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Sir Anthony Hopkins, born Philip Anthony Hopkins on December 31, 1937, is a Welsh actor known for his remarkable performances on both screen and stage (wiki). His illustrious career spans decades, leaving an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

Here are some highlights from his extraordinary journey:

  1. Early Life and Education:
    • Graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957.
    • Further honed his craft at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
    • Laurence Olivier recognized his talent and invited him to join the Royal National Theatre in 1965.
    • Notable stage productions include King LearCoriolanusMacbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.
    • His favorite Shakespeare play is King Lear.
  2. Film and Television Career:
    • Made his mark in early film roles such as The Lion in Winter (1968), A Bridge Too Far (1977), and The Elephant Man (1980).
    • Iconically portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), earning him two Academy Awards for Best Actor.
    • In The Father (2020), he portrayed an octogenarian with dementia, becoming the oldest Best Actor Oscar winner.
    • Other notable films include The Remains of the DayNixonAmistad, and The Two Popes.
    • On television, acclaimed for his performance in War and Peace (1972) and won Primetime Emmy Awards for The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) and The Bunker (1981).
    • Worked on projects like The DresserKing Lear, and the HBO series Westworld.
  3. Accolades and Honors:
    • Received two Academy Awardsfour BAFTA Awardstwo Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Laurence Olivier Award.
    • Honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2005.
    • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for his contributions to drama.

Sir Anthony Hopkins continues to captivate audiences with his burning intensity and versatility.

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