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Anthony Hopkins Was Asleep When He Won Best Actor

83-year-old pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after surprise win

(Newser) - Anthony Hopkins was apparently among the many people who expected Chadwick Boseman to win Best Actor. When Hopkins' win was announced at the Oscars Sunday night, it was 4am in Wales—and he was fast asleep. Agent Jeremy Barber tells People that he woke up Hopkins to tell him the...

Academy Awards End With Anticlimactic Surprise Winner

Anthony Hopkins upsets expected Chadwick Boseman win, gives no speech

(Newser) - Anthony Hopkins has won his first Oscar since he took one home for playing Hannibal Lecter, the AP reports. Despite his pedigree, Hopkins was a surprise winner. The late Chadwick Boseman was expected to win the award, which in a very rare move from the academy was the last to...

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Anthony Hopkins
Astounds in New Role

Anthony Hopkins Astounds in New Role

'The Father,' also with Olivia Colman, is called a riveting look at dementia

(Newser) - French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller may be a first-time filmmaker, but he appears to have the skills of a seasoned pro. His debut feature, The Father —adapted from his award-winning 2012 play of the same name—has a 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 85 reviews....

45 Years Sober, a Message of Hope From Anthony Hopkins

'Hang in there' and 'keep fighting,' actor urges, promising next year will be better

(Newser) - It's hard to see the light from the dark. But Anthony Hopkins is urging people affected by the coronavirus pandemic to "hang in there." It's been a difficult year "full of grief and sadness," but there's a light at the end of the...

Brad Pitt Continues to Open Up About Sobriety

Actor talks with Anthony Hopkins for 'Interview'

(Newser) - Brad Pitt is once again opening up about his sobriety, this time in a conversation with Anthony Hopkins published in Interview magazine. "I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape," Pitt said of his—as Hopkins put it—"struggle with booze and all...

Anthony Hopkins Doesn't Know, Care If Daughter Has Kids

Actor doesn't hold back when asked about familial relationships

(Newser) - Anthony Hopkins didn't mince words when asked by Radio Times whether he's a grandfather. "I don’t have any idea," he said. "People break up. Families split and, you know, 'Get on with your life.' People make choices. I don’t care one...

Anthony Hopkins Wrote Bryan Cranston an Amazing Letter

Let's just say Hopkins enjoyed 'Breaking Bad'

(Newser) - The latest proof that celebrities are just like us: Anthony Hopkins binge-watched Breaking Bad over a period of two weeks, and to say he was impressed is a bit of an understatement. Upon finishing the last episode, around midnight on a recent evening, Hopkins immediately dashed off an email to...

The Rite Is Mostly Wrong
 The Rite Is Mostly Wrong 
Review Roundup

The Rite Is Mostly Wrong

Anthony Hopkins, Michael O'Donoghue star in exorcism flick

(Newser) - Though it does a thing or two right, most critics are panning The Rite, the story of a young priest who heads to exorcism school and apprentices under Anthony Hopkins. Whatever your expectations, just don’t expect innovation:
  • The film is an “overwrought thriller with a surfeit of solemnity

Tall Dark Stranger Isn't a Woody Allen Classic
 Tall Dark Stranger Isn't 
 a Woody Allen Classic 
review roundup

Tall Dark Stranger Isn't a Woody Allen Classic

But critics think it's a decent return to familiar territory

(Newser) - Woody Allen is back exploring familiar ground with another stellar cast (Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, etc.). The result? Critics were amused but don't think it ranks high in the Woody pantheon.
  • Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times : "This kinder, gentler Allen is still clever, still amusing, and

The Geat Is Good, Not Great
The Geat Is Good, Not Great

The Geat Is Good, Not Great

But check out the perks: 3-D, mo-cap, and an essentially naked Angelina Jolie

(Newser) - Reviewers of the new animated Beowulf  generally agree the tech—including 3-D and motion-captured performances—is awesome, while the rest of the movie is just "pretty good." The film "springs so many pow 3-D surprises you'll think Beowulf is your own private fun house," writes Peter...

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