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Brad Pitt Looks Better at 50 Than Any Other Man Who Has Ever Lived | Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro

Brad Pitt Looks Better at 50 Than Any Other Man Who Has Ever Lived

Originally posted 12/18/2013 01:00PM

Brad Pitt is 50 today. Let that sink in.

While he's not aging backwards, the two-time PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive has certainly managed to hit the half-century mark as gracefully as a person can. Stare at this picture of Pitt on the cover of AARP magazine, and then compare him to some of our favorite major stars in the year they turned 50.

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Let This Silence of the Lambs Blooper Reel Remind You of Anthony Hopkins' Greatness

UpdatePosted 11/09/2013 04:40PM

Let This Silence of the Lambs Blooper Reel Remind You of Anthony Hopkins' Greatness

Originally posted 11/08/2013 12:00PM

In case you needed to be reminded, Anthony Hopkins is amazing. Not only is he a deeply talented actor, but he's also an all-around gentleman and national treasure (even if he's, you know, not of our nation). And a few more reasons that support this claim have recently come forth.

1. This Letter He Sent Bryan Cranston

In October, Hopkins, like many of us, binge-watched Breaking Bad. However, like few of us, he sent a letter to Bryan Cranston after doing so. It read, in part, "Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have ever seen – ever."

And he kept going! "If you ever get a chance to – would you pass my admiration to everyone – Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance…" Yes, that's Hannibal Lecter, gushing like a fanboy to the cast of Breaking Bad. Which brings us to…

2. Hannibal Lecter… in general

We still have nightmares from Hopkins' portrayal of Thomas Harris' best-known creation. And 2,000 film buffs from LoveFilm.com recently voted Lecter the most terrifying horror film villain, which of course, adds to him having already been honored by the American Film Institute as their No. 1 villain of all time. Which brings us to…

3. This blooper reel

This blooper reel from Silence of the Lambs has been blowing up the Internet today, and really, we can sum up the reason for its popularity in one sentence: Anthony Hopkins does a Sylvester Stallone impression. (The rest of it's funny too, but we never thought we'd type "Anthony Hopkins does a Sylvester Stallone impression," so we're pretty over the moon about that.)

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FIRST LOOK: Jessica Biel & Scarlett Johansson in Hitchcock | Jessica Biel, Vera Miles

Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson Star in Hitchcock

Originally posted 10/07/2012 10:35AM

To star in the upcoming Hitchcock, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel had to channel classic Hollywood glam – well, at least one of them.

In the film, which tells the story of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock's life and marriage at the time he was making his 1960 horror classic Psycho, Johansson, 27, and Biel, 30, play the parts of that film's leading ladies, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles, respectively.

"When we took that still of Scarlett behind the wheel and put it up against the still of Janet behind the wheel in Psycho, it was eerie," says Hitchcock director Sacha Gervasi. "The extent to which Scarlett was able to channel Janet [was] a real surprise. She brought it in such a way that no one really anticipated."



As for Biel, embodying Miles – a longtime Hitchcock collaborator who had infuriated the mercurial auteur when she dropped out of his Vertigo to have a baby – proved more of a stretch.

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PHOTO: Do You Recognize Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock?

Do You Recognize Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock?

Originally posted 04/18/2012 04:05PM

Sir Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for playing one of the biggest psychos of all time, Hannibal Lecter, in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs.

Now he's playing the man who directed the movie that had all of America screaming, Alfred Hitchcock, at the time the Hollywood legend was making his classic 1960 film Psycho.

Here, in this first look from the movie Hitchcock, which began shooting last Friday (Hitch would have loved the date, Friday the 13th), Hopkins, 74, is seen as the bald, portly and droll 60-year-old.

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Scarlett Johansson Is Stepping into the Psycho Shower | Anthony Perkins, James D'Arcy, Janet Leigh, Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Is Stepping into the Psycho Shower

Originally posted 03/02/2012 11:05AM

Movie history proved golden at this year's Oscars – what with the winning The Artist and Hugo, as well as the nominated My Week with Marilyn – so, what's next?

How about a look-back to Tinseltown's glorious and goriest past with Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Hopkins, who are set to costar in the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, reports Variety.

Johansson will play leading lady Janet Leigh, who took the screen's most famous shower in the 1960 classic of its genre. James D'Arcy (Madonna's W.E.) will play Anthony Perkins, whose acting career never quite recovered after he was typecast as Norman Bates, a motel owner with something of a mother complex.

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Hawn and Hopkins Reunite After 30 Years

Originally posted 10/23/2003 12:00PM

Three decades ago, Anthony Hopkins starred in "The Girl from Petrovka" with Goldie Hawn. Monday night at the Beverly Hilton, the two were reunited at the Hollywood Awards, to accept his and hers Lifetime Acting awards, reports PEOPLE.

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No Room for Hopkins in New 'Hannibal'?

Originally posted 05/14/2003 01:00PM

It seems Anthony Hopkins may have outgrown Hannibal Lecter.

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Hopkins Hannibal Again? 'Don't Know'

Originally posted 08/21/2001 01:00PM

As Hollywood reputedly speculates whether or not "The Silence of the Lambs" Oscar winner will again get out his knife and fork, he just stews.

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Harvard Honors Hopkins, Barrymore

Originally posted 09/29/1997 12:00AM

Harvard to Honor 'Hannibal,' Drew

Originally posted 09/29/1997 12:00AM

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