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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


Posted on Nov 4, 2016   Updated on 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.

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.

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