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Anthony Hopkins - just tipping my hat to this brilliant actor

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by SexyGreyFox, 20 May 2006.

  1. SexyGreyFox

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    Yesterday I watched an absolutely brilliant film called The Worlds Fastest Indian and I was amazed at Hopkins acting ability. I don't know if this film as done the Oscar rounds yet but if it hasn't then he deserves an Oscar.
    One of the first films that I realised he was an excellent actor was The Bounty when he played Lieutenant William Bligh.
    Anyway, just thought I'd show my appreciation.
     
  2. deSade

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    Great British actor. Up there with the likes of Sir Ian McKellen & Oliver Reed in my eyes.

    Oh, and Jim Dale. ;) (No joking - I always loved him).
     
  3. 4T5

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    Top actor.
    What is that film called when he plays some nutty ventriloquist (sp?). Top film.
    The guy is deep and i really appreciate his acting. :cool:
     
  4. panthro

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    Unfortunately has decided to become an American citizen. Who knows why, but he will always be British (and Welsh) whether he likes it or not. He is a great actor.
     
  5. Big Kev

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    He's a great actor and I think his performance in Magic was possibly his best.
     
  6. NathanE

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    Great movie.
     
  7. SexyGreyFox

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  8. Belmit

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    Loved him in The Edge, which isn't about U2's guitarist funnily enough. He plays a millionaire that gets lost in the wilderness with Alec Baldwin and they have to find their way back, fighting a manhunting grizzly bear and adverse conditions, as well as a somewhat twisted conflict of interest. Great film with great scenery, and I love the way Hopkins' character remains completely calm all the way through.
     
  9. Mr Bulbous

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    Finally got around to watching "The Elephant Man" the other night, top rate acting from Hopkins once more.
     
  10. vodkacokebloke

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    Those of a stronger consitution ought to hunt him out in Titus - a shakespearean role he did a few years back. Pretty gory storyline though - wont be to everyones taste.
     
  11. Chojin

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    Great film. His calmness and self sufficiency was enough to get Alec Baldwin's character riled.
     
  12. Quantic

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    Meh. I could take him or leave him really.
     
  13. Phoenix211

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    hes amazing in mission impossible 2.



























    yeah right :rolleyes:
     
  14. phykell

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    I completely agree. I watched it recently too and it was a great film. Hopkins was amazing giving the character a palpable depth, humility and even a wry sense of humour. IMO it's very rare that an actor manages to achieve such a portrayal of a non-fictional character. It was a great story and together with the sympathetic direction and sterling performance by Hopkins, makes it one of my favourite films. 10/10

    :)
     
  15. SexyGreyFox

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    Lets big up this wonderful film - The Worlds Fastest Indian.
    I work with hundreds of people and I haven't found one person who's seen it.
     
  16. Pr0t0c0L

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    hes good in meet joe black :p
     
  17. axe

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    i like him when hes eating peoples faces
     
  18. elroberto

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    He not bad and Burton aside, is probably the greatest welsh actor of all time...well maybe behind Burton and myself, but that's still pretty good!
     
  19. fozzybear

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    Great actor. He was especially good in Nixon and SOTL.
     
  20. Sic

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    i must get round to watching the World's Fastest Indian. people keep telling me it's great!!