Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor of drama, stage & film. He is a perfectionist and is ready to do the last mile in order to live a character. He prepares for a specific role as long as he can so that he can do it without thinking in a natural style. Renowned for his ability to remember lines, Hopkins keeps his memory supple by learning things by heart such as poetry and Shakespeare.
Hopkins is a gifted mimic, adept at turning his native Welsh accent into whatever is required by a character. He duplicated the voice of his late mentor, Laurence Olivier, for additional scenes in “Spartacus” in its 1991 restoration. In Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad”, Hopkins astounded the crew with his memorization of a seven-page courtroom speech, delivering it in one go. An overawed Spielberg couldn’t bring himself to call him Tony, and insisted on addressing him as Sir Anthony throughout the shoot.
Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecture in “The Silence of the Lambs” for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel “Hannibal”, and its prequel “Red Dragon”. Besides his win for “The Silence of the Lambs”, Hopkins has been Oscar-nominated for “The Remains of the Day”, “Nixon” and “Amistad”.
Hopkins became a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2008. Hopkins has also written music for the concert hall, in collaboration with Stephen Barton as orchestrator. The acting of Anthony includes immaculate characterization & perfect execution making it appear natural.
The list of top ten movies:
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Legends of the Fall
- Meet Joe Black
- The Edge
- The World’s fastest Indian
- The Elephant Man
- The Remains of the Day