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Throughout his illustrious and celebrated career, Sir Anthony Hopkins has stepped into the skins of many real life figures, bringing historical people back to life as he brings their stories to the screen, and it is for good reason that those performances tend to be among his most critically acclaimed. That bodes well for Hopkins, who has both Hitchcock and Hemingway & Fuentes on his upcoming schedule of work, both of which will require him to tackle iconic characters that many of the audience will be more than familiar with.

Unfortunately for Hopkins though, his track record of actually managing to look anything like his subjects is shaky at best, and worryingly poor at worst: he has one of the most recognisable faces and voices in Hollywood, and rather unfortunately for his other roles used both to perfection to embody the role of Dr Hannibal Lecter. That role was so pronounced and so decidedly physical, »

- Simon Gallagher

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