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ANTHONY HOPKINS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31st, 1937 in Margam, Port Talbot in West Glamorgan in Wales, with the birth name, Philip Anthony Hopkins.  He was the only child born to parents, Muriel Anne Yeats and Richard Arthur Hopkins who operated a bakery.  He received his early years education at Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School and then Cowbridge Grammar School. 
 
After completing high school he enrolled at the College of Music and Drama and earned his degree in 1957.  Following college he served two years in the British Army before pursuing a career in acting.  He then relocated to London and joined the National Theatre after Laurence Olivier, a producer, actor and director took notice of Hopkins and felt he had a talent for the industry.
 
By 1967, Hopkins was appearing on television with his first role in, "A Flea in Her Ear".  Soon more roles were following not only in television but films as well, such as, "The Lion in Winter" (1968), "A Bridge Too Far" (1977) and "The Elephant Man" (1980).
 
As his career in the industry progressed he worked both on television and in films and never limited himself to portraying one type of character.  He was seen on, "Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1982), "Desperate Hours" (1990), "Howards End" (1992), "The Remains of the Day" (1993), 'Legends of the Fall" (1994), "Nixon" (1995), "Mask of Zorro" (1998), "Meet Joe Black" (1998), "Instinct" (1999) and his most famous role in, "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) which earned him an Oscar for Best Actor as well as a BAFTA. 
 
Hopkins has been known to portray some controversial characters in such films as, "The Bounty" (1984), playing William Bligh and he also portrayed, Adolph Hitler in, "The Bunker" (1981) which was a made for television movie. 
 
He has also been known to have a special technique for preparing for each role and a very distinctive acting style.  He will read a script 200 times if he needs to until he knows the lines so well, it involves no need to think and everything he says sounds natural.  He also trains his memory by memorizing a poem every day. 
 
Hopkins has married three times.  Currently he remains married to his third wife, Stella Arroyave whom he wed in 2003.  Prior to this marriage he first wed Petronella Barker in 1967 and they had one child before divorcing in 1972.  He then married, Jennifer Lynton in 1973 and this marriage too ended in 2002, but with no children.
 
Along with being a working actor, Hopkins is also a talented singer and in 1986 he released a single titled, "Distant Star".  Anthony has also written music for concert such as compositions titled, "The Masque of Time" and "Schizoid Salsa". 
 
Along with his acting and musical ability, Hopkins has also worked on the other side of the industry as a director directing such films as, "Return Journey" (1996), "August" (1996) and "Slipstream" (2007).
 
Hopkins has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.  He was also awarded Emmy's for his roles in, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Great Expectations".  Anthony Hopkins currently resides in Santa Monica, California.  His latest roles soon to release are, "Solace" (2013) and "Hemingway & Fuentes" (2012).    


Filmography

2013 Solace
2012 Hemingway & Fuentes 
2011 Arabian Nights
2011 The Song of Names
2011 360
2011 Thor 
2011 The Rite
2010 Bare Knuckles
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
2010 The Third Rule 
2010 The Wolfman 
2009 The City of Your Final Destination
2008 Immutable Dream of Snow Lion
2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story
2007 Beowulf: The Game
2007 Beowulf 
2007 Fracture 
2007 Slipstream 
2006 All the King's Men 
2006 Bobby
2005 The World's Fastest Indian 
2005 Proof 
2004 Alexander
2004 Shortcut to Happiness
2003 The Human Stain 
2003 Freedom: A History of Us 
2002 Red Dragon
2002 Bad Company 
2001 Hearts in Atlantis 
2001 Hannibal
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
2000 Mission: Impossible II 
1999 Titus 
1999 Instinct
1998 Meet Joe Black
1998 The Mask of Zorro
1997 Amistad
1997 The Edge
1996 Surviving Picasso
1996 August
1995 Nixon 
1994 Legends of the Fall 
1994 The Road to Wellville 
1993 Shadowlands
1993 The Remains of the Day 
1993 Selected Exits
1993 The Innocent 
1993 The Trial 
1992 Chaplin
1992 Dracula
1992 To Be the Best
1992 Howards End
1992 The Efficiency Expert
1992 Freejack
1991 Great Expectations 
1991 One Man's War 
1991 The Silence of the Lambs 
1990 Desperate Hours 
1989 A Chorus of Disapproval 
1989 Heartland
1975-1988 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1988 The Dawning 
1988 Across the Lake 
1987 84 Charing Cross Road 
1987 Screen Two 
1985 The Good Father
1985 Mussolini and I 
1985 Hollywood Wives 
1985 Guilty Conscience 
1984 Arch of Triumph 
1984 Six Centuries of Verse
1984 The Bounty 
1984 Strangers and Brothers 
1983 A Married Man 
1970-1982 BBC Play of the Month 
1981 Othello 
1981 Peter and Paul
1981 The Bunker
1980 A Change of Seasons
1980 The Elephant Man 
1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure 
1978 Magic 
1978 International Velvet
1977 A Bridge Too Far
1977 Audrey Rose
1976 Victory at Entebbe
1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
1976 Dark Victory 
1975 All Creatures Great and Small 
1974 Juggernaut 
1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama 
1974 The Girl from Petrovka 
1970-1974 Play for Today 
1974 Childhood
1974 QB VII
1974 Possessions
1973 Black and Blue
1973 A Doll's House
1972-1973 War & Peace
1973 The Edwardians
1973 Lloyd George
1972 Young Winston 
1972 The Man Outside 
1972 Poet Game
1971 The Ten Commandments
1971 When Eight Bells Toll 
1971 Great Performances 
1970 Biography 
1970 Department S 
1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens 
1969 Hamlet 
1969 The Looking Glass War
1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre
1968 The Company of Five
1968 The Lion in Winter 
1967 Red, White and Zero 
1967 A Flea in Her Ear
1965 The Man in Room 17 





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Matinee Classics - Amistad starring Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick Ashong, Geno Silva, John Ortiz,Ralph Brown, Darren E. Burrows, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Xander Berkeley, Jeremy Northam, Arliss Howard, Austin Pendleton, Daniel von Bargen, Rusty Schwimmer, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Harry Bla


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