Anthony Hopkins young
December 31, 1937
Salt and Pepper
5 ft 9 in | 174 cm
82 kg | 180 lbs
Anthony Hopkins was born in Margam, United Kingdom, on December 31, 1937, is an Welsh actor. Young Anthony Hopkins began his acting career on stage, in the Palace Theatre, Swansea, in 1960. He made his big screen debut in drama film The White Bus (1967) in role as Brechtian. Anthony's breakthrough role came as Richard the Lionheart in historical movie The Lion in Winter (1968) opposite Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Hannibal Lecter in horror thriller film The Silence of the Lambs (1991) opposite Jodie Foster. He played the same character in sequel Hannibal (2001) and in prequel Red Dragon (2002).
He received an nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles as Mr. James Stevens in drama romance film The Remains of the Day (1993) opposite Emma Thompson and as Richard Nixon in biographical political drama film Nixon (1995) directed by Oliver Stone.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Quincy Adams in historical drama movie Amistad (1997) directed by Steven Spielberg.
The Mask of Zorro (1998) swashbuckler drama with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta‑Jones
Desperate Hours (1990) drama crime with Mickey Rourke
The Elephant Man (1980) historical drama directed by David Lynch
The Bounty (1984) historical drama with Mel Gibson and Daniel Day‑Lewis
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) gothic horror directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Surviving Picasso (1996) drama romance opposite Julianne Moore
Howards End (1992) romantic drama with Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Redgrave
Shadowlands (1993) biographical drama opposite Debra Winger
Mission: Impossible II (2000) thriller action with Tom Cruise
The Wolfman (2010) horror drama opposite Benicio del Toro and Emily Blunt
Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) superhero in role as Odin
Hitchcock (2012) biographical drama with Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel
Noah (2014) epic biblical drama with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly
Chaplin (1992) biographical comedy drama with Robert Downey Jr and Geraldine Chaplin
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) science fiction in role as Sir Edmund Burton
Hopkins won an Oscar, three BAFTA Awards, Cecil B. DeMille Award and two Emmys during his career.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts (1993).
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
His favorite horror film is Rosemary's Baby (1968).
He was married to Petronella Barker (1966-1972), they had a daughter and to Jennifer Lynton (1973-2002).
He married Stella Arroyave in 2003.
Resides in Santa Monica, California.
I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.
Actors I admire? Ed Harris, of course, I think he's terrific; because I know he always had to fight being what he looked like a lot, but I think he's a terrific actor.
I don't have people following me around, like bodyguards. I don't know how people live like that. Maybe the young movies stars have to live like that, I don't know. But it seems a little crazy to me. I don't think you need all that stuff.
I'm always cast in these strange men... that's not me, really.
I love life because what more is there?
My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.
I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.
I am not very good with relationships. With anyone. I can't be locked up with anyone for too long.