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Anthony Hopkins is a Actor, Director, Writer, Producer and Sound British born on 31 december 1937 at Port Talbot (United-kingdom)

Anthony Hopkins

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Birth name Philip Anthony Hopkins
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 31 december 1937 (80 years) at Port Talbot (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. In 1968, he got his break in film in The Lion in Winter, playing Richard I.

Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is well known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Elephant Man, Magic, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Legends of the Fall, Thor, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, The World's Fastest Indian, Instinct, and Fracture.

Along with his Academy Award, Hopkins has also won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, Hopkins was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.

Biography

Hopkins was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1987, and was knighted at Buckingham Palace in 1993 for services to the arts. In 1988, Hopkins was made an Honorary D.Litt and in 1992 was awarded Honorary fellowship from the University of Wales, Lampeter. A few years later in a The Tonight Show with Jay Leno appearance, Hopkins humbly admitted that he liked his American fans and friends to call him "Tony".

As of 2007, Hopkins resides in Los Angeles, California. He had moved to the United States once before during the 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, and celebrated with a 3,000-mile road trip across the country.

Hopkins has been married three times. His first two wives were Petronella Barker (1966–1972) and Jennifer Lynton (1973–2002). He has a daughter from his first marriage, Abigail Hopkins (born 20 August 1968), an actress and singer.

He is now married to Stella Arroyave. The couple live in Malibu. On Christmas Eve 2012, Hopkins celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary by having a blessing at a private service at St David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales.



Hopkins has offered his support to various charities and appeals, notably becoming President of the National Trust's Snowdonia Appeal, raising funds for the preservation of Snowdonia National Park in north Wales. In 1998 he donated £1 million towards the £3 million needed to aid the Trust's efforts in purchasing parts of Snowdon. Prior to the campaign, Hopkins authored Anthony Hopkins' Snowdonia, which was published in 1995.

Hopkins has been a patron of the YMCA centre in his hometown of Port Talbot, South Wales for more than 20 years, having first joined the YMCA in the 1950s. He supports other various philanthropic groups. He was a Guest of Honour at a Gala Fundraiser for Women in Recovery, Inc., a Venice, California-based non-profit organisation offering rehabilitation assistance to women in recovery from substance abuse. Although he resides in Malibu, California he is also a volunteer teacher at the Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, California. Hopkins served as the Honorary Patron of The New Heritage Theatre Company in Boise, Idaho from 1997-2007, participating in fundraising and marketing efforts for the repertory theatre.



Hopkins is a recovering alcoholic; he stopped drinking on 25 December 1975. He said that a major help in his recovery was his belief in God. He has criticised atheism, saying "being an atheist must be like living in a closed cell with no windows". He quit smoking using the Allen Carr method.

He contributed toward the refurbishment of a £2.3 million wing at his alma mater, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff: the Anthony Hopkins Centre, which opened in 1999.

In 2008, he embarked on a weight loss programme, and by 2010, he had lost 80 pounds.

Hopkins is a prominent member of environmental protection group Greenpeace and as of early 2008 featured in a television advertisement campaign, voicing concerns about Japan's continuing annual whale hunt. He has also been a patron of RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) since its early days and helped open their first intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit at Downview (HM Prison) in 1992.

He is an admirer of the Welsh comedian Tommy Cooper. On 23 February 2008, as patron of the Tommy Cooper Society, the actor unveiled a commemorative statue in the entertainer's home town of Caerphilly, South Wales. For the ceremony, Hopkins donned Cooper's trademark fez and performed a comic routine.

Best films

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
(Actor)
Noah (2014)
(Actor)
Hannibal (2001)
(Actor)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
(Actor)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
(Actor)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Anthony Hopkins (96 films)

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Transformers: The Last Knight, 2h34
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Gemma Chan
Roles Sir Edmund Burton
Rating52% 2.610172.610172.610172.610172.61017
Les humains sont en guerre contre les Transformers à la suite de l'épisode précédent Transformers : L'Âge de l'extinction. Optimus a disparu. La survie de l'humanité réside dans les légendes du passé et dans l'histoire cachée des Transformers sur Terre. Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, un Lord et un professeur d'Oxford s'allient pour contrer la menace qui arrive. Optimus est de retour changé. Derrière cette mascarade se cache Quintessa, la créatrice des Transformers qui cherche à s'emparer du bâton de Merlin pour tuer la Terre, Unicron.
Thor: Ragnarok, 2h10
Directed by Taika Waititi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films based on mythology, Sur une planète fictive, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba
Roles Odin
Rating78% 3.9454553.9454553.9454553.9454553.945455
Après les évènements de Sokovie et l'affrontement avec Ultron, Thor est parti à la recherche des Pierres d'Infinité. Deux ans après, sans résultat, on le retrouve emprisonné dans le monde de Surtur (Muspellheim). Il se libère et vainc le démon enflammé, après que ce dernier lui a appris qu'Asgard est sans défense en l'absence du « Père de Toute Chose », Odin. Thor lui arrache sa couronne que le démon comptait unir avec l'Éternelle Flamme afin de provoquer le Ragnarök, la destruction d’Asgard.
Misconduct
Misconduct (2016)
, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Alice Eve, Lee Byung-hun, Julia Stiles
Roles Arthur Denning
Rating53% 2.6516252.6516252.6516252.6516252.651625
Une série d'accidents liés à un médicament produit par la société pharmaceutique dirigée par Arthur Denning conduit à un scandale médiatique. Alors qu'Arthur se prépare à quitter les Etats-Unis, il apprend que sa compagne, Emily Hynes, a été enlevée.
Collide
Collide (2016)
, 1h38
Directed by Eran Creevy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about drugs, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Zac Efron, Anthony Hopkins, Felicity Jones, Ben Kingsley, Clemens Schick
Roles Hagen Kahl
Rating57% 2.850412.850412.850412.850412.85041
Un jeune Américain nommé Casey vit avec sa compagne Juliette en Allemagne. Un jour, celle-ci est victime d'une insuffisance rénale. Le verdict ne tarde pas à tomber : Si Juliette veut vivre, elle doit se faire greffer un nouveau rein au plus vite. Casey décide alors de renouer avec son passé criminel pour sauver sa bien-aimée. Il retrouve Geran, son ancien commanditaire, qui le charge de dérober une importante quantité de drogue. Malheureusement le vol échoue et Casey se retrouve pourchassé par le mafieux Hagen Kahl car ce dernier veut récupérer une précieuse somme d'argent que Casey lui a volé.En réprimande, Kahl n'hésite alors pas à s'en prendre à Juliette. Le jeune homme se retrouve alors embarqué dans une course poursuite infernale sur les réseaux routiers allemands afin de sauver la vie de celle qu'il aime avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.
Solace
Solace (2015)
, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Marley Shelton, Matt Gerald
Roles John Clancy
Rating63% 3.1988153.1988153.1988153.1988153.198815
A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), works with an FBI special agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of a serial killer (Colin Farrell).
Viens avec moi, 1h30
Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta

Une jeune femme, Lillian, revient dans sa ville natale du Nort-Ouest Pacifique. Elle est vite harcelée par un criminel violent, policier dans le passé, qui se fait appeler « Blackway ». Le shérif se révélant impuissant, lui ordonnant de quitter la ville, Lilian, pour chercher de l'aide, se tourne vers deux hommes étranges : Lester, un ancien bûcheron, et son jeune ami, Nate. Le trio organise une lutte sans pitié contre Blackway.
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, 1h35
Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Sam Worthington, Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Jemima West, David Dencik
Roles Freddy Heineken
Rating60% 3.0485453.0485453.0485453.0485453.048545
The film takes place in 1983, primarily in Amsterdam and centers in a group of five Dutch friends: Willem Holleeder, Cor van Hout, Jan Boellard, Martin Erkamps and Frans Meijer. Looking for easy money, they decide to kidnap Heineken owner, the tycoon Freddy Heineken in order to achieve a very high ransom. Although successfully capturing Heineken and his driver Ab Doderer, the group eventually face difficulties due to their lack of experience in crime. They fail to negotiate with the police, and Cor has to deal with the responsibilities of taking care of his pregnant wife, Sonja. After Heineken is finally released by the police, Willem and Cor flee to Paris and Willem frequently tells Cor to not call Sonja because the calls could be traced by the police. Although initially reluctant, Cor gives in to his emotions, resulting in the two being arrested by the French police while leaving their apartment.
Go with Me
Go with Me (2015)

Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Julia Stiles, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta, Alexander Ludwig, Hal Holbrook, Steve Bacic
Roles Lester
Rating52% 2.6004152.6004152.6004152.6004152.600415
A modern fable set against the rugged backdrop of a Pacific Northwest logging community, Go with Me tells the story of Lillian (Julia Stiles), a young woman newly returned to her hometown who becomes the subject of harassment by a man named Blackway (Ray Liotta), an ex-cop turned violent crimelord who operates with impunity in this small community on the edge of the wilderness. Forsaken by the local townspeople, and advised by the Sheriff to leave town, Lillian decides instead to take a stand against her sociopathic stalker, and enlists the help of ex-logger Lester (Anthony Hopkins) and his laconic young sidekick Nate (Alexander Ludwig) - the only two men in town brave enough, or crazy enough, to go with her, and go up against Blackway.
Noah
Noah (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Pregnancy films, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about angels, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins
Roles Methuselah
Rating57% 2.898482.898482.898482.898482.89848
As a young boy, Noah witnesses his father, Lamech, killed by a young Tubal-cain. Many years later an adult Noah is living with his wife Naameh and their sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. After seeing a flower grow instantly from the ground and being haunted by dreams of a great flood, Noah takes them to visit his grandfather Methuselah.
Red 2
Red 2 (2013)
, 1h56
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins
Roles Bailey
Rating65% 3.299253.299253.299253.299253.29925
Three years after the previous film, while trying to lead a normal life with girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is approached by Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), who claims people are still after them, but Frank dismisses him. After appealing a second time, Marvin drives off, and his car explodes. Although Frank does not believe Marvin is dead, Sarah convinces him to go to Marvin's funeral where he delivers a teary-eyed eulogy. After the funeral, a group of government agents approach Frank and take him to be interrogated at a Yankee White Facility. During the interrogation, Jack Horton (Neal McDonough) appears with an armed SWAT team, kills most of the facility's personnel, and tells Frank that he will torture Sarah until he gets information out of Frank. Frank escapes from the room, evades Horton's assassins, and with the sudden timely help of Marvin, who turns out to be alive, goes on the run with Sarah. Marvin explains that he and Frank are being hunted because they were listed as participants in a Clandestine operation codenamed Nightshade, conducted during the Cold War to smuggle a nuclear weapon into Russia piece by piece. Horton has convinced world agencies that Frank and his crew are terrorists and must be stopped. Victoria (Helen Mirren) calls, telling Frank she has been contracted by MI6 to kill the three of them. Meanwhile, top contract killer Han Cho-Bai (Lee Byung-hun), whom Horton knows is seeking revenge on Frank, is also hired.
Thor: The Dark World, 1h52
Directed by Alan Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Superhero films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston
Roles Odin
Rating69% 3.497543.497543.497543.497543.49754
Eons ago, Bor, father of Odin, clashes with the Dark Elf Malekith, who seeks to destroy the universe using a weapon known as the Aether. After conquering Malekith's forces, including enhanced warriors called the Kursed, on their home world of Svartalfheim, Bor safeguards the Aether within a stone column. Unbeknownst to Bor, Malekith, his lieutenant Algrim, and a handful of Dark Elves escape into suspended animation.
360
360 (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster, Moritz Bleibtreu, Jamel Debbouze
Roles Older Man
Rating61% 3.0984353.0984353.0984353.0984353.098435
360 centers on the stories of a group of people from different social backgrounds through their intertwining relationships.
Hitchcock
Hitchcock (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Serial killer films
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel
Roles Alfred Hitchcock
Rating67% 3.397733.397733.397733.397733.39773
In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock opens his latest film, North by Northwest, to considerable success, but is troubled by a reporter's insinuation that it is time to retire. Seeking to reclaim the artistic daring of his youth, Hitchcock turns down film proposals like adapting Casino Royale in favor of a horror novel called Psycho by Robert Bloch, which is based on the crimes of murderer Ed Gein. Gein appears in sequences throughout the film in which he seems to prompt Hitchcock's imagination regarding the Psycho story, or act as some function of Hitchcock's subconscious mind (for instance, drawing Hitchcock's attention to sand on his bathroom floor, the quantity of which reveals how much time his wife Alma has been spending at the beachhouse with Whitfield Cook).
Thor
Thor (2011)
, 1h50
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Sur une planète fictive, Superhero films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson
Roles Odin
Rating69% 3.497523.497523.497523.497523.49752
In 965 AD, Odin, king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey, to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, starting with Earth. The Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Winters.
The Rite
The Rite (2011)
, 1h49
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Rutger Hauer
Roles Father Lucas
Rating59% 2.999522.999522.999522.999522.99952
Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), disillusioned with his past job as a mortician, decides to enter a seminary school and renounce his vows upon completion, thereby getting a free college degree. Four years have passed, and Michael is being ordained to the rank of deacon at the seminary. After his ordination, he writes a letter of resignation to his superior, Father Matthew, citing a lack of faith. Father Matthew (Toby Jones), apparently wanting to talk to Michael, attempts to catch up to him on the street. He trips as he steps over a curb, causing a cyclist to swerve into the path of an oncoming van. The young cyclist, Sandra (Marija Karan), is critically injured. Seeing Michael's clerical garb, she asks him for absolution before her last breath. Initially hesitant, Michael is unable to refuse, comforting her and performing a blessing ritual to absolve her of her sins. Seeing how calmly Michael handled the situation, Father Matthew tells Michael that he is called to be a priest despite his resignation. He also tells Michael that with the rise in demonic possessions every year, the Church needs more exorcists and says that he has the potential to become one. Father Matthew wants to send him to the Vatican in Rome, so he can attend an exorcism class taught by his friend Father Xavier (Ciarán Hinds). Michael finally accepts after Father Matthew tells him that the Church might convert his scholarship into a student loan that would cost $100,000 if his immediate resignation stood. If Michael attends the exorcism class and still wants to resign afterwards, then they will discuss matters (hinting that he may be free to leave).