Anthony Hopkins is a multiple award-winning actor, director, and film producer, known for his cruel, insane, vicious, and quality roles. He was only on screen for 24.52 minutes in the movie ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, and he won an Academy Award for his performance. Hopkins prefers to memorize his lines, and sometimes he repeats them for hundred times until the tracks sound natural to him. In the movie Amistad, Hopkins shocked the cast and crew by completely memorizing a seven-page courtroom speech. Throughout his career, Anthony Hopkins has been nominated for 57 awards, with 47 wins.
Hopkins began his acting career at the age of eighteen when he joined a YMCA dramatic club. He also spent two years in the British Army with the Royal Artillery. Hopkins made his screen debut with the movie ‘The White Bus’ in 1967. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Hopkins continued to gain roles in films and theatre. He rose to fame with the role of Bruno Richard in ‘The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case,’ and his career began heating up. In 1991 he portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs and won the Academy Award for best actor. Hopkins worked in several super hit movies of his generation, and he is still working passionately to retain his position.
Anthony Hopkins married actress Petronella Barker in 1966, and the couple remained married for seven years. After divorcing Petronella, Hopkins married Jennifer Lynton for 29 years. In 2003, he married Stella Arroyave, and they are still married.
Here below are some fantastic photos of young Anthony Hopkins from his early career.