Hopkins, Sir Anthony

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Hopkins, Sir Anthony,

1937–, British actor, b. Port Talbot, Wales. A classically schooled actor, he studied drama in Wales and London, made his stage debut in 1960, and was long a member of the British National Theatre. A brilliant and versatile performer, he has acted in more than 25 plays, 30 films, and 40 television dramas. Although he has performed an enormous variety of roles, Hopkins is especially adept at portraying eccentric characters, from the merely odd to the truly monstrous. Plays in which he has appeared include Equus, Old Times, Macbeth, Pravda (1985), and King Lear (1986). Since his first film, The Lion in Winter (1968), he has appeared in Magic (1978), The Elephant Man (1980), Remains of the Day (1993), and Nixon (1995), among others. He won an Academy Award and achieved Hollywood stardom for his chilling portrayal of the murderous Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Hopkins was knighted in 1993.
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2 Al Pacino, 3 Jack Nicholson, 4 Paul Newman, 5 Marlon Brando - died before voting was complete, 6 Sir Anthony Hopkins, 7 Morgan Freeman, 8 Dustin Hoffman, 9 Clint Eastwood, 10 Sigourney Weaver, 11 Gene Hackman, 12 Harrison Ford, 13 Sir Sean Connery, 14 Meryl Streep, 15 Sir Ian McKellen, 16 Christopher Lee, 17 Sidney Poitier, 18 Robert Redford , 19 Alan Rickman, 20 Dame Judi Dench, 21 Samuel L Jackson, 22 Peter O'Toole, 23 Bill Murray, 24 Sir Albert Finney, 25 Woody Allen, 26.
THE GREATEST: Robert de Niro; TOP BRITISH ACTOR: Anthony Hopkins
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It was rapturously received by the enthusiastic audience which gave Sir Anthony Hopkins a standing ovation.