SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS (Methuselah) is a Welsh actor of film,
stage, and television. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music &
Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and
was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National
Theatre. In 1968, he got his break in film in "The Lion in Winter" playing
Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is well known for
his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), for which
he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel "Hannibal," and the prequel
"Red Dragon." He was subsequently nominated in the same category for his
performances in "The Remains of the Day" (1993) and "Nixon" (1995), and
nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Amistad" (1998). He was also given the
Best Actor Award by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts for "The
Remains of the Day." Other notable films include "The Mask of Zorro," "The
Bounty," "Meet Joe Black," "The Elephant Man," "Magic," "84 Charing Cross Road,"
"Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Legends of the Fall," "The World's Fastest Indian,"
"Instinct," "The Rite," "Hitchcock," and "Fracture." He has recently starred in
the worldwide blockbusters "Thor" and "Thor: The Dark World" based on the Marvel
Comics character of the same name.
Along with his Academy Award, Hopkins has also won three BAFTA Awards, two
Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, Hopkins was knighted by Queen
Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame in 2003, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts in 2008.
Hopkins currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Stella and is also a
composer and a painter.