THE HUMAN STAIN
ANTHONY HOPKINS received an Academy Award for his performance in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and was subsequently nominated in the same category for his performances in
The Remains of the Day (1993) and Nixon (1995). He was also given the Best Actor Award by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts for
The Remains of the Day. In 1993, he starred in Richard Attenborough's Shadowlands with Debra Winger, winning numerous critics awards in the U.S. and Britain. In 1998, he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in
Amistad. Hopkins most recently reprised the character of Hannibal Lecter in
In 1992, he appeared in Howards End and in Bram Stoker's Dracula before starring in
Legends of the Fall and The Road to Wellville. He made his directorial debut in 1995 with
August, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya for which he composed the musical score and also played
Vanya. He starred in the title role in Surviving Picasso and with Alec Baldwin in
The Edge, a dramatic adventure written by David Mamet and directed by Lee
Tamahori. The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell and co-starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was released in July 1998, and
Amistad, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in December 1997.
In 1998, he also starred in Meet Joe Black, directed by Martin Brest and
Instinct, directed by Jon Turtletaub. He recently starred in Titus, Julie Taymor's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus with Jessica Lange, recorded the narration for Dr. Seuss'
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, the adaptation of Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis and returned to the screen as Dr. Lecter in Ridley Scott's box office smash
Earlier films include 84 Charing Cross Road, The Bounty, Desperate Hours, The Elephant Man, Magic
and A Bridge Too Far. In American television, he received two Emmy Awards for
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) in which he portrayed Bruno
Hauptmann, and The Bunker (1981) in which he portrayed Adolph Hitler.
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