Friday, May 24, 2024

Watch Anthony Hopkins Do His Sweet Imitation of Katharine Hepburn on Last Night’s Stephen Colbert


Well, after I said Sir Anthony Hopkins wasn’t really promoting “The Father,” there he was last night on Stephen Colbert with writer- director Florian Zeller.

The clip is below, and toward the end you’ll see Sir Tony do his sweet imitation of Katharine Hepburn giving him advice on his first film, “The Lion in Winter.”

Yes, Hopkins seems to be in Wales still, which means he won’t be at the Oscars. Maybe he will appear somehow magically. He’s in great spirits with Colbert and Zeller. Colbert is overcome, and says he thinks Hopkins gives the greatest performance of all time in “The Father.” It’s a little hyperbolic, but he’s right. Hopkins is amazing in the part.

Could Hopkins pull off a surprise win on Sunday night’s Oscars? It’s possible. He deserves it. But Chadwick Boseman’s death is pulling heavily on voters. It’s too bad there can’t be a tie.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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