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Anthony Hopkins
December 31, 1937 -
Nationality: Welsh
Category: Actor
Subcategory: Welsh Actor

Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.


I love roller coasters. I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic Mountain and gone on the rides. I love roller coasters.


Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.


I know that the arts are important. I'm not denying that, but I can't associate myself with all the claptrap that goes on around it.


I love life because what more is there.


I worked with Lawrence Olivier some years ago. He was a great mentor.


Actors I admire? Ed Harris, or course, I think he's terrific; because I know he always had to fight being what he looked like a lot, but I think he's a terrific actor.


Oh yes. I'm an actor, so I just learn my lines, and show up and do it. I gave it a little bit of thought.


I'm always cast in these strange men... that's not me, really.


I would like to go back to Wales. I'm obsessed with my childhood and at least three times a week dream I am back there.


Richard Burton came from the same town as me, so I thought I'd follow my nose, and follow my luck. I think I've been very lucky.


I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.


I've got a great sense of humor.


I think all those actors from that generation, like Bogart - they were wonderful actors. They didn't act. They just came on and they did it, and the characters were wonderful.


I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.


Well, everyone likes movies when they're a little kid.


I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page... sunrise over the desert and masses of... a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.


I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.


And I love a scary movie. It makes your toes curl and it's not you going through it.


I've got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare. I've done it.


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