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  • Anthony Hopkins

    Born on December 31, 1937 in Margam, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales

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Bobby (2006)

Anthony Hopkins as "John Casey"

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman (Anthony Hopkins), hotel manager (William H. Macy), lounge singer (Demi Moore), busboy (Freddy Rodriguez), beautician (Sharon Stone) and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Amistad (1997)

Anthony Hopkins as "John Quincy Adams"

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) also becomes an ally.

Academy Award (1997) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Nixon (1995)

Anthony Hopkins as "Richard M. Nixon"

This film is a biographical examination of former U.S. President Richard Nixon (Anthony Hopkins). The non-chronological narrative explores Nixon's personal and professional life, touching on his youth, college years, and political triumphs and failures. Nixon is seen as a child born to austere Quaker parents, as a young attorney wooing his future wife, Pat (Joan Allen), and as an astute but dour politician. After finally becoming president, Nixon is embroiled in the infamous Watergate scandal.

Academy Award (1995) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1995) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Shadowlands (1993)

Anthony Hopkins as "Jack Lewis"

C. S. Lewis (Anthony Hopkins), the renowned author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, is a bachelor and Oxford University professor who spends his free time debating with fellow academics at a pub. Although he seems entirely uninterested in love, Lewis agrees to marry Joy Gresham (Debra Winger), an American writer who is looking to secure British citizenship. Their arrangement soon becomes a romance, and, when Joy is diagnosed with terminal cancer, their bond grows even stronger.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Anthony Hopkins as "Stevens"

During the 1930s, James Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) serves as a proper English butler to the doltish Lord Darlington (James Fox). Stevens is so dedicated that he forgoes visiting his father on his deathbed in order to serve, and overlooks Darlington's Nazi sympathies and growing anti-Semitism. Twenty years after his employer's death, Stevens tries to reconnect with Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson), Darlington's head housekeeper, and begins to regret his loyalty to his former master.

Academy Award (1993) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Anthony Hopkins as "Dr. Hannibal Lecter"

Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Academy Award (1991) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Actor

The Tenth Man (1988)

Anthony Hopkins as "Jean Louis Chavel"

After willing his estate to another man's family in order to save his own life in a Nazi prison, Chavel (Anthony Hopkins) returns to his erstwhile home in disguise, where he meets Therese (Kristin Scott Thomas), the sister of the man who died in his place. Taking a job as a groundskeeper, he begins to fall in love with her. When a mysterious man (Derek Jacobi) arrives claiming to be Chavel, the real Chavel must discover the man's true identity while preserving his own relationship with Therese.

Golden Globe (1988) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)

Anthony Hopkins as "Quasimodo"

An adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale follows deformed Quasimodo (Anthony Hopkins) as he falls for the lovely Gypsy Esmeralda (Lesley-Anne Down). Unfortunately, Quasimodo's strict father figure at Notre Dame Cathedral, Dom Claude Frollo (Derek Jacobi), also becomes smitten with Esmeralda, leading to a conflict that extends outside the confines of the sacred Paris landmark. Complicating the drama further is the presence of handsome soldier Phoebus (Robert Powell).

Emmy (Primetime) (1982) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Magic (1978)

Anthony Hopkins as "Corky Withers/Fats"

Corky (Anthony Hopkins), a failed magician, adopts a new ventriloquist act with an abrasive dummy named Fats, and suddenly finds himself lined up for a television show. When the unbalanced Corky fears he won't pass the required mental exam, he runs away with Fats to his hometown, where he meets an old love from high school, Peggy (Ann-Margret). Corky persuades Peggy to leave her loveless marriage -- but Fats, who seems to be taking on a mind of his own, doesn't approve of the relationship.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978) Nominated Actor
Golden Globe (1978) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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