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Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Date of Birth
December 31, 1937
85 years old
Zodiac sign
Actor, Composer
175 cm

Biography of Anthony Hopkins

Sir Phillip Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor, producer, and director. Born on 31 December 1937 he is one of the most acclaimed actors worldwide, having received numerous awards throughout his acting career. He was also knighted by the Queen in recognition of his contributions to the arts. 

Hopkins started his acting career in theater, acting in numerous plays from 1960 to 1967 before pursuing television and film. Hopkins’ most prominent roles saw him starring in Silence of the Lambs as the infamous Hannibal Lecter, for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor. He went on to play Hannibal again in the movie Hannibal and its sequel Red Dragon. Hopkins has also been cast in Marvel’s Thor franchise, HBO’s Westworld as well as The Mask of ZorroHowards EndLegend of the Fall and Meet Joe Black.

After completing his primary education Hopkins remained in Wales and went on to study and graduate in 1957 from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. He then joined the British Army and after completing his two years of national service Hopkins enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. 

Anthony Hopkins actually suffers from dyslexia but doesn’t let this affect his acting abilities, and he has an exceptional memory and is able to memorize scripts. Even more impressively, Hopkins goes over his script more than 250 times before he starts filming. While starring in Silence of the Lambs as Hannibal Lecter, Hopkins actually improvised many of his lines and had the idea not to blink when delivering these lines, making his performance as Lecter even more unsettling. Before being offered his famous role in Silence of the Lambs, Hopkins was actually struggling with his acting career not picking up and was on the brink of giving up and returning to London. 

Hopkins almost died while filming The Edge. The actor fell into a river on set and later developed hyperthermia, but was lucky enough to make a full, fast recovery. Being most famous for his role in the horror film Silence of the Lambs, it comes as no surprise that the actor himself is an avid horror fan, with his favorite movie being Rosemary’s Baby. Hopkins is also a talented musician, having composed a musical piece called The Waltz Goes On as well as releasing a song called Distant Star which reached #75 on the Billboard UK singles chart. 

Anthony Hopkins’ first role in 1967 was “Brechtian” in the short film The White Bus, with his next role being “Richard” in The Lion in Winter the following year. Most recently the actor has starred in The Son (2022) and is busy filming for Rebel Moon and One Life

Hopkins has been married 3 times and is currently still with his third wife Stella Arroyave whom he wed in 2003. Having suffered with alcoholism in his early acting days, Hopkins has been sober since 1975. The actor has one daughter with first wife Petronella Barker named Abigail, it is alleged that he is estranged from his daughter and the pair have not spoken in over 20 years.

Popular Movies

The Silence of the Lambs
The Mask of Zorro
The Father
The Father (2020)


The Son 8.3
The Son The Son
Drama 2022, United States of America
The Virtuoso 4.9
The Virtuoso The Virtuoso
Action, Thriller 2021, United States of America
The Father 8.4
The Father The Father
Drama 2020, Great Britain / France
The Two Popes 7.6
The Two Popes The Two Popes
Drama, Comedy, Biography 2019, Great Britain / Italy / Argentina / United States of America
Thor: Ragnarok 8.3
Thor: Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarök
Fantasy, Drama, Action 2017, United States of America
Transformers: The Last Knight 7.3
Transformers: The Last Knight Transformers: The Last Knight
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller 2017, United States of America
Westworld 7.9
Drama, Sci-Fi, Western 2016, United States of America
Misconduct 5.4
Misconduct Misconduct
Drama, Thriller 2016, United States of America
Solace 7.4
Solace Solace
Mystery, Thriller 2015, United States of America
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken 7.8
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime 2015, Belgium / Great Britain / Netherlands / United States of America
Collide 6.1
Collide Collide
Thriller, Action 2015, Great Britain / Germany
Blackway 4.9
Blackway Blackway
Thriller 2015, United States of America
The Dresser 6.8
The Dresser The Dresser
Comedy, Drama 2015, Great Britain
Noah 6.9
Noah Noah
Drama, Fantasy 2014, United States of America
Thor: The Dark World 7.9
Thor: The Dark World Thor: The Dark World
Adventure, Action 2013, United States of America
RED 2 7.4
RED 2 Red 2
Action, Comedy, Thriller 2013, United States of America
360 6.8
360 360
Drama, Romantic 2012, Great Britain / Austria / Brazil / France
Hitchcock 7.3
Hitchcock Hitchcock
Drama, Biography 2012, United States of America
Thor 7.9
Thor Thor
Action, Adventure, Drama 2011, United States of America
The Rite 7.4
The Rite The Rite
Drama, Thriller, Horror 2011, United States of America
The Wolfman 6.4
The Wolfman The Wolfman
Thriller, Horror 2010, United States of America
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 7.1
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Romantic 2010, United States of America / Spain
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