Anthony Hopkins's biography
Philip Anthony Hopkins is 85 years old film director born at Port Talbot. Anthony was born on Friday 31st of December 1937. He is often nicknamed as Tony, Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins. According to year of birth 1937 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 31st of December means Anthony is Capricorn. These people are stable in nature. As the sign lord is “Saturn”, the person will be judgemental in his approach.He was married 3 times.
Philip Anthony Hopkins's spouse
Anthony is married to Stella Hopkins
He is native english speaker. He is white british. He is citizen of United States of America. He is roman catholic. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as screenwriter, film producer, composer, performing artist, stage actor, film actor, television actor. Anthony is recently known as actor.
Anthony Hopkins's family
Anthony Hopkins's wife
She is known as actor. His wife was born on Tuesday 20th of March 1956 in Popayán.
Anthony Hopkins's ex wifes
Anthony Hopkins and Petronella Barker have been together since 1966 for 6 years. She is known as actor. Anthony´s ex wife was born on Monday 12th of October 1942 in Sittingbourne.
Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Lynton have been together since 1973 for 29 years.
Anthony has 1 daughter.
Anthony Hopkins's daughter: Abigail Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins's daughter's name is Abigail Hopkins. She is known as singer. His daughter was born on Tuesday 20th of August 1968 in Putney.
Anthony Hopkins's schools
We found 4 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, West Monmouth School, Cowbridge Grammar School.
Detailed informations about his schools
- Attended Cowbridge boys grammar school as a youth.
- Graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
Anthony Hopkins's career
His main focus is to be film director and actor. Anthony is famous thanks to Silence of the Lambs.
Is Anthony Hopkins gay ?
Anthony is known to be straight.
Awards and competitions
Anthony Hopkins's Awards
- Anthony received award for Academy Award for Best Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 30 March 1992
- Anthony received award for David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor for work The Remains of the Day in 1994
- Anthony received award for London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year for work The Remains of the Day in 1993
- He received award for Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for work The Remains of the Day in 1993
- He received award for British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for work War and Peace in 1973
- He received award for National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for work The Remains of the Day in 1993
- Anthony received award for New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- Anthony received award for National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- Anthony received award for Saturn Award for the Best Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- He received award for Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- Anthony received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- Anthony received award for Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for work Shadowlands in 1993
- Anthony received award for Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Amistad in 1997
- He received award for Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- Anthony received award for Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for work Shadowlands in 1993
- Anthony received award for Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- He received award for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for work Equus in 1975
- Anthony received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for work The Bunker in 1981
- He received award for Academy Award for Best Actor for work The Father in 2021
- Anthony received award for European Film Award for Best Actor for work The Father in 2021
Anthony Hopkins's Rankings
- 10/97: Ranked #57 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
- 1/01: He ranked second in the Orange Film Survey of the greatest British films actors.
- His Oscar-winning performance as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) was ranked #1 on the American Film Institute's Villains list in its compilation of the 100 Years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
- Ranked #12 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
- 2006: His performance as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) is ranked #70 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
- His performance as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) is ranked #15 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Anthony Hopkins's Nominations
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Amistad in 1997
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work The Silence of the Lambs in 1991
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work The Remains of the Day in 1993
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Nixon in 1995
- He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for work A Change of Seasons in 1981
- He was nominated for European Film Award for Best Actor for work The Father in 2021
What Anthony Hopkins has done for a first time
- Second only to Katharine Hepburn in the longest number of years between first and second Oscar wins in acting, he at twenty-nine years and she at thirty-four years.
Anthony Hopkins's quotes
- [on Gary Oldman] He is just like I was at his age.
- I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn't bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn't have any brains. I didn't know what I was doing there. That's why I became an actor.
- [Interviewed on Inside the Actors Studio (1994)] I once asked a Jesuit priest what was the best short prayer he knew. He said, "Fuck it,' as in, "Fuck it; it's in God's hands."
- The Welsh people have a talent for acting that one does not find in the English. The English lack heart.
- [December 1998] To hell with this stupid show business, this ridiculous showbiz, this futile waste of life. I look back and see a desert wasteland. All those years spent in a fake environment. Everything was a fake.
- [on becoming a U.S. citizen in 2000] America has been very generous to me, magnanimous really. I thought it would be good to give something back. It was a decision of the heart.
- [on his most famous character, Dr. Hannibal Lecter] I think he might be a very interesting person to have lunch with, provided that YOU weren't the lunch.
- I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.
- Being a smoker is like being trapped in a complicated maze. It's as if Allen Carr has a plan of the maze. Instantly I was freed from my addiction.
- Heroes, like Bogart (Humphrey Bogart). They deserve high definition.
- I think the first British actor who really worked well in cinema was Albert Finney. He was a back-street Marlon Brando. He brought a great wittiness and power to the screen. The best actor we've had.
- It's fun to get the Oscar, it was fun to get a knighthood. But you know, you wake up in the morning, the reality's still there. You're still mortal.
- The movie industry is full of crazy people who think that they are God.
- How do you play Hannibal Lecter? Well just don't move. Scare people by being still.
- For many, many years I felt like I didn't belong. I was a duffer at school - everything was incomprehensible to me.
- Once you accept the fact that there's nothing to fear, you drill into the primal oil well. I believe when we do things without fear, we can do anything. As long as you don't worry about the consequences.
- I became an actor but I still don't feel that I'm a part of this profession. I never have - 50 years I've been doing it.
- [on British humour]: It's like Jewish humour. I love that.
- We live in such a precious, pussyfooting society - everyone takes offence so quickly.
- When I break with a friend it is sudden. I will give no warning ahead of time, just change my address and telephone number. They may be confused - but they'll survive. Nobody dies.
- I don't want to be anything else other than what I am. I can say that with passion. No regrets.
- [At age 72]: I'm not getting the parts I was 20 years ago - but I'm still doing okay. The prospect of that blank wall where there's no more work - it doesn't fill me with dread.
- I sometimes wake at night and I can hear the sea and I think: what the hell am I doing here? How did I get here?" And I make no excuses. I say 'tough titty.' Also 'TYFP' - 'That's your f****** problem. '
- I may sound to you like a really hard man - I am not ashamed of it at all. I'm not hard, I'm honest.
- [on paintings he has done] I suppose I could call them primitive because again, as I have no academic training, I could no longer sit in an art class drawing apples or vases or nudes - I can't feel hemmed in.
- [on acting} I'm not going to turn my back on it until they tell me it's over and we don't want you anymore. So if they say they want me I will go ahead and do it, learn my lines. You know, do what I do. So it's the best time of my life now.
- Beware the tyranny of the weak. They just suck you dry. They're always complaining. I go, "How are you doing?" They say "Ahh..." and they moan and try to take from you. I know a number of people like that, but I can't waste my time on them.
- I hated the Sixties. It was one long wet Wednesday afternoon in the Waterloo Road. For most of it I was drinking myself into oblivion.
- We like to look into the dark side of ourselves and I think that causes us great fascination and fear. That's why people like Hannibal Lecter. He was a man caught in a monstrous mind.
- I'm not good at being cooped up with anyone for very long. Maybe that's why I wasn't designed for marriage. I'm not good at any kind of relationship with people, really. I mean, I've had a number of good ones, but I get restless and I take off.
- [on Richard Attenborough] Richard's a nice guy, very persuasive, a great salesman in the sense that he gets what he wants from you. He can charm a lot of people. He's a good man. I haven't seen him for a long time.
- [on Shirley MacLaine] The most obnoxious actress I've ever worked with.
- [on how he prepares for the characters he plays] I learn the text!
- I was away for a few weeks in a hotel watching new releases. Some I had to switch off after eight minutes. I couldn't understand what anyone was saying.
- [on Marlon Brando] He was fascinating to watch, he could do anything. It was the 'screw you' attitude. That takes tremendous courage or tremendous folly.
- My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
- I think "I'm glad I've made a good film, because now I can make a bad one!"
- I'm often asked to do projects. If I don't want to do something, after a while I'll say "No. What part of No don't you understand?"
- [interviewed in 1979] It's a comic way of making a living, saying lines, but I can express something through acting. I can express myself through parts. I'm not good at expressing myself otherwise.
- I don't vote because I don't trust anyone. We've never got it right, human beings. We are all a mess, and we're very early in our evolution.
- Oliver Stone is one of the greatest filmmakers...He pricks the bubbles of the namby-pambies. He provokes outrage. He stirs up controversy. Oliver Stone is larger than life.
- Don't try to compete, because acting's not a competition. It's about cooperation and being gentle and kind with other people.
Anthony Hopkins's height, body shape, eye color
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