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Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 50 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Go with Me (filming)
 2015/II Solace (post-production)
John Clancy
 2015/II Autobahn (completed)
Hagen Kahl
 2014 Noah
Methuselah
 2013 RED 2
Bailey
 2011 360
John
 2011 Thor
Odin
 2010 Bare Knuckles
Xavier Jonas (uncredited)
 2010 The Third Rule (Short)
Fabian Hogarth (as Fabian Hogarth)
 2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (Documentary)
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 2007 Beowulf
Hrothgar
 2006 Bobby
John
 2005 Proof
Robert
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 1993 The Innocent
Glass
 1992 Freejack
McCandless
 1988 The Dawning
Cassius / Angus Barrie
 1985 The Good Father
Bill Hooper
 1980 A Change of Seasons
Adam Evans
 1978 Magic
Corky Withers / Fats (voice)
 1978 International Velvet
Captain Johnson
 1977 Audrey Rose
Elliot Hoover
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
Kostya
 1969 Hamlet
Claudius
 1967 Red, White and Zero
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He played the Irregular Mobiliser in Sean O'Casey's play, "Juno and the Paycock," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Colin Blakely, Joyce Redman, Ronald Pickup, Mike Gambon, Frank Finlay, Madge Ryan, and Christopher Timothy in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 24 Interviews | 20 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fabian Hogarth | Sir Anthony Hopkins | Tony

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on The Silence of the Lambs (1991)] As soon as I saw that script I knew this was one of those special parts. I don't know why, it's just an instinct. I'd never heard of the book. I'd never heard of Thomas Harris. I read the script and they told me Jonathan Demme was doing it - I'd never heard of him, either. So I watched Married to the Mob (1988) and Something Wild (1986), which I thought was a ... See more »

Trivia:

His early ambition was to be a concert pianist. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays controversial, real life characters: William Bligh in The Bounty (1984), Adolf Hitler in The Bunker (1981), Richard Bruno Hauptman in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), and Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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