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Entertainment Why Anthony Hopkins, 81, Says He'll Never Stop Working: 'It Keeps the Brain Active'

15:46  21 november  2019
15:46  21 november  2019 Source:   people.com

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times.

Anthony Hopkins is a celebrated Welsh actor, composer, painter and television celebrity. Anthony Hopkins . I couldn't say I ever dreamt of becoming a composer, a pianist, or anything else for that Anthony Hopkins . I think the first British actor who really worked well in cinema was Albert Finney. Anthony Hopkins . We have a Boesendorfer piano that I play every day. It keeps my brain and my

Sir Anthony Hopkins is admitting that he’s a complete workaholic — and that’s not a bad thing.

Anthony Hopkins wearing a suit and tie: Why Anthony Hopkins, 81, Says He'll Never Stop Working: 'It Keeps the Brain Active'© Provided by Meredith Corporation Why Anthony Hopkins, 81, Says He'll Never Stop Working: 'It Keeps the Brain Active'

The British star, 81, who is currently playing Pope Benedict XVI in the Netflix film The Two Popes, opens up in the Dec/Jan issue of AARP the Magazine about how he has a hard time sitting still.

“I’m a workaholic,” he says. “I act; I paint; I play music; I read a lot. It keeps the brain active. I’ll go on working until I drop.”

Hopkins says his wife Stella Arroyave, 63, is the only reason he knows when to take a breather.

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The full text of Anthony Hopkins 's fan letter to Bryan Cranston, calling his performance in Breaking I have never watched anything like it . Brilliant! Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I Yet James D'Arcy is so self-deprecating, he says he once got a Hollywood audition only because

“Stella is good at keeping me in a harness. I spend hours in the studio painting, and she’ll come in and say, ‘Enough.’ I don’t have much common sense.”

Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins are posing for a picture: Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins attend The Two Popes premiere | Rich Polk/Getty© Rich Polk/Getty Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins attend The Two Popes premiere | Rich Polk/Getty

His wife Stella, whom he married in 2003, is also currently doing a documentary on the actor.

“One of my teachers told her I was a mystery [when I was young],” he says. “I didn’t speak to other kids; I didn’t play sports; I didn’t even go to the school plays. But I was tired of being called stupid, and I thought, ‘One day I’ll show you all.’ And I became this other person. My career took off.”

a close up of Anthony Hopkins: Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs | Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock© Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs | Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock Despite playing dozens and dozens of roles over a 60-year acting career since the Oscar-winner is still perhaps most famously known for playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs, and its two follow up films.

Speaking of the role, Hopkins tells the magazine, “I have an instinct for those kinds of people. They’re narcissists. I don’t know if that’s in me — I just understand them. And I’ll never escape from that guy. When I started reading The Silence of the Lambs script, I told my agent, ‘This is the part of a lifetime.’ It changed everything for me.”

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Geoff Hopkins says he will never forget the cries as the survivors of the White Island volcano eruption were pulled aboard the boat. © Courtesy Geoff Hopkins Geoff Hopkins had been on a day trip to the island with his daughter before disaster struck. Screaming in pain, with skin peeling from their faces and limbs scorched by steam and ash, the survivors were transferred from a dinghy bobbing in the water off the small island. There was "lots of screaming. Panicked screaming," he says, recalling the injured shouting: "'Get me out of here. I'm burning. I'm burning.

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