The “Hannibal Lector” of Hollywood, Anthony Hopkins is a famous Welsh actor. He has done numerous blockbuster movies and is probably famous for his role of a cannibalistic killer in the movie, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. Here is a quick summary of Anthony Hopkins’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Anthony Hopkins Early Life
Sir Phillip Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales. His father, Richard Arthur Hopkins was a baker and his mother, Annie Muriel was a simple housewife. His father was a hardworking person and it always inspired him.
Growing up, Hopkins was interested in Arts and loved painting, drawing and playing piano. He attended Jones’ West Monmouth Boys’ School in Pontypool. For his further studies, he started going to Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale Glamorgan. To pursue his dream, Anthony enrolled himself at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
After graduating from the college, Anthony served two years with the British Army, doing his National service. To make a career, he then moved to London, where he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Anthony Hopkins has been married three times. First, he was married to Petronella Baker, an actress. The couple were married for almost six years, but ended their relationship and got divorced. His second wife was Jennifer Lynton, and they had a very happy marital life of twenty-nine years. Sadly, she passed away in 2002. Currently, he is married to Stella Arroyaye, a Columbian actress, and producer. He has one daughter from his previous marriage.
Anthony Hopkins has a dual citizenship of Wales and the United States of America. Currently, he lives in Malibu, California, USA. Hopkins once was a chain-smoker and gave up on it using ‘Allen Carr’ method. Recently, he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
Anthony Hopkins Career, Awards & Achievement
Anthony Hopkins began his acting career with a play called ‘Have a Cigarette’. It was Sir Laurence Oliver who recognized the talent of Hopkins and took him as an intern at The Royal National Theater. He had a very successful time at the theatre and learned a lot about acting. His talent was applauded by a lot of audiences. Soon, he decided to break into the world of television and movies.
Anthony made his first break in a television broadcast of play, ‘A Flea in Her Ear’. After his amazing performance, he then starred in his debut film, ‘The Lion in Winter’. The movie was a huge success and Anthony received a lot of recognition for the movie. His performance kept on getting better with every project he took. In a single year, Anthony appeared in three movies and all of them were good and got a lot of positive reviews.
After the success in the movie industry, Anthony Hopkins got a role in a television series, ‘War and Peace’. His role of Pierre Bezukhov was praised highly across the country. Anthony then appeared in numerous movies, the notable among them being, ‘Audrey Rose’, ‘Magic’, etc. The 1980’s was one of the most productive eras in his career, where he starred in award-winning movies like, ‘The Bunker’, ‘Mussolini and I’ and ’84 Charing Cross Road’.
One of the biggest breakthrough of his career would be playing the role of a Cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lector in the movie, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. Soon came the movie, ‘The Remains of the Day’, which was one of his biggest movie. He has also portrayed the role of US President, Richard Nixon in the movie, ‘Nixon’. His other highly successful movies include, ‘Amistad’, ‘The mask of Zorro’, ‘Meet Zoe Black’, etc.
Some of his recent movies are, ‘The Wolfman’, ‘The Rite’, ‘Hitchcock’, etc. Also, recently he starred in a futuristic Sci-Fi series called ‘Westworld’.
Awards & Achievements
Anthony Hopkins list of nomination and awards is really big. He is one of the most talented actors in the movie and television industry. His biggest achievement in the entertainment business would be winning the Academy Award for his role in the movie, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. He has also won the BAFTA and Emmy Awards.
Anthony Hopkins was made the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and was Knighted as a Knight Bachelor for his services to the Arts.
Net Worth of Anthony Hopkins
The estimated net worth of Anthony Hopkins is approximately $160 million. Most of his net worth comes from his contribution to the entertainment industry.
Anthony Hopkins made ‘Hannibal Lector’ come alive in the movie, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. Truly, it was a genius work by Hopkins. He is definitely a legend and will never be forgotten for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Even at 79, Anthony is still working and his performance still amazes the audience.