On this date in 1963, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was first released in New York. While star Tippi Hedren had many terrible experiences while filming the movie…
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Film history has shown that when an actor portrays a real-life figure that actor doesn’t necessarily have to look like the individual he or she is portraying.
Anthony Hopkins on Staying in Character Throughout a Film’s Production: “If actors want to do that, fine. If they want to be miserable, that’s up to them”
In a candid interview, Anthony Hopkins not only said he thought Oscar campaigning was “nauseating to watch,” he also was open about portraying such a famous cinema figure as Alfred Hitchcock in a movie and his thoughts on actors who choose to stay in character throughout a film’s production.
If you run into Anthony Hopkins anytime between now and February, try to avoid bringing up the fact that his role as master film director Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock is a potential Oscar favorite.
Portraying a real person is nothing new to Toby Jones. He starred as Truman Capote in Infamous (2006), super-agent Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon (2008) and Karl Rove in W (also 2008). Now, he’s starring as Alfred Hitchcock in HBO’s The Girl, a job that, he told Collider, was “unturndownable.”
With the current biggest tabloid story about a director having an extramarital affair with a young Hollywood actress (to which Tom Cruise breathes a sigh of relief for taking the spotlight off his issues), it’s important to note that such behavior isn’t totally unheard of in the long histroy of Hollywood.