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Anthony Hopkins

In 1998, Anthony received the ShoWest Award for Actor of the Year at the ShoWest Convention, USA.
 
In 2002, Anthony received the Master Screen Artist Tribute at the USA Film Festival.
 
In 1994, Anthony won the SEFCA Award for Best Actor for his role in The Remains of the Day (1993).
 
In 2003, Anthony received his Star on the Walk of Fame. It's located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
 
In 1995, Anthony won the Bronze Wrangler Award for Theatrical Motion Picture for the film Legends of the Fall (1994).
 
In 1992, Anthony won a Saturn Award for Best Actor for: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
 
Anthony appeared in a TV commercial (voiceover) for Agilent Technologies in 1999.
 
In 1992, Anthony narrated Jeff Wayne's musical version of Spartacus on a double-album.
 
Anthony appeared in a TV commercial for Barclays Bank in 2000.
 
In 2000, Anthony received $5,000,000 for his role in the film Mission: Impossible II (2000).
 
Anthony earned $15,000,000 for his appearance in the film Hannibal (2001).
 
Anthony earned $20,000,000 for his appearance in Red Dragon (2002).
 
Anthony Hopkins: [On his most famous character, Dr. Hannibal Lecter]: I think he might be a very interesting person to have lunch with, provided that *you* weren't the lunch.
 
Anthony Hopkins: [On becoming a U.S. citizen in 2000] America has been very generous to me, magnanimous really. I thought it would be good to give something back. It was a decision of the heart.
 
Anthony Hopkins: To hell with this stupid show business, this ridiculous showbiz, this futile waste of life. I look back and see a desert wasteland. All those years spent in a fake environment. Everything was a fake.
 
Anthony Hopkins: The Welsh people have a talent for acting that one does not find in the English. The English lack heart.
 
Anthony Hopkins: (Interviewed on Inside the Actors Studio), I once asked a Jesuit priest what was the best short prayer he knew. He said, 'f**k it,' as in 'f**k it; it's in God's hands.'
 
Anothony Hopkins: I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn't bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn't have any brains. I didn't know what I was doing there. That's why I became an actor.
 
Anthony Hopkins: [talking about Gary Oldman] He is just like I was at his age.
 
Anthony is a Member of the RADA Council.
 
Anthony is related to the poet William Butler Yeats on his mother's side of the family.
 
Anthony is a noted piano virtuoso.
 
Anthony is often compared with fellow Welshman Richard Burton.
 
Anthony's parents were Richard Arthur and Muriel Hopkins.
 
Anthony is 5'8½" tall.
 
Anthony has been nominated for 6 Golden Globes as of 1998, but has never won.
 
Anthony volunteers at the Ruskins School of Acting in Santa Monica, California, where he teaches everything from Shakespeare to scenes, theory, and monologues.
 
Anthony received his Academy Award for The Silence of the Lambs eleven years to day of his father's death.
 
Anthony passed on the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
 
Anthony became a U.S. citizen on April 12, 2000, but is allowed to retain his British knighthood and the title of Sir.
 
One of Anthony's greatest pleasures in past years on his frequent visits to the USA was to get in a car and drive across the country, enjoying its immensity as well as his own anonymity.
 
Anthony conquered his alcoholic addiction in 1975.
 
Anthony was knighted in the 1993 New Year Honors List.
 
Anthony received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Wales on July 16, 1988.
 
Anthony was awarded Commander, Order of the British Empire in 1987.
 
Anthony has been married twice: Petronella Barker (1968-1972), and Jennifer Lynton (Jan. 13, 1973-April 30, 2002). Has one daughter with Barker.
 

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