A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – H

For Letter H, I have chosen Anthony Hopkins

Facts about Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins is 83 years old
Born: December 31, 1937
Birthplace: Port Talbot, Wales
Best known as: Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins Biography

An enduring star of stage and screen, Anthony Hopkins remains best known as the creepy and manipulative serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.

Anthony Hopkins attended the Welsh College of Music and Drama and spent three years in the Royal Artillery of the British Army. He then went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1963. After first making a name for himself as a stage actor in England, Anthony Hopkins made his big-screen debut in the 1968 film The Lion in Winter (co-starring Katharine Hepburn).

He worked in television and movies throughout the 1970s and ’80s, including film Magic (1978) and David Lynch‘s The Elephant Man (1980), scary killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Hopkins won an Oscar for the role.

In 1993 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

His other roles have included playing writer C. S. Lewis in 1993’s Shadowlands and Richard Nixon in Oliver Stone‘s Nixon (1995). Hopkins played Lecter again in Hannibal(2001) and Red Dragon (2002, starring Ralph Fiennes). His other films include The Edge (1997, opposite Alec Baldwin), The Human Stain (2003, with Nicole Kidman) and Bobby(2006, with William H. Macy). He played King Hrothgar in Beowulf (2006), director Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock(2012), and Pope Benedict XVI in The Two Popes (2019, with Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis I).

(Source; Who2.com)

Sir Anthony Hopkins is such a versatile and graceful actor. He has impressed me in every role he has played. He gives his all to make his characters come alive. The gruesome Hannibal Lector was totally creepy and as Odin, he was the magnificent king of Asgard. Mundane or superhero stuff, all are his forte.




24 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – H

  1. Very nice, Sadje. I’ve seen so many movies with Anthony Hopkins, it would be a chore to pick my favorite. There is also a relatively new movie on Netflix with Anthony Hopkins I’ve been wanting to watch. Excellent. 😊

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