Anthony Hopkins TCM November Guest Programmer
[Press Release – Released by TCM]
Oscar®-winning actor Anthony Hopkins, one of the most respected thespians, is coming to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Monday, Nov. 30, to present a collection of favorite films in the latest edition of the network’s GUEST PROGRAMMER series. Each month on this movie showcase, TCM invites a celebrity to exchange star status for a role as a devoted fan of classic film by picking a few favorite movies and sharing with viewers what he or she has come to love about each one. In addition to Hopkins, upcoming GUEST PROGRAMMERS include actor/comedian Richard Lewis (Sept. 21), Emmy®-winning comedian/commentator Dennis Miller (Oct. 21) and alternative singer/songwriter Neko Case (Dec. 8).
Hopkins will join TCM host Robert Osborne in introducing four memorable films:
8 p.m. Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai (1948), an offbeat thriller starring Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane and Welles, featuring the famed hall-of-mirrors climax.
9:45 p.m. John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt in the gripping story of greed among a trio of prospectors.
Midnight John Ford’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath (1940), with Henry Fonda leading his family to California during the Great Depression.
2:15 a.m. Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954), starring James Stewart as a man who witnesses a murder he can do nothing to prevent.
Hopkins received the Academy Award® for his memorable work in Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs. He has subsequently been nominated for his performances in The Remains of the Day, Nixon and Amistad. He also earned acclaim for his performances in the drama Shadowlands, Julie Taymor’s adaptation of Titus, the Merchant Ivory production of Howard’s End and Francis Coppola’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Other credits include The Mask of Zorro, Legends of the Fall, Beowolf, Alexander, Meet Joe Black, The World’s Fastest Indian, The Road to Wellville, August, Surviving Picasso, The Human Stain, The Edge, Fracture, Bobby and Harry and the Butler. He reprised his role from Silence of the Lambs in the films Hannibal and Red Dragon.
Hopkins made his film debut opposite Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole in the acclaimed historical drama The Lion in Winter. His early credits include Magic, The Bounty, A Bridge Too Far, Desperate Hours, 84 Charing Cross Road and The Elephant Man. He has earned two Emmys for his television work, one for his performance as Bruno Hauptmann in The Lindberg Kidnapping Case and the other for his role as Adolph Hitler in The Bunker. He has also received numerous accolades for his theatrical work for the National Theatre and other prominent theatrical companies.
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