An in depth look at the film career of Anthony Hopkins

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“We’re the only animal that’s aware this is finite,” said Anthony Hopkins recently, aged 73, on the subject of his current attitude to life.

Sir Anthony Hopkins lives a very simple life for an A-list movie star, he publicly stated recently that he does not like the company of celebrities.  He does not like to be addressed as Sir, preferring Tony. Here’s some other interesting personal details of this fascinating man Anthony Hopkins.

Born: New Years Eve 1937 Philip Anthony Hopkins

Height 1.74m

Eye Colour: blue (he wore green contact lenses in the movie “Red Dragon”)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger - Anthony Hopkins plays Alfie

Weight: recently lost 75lbs over a 2 year period for his role as Alfie in Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”.  Hopkins maintained an 800 calories per day diet and strict fitness regime at the gym.  There is speculation as to him being a vegetarian these days.

Anthony Hopkins told the press: “I can’t get back into my wardrobe. I gave it all away to some mission. I tried tailoring the pants but they look ridiculous.”

It was with his wife’s support that Tony lost so much weight

He told the New York Post newspaper: “My wife’s no dictator, but she said I must stick to a regimen. So I’m in the gym six days a week, I power walk, live on 800 calories a day. No pasta. No seconds. A sandwich occasionally. Now I’m a health nut.

I was addicted to bread, cookies, whatnot. I love all the bad stuff.  I got tired of being heavy, so I went on a really good regime of eating healthy and exercising for an hour a day. I’m not a nutty, macrobiotic kind of guy, but I enjoy being alive.”

Hopkins used to smoke but quit years ago using the Allen Carr method and in 1975 he also gave up his adiction to alcohol.

Welsh born Anthony Hopkins became a U.S. citizen in 2000 but was allowed to retain his Knighthood and therefore his title of Sir.  He now lives in the States with his Columbian born wife, Stella Arroyave who is his third wife.

Lives: Santa Monica, California

Anthony Hopkins Home

Anthony Hopkins Home

Anthony Hopkins on the subject of movie stars – “I don’t have people following me around, like bodyguards. I don’t know how people live like that. Maybe the young movie stars have to live like that, I don’t know. But it seems a little crazy to me. I don’t think you need all that stuff.”

Anthony Hopkins official fanmail address is:

Anthony Hopkins
Independent Talent Group Ltd
Oxford House
76 Oxford Street
London W1D 1BS

This address can be used to send fanmail or request an autograph from Anthony Hopkins.

If you live in the UK, send a properly stamped, self-addressed envelope (minimum size 8.5″ x 4″) with your request letter and photo.  You can include a piece of card to keep the photo from bending in the post and also add “Do Not Bend” on the envelopes.  Send your letter and be pepared to wait for several months for a reply!

If you do not live in the UK, add several International Reply Coupons.  These International Reply Coupons (IRC) will be used by the receiver to purchase english stamps. You can only get them at your post office.