I was telling a friend just the other day about this interview with Anthony Hopkins that I found online; I finally came across it again. People who know me know I am the kind of fan who views Hopkins with the same adulation with which other sci-fi fans view Patrick Stewart. (If anyone wants a more mainstream film to enjoy Hopkins at his best, check out 1997’s criminally underrated thriller, “The Edge,” with a screenplay by David Mamet. There’s some intense man-vs.-nature violence, but it’s easier for non-horror fans to stomach than the canni-happy, lotion-loving “The Silence of the Lambs.”)
Hopkins says he tries to memorize a poem a week. He mentions Shakespeare, Matthew Arnold, and William Butler Yeats.
I’d love to hear him recite “Dover Beach” and “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.”
Here’s the interview: