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Anthony Hopkins: Alfred Hitchcock was 'utter paradox'

Anthony Hopkins: Alfred Hitchcock was 'utter paradox'

Nov 22 2012, 12:06am CST | by

Anthony Hopkins enjoyed getting his teeth into the complex role of Alfred Hitchcock in his new film 'Hitchcock'.

Anthony Hopkins thought Alfred Hitchcock was a paradoxical man. The Oscar-winning actor had to dig deep to play the iconic 'Psycho' filmmaker in Sacha Gervasi's new biopic 'Hitchcock', and after...

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Anthony Hopkins: Alfred Hitchcock was 'utter paradox'

Nov 22 2012, 12:06am CST | by

Anthony Hopkins enjoyed getting his teeth into the complex role of Alfred Hitchcock in his new film 'Hitchcock'.

Anthony Hopkins thought Alfred Hitchcock was a paradoxical man.
The Oscar-winning actor had to dig deep to play the iconic 'Psycho' filmmaker in Sacha Gervasi's new biopic 'Hitchcock', and after extensive research he discovered the character was an interesting mix of conflicting emotions.
Anthony said: ''Researching I realised that Hitch was an utter paradox. I wouldn't say, 'I become Hitchcock'. I don't do that, because I'd go mad. You can't become anyone, you just try to find a way to balance it so as to not make a caricature.
''I felt Sacha Gervasi had unlocked the story that no one else had previously done. The script gave me a lot of the information that I needed, and then I watched several documentaries and films on Hitchcock and began putting together all the pieces. He can be dark, troubled, cold, ruthless and obsessive and also big-hearted, warm and ingenious. That was all part of his nature.''
The 'Silence Of The Lambs' star hopes his understanding of the director makes the film and his relationship with his steadfast wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) convincing, joking that the extensive prosthetics helped him feel the part if nothing else.
Anthony told Flicksandbits.com: ''The make-up and prosthetics helps enormously. It was trial and error, we did several tests - they did an extraordinary job. It took about an hour to put on in the morning. I'd sit in front of the mirror, we'd have a laugh, I'd fall asleep, then I'd wake up and I'd be like, 'Ah, that's him, yes.' ''
'Hitchcock' also stars Scarlett Johansson, James D'Arcy and Jessica Biel.

 
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Ed Harris Joins HBO's Westworld

Aug 11 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: ign

More casting news coming in for HBO's TV series adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, Westworld - from J.J. Abrams and Person of Interest's Jonathan Nolan. First we learned that Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood had joined the pilot. Then it was Raising Hope's Shannon Woodward and Boardwalk Empire/Hungar Games' Jeffrey Wright. And a few days back, X-Men's James Marsden joined up a ...
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Aug 7 2014 2:59pm CDT | Source: cinema blend

The Westworld pilot recently added a handful of talented stars to join the already cast Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood. Human stars, that is, including Jeffrey Wright, Rodr ...
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Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro And Four More Join HBO’s ‘Westworld’

Aug 7 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

HBO is quickly filling slots on its upcoming sci-fi show Westworld with some top end talent. The show, produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk and writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, is based on the 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton. It’s about robots at a theme park that run amok, an idea the author evolved two decades later for Jurassic Park. Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood were already cast as two of the show’s leads and now six more actors have joined. ...
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Aug 4 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

(Warning: contains spoilers for several films)Richard Nixon turns up in the strangest places. This summer's blockbuster, X-Men: Days of Future Past, sends Marvel's mutant superheroes back to 1973. After witnessing an assassination attempt by Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Nixon's manipulated by an anti-mutant scientist (Peter Dinklage) into authorizing the destructive Sentinel program. Magneto (Michael Fassbender) tries to kill Nixon, but Mystique inte ...
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Watch: Meet the Man Who Writes All Your Favorite Movie Novelizations

Jul 30 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: movies.com

It’s controversial opinion time. If you want ham and cheese, there’s Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. If you want a quietly menacing (and believable) depiction of a cannibalistic serial killer, there’s Brian Cox’s Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter. With his sonorous voice, gleaming wit, and Scottish brogue, the versatile actor has has made his mark in a number of films, from popcorn flick ...
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Anthony Hopkins Signs up for Westworld TV Show

Jul 23 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

Cable network HBO is making a TV show based on the movie “Westworld,” and they’ve signed up Anthony Hopkins (above) as their first big-name star, joining the previously cast Evan Rachel Wood (below) of “True Blood” fame. EW says about their roles: In the HBO pilot, Hopkins will play Dr. Robert Ford, described as “the brilliant, taciturn and complicated Creative Director, Chief Programmer and Chairman of the Board of Westworld; Ford has an uncompromising creative vision for the park ...
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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Star in HBO’s Westworld Remake

Jul 23 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: movienewz

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star in HBO’s Westworld, inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film of the same name. J.J. Abrams will executive produce the pilot alongside veteran producer Jerry Weintraub. Hopkins is set to play Dr. Robert Ford, the brilliant chief programmer of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for […]The post Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Star in HBO’s Westworld ...
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Anthony Hopkins And Evan Rachel Wood Head To Westworld

Jul 23 2014 3:09am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Joining HBO's killer robot pilot Michael Crichton’s robots-gone-rogue sci-fi Westworld is coming to the small screen and HBO have started staffing the park with cast members for the one-hour pilot. Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood have got the call for the J.J. Abrams-produced property.The 1973 film adaptation of Crichton’s story had two tourists finding out what happens when an artificial Wild West zone populated by robots goes ...
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Learn Which Movie Star Just Signed On To HBO’s The Jonathan Nolan/Bad Robot Pilot WESTWORLD!!

Jul 22 2014 10:49pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Learn Which Movie Star Just Signed On To HBO’s The Jonathan Nolan/Bad Robot Pilot WESTWORLD!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! Anthony Hopkins, in his first-ever ongoing TV series role, will play the brilliant mastermind behind a theme park populated by human-looking robots. I gather Evan Rachel Wood (“True Blood,” “Mildred Pierce”) will play a “farm girl” who doesn’t realize she’s actually a th ...
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