Alfred Hitchcock Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd March 2013

Fact: Nine of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest works are set to hit the road in America this summer (13) after being restored by the British Film Institute. The collection of silent films will make stops in several cities across the country, including Los Angeles and New York.

20th April 2012

Fact: Sir Anthony Hopkins has shown off his dramatic transformation into Alfred Hitchcock for an upcoming movie about the making of Psycho. Wearing a prosthetic double chin, the actor looks uncannily like the horror director as he poses in profile.

17th April 2012

Fact: Legendary moviemaker Alfred Hitchcock will be honoured with a special arts event in London later this year (12). The British Film Institute will stage screenings of 58 of Hitchcock's works.

3rd August 2011

Fact: The first half of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest surviving film, 1924's The White Shadow, has been discovered in the vaults of the New Zealand Film Archive.

1st July 2009

Fact: Alfred Hitchcock's new waxwork is to be unveiled by the director's The Birds star Tippi Hedren as part of Hollywood's new Madame Tussauds museum pre-launch celebrations on Wednesday (01Jul09).

4th March 2009

Fact: The original sheet music for composer BERNARD HERRMANN's score to Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO, which carries the notes to the thriller's infamous shower scene, is going under the hammer later this month (24Mar09) at British auction house Bonhams.

20th August 2008

Fact: Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been given a hip-hop makeover to look like his favourite rapper Lil Wayne for the September (08) issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine. Giorgio Armani also took part in the fantasy shoot, posing as Fred Astaire, while Michael Kors depicted James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Rear Window.

11th March 2008

Fact: Christina Aguilera's new ads for jeweller STEPHEN WEBSTER were all inspired by Alfred Hitchcock films.

24th September 2007

Quote: "I do have a Hitchcock moment. Most people in the first pass can't find me, so that's good; you'll have to see it again to find me." Former FRIENDS star-turned-director David Schwimmer on his brief Alfred Hitchcock-esque cameo in new movie RUN FAT BOY RUN.

28th June 2007

Fact: Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 1960 shocker PSYCHO has inspired an upcoming spin-off TV series, THE BATES MOTEL.

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