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Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937 in Wales, in the city Mergem / Margam /, United Kingdom. The family baker, Richard Hopkins. After finishing school in Koubridzhe Hopkins plays in amateur theater and won a scholarship to study in Theater and Music College in Cardiff. Here he taught for two years from 1955 to 1957. In 1958, Mr.. his call in the army, and the following two years he spends in Bulforde in office headquarters as a clerk in one of the units of the Royal Artillery.

In 1960 Hopkins was invited to audition for Sir Laurence Olivier, while standing at the head of the National Theater. Two years later, Hopkins becomes understudy Olivier staged strindbergovskogo "The Dance of Death".

Hopkins made his debut in film in 1967, playing Richard the Lionheart in the movie "The Lion in Winter" / Lion in the Winter / with Peter O'Toole / Peter O'Toole / Katherine Hepburn and / Katharine Hepburn /. The film was named best British Academy, while actor was nominated as best leading man.

American audiences first became acquainted with Anthony Hopkins in 1973: Hopkins has played a major role when the first American miniteleseriale "QBVII" (dir. Leon Uris). His character - a talented doctor of Polish origin, to cooperate during the war with the Gestapo, escaped trial and trying to atone for the work to the benefit of mankind. But retribution overtakes him in the face of the American director of Jewish origin, excavated the story of his tricks in the Nazi camps. Many critics believe that the role of one of the most successful acting career Hopkins.

In 1974, Hopkins made his Broadway debut in the play "Equus", which was later put them in Los Angeles. Next 10 years, he lives and works in Los Angeles.

After the performance as Captain Bligh in the film "Bounty" (1984), Hopkins returned to England and is involved in the production of "Truth" / Pravda / David Hare. For his role in this performance, he receives an award from the British Theater Association for outstanding achievement "award to them. Laurence Olivier. The National Theater Hopkins also played in "Antony and Cleopatra" and "King Lear".

Currently the actor is participating in a feature film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Hearts in Atlantis" (dir. Scott Hicks) and Alec Baldwin in the movie "The Devil and Daniel Webster" / Devil and Daniel Webster, The /.

In April 2000, Anthony Hopkins became a U.S. citizen, but he was allowed to leave the British knighthood and the title "Sir".

Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter), won an Oscar for his performance leading role in the movie "Silence of the Lambs" (1991, dir. Jonathan Demme), was subsequently nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best leading man" in 1993 (the film "Remains of the day" / Remains of the Day, The /), and in 1995 (the film "Nixon" / Nixon /). In response to the title role in "Remains of the Day" British Academy of Film and Television awarded him the title of Best Actor / Best Actor Award /. Having played in pairs with Debra Winger / Debra Winger / in the Richard Attenborough 1993 "Shadowlands" / Shadowlands / Hopkins won numerous kinonagrad both the Old and New World. In 1998, the actor was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actor for his film "Amistad" / Amistad /. In 1998 the same year, Hopkins has played in the films "Meet Joe Black" / Meet Joe Black / (dir. Martin Brest) and "Instinct" / Instinct / (dir. Jon Tertltoub / Jon Tuetletaub /). Of his last works may be noted participation in the film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" (film "Titus" / Titus /, dir. Julie Taymor) with Jessica Lange / Jessica Lange /.

In 1992, Hopkins was involved in the films "Govardz End" / Howards End / and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" / Bram Stoker's Dracula /, as well as in the "Legends of the Fall" / Legends of the Fall / and the "Road to Uellvill" / Road to Wellville, The /. In 1995, Hopkins made his directorial debut, filmed Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" (the film came out titled "August" / August /) - This statement he wrote music and played the main roles. Actor also starred in the films "Live your life with Picasso" / Surviving Picasso / adventure and drama, set Lee Tamahori on the script by David Mamet "On the Verge" / Edge, The / Alec Baldwin. Other movies with Anthony Hopkins: "The Mask of Zorro" / Mask of Zorro, The / (the role of Don Diego de la Vega, director. Martin Campbell, 1998) with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zita-Jones, "Amistad / Amistad / (dir. Steven Spielberg, 1997).

From the earlier paintings: "Charing Cross Road, 84" / 84 Charing Cross Road /, "The Elephant Man" / Elephant Man, The /, "Bounty" / Bounty, The /. The film The Hours despair "/ Desperate Hours, The / was the first experience of partnership with Dino De Laurentiis.

Hopkins received two awards an Emmy for his performance of television roles - Bruno Hauptmann in the film / Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The / (1976) and Adolf Hitler in the film "Bunker" / Bunker, The / (1981).


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