Hopkins, Sir Anthony (1937- ), British stage and motion-picture actor, admired for his ability to play a wide range of characters. Hopkins was born in Port Talbot, South Wales, and educated at Cardiff College of Drama and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. From the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s he appeared frequently at the National Theatre in London, receiving critical acclaim for his performances in the plays of William Shakespeare and others. He made his screen debut in The White Bus (1967) and played Richard the Lion-Hearted in his first major film, The Lion in Winter (1968). Hopkins's notable work includes A Doll's House (1973); Richard Lester's Juggernaut (1975); The Elephant Man (1980); Commander Bligh in The Bounty (1984); and roles in The Good Father (1987) and 84 Charing Cross Road (1987). In 1991 his career and public image were boosted by his commanding role in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs. Hopkins's brilliant performance as the serial killer Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter won him legions of fans and an Academy Award. Hopkins has not been typecast and defined by a single achievement. Since The Silence of the Lambs, he has given critically acclaimed performances in Howards End (1992), The Remains of the Day (Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, 1993), and Shadowlands (1993). His other films include Legends of the Fall (1994), The Road to Wellville (1994), and Nixon (Academy Award nomination for best actor, 1995), directed by American filmmaker Oliver Stone. In 1996 he directed, scored, and starred in the film August, an adaptation of the play Uncle Vanya (1899) by Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Hopkins was knighted in 1992.

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Hopkins, Sir Anthony (1937- ),
Connery, Sean (1930- ),
Pacino, Al (1940- ),
Douglas, Kirk (1916- ),
Schwarzenegger, Arnold (1947- ),
Stallone, Sylvester (1946- ),  
Monroe, Marilyn (1926-1962),
Eastwood, Clint (1930- ),
Gibson, Mel (1956- ),
Wayne, John (1907-1979),
Oldman, Gary (1958- ),
Ryan, Meg (1961- ),
Roberts, Julia (1967- ),
Ford, Harrison (1942- ),
De Niro, Robert (1943- ),
Bardot, Brigitte (1934- ),
Stanislavsky, Konstantin (1863-1938),
Chan, Jackie (1954- ),
Keitel, Harvey (1939- ),
Costner, Kevin (1955- ),
Foster, Jodie (1962- ),
Jones, James Earl (1931- ),
Pfeiffer, Michelle (1957- ),
Hanks, Tom (1956- ),
Depardieu, Gérard (1948- ),
Travolta, John (1954 - ),
Carrey, Jim (1962- ),
Redgrave, Vanessa (1937- ),
Loren, Sophia (1934- ),

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