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Anthony Hopkins

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Hopkins at the Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, 2009
Philip Anthony Hopkins

31 December 1937 (1937-12-31) (age 84)
Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales
Citizenship British and American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–present
  • Petronella Barker
    (m. 1967–1972; divorced)
  • Jennifer Lynton
    (m. 1973–2002; divorced)
  • Stella Arroyave
    (m. 2003–present)

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor of movies, theater and television. He is very famous for many roles in movies, especially as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. He has won an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award.

In 2011, Hopkins played Odin in the MCU movie Thor. In 2019, he played Pope Benedict XVI in the Netflix movie The Two Popes.

Hopkins was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for services to the arts. He gained US citizenship in 2000, whilst retaining his British citizenship. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.

Hopkins won a fifth BAFTA Award and a second Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Father (2020), becoming the oldest Best Actor winner to date.

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