ANTHOY HOPKINS stars as former U.S. President John Quincy
Hopkins won an Academy Award® for Best Actor for his chilling
portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the Best Picture winner "The
Silence of the Lambs." He has since earned two more Oscar®
nominations for Best Actor: one for "The Remains of the Day"
and the latest nod for the title role of Oliver Stone's "Nixon."
In 1993, Hopkins was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Born in Wales, Hopkins attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic
Art on a scholarship, graduating a Silver Medalist. After starting
his career on the stage, he made his feature film debut as Richard
the Lionheart in "The Lion in Winter," for which he
received a British Academy Award nomination. His other notable
earlier films include "Juggernaut," "A Bridge Too
Far," "Magic," "The Elephant Man," "The
Bounty" and "84 Charing Cross Road."
In recent years, Hopkins has garnered international acclaim for
his work in such films as "Surviving Picasso," "Legends
of the Fall," "Shadowlands" and "Howards End."
In 1995, he made his directorial debut with "August,"
in which he also starred. He most recently starred with Alec Baldwin
in "The Edge," and he will next be seen as the elder
Zorro in "The Mask of Zorro," in "Ismael"
(working title), and in "Meet Joe Black."
For his work on the small screen, Hopkins has earned two Emmy®
Awards: the first for his performance as Bruno Hauptmann in "The
Lindbergh Kidnapping Case," and another for his portrayal
of Adolf Hitler in "The Bunker." He also starred in
such longform projects as "QB VII," "All Creatures
Great and Small," "Dark Victory" and "The
Hopkins' extensive theatre repertoire includes both the Broadway
and Los Angeles productions of "Equus." On the London
stage, he appeared in such plays as "Pravda," for which
he won an Olivier Award; "King Lear," in the title role;
and "Anthony and Cleopatra."
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