Philip Anthony
Zodiac sign
December 31, 1937
Abigail Hopkins
1.75 m

British and American actor, composer, director, producer, cartoonist, writer, musician and painter. He rose to international fame mainly for his portrayal of "Hannibal Lecter", a psychopathic character in the films The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Red Dragon but he has also stood out for many other roles of his, for like: The Elephant Man, Dracula, by Bram Stoker, Legends of Passion, The Remains of the Day, Howard's End, The Mask of Zorro and Fracture.

Success with Hannibal

After a series of films in which he played various roles in the 1970s and 1980s (such as Far Bridge, The Elephant Man, and Rebellion on Board), his career soared with his role as Hannibal Lecter, a dangerous criminal intellectual in the film The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Oscar for best actor. In 1992, he received the noble title Sir from Queen Elizabeth II.

Multifaceted actor

However, he cannot be pigeonholed or defined by these achievements, since he has alternated cinema with theater work throughout his career; has received critical acclaim for his performances in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola), Howards End (1992, James Ivory), The Remains of the Day (1993, J. Ivory) - for which he was nominated again for the Oscar to the best actor, Darklands (1993, Richard Attenborough) and Legends of passion (1994, Edward Zwick). Hopkins has admitted to being an alcoholic, although he has been sober since 1975. He is known for being a joker on set, easing the mood during production and barking like a dog before filming a scene, he stated in 2007 during an interview with Jay. Leno on The Tonight Show.

Anthony Hopkins Fun Facts

  • In 1992 Anthony Hopkins received the accolade of Sir from Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Anthony Hopkins is known to be a real prankster on set, to loosen up the atmosphere during production and to bark like a dog before shooting a scene, he revealed at least in 2007 in an interview with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.