22 November 2012 8:05 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anthony Hopkins may very well be regarded as one of our greatest living actors, but that doesn't mean he's all that different from you and me. The 74-year-old, who insists you call him "Tony," is, as it turns out, insecure about his day job. This, despite the fact that Queen Elizabeth II knighted him in 1993 following his Oscar-win for playing everyone's favorite cannibal in Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs." But really, considering his latest role, who can blame him? In Sacha Gervasi's narrative feature debut "Hitchcock," Hopkins embodies none other than Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most revered and scrutinized filmmakers of all time. And unlike most directors, Hitchcock spent just as much time in front of the camera as he did behind it -- leaving not much room, on Hopkins' part, for 'interpretation.' Taking place during the filming of one of Hitchcock's most troubled productions. »


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