2022-08-26

Anthony Hopkins
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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  December 31, 1937
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Hopkins was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993. 

Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor, director, producer, and one of Britain’s most recognized actors. Hopkins has received numerous accolades in his career, including two Academy Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Hopkins is best known for his role as Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs” and its sequels. However, he’s appeared in numerous films, like “The Lion in Winter,” “A Bridge Too Far,” “The Mask of Zorro,” and the “Thor” franchise. Hopkins made his television debut on BBC in 1967 and has continued to appear in numerous television shows.

Philip Anthony Hopkins was born on New Year’s Eve in Wales to Richard and Annie. He was inspired by fellow Welsh actor Richard Burton, whom he met when he was 15. Hopkins made his first professional stage appearance in 1960 in the Swansea Little Theatre’s production of "Have a Cigarette."

Is Anthony Hopkins religious?

Anthony Hopkins identifies as a Christian. For years, he identified as an atheist, but a chance encounter with a woman at an AA meeting changed his heart. In the meeting, the woman asked Hopkins, “Why don’t you just trust God?” It was something Hopkins never tried but figured he had nothing to lose. At that moment, he decided to believe and trust in God, and everything changed. Hopkins said, “I could not stop [drinking], but I just asked for a little bit of help and suddenly, pow. It was just like, bingo.”


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