Anthony Hopkins

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Philip Anthony Hopkins
  • Birth Place: Port Talbot, Wales
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/31/1937, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; director
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Anthony Hopkins Fast Facts:
  • At 15 was inspired to become successful after knocking on fellow Welshman Richard Burton's door and asking for an autograph.
  • At 17 earned a scholarship to the Welsh College of Music & Drama.
  • Entered the British Army in 1958, serving with the Royal Artillery unit for two years.
  • In the 1960s, studied under Laurence Olivier, then director of the National Theater at the Old Vic.
  • Film debut was 1968's The Lion in Winter with Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn.
  • Broadway debut was in 1974 in Equus; was later replaced by Richard Burton.
  • Achieved world-wide acclaim and an Oscar for playing serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
  • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993.
  • Became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
  • Is a proficient pianist; composes symphonies; is an accomplished painter.
  • Anthony Hopkins Relationships:
  • Petronella Barker - Ex-wife
  • Jennifer Lynton - Ex-wife
  • Muriel Anne Yeates Hopkins - Mother
  • Stella Arroyave - Wife
  • Richard Arthur Hopkins - Father
  • Abigail Hopkins - Daughter
  • Anthony Hopkins Awards:
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1968 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1991 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1978 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1991 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Winner
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, Wales

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