours
- 1999: Titus
- 1996: Surviving Picasso
- 2009: The City of Your Final Destination
- 2016: Collide
- 2004: Alexander
- 2000: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- 2006: All the King’s Men
- 1994: The Road to Wellville
- 2006: Bobby
- 1980: A Change of Seasons
- 1985: The Good Father
Sir Anthony Hopkins Series
- Since 2016: Westworld
- 1985: Mussolini and I
- Since 1985: Hollywood Wives
- Freedom: A History of Us
- 1974: QB VII
- 1972 – 1973: War and Peace
- 1992: To Be the Best
- 2016: War & Peace
- 1965 – 1967: The Man in Room 17
- 1991: Great Expectations
- 1970 – 1984: Play for Today
- 2002 – 2003: Värsta språket
- 1969 – 1970: Department S
- Peter and Paul
- Since 1968: The Company of Five
- Since 1997: Predators Killing for a Living
- Since 1972:The Man Outside
- Since 1972: The Edwardians
Anthony Hopkins New Series
Anthony Hopkins Interview
What experience most changed your life?
Anthony Hopkins: Like a lot of actors, I was a dull student. I couldn’t concentrate. In those days, the schoolmasters used to slap us around, so I accumulated a lot of resentment for authority figures and thought, “Well, screw you,” and made my own course in life.
What’s the best survival skill you know?
Anthony Hopkins: I like food, but I got tired of being heavy, so I went on a really good regime of eating healthy and exercising for an hour a day and lost 80 pounds over 10 months. I’m not a nutty, macrobiotic kind of guy, but I enjoy being alive.
What should every man know about money?
Anthony Hopkins: It’s best not to get involved with the power and prestige of money. Treating people with contempt and rudeness is unspeakable. I see this in the movie industry all the time. The main thing to remember is that we all end up in the same dust cart at the end of the walk.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Anthony Hopkins: I was living in London during the Cuban missile crisis. I called my father and told him I was worried about nuclear holocaust. He said, “It’s okay because it will be over in a flash in London and you won’t feel a thing. If you were still in Wales, you’d suffer from the fallout.” I got a big relief from that.
What book should every man read?
Anthony Hopkins: There is a book by Theodore Rubin called Compassion and Self-Hate. It’s not a self-help book, but it is, in a way. It’s a look inside the darkness of the human soul — how we get sucked into giving ourselves a bad time and how we can actually talk ourselves away from that.
What movie should every man see?
Anthony Hopkins: I’m not a movie aficionado, so I don’t know. I like good movies, but some people take it all very seriously. They get consumed and have lectures and talk about the arc of the part and the metaphor. I don’t know what they’re talking about. Somebody mentions Orson Welles, and I think, “Here we go again.” Just learn your lines, show up, and do it. I’m probably a very shallow actor.
When is it okay for a man to lie?
Anthony Hopkins: We all are liars. If you see someone who has an unfortunate predisposition to being fat, I think the thing is never to comment on it. A guy said to me once, “You’re packing on the pounds.” I said, “Your breath stinks. Do I ever tell you that?” When someone says, “Do you mind if I’m honest?” say yes.
Do you have a scar that tells a story?
Anthony Hopkins: I was in woodworking class in school, working with a saw, and sliced through almost half the tendon in my left hand. The scar will be with me for the rest of my years.
Who is the toughest guy you know?
Anthony Hopkins: Alec Baldwin is a really strong man with great integrity. Before we started filming The Edge together in the Rocky Mountains, I dislodged something in my neck. I was in a lot of pain but thought I was duty-bound to finish this film. Alec just stopped everything one day and said, “This is crazy; you’re going to the hospital.” They found out I had a herniated disc, they operated, and I was back at work within three days. I admired Alec for being tough. Maybe a lot of people don’t like that, but I do because he’s been very forthright, very honest, and faithful.
How should a man handle getting older?
Anthony Hopkins: Accept it. It’s funny how life and time change you. It’s like the molecules of your being get realigned. I don’t take offense as easily as I used to. Everything I do now is like a gravy train. I work when a good part comes along, and if it doesn’t, then I paint and write music.
What advice would you give the younger you?
Anthony Hopkins: Lighten the fuck up.
What’s the key to staying young?
Anthony Hopkins: I paint, and I play the piano a lot — complex exercises in Bach and Chopin. It doesn’t matter if I play them well or not. I practice and practice to keep supple the coordination in my arms, my hands, my fingers. I do memory tests. I memorize lists of 450 to 500 words in sequence and link them all together with mental images so they flow easily. Then I’ll write a story using those words, just to exercise my imagination and brain cells. It’s fun.
Anthony Hopkins Symphony
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