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Anthony Hopkins: all news and scoops!

  • Job : actor
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of birth: Friday, December 31, 1937 (age: 83 years old)
  • Country: United States

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937 in Wales. When he is only 15 years old, he meets the actor Richard Burton, also Welsh, who pushes him to start acting. The young man then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Anthony went on stage regularly and toured extensively until the 1980s. At the same time, he was starring in multiple biopics for the small screen: he played Danton, Dickens, or Hitler in a controversial TV movie. In 1980, he sets out to conquer the cinema and plays the professor who tries to help David Lynch’s Elephant Man. He landed the most important role of his career in 1991, when he played the psychopath Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Having won the Oscar for Best Actor for this character, he reprised him twice in Hannibal and then in Red Dragon. The most sought-after British actor in Hollywood, Anthony Hopkins has since played Hitchcock in the biopic dedicated to him and Odin in the films of the Thor saga.

The public’s favorite villain has been married three times. He now lives with his wife Stella Arroyave in Malibu. He is actively involved in the preservation of the Welsh nature park Snowdonia.

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