Anthony Hopkins or complete Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, born at Margam, nr. Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, England, December 31, 1937. His career as a celebrity began through the theater stage, which later expanded as a film actor and director.
His famous acting when playing Hannibal Lecter in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) series which later led him to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. The success of the horror film also led him to portray the same character in two different films, namely Hannah (2001) and RED DRAGON (2002).
While the other Hopkins success films include, his role as Lt. Col. John Frost in the film A BRIDGE TOO FAR (1977), whose production was also based on a book of the same name. Then his role as Richard Nixon in the film NIXON (1995), as John Quincy Adams in AMISTAD and his role as Abraham Van Helsing in the film BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.
From his professionalism at work, the man who once supported THE MASK OF ZORRO, won the Academy Awards for best actress, Emmy Awards through THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING CASE (1976) and THE BUNKER (1981), BAFTA Awards through three films each WAR AND PEACE (1973), THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) and SHADOWLANDS (1993). He also won Golden Globe Awards Lifetime Achievement.
Regarding his personal problems, Hopkins was married to several women, including Petronella Barker (1967-1972), Jennifer Lynton (1973) and Stella Arroyave (2003). He also had an affair with Joyce Ingalls, but did not get to the wedding.