Anthony Hopkins to announce shock retirement from acting?

Hopkins created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Hopkins fans. Speculation had been rife that the Welsh actor best known for his role in The Silence of the Lambs, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 82, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 08/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouAnthony was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouAnthony.”
— @DesireePlum, 7 Aug 2020
“I thought Anthony Hopkins retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 7 Aug 2020

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