Film Anthony Hopkins Biographical Roles

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Movies/films with performances by actor/actress Anthony Hopkins in the Biographical genre. Starring, supporting, cameo appearances. Alphabetical, sortable by columns.
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Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Marisa Tomei, Dan Aykroyd, Penelope Ann Miller, and Kevin Kline. It also features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of her own paternal grandmother, Hannah Chaplin. The film was adapted by William Boyd, Bryan Forbes and William Goldman from the books My Autobiography by Chaplin and Chaplin: His Life and Art by film critic David Robinson. Associate producer Diana Hawkins got a story credit. The original music score was composed by John Barry. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane, Marisa Tomei, Anthony Hopkins, + more

Initial Release: 1992

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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Surviving Picasso is a 1996 Merchant Ivory film starring Anthony Hopkins as the famous painter Pablo Picasso. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant and David L. Wolper. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's screenplay was loosely based on the biography Picasso: Creator and Destroyer by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Julianne Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Dominic West, Joan Plowright, + more

Initial Release: 1996

Directed by: James Ivory

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The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man in 19th century London. The film was directed by David Lynch and stars John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon and Freddie Jones. The screenplay was adapted by Lynch, Christopher De Vore and Eric Bergren from Frederick Treves’s The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences and Ashley Montagu’s The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity. It was shot in black-and-white and featured make-up work by Christopher Tucker. The Elephant Man was a critical and commercial success with eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, + more

Initial Release: 1980

Directed by: David Lynch

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#23 on The Best Movies Based on True Stories

#28 on The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

#20 on The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

#11 on The Best Movies of 1980

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Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The film was based on the book My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill. The first part of the film covers Churchill's unhappy schooldays, up to the death of his father. The second half covers his service as a cavalry officer in India and the Sudan, during which he takes part in the cavalry charge at Omdurman, his experiences as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War, during which he is captured and escapes, and his election to Parliament at the age of 26. Churchill was played by Simon Ward, who was relatively unknown at the time but was supported by a distinguished ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour, Anne Bancroft, Ian Holm, Robert Shaw, + more

Initial Release: 1972

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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