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Anthony Hopkins

Highest Rated:   100% The Dresser (2015)
Lowest Rated:   7% Misconduct (2016)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
15% Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Sir Edmund Burton
$130.2M 2017
23% Collide
  • Hagen Kahl
$2.2M 2017
No Score Yet Official Secrets
  • Actor
2017
26% Solace
  • Executive Producer
  • John Clancy
$0.5M 2016
No Score Yet Blackway
  • Lester
  • Producer
$17k 2016
7% Misconduct
  • Denning
2016
100% The Dresser
  • Sir
2015
20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
  • Freddy Heineken
2015
76% Noah
  • Methuselah
$101.2M 2014
66% Thor: The Dark World
  • Odin
$206.4M 2013
43% Red 2
  • Edward Bailey
$53.3M 2013
62% 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
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Alfie
$3.2M 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
$82.2M 2007
25% Slipstream
  • Producer
  • Felix Bonhoffer/Lloyd
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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
$39M 2007
46% Bobby
  • Executive Producer
  • John Casey
$11.1M 2006
11% All The King's Men
  • Judge Irwin
$7.3M 2006
82% The World's Fastest Indian
  • Burt Munro
$5.2M 2005
62% Proof
  • Robert
$7.5M 2005
16% Alexander
  • Ptolemy
$34.3M 2004
No Score Yet Alexander - Directors Cut
  • Actor
2004
43% The Human Stain
  • Coleman Silk
2003
69% 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
53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • the NarratorNarrator
$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
51% Meet Joe Black
  • William Parrish
1998
83% The Mask of Zorro
  • Don Diego
1998
76% Amistad
  • John Quincy Adams
1997
60% The Edge
  • Charles Morse
1997
No Score Yet Lost Children of Berlin
  • Host
1997
33% Surviving Picasso
  • Pablo Picasso
1996
17% August
  • LeuanIeuan Davies
  • Director
1996
75% Nixon
  • President Richard M. Nixon
1995
25% The Innocent
  • Bob Glass
1995
56% Legends of the Fall
  • Col. William Ludlow
1994
41% The Road to Wellville
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
1994
96% Shadowlands
  • C.S. Lewis
1993
97% The Remains of the Day
  • Stevens
1993
No Score Yet Selected Exits
  • Actor
1993
33% The Trial
  • Priest
1993
57% Chaplin
  • George Hayden
1992
78% Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Prof. Van Helsing/Chesare
1992
67% The Efficiency Expert
  • Errol Wallace
1992
93% Howards End
  • Henry Wilcox
$0.2M 1992
14% Freejack
  • Ian McCandless
1992
No Score Yet One Man's War
  • Joel
1991
95% 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
82% 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
90% 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
65% A Bridge Too Far
  • Lt. Col. John Frost
1977
56% 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
91% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
88% Westworld
2015
  • Dr. Robert Ford
  • 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 Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Appearing
  • Host
  • 1994

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