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Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Silence of the Lambs in 1991, and he was subsequently nominated in the same category for his performances in The Remains of the Day (1993) and Nixon (1995). He also won the Best Actor Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for The Remains of the Day. In 1993, he starred in Richard Attenborough's Shadowlands, with Debra Winger, and won numerous critics' awards in the U.S. and Britain, including the BAFTA for Best Actor. In 1998, he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Steven Spielberg's Amistad.

Hopkins can next be seen in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, opposite Josh Brolin and Naomi Watts. He recently began production on Marvel Studios' Thor, in January 2010, which Kenneth Branagh is directing and in which he plays Thor's father, Odin, the god of thunder.

Other recent acting credits include Fracture, in which he starred opposite Ryan Gosling; All the King's Men, directed by Steven Zaillian and co-starring Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet; The World's Fastest Indian, written and directed by Roger Donaldson; Proof, directed by John Madden and costarring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gwyneth Paltrow; and Oliver Stone's Alexander, in which he starred opposite Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie.

In 2001, Hopkins starred opposite Julianne Moore in Ridley Scott's Hannibal, the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. In the late 1990s, he starred opposite Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black, directed by Martin Brest; in The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell and co-starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones; in Instinct, directed by Jon Turtletaub; and opposite Jessica Lange in Titus, Julie Taymor's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. He also narrated the 2000 holiday-season hit Dr. Seuss'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Hopkins also appeared in the feature adaptation of Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis for director Scott Hicks; the action-comedy Bad Company, co-starring Chris Rock; the box-office hit prequel to The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, co-starring Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson; and Miramax Films' adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Human Stain, opposite Nicole Kidman.

His previous film credits include Surviving Picasso, in which he played the title role opposite Julianne Moore; the David Mamet-penned The Edge; Howards End; Bram Stoker's Dracula; and Legends of the Fall. His early credits include The Elephant Man, Magic, A Bridge Too Far and The Bounty. He received Emmy Awards for The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, in which he portrayed Bruno Hauptmann, and The Bunker, in which he portrayed Adolf Hitler.

Hopkins currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stella, and is also a composer and a painter.

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Anthony Hopkins Facts

Birth NamePhilip Anthony Hopkins
BirthdayDecember 31, 1937 (85)
BirthplacePort Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Anthony Hopkins compared to you?
Awards1994 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Leading Role (for Shadowlands)
1992 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for The Silence of the Lambs)
1992 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Leading Role (for The Silence of the Lambs)

Selected Filmography

The Original
Thor: The Dark World
The Edge
The Silence of the Lambs
Mission: Impossible II
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