Date: 21st February 2001
SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS is delighted he commands such respect in the movie industry - but he'd rather be considered a heart-throb.
The veteran OSCAR-winning actor has been praised for his virtuoso performances as characters such as DR HANNIBAL LECTER, and has won countless awards for his art. But despite the public recognition, Hopkins admits sometimes he'd like to be admired for his hunky good looks.
He says, "People say nice things about me, like I disappear into the roles, but there's disadvantages to being known as the 'character'. "I'd like to wake up and look like BRAD PITT in the morning, but I don't. I look in the mirror and I see me." (SVD/HR/CPT)