Anthony Hopkins

Highest Rated: 100% The Dresser (2015)
Lowest Rated: 7% Misconduct (2016)
Birthday: Dec 31, 1937
Birthplace: Margam, Port Talbot, Wales
Born on December 31, 1937, as the only son of a baker, Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins was drawn to the theater while attending the YMCA at age 17, and later learned the basics of his craft at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1960, Hopkins made his stage bow in The Quare Fellow, and then spent four years in regional repertory before his first London success in Julius Caesar. Combining the best elements of the British theater's classic heritage and its burgeoning "angry young man" school, Hopkins worked well in both ancient and modern pieces. His film debut was not, as has often been cited, his appearance as Richard the Lionhearted in The Lion in Winter (1968), but in an odd, "pop-art" film, The White Bus (1967).Though already familiar to some sharp-eyed American viewers after his film performance as Lloyd George in Young Winston (1971), Hopkins burst full-flower onto the American scene in 1974 as an ex-Nazi doctor in QB VII, the first television miniseries. Also in 1974, Hopkins made his Broadway debut in Equus, eventually directing the 1977 Los Angeles production. The actor became typed in intense, neurotic roles for the next several years: in films he portrayed the obsessed father of a girl whose soul has been transferred into the body of another child in Audrey Rose (1976), an off-the-wall ventriloquist in Magic (1978), and the much-maligned Captain Bligh (opposite Mel Gibson's Fletcher Christian) in Bounty (1982). On TV, Hopkins played roles as varied (yet somehow intertwined) as Adolph Hitler, accused Lindbergh-baby kidnapper Bruno Richard Hauptmann, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.In 1991, Hopkins won an Academy Award for his bloodcurdling portrayal of murderer Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. With the aplomb of a thorough professional, Anthony Hopkins was able to follow-up his chilling Lecter with characters of great kindness, courtesy, and humanity: the conscience-stricken butler of a British fascist in The Remains of the Day (1992) and compassionate author C. S. Lewis in Shadowlands (1993). In 1995, Hopkins earned mixed acclaim and an Oscar nomination for his impressionistic take (done without elaborate makeup) on President Richard M. Nixon in Oliver Stone's Nixon. After his performance as Pablo Picasso in James Ivory's Surviving Picasso (1996), Hopkins garnered another Oscar nomination -- this time for Best Supporting Actor -- the following year for his work in Steven Spielberg's slavery epic Amistad. Following this honor, Hopkins chose roles that cast him as a father figure, first in the ploddingly long Meet Joe Black and then in the have-mask-will-travel swashbuckler Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas and fellow countrywoman Catherine Zeta-Jones. In his next film, 1999's Instinct, Hopkins again played a father, albeit one of a decidedly different stripe. As anthropologist Ethan Powell, Hopkins takes his field work with gorillas a little too seriously, reverting back to his animal instincts, killing a couple of people, and alienating his daughter (Maura Tierney) in the process.Hopkins kept a low profile in 2000, providing narration for Ron Howard's live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and voicing the commands overheard by Tom Cruise's special agent in John Woo's Mission: Impossible 2. In 2001, Hopkins returned to the screen to reprise his role as the effete, erudite, eponymous cannibal in Ridley Scott's Hannibal, the long-anticipated sequel to Jonathan Demme's Silence of the Lambs (1991). The 160-million-dollar blockbuster did much for Hopkins' bank account but little for his standing with the critics, who by and large found Hannibal to be a stylish, gory exercise in illogical tedium. Worse yet, some wags suggested that the actor would have been better off had he followed his Silence co-star Jodie Foster's lead and opted out of the sequel altogether. Later that year, the moody, cloying Stephen King adaptation Hearts in Atlantis did little to repair his

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
89% King Lear Lear 2018
93% Thor: Ragnarok Odin $315M 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight Sir Edmund Burton $130.2M 2017
21% Collide Hagen Kahl $2.2M 2017
25% Solace John Clancy Executive Producer $0.5M 2016
20% Blackway Lester Producer $17K 2016
7% Misconduct Denning 2016
100% The Dresser Sir 2015
19% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Freddy Heineken 2015
76% Noah Methuselah $101.2M 2014
66% Thor: The Dark World Odin $206.4M 2013
44% Red 2 Edward Bailey $53.3M 2013
60% Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock $6.1M 2012
20% 360 Older man $49.8K 2012
77% Thor Odin $181.1M 2011
21% The Rite Father Lucas Trevant $33.1M 2011
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Actor 2011
46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Alfie $3.3M 2010
38% The City of Your Final Destination Adam Gund $0.5M 2010
35% The Wolfman Sir John Talbot $62M 2010
No Score Yet Bare Knuckles Actor 2010
71% Beowulf King Hrothgar $82.3M 2007
25% Slipstream Director Screenwriter Felix Bonhoffer/Lloyd Producer 2007
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster) Daniel Webster 2007
71% Fracture Ted Crawford $39.1M 2007
46% Bobby Executive Producer John Casey $11.1M 2006
12% All The King's Men Judge Irwin $7.3M 2006
No Score Yet Alexander Revisited: Final Cut Ptolemy 2006
82% The World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro $5.2M 2005
63% Proof Robert $7.5M 2005
No Score Yet Alexander: The Ultimate Cut Ptolemy 2004
16% Alexander Ptolemy $34.3M 2004
No Score Yet Alexander - Directors Cut Actor 2004
42% The Human Stain Coleman Silk 2003
68% Red Dragon Hannibal Lecter $93M 2002
10% Bad Company Gaylord Oaks $30.2M 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
49% Hearts in Atlantis Ted Brautigan $23.7M 2001
39% Hannibal Hannibal Lecter $163.9M 2001
57% Mission: Impossible 2 Mission Commander (uncredited) 2000
51% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Narrator Narrator $259.1M 2000
No Score Yet The Many Faces of Zorro Actor 2000
68% Titus Titus Andronicus 1999
73% Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box Narrator 1999
27% Instinct Ethan Powell 1999
No Score Yet Brad Pitt: Hollywood Hunk Actor 1999
53% Meet Joe Black William Parrish 1998
82% The Mask of Zorro Don Diego 1998
77% Amistad John Quincy Adams 1997
63% The Edge Charles Morse 1997
No Score Yet Lost Children of Berlin Host 1997
32% Surviving Picasso Pablo Picasso 1996
14% August Director Leuan Ieuan Davies 1996
74% Nixon President Richard M. Nixon 1995
22% The Innocent Bob Glass 1995
57% Legends of the Fall Col. William Ludlow 1994
41% The Road to Wellville Dr. John Harvey Kellogg 1994
97% Shadowlands C.S. Lewis 1993
95% The Remains of the Day Stevens 1993
No Score Yet Selected Exits Actor 1993
33% The Trial Priest 1993
60% Chaplin George Hayden 1992
72% Bram Stoker's Dracula Prof. Van Helsing/Chesare 1992
67% The Efficiency Expert Errol Wallace 1992
94% Howards End Henry Wilcox $0.2M 1992
19% Freejack Ian McCandless 1992
No Score Yet One Man's War Joel 1991
96% The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter 1991
36% Desperate Hours Tim Cornell 1990
No Score Yet Heartland Jack 1989
No Score Yet The Dawning Maj. Angus "Cassuis" Barry 1988
No Score Yet The Tenth Man Chavel 1988
No Score Yet A Chorus of Disapproval Dafydd Ap Llewellyn 1988
No Score Yet Across the Lake Donald Campbell 1988
87% 84 Charing Cross Road Frank Doel 1987
No Score Yet The Good Father Bill Hooper 1986
No Score Yet Blunt Guy Burgess 1986
No Score Yet Mussolini and I Count Galeazzo Ciano 1985
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph Actor 1985
No Score Yet Guilty Conscience Arthur Jamison 1985
No Score Yet A Married Man John Strickland 1984
78% The Bounty Lieutenant William Bligh 1984
No Score Yet Little Eyolf Alfred Allmers 1982
No Score Yet The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo 1982
No Score Yet Peter and Paul Paul the Apostle 1981
No Score Yet The Bunker Adolf Hitler 1981
91% The Elephant Man Dr. Frederick Treves 1980
No Score Yet Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Capt. Jones 1979
83% Magic Corky/Voice of Fats 1978
No Score Yet International Velvet Captain Johnson 1978
62% A Bridge Too Far Lt. Col. John Frost 1977
46% Audrey Rose Elliot Hoover 1977
No Score Yet Victory at Entebbe Rabin 1976
No Score Yet The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Bruno Richard Hauptmann 1976
No Score Yet Dark Victory Dr. Michael Grant 1976
No Score Yet Juggernaut Supt. John McLeod 1974
No Score Yet The Edwardians Actor 1974
No Score Yet QB VII Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Girl from Petrovka Kostya 1974
No Score Yet All Creatures Great and Small Siegfried Farnon 1974
No Score Yet War & Peace Pierre Bezuhov 1973
No Score Yet A Doll's House Torvald Helmer 1973
No Score Yet Poet Game Actor 1972
44% Young Winston David Lloyd George 1972
No Score Yet When Eight Bells Toll Philip Calvert 1971
No Score Yet The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens Actor 1970
No Score Yet Hamlet Claudius 1969
No Score Yet The Looking Glass War Avery 1969
92% The Lion in Winter Richard $18.7K 1968
No Score Yet Red, White and Zero (The White Bus) Brechtian 1967
96% Spartacus Marcus Licinius Crassus (some scenes, 1991 restoratio 1960

TV

CREDIT
86% Westworld
2015
Dr. Robert Ford
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
1994-2010
Voice
  • 1994
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Appearing Host
  • 1994

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