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Not bad. I wouldn't have guessed Anthony Hopkins.

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Makeup artists are stepping up their game, it seems. That prosthetic chin is effectively undetectable in its integration.

And Hopkins is a great actor, so I'll be interested in this movie.

Favorite Hopkins performance: Dr. Frederick Treves in "The Elephant Man."

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I'm thinking it might be more entertaining to watch grass grow or paint dry than seeing a bio of Hitchcock's, Psycho.
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Hitchcock is my favorite director of all time. Hopkins looks remarkly similar in the above photos. Very interested!!
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For a prosthetic job, it looks good, but it doesn't quite capture the cherubic baby-face nature of Hitchcock's real face. What it looks like in motion will also be critical. Some of the old-age prostheses in J. Edgar, for example, may have looked good in still frames, but looked horribly stiff and rubbery when the actors moved around.

In the end, it won't be the make-up that makes or breaks the performance, anyway. Hopkins had barely any make-up at all when he made Nixon. His physical performance and mannerisms did an excellent job of capturing the man even though he didn't look much like him.

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Agreed ^^^ and even on that still the eyes are not that close to Hitch's.

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I'm thinking it might be more entertaining to watch grass grow or paint dry than seeing a bio of Hitchcock.

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I could not agree more.
Yes, Hitch was a weird and interesting dude.
However, I am more interested in his movies than anything else.
Take away "the magic" and....

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'Hitchcock' Photos: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren & Scarlett Johansson Star In New Film

Fox Searchlight surprised many Oscar watchers when it announced that Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" would debut right in the middle of awards season. Out Nov. 23, the film -- which chronicles director Alfred Hitchcock relationship with his wife, Alma Reville, during the production of "Psycho" -- is still cloaked in mystery: It's one of the few Oscar contenders without a trailer or fancy festival premiere date.

How can it be an Oscar contender when no one has seen it? confused.gif
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How can it be an Oscar contender when no one has seen it? confused.gif

Because Anthony Hopkins is in it!

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HBO's The Girl will be out Oct 20 while you're waiting for Hitchcock.





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Doesn't look terribly compelling, more HBO-level kinda thing.

What's weird is that Hopkins is well known as an incredible mimic (his Olivier is just hilariously dead on). And Hitchcock's voice offers plenty of opportunity to get it right, yet Hopkins isn't nailing it. It sounds more like Hopkins
than Hitchcock. Maybe a deliberate decision?
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Doesn't look terribly compelling, more HBO-level kinda thing.
What's weird is that Hopkins is well known as an incredible mimic (his Olivier is just hilariously dead on). And Hitchcock's voice offers plenty of opportunity to get it right, yet Hopkins isn't nailing it. It sounds more like Hopkins
than Hitchcock. Maybe a deliberate decision?



I would suggest that they didn't do much to Anthony playing Nixon. He looked like Anthony and spoke like Anthony, yet it was a compelling film that earned him an Academy nomination, just like this one will....

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