Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins
is a Welsh film, actor, director, and producer who is considered to be one of the greatest living actors. He is well known for narrating How the Grinch Stole Christmas
and his role as serial killer Hannibal Lecter
in the 1991
thriller film The Silence of the Lambs
, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor
, its 2001
, and its 2002
prequel Red Dragon
. Other roles include Mr. James Stevens in The Remains of the Day
which he received a Best Leading Actor Academy Award nomination for. John Quincy Addams in Amistad
which he received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for.
For Disney, he played former U.S. President Richard Nixon in the 1995 Hollywood Pictures film, Nixon, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, Officer Gaylord Oakes in the 2002 Touchstone Pictures film, Bad Company and Odin in the Marvel films Thor and its sequels, Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.
Hopkins at the Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italy, August 2009.
Hopkins at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
Hopkins at the premiere for Thor, May 2, 2011.