Anthony Hopkins Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

15th December 2016

Quote: "I'll go until my teeth fall out, I guess, or until they tell me to stop." Sir Anthony Hopkins, who turns 79 on New Year's Eve (31Dec16), has no plans to retire.

13th January 2015

Fact: Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen are teaming up for the first time in a Tv adaptation of classic play The Dresser. The veteran actors will star in the small screen version of Ronald Harwood's play for a joint production between the Bbc and U.S. network Starz.

14th November 2013

Quote: "My wife makes me take care of myself. I drink cider vinegar and aloe vera juice in the morning, tons of protein, not too much sugar and not too many cookies... I drink green tea. I don't eat red meat. I have fish. I love egg white omelettes... I should write a book." Sir Anthony Hopkins on his healthy diet.

19th July 2013

Quote: "She makes sure I look Ok. She points me in the right direction, makes me walk slowly and says, 'Alright go.'" Sir Anthony Hopkins' wife helps him pick out his clothes for public appearances.

1st February 2013

Quote: "It was incredible, absolutely real and I would completely forget it was Tony in there. At the end of the day when he took off his face and there would be Anthony Hopkins, I was like, 'What the hell are you doing here? You're in this movie? Really?' Tony became a stranger to me and I really only knew him as Hitch." Dame Helen Mirren was impressed with Sir Anthony Hopkins' transformation into Alfred Hitchcock for their new movie Hitchcock.

28th November 2012

Quote: "The key is, when playing a crazy man like that, to play the total opposite. Play him as totally sane. Play him as ordinary... Don't try to be evil." Sir Anthony Hopkins on how to play a serial killer like The Silence of the Lambs villain Hannibal Lecter.

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.

16th January 2012

Quote: "I was a lonely kid because at school I was a real duffer. I was completely stupid. I didn't know what on earth was going on so I withdrew into myself. I didn't have any friends. I created my own world." Acting legend Sir Anthony Hopkins was a recluse at school.

5th May 2011

Quote: "I've always loved country & western and I've met Dolly Parton and she's great... Kenny Rogers, I've always wanted to meet him. I wanted to meet Johnny Cash." Sir Anthony Hopkins on his love for country music.

4th May 2011

Quote: "I never watch that sort of thing." Sir Anthony Hopkins wasn't among the royal wedding fans watching last week's (29Apr11) ceremony from afar.

3rd May 2011

Quote: "He looks terrific and he's a wonderful actor and he's a nice guy too, which makes all the difference." Sir Anthony Hopkins on his Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth.

7th February 2011

Quote: "Leonardo DiCaprio, certainly, and I'm a great fan of Matt Damon. He's a terrific actor. One of my favourite films is The Talented Mr. Ripley. Great performance. Very sinister, very scary. He's a wonderful actor." SIR Anthony Hopkins sees lengthy careers for the two screen stars.

7th February 2011

Quote: "I love buying books. I'm addicted to buying books." SIR Anthony Hopkins on his favourite hobby.

7th February 2011

Quote: "I mean, it's nice having been knighted and all that, but I feel uncomfortable when people call me (Sir)... especially in this country (America) because they usually get it wrong, say Sir Hopkins. I say, no, no, no, no." SIR Anthony Hopkins struggles to get used to his status.

27th January 2011

Quote: "I think it's a great show because it's like the American dream. These kids can get up there and do what they want. I think it's fantastic... I like this new team now they've got... I want to get on the show and become a judge." SIR Anthony Hopkins is an unlikely fan of TV talent show American Idol.

27th January 2011

Quote: "People say, 'What are you going out there for? How do you live there?' I say, 'Very well, thank you.'" SIR Anthony Hopkins loves life in Los Angeles.

24th January 2011

Quote: "I had the flu so we didn't have much of a celebration." SIR Anthony Hopkins was battling illness on his 73rd birthday on 31 December (10).

12th May 2010

Quote: "He's Iron Man, I'm God. We will sooner or later be crossing paths one way or another." SIR Anthony Hopkins is hoping to work with Robert Downey, JR on a comic book blockbuster. Hopkins plays Norse god Odin in Kenneth Branagh's new film Thor.

3rd March 2010

Quote: "(Kenneth) Branagh is an extraordinary man. He's such an inspiration to work with because he's so fundamentally basic. He doesn't get lost in all the clouds of nonsense. He just does his job." SIR Anthony Hopkins is looking forward to working with actor/director Branagh on new film Thor.

18th February 2010

Fact: SIR Anthony Hopkins has taken his off-screen creative talents home to his native Britain - the movie star has opened an exhibition of his artwork in London. The veteran actor launched an exhibit featuring 50 of his acrylic and ink paintings at the British capital's Gallery 27 on Tuesday (16Feb10). He has previously exhibited his work in the U.S. and Canada.

17th February 2010

Quote: "I do memory tests. I memorise lists of 450 to 500 words in sequence and link them together with mental images so they flow easily. Then I'll write a story using those words, just to exercise my imagination and brain cells." SIR Anthony Hopkins, 72, on how he keeps his mind young.

12th February 2010

Quote: "The movie industry is full of crazy people who think that they are God. You look around and think, 'Oh, hide them from sharp objects.' I've witnessed some lunatic people in this business. You have to take it with a sense of humour and stay sane." SIR Anthony Hopkins warns of the insane asylum that is Hollywood.

11th February 2010

Quote: "He's terrible. I had to, like, carry that guy through this film." Emily Blunt jokes about working with Anthony Hopkins in new horror movie The Wolfman.

4th February 2010

Quote: "I've been a fan of his work for so long. He's just, like, one of the best ever. You learn from him and feel like a kid all over again. And he let me call him Anthony rather than Sir Anthony." Benicio Del Toro was thrilled to co-star with his idol SIR Anthony Hopkins in THE WOLFMAN.

1st September 2009

Quote: "It's funny. I still have this recurring dream. I'm in this room full of the National Theatre gang and I don't feel like I belong. I'm useless. I can't do it, and they're all sniggering and sneering. Then I wake up and wonder what it's all about." SIR Anthony Hopkins still frets about his decision to switch theatre for movies.

24th April 2009

Quote: "I walked around thinking this is beautiful. But it was lonely. I'd sit on a kitchen stool watching TV every night. Solitude isn't for me, so I sold it for a lesser price and moved back to L.A." SIR Anthony Hopkins reveals why he gave up his million dollar Spanish-style mansion in Ojai, California.

23rd February 2009

Quote: "Everyone wants to win. They won't say that - but everyone wants to win." SIR Anthony Hopkins, who won the Best Actor Academy Award for Silence Of The Lambs in 1992.

5th February 2009

Quote: "SIR Anthony Hopkins is the fastest eater in Hollywood; he practically inhales his food." Emily Blunt was stunned by her co-star's animalistic eating habits while working on their forthcoming movie, THE WOLF MAN.

1st July 2008

Quote: "He's out-villained Hannibal Lecter. I think he's better than TONY (Anthony Hopkins) in Silence Of The Lambs." Gary Oldman has high praise for his late THE DARK KNIGHT co-star Heath Ledger.

9th June 2008

Fact: Hollywood star Johnny Depp has been voted the U.K.'s favourite actor. Depp saw off competition from James Bond star Daniel Craig, SIR Anthony Hopkins and SIR Sean Connery to take the top slot in the survey of Britain's most loved male stars.

30th November 2007

Quote: "When you see actors who won't show up on time because their hairdresser hasn't cut their hair right, I just want to laugh. Or kill them." SIR Anthony Hopkins has no patience for vanity-ridden costars.

30th November 2007

Quote: "You know, if you never acted again, the world doesn't care. It will still go on." SIR Anthony Hopkins' advice for his acting students at the University of California in Los Angeles.

6th November 2007

Quote: "It's the most boring game in the world." SIR Anthony Hopkins is not a fan of celebrity pastime golf.

5th November 2007

Quote: "I hadn't read the original. I tried to read it but I think I'm a little dyslexic. I fall asleep very quickly." SIR Anthony Hopkins never got around to reading epic poem BEOWULF before filming on the animated adaptation began.

5th November 2007

Quote: "We were the Irish who couldn't swim." SIR Anthony Hopkins on how he explains his Welsh heritage to clueless Americans.

5th November 2007

Quote: "I was just morbid and depressed." SIR Anthony Hopkins was a terrible drunk.

30th July 2007

Quote: "It was like watching the cast of TRON performing bad SHAKESPEARE in the round." BEOWULF screenwriter Neil Gaiman on watching the film's stars, SIR Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover, John Malkovich and Robin Wright PENN first tackle their lines while wearing motion-capture bodysuits.

25th April 2007

Quote: "Up in Ojai (California), I used to stand in the garden and bark like a coyote and all the coyotes and dogs would bark around the neighbourhood. That's why I had to leave." SIR Anthony Hopkins on his penchant for imitating dogs barking.

25th April 2007

Quote: "Up in Ojai (California), I used to stand in the garden and bark like a coyote and all the coyotes and dogs would bark around the neighbourhood. That's why I had to leave." SIR Anthony Hopkins on his penchant for imitating dogs barking.

22nd April 2007

Quote: "I did like THE QUEEN. I actually sent Helen Mirren a fan letter." SIR Anthony Hopkins gives the Oscar-winner his seal of approval.

19th April 2007

Quote: "He's the greatest. He's done everything. He is the master of his craft. For someone like me, who is young and just getting started, it's important to work with the masters - and there are only a few. It really was a big opportunity to work with him." Actor Ryan Gosling enjoyed working with his hero SIR Anthony Hopkins on new movie Fracture.

18th April 2007

Quote: "I was offered a part as a Londoner once in a movie with Bob Hoskins and I said, 'I don't think you need me, I think you need Michael Caine.' That was Mona Lisa." SIR Anthony Hopkins passed on playing a Cockney in Mona Lisa.

17th April 2007

Quote: "I've got the attention span of a hummingbird." SIR Anthony Hopkins on his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

17th April 2007

Quote: "I have the distinction of directing the only movie with Anthony Hopkins in the lead that will never be released." Alec Baldwin on his ill-fated movie The Devil + Daniel Webster.

29th January 2007

Quote: "Angelina Jolie is in it, and a whole bunch of people. It took about three years to make it... It's going to be amazing." SIR Anthony Hopkins has high hopes for his new animated movie BEOWULF, in which he voices the character of KING HROTHGAR (corr).

12th June 2006

Quote: "I called him Sir A because it was halfway between polite and casual." Gwyneth Paltrow on how she addressed SIR Anthony Hopkins while working with him in the film PROOF.

7th February 2006

Fact: <p>SIR Anthony Hopkins' new movie SLIPSTREAM, which he wrote, will feature 92-year-old INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS star Kevin McCarthy and John Goodman as a HARVEY WEINSTEIN-esque movie mogul. </p>

26th January 2006

Quote: <p>"When I stood up on the stage getting the Oscar I thought, 'Now I can make some bad movies - it doesn't matter.'" SIR Anthony Hopkins recalls his initial reaction to his Oscar win for The Silence of the Lambs. </p>

23rd January 2006

Quote: <p>"I got sort of tired half way through... both of us. It's a long day." Pregnant Gwyneth Paltrow admits she struggled to stand and pay tribute to pal SIR Anthony Hopkins at the Golden Globe Awards last week (16JAN06). Hopkins was honoured with the CECIL B DeMILLE Award for lifetime achievement. </p>

17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I always wanted the guy who played Hannibal Lecter to play DIVINE's role... He'd look good in that red fishtail gown." Quirky film-maker John Waters dreamed of SIR Anthony Hopkins playing EDNA TURNBLAD in the remake of his cult musical HAIRSPRAY. </p>

16th January 2006

Quote: <p>"Sometimes, out of curiosity, I'll see something on television that I did 30 years ago and I'll think, 'Isn't that weird... That was me then.' It's a whole different time, it's like looking at a different person." SIR Anthony Hopkins, who will receive the CECIL B DEMILLE Award For Outstanding Achievement at tonight's (16JAN06) Golden Globes. </p>

27th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I can't sleep at night - I've never been able to sleep since I made the movie." SIR Anthony Hopkins jokes about his performance as chilling DR HANNIBAL LECTER in Silence Of The Lambs. </p>

23rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was anti-social and didn't bother with the other kids. I didn't have any brains. I didn't know what I was doing there. That's why I became an actor." SIR Anthony Hopkins explains his career choice. </p>

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