Top 10 Sir Anthony Hopkins Movies

By Sari N. Kent,

Philip Anthony Hopkins, better known as Anthony Hopkins, was born on December 31 in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. Influenced by Richard Burton, Hopkins decided to study at the College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London because he was invited by Lawrence Olivier to join the National Theatre. In 1967, Hopkins made his television debut in the comedy TV movie A Flea in her Ear. From that point on, his film and television career progressed, starring in the 1968 historical drama A Lion in Winter with Timothy Dalton. He continued to flourish as his acting talent was being recognized with two major feature films, the 1977 historical war drama A Bridge Too Far and the 1980 bio-drama The Elephant Man. In 1987, he was awarded with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and, in 1993, he was knighted. He’s been nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning the statuette for Best Actor in a Leading Role as the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs. In honor of his 76th birthday, here is a Top 10 list of Anthony Hopkins movies.

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