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Here’s what makes Anthony Hopkins so brilliant in ‘Westworld’

This video will open your eyes to Anthony Hopkins' world-class acting skills.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Nov 4, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:58 pm CDT

Westworld is one of the most talked-about shows this year. In addition to being an entertaining big-budget alternative to Game of Thrones, it inspires deep questions about the nature of free will in a world with artificial intelligence, prompted by complex performances from its main cast.

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In this video from the Nerdwriter1 YouTube channel, we see just how far Anthony Hopkins goes with his Westworld performance, elevating every second of screentime with layers of meaning.

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It’s a rare TV show that warrants this level of analysis for such a short scene, but that’s why Anthony Hopkins is such a star.

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*First Published: Nov 4, 2016, 10:25 am CDT