About Anthony Hopkins
In this article we are going to talk about Anthony Hopkins net worth, which currently amount to $160 million. And how did he become one of the richest men in Hollywood? Well, during his life he has appeared in quite a few commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies. Not only he appeared in them, I think in many cases it was exactly the brilliant performance by Anthony that made the films so successful. I guess the current Anthony Hopkins net worth can be considered the proof that film studios realized this too.
Now the most notable films of Anthony include The Mask of Zorro, The Elephant Man, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, Magic, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 84 Charing Cross Road, Legends of the Fall, Thor, Amistad, The Remains of the Day, Nixon, Instinct, The World’s Fastest Indian and Fracture. But I would say that none of them was as great as the trilogy Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Red Dragon. The portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in the first of those movies has garnered him Academy Award for best actor and significantly increased Anthony Hopkins net worth.
Those who know Anthony personally, claim that he is just as intelligent as the character he has played in the movie Silence of the Lambs (just less into the human flesh). Hopkins is not only the actor, but also a composer and painter. And if you look at some of his quotes, you can notice that this actor is quite into philosophy too: “Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist. Our existence is beyond our understanding. No one has an answer.”
However, the actor does not like to overemphasize the importance of reasoning and trying to act rationally in life. The reason why can be found in the previous quote – he just does not think that our existence and the meaning of it are intelligible. He is also quoted saying: “We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.“ So in these words you can see the kind of distrust Anthony has in human knowledge and intelligence. He is quite sceptical about our abilities to act rationally, in accordance to our goals, anyway – in the end, our mind is just a servant of our passions. Hence, thinking (or at least overtheinking) in general becomes a useless activity (if you can call it this way).I guess Anthony really believed in what he was saying, because that is exactly what he did in life – he was acting, not just sitting around waiting for something to happen. This is why today Anthony Hopkins net worth amounts to $160 million!