Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is a prominent Welsh actor known for his works in films and television, and also on stage. His portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the thriller film 'The Silence of the Lambs' is counted among his best roles. His other successful and top grossing films include 'The Mask of Zorro', 'The Bounty', 'Meet Joe Black', 'Bram Stoker's Dracula', 'Legends of the Fall', 'The Remains of the Day', 'The World's Fastest Indian', 'Fracture', and 'The Dresser.'
Boasting of a career spanning almost six decades, it is no surprise that his filmography is a very extensive one. Some of the best Anthony Hopkins films in addition to his memorable role in 'The Silence of the Lambs' are 'Red Dragon,' 'The Elephant Man,''Magic,' '84 Charing Cross Road,' and 'Nixon.' Despite his highly successful career, Hopkins has also acted in a few films that turned out to be failures. His portrayals of Philip Calvert in 'When Eight Bells Toll' and as Kostya in 'The Girl from Petrovka' are counted among the worst roles of his career.