10 Things You Didn’t Know About Anthony Hopkins

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Anthony Hopkins is a living Hollywood legend and is one of the most respected and iconic actors of his generation. He has had a lot of ups and downs in the industry, and despite his success, has had a very love and hate relationship with his profession. Through more than five decades in the industry, fans have come to know quite a bit about the prolific actor, but there is so much more that is not known! Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins:

10. Thoughts On Fame

Although he has now become an extremely prolific actor, Hopkins has never minced words when discussing his displeasure for fame or sometimes other actors. Back in 1998, he famously stated that he wanted to give up acting in order to save his sanity. “Acting is bad for the mental health. I can’t take it anymore. This has got to stop. I have wasted my life. To hell with this stupid show business, this ridiculous showbiz, this futile wasteful life.” He added at the time, “I look back and see a desert wasteland. All those years spent in a fake environment. Everything was fake.” Despite these claims, Hopkins has continued acting and in 2016 he said, “Everyday I think about quitting and then they come up and offer me a job, and I say, ‘OK.’ Actors can’t say no.”

Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection

Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection

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9. Role Prep

While Anthony Hopkins may not be completely satisfied with Hollywood life, he continues on with it, and brings to every job an extreme work ethic which has made him well-know for his intense preparation for the roles he gets. Most notably, Hopkins is known for going over his lines hundreds of times which helps with his easy and smooth delivery, but has also caused problems with directors because he hates rehearsals and prefers to try to get things right the very first time. Due to this, the directors themselves have had to step in for the actor during rehearsals and allow him to step in on the very last take, and most interesting, unlike many stars, he can’t remember his lines once he has done them, saying he “simply discards them.”

Photo by Moviestore/REX

Photo by Moviestore/REX

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