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Wanna see what Anthony Hopkins looks like as Alfred Hitchcock? Sure ya' do!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Anthony Hopkins is playing Hitch in an upcoming movie about the making of Psycho. Fox has released a photo of Hopkins in the makeup. And that photo is below (via People).

 

 

That’s… weird. Looks kinda like a Hitchcock impersonator at an off-off-off-strip casino somewhere in the desert outside Vegas. Or like Don Rickles as Hitchcock.

Then again, when Hopkins played Nixon he didn’t really look a whole helluva lot like Nixon, but damn did he bring the fire. Can’t wait to see some of Hopkins’ performance here. Hitchcock’s speech, presence and dry humor is legendary and it’ll be fascinating to see Hopkins delve into that.

What do you folks think?

-Eric Vespe
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  • April 18, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Looks amazing!

    by TinDrummer

  • April 18, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Looks more like Don Rickles

    by ThaWhiteShadow

    However, Hopkins is one of the best actors of all time, so I'm sure he'll do fine.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    When you include the acting part it will come together.

    by TinDrummer

  • April 18, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Pretty darn good..

    by XX

  • April 18, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Now THAT is some Cool News

    by D.Vader

  • April 18, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    KILL THE BEAR!

    by john

    Sorry. Still, looks amazin'. Love Hopkins when he aint phonin it in.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    cueing Hopkins haters in 5...4...3...

    by Lemure_v2

    He sucked in so so

  • April 18, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Gross.

    by fustfick

    And by that, I mean AWESOME! I sure hope this movie's great. I love me some PSYCHO and Hitch is certainly a fascinating figure.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Did he put on weight for this role? At his age, thats not wise

    by Bobo_Vision

  • April 18, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    very nice .. it will fool me

    by Beniffer

    I like that .. I need my feeble mind to fall for it.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Hopkins' eyes

    by SminkyPinky

    Too unique to dissolve into make up as such a recognisable character. But, as has been said, he's a fucking brilliant actor and I can imagine him more than pulling this off.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    WOW looks nothing like hopkins.

    by eric haislar

  • April 18, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Any idea what the film is called?

    by Darth_Tarantino

    Would be nice to be able to keep track of this one, could turn out to be very interesting.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    looks like Hopkins face digitally inserted into Hitchcock's body

    by Titus05

    looks much better then I was expecting

  • April 18, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    He looks like Fred Elliot from Coronation Street

    by Royston Lodge

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Elliott

  • April 18, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Lecter obviously gotta eat

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • April 18, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    darth

    by Quint

    There's not a consensus online. Some call it just Hitchcock, some call it Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    speaking of dead people...

    by sonnyhooper

    .....it's official the Mayans were right, there will be no year 2013, now that Dick Clark is dead.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    ...that's a lot of fucking fava beans.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 18, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    well done flickapoo

    by Stifler's Mom

    Sooner or later every thread dissolves into George Lucas bashing, but that was genuinely funny.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Is this alternative-universe Hannibal Lecter fanfic?

    by Robert Evans

    In which the good doctor is never captured and is instead left to gorge himself on increasingly well-marbled Americans.

  • April 18, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Quint...

    by Darth_Tarantino

    Fair enough. You'll keep us up-to-date on it anyway, right?

  • April 18, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Fred Elliot... pissin myself laughing! Bang on.

    by workshed

    Actually, I wrote a script for Matt Lucas to play Hitchcock that was set around the making of the first Brit talkie, 'Blackmail'. It was rather cheeky, as was Hitch during the shoot, constantly flirting with his female lead (as was his wont).

  • April 18, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Better than Toby Jones

    by Dharma4

    Who was seriously off -Namaste-

  • April 18, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Jonas

    That actually looks a lot better than I imagined, considering how DIFFERENT Hopkins looks from Hitch.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    This is the making of Psycho with Anne Heche, right?

    by Raptor Jesus

    Who's playing Anne?

  • April 18, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Much better than his Nixon make-up.

    by Royston Lodge

    He looked like Ed Sullivan in that movie.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    So instead of playing the part of Hitchcock

    by Crooooooow

    he'll be Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock makeup. Can't really call a person an actor when all they do is play themselves in every role.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    James Gandolfini wouldn't have been bad choice

    by Ali Kerim Bey

  • April 18, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Looks good...but could use a little more turkey neck!

    by Mel

  • April 18, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    *Tonight, We have a Really Big Shew For You*

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    Topo Gigio and his dancing dogs of doom Jackie Mason is gonna give us all the finger And some guy named Elvis Presley will perform

  • April 18, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    impressive

    by TheMcflyFarm

  • April 18, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    The thing with prosthetics is..

    by CodeName

    that no matter how "real" it looks, we don't have the technology to emulate true subsurface scattering in prosthetic form, not to mention, correct underlying muscle performance. That's why actors who wear prosthetics always look stiff, or the skin doesn't move right because light shines through the prosthetic unrealistically. Prosthetic makeup work as monster/creature effects because the surface formations and colors are exaggerated and we don't have anything to compare it buy in real life. The human eye is really good at catching mistakes when an effect is trying to emulate a.. human -- the uncanny valley hypothesis. Just my opinion.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Looks like a puppet from the Land of Confusion video.

    by BlackNacht

  • April 18, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    If it's a serious film Hopkins is gold

    by alan_poon

    If it's shite like The Wolfman he goes wildly over the top.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    codename: Yabbut, Hitchcock wasn't really known for an expressive face.

    by Royston Lodge

    Hitchcock's facial expressions are already kinda stiff, so maybe it'll work in this case.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Is that makeup, or...

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Did Hopkins go all method at Dunkin Donuts?

  • April 18, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Upper lip needs to be puffier...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Not bad, though.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Hopkins does it again

    by blueant

  • April 18, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    More on topic...

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    I was just reading Stephen Rebello's awesome book, which based on the casting in the People article, seems to be at least partially what this movie is drawn from. Highly recommend for any Hitchcock fans.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Gotta lay off the butter. Serious butter love right there

    by UltraTron

  • April 18, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Word on the street it's called 'Hitchcock'

    by Fletch Gannon

    But I think they should go with 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' and begin his bio with Hopkins doing a Hitch intro AHP style...'Good Evening' and all that. A cheeky introduction to his own bio would be fourth wall and fun to see. No matter what the title or opening Hopkins will impress as he does when he fully commits to a performance. This should be a strong movie and with a good cast...lets hope the producers/director do drop the ball.

  • April 18, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Don't drop the ball that is...

    by Fletch Gannon

  • April 18, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    "Actors are hockey pucks."

    by D.Vader

    "I didn't say actors are hockey pucks. I said actors should be treated like hockey pucks."

  • April 18, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    I just turned over another shot glass

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    To Hockey Pucks Everywhere

  • April 18, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    I like it. Although Hitchcock's profile was more oval and drooped somewhat.

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

  • April 18, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST

    You guys are morons if you think

    by Fish Tank

    that only people that look EXACTLY like the person they are playing should play the part. There'd be a pretty limited pool of talent to pull from if so, and you'd be bypassing some damn fine actors just to suit a stupid need for dopplegangers. Hopkins is the sh!t, and I'm confident his acting will convince you morons.

  • April 18, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    RIP my old buddy dick clark

    by JettL93

    I got my start right around the same time he did and we became solid friends. It was me that convinced him of the popularity rock music would have on network TV. I'll miss you dick

  • April 18, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Sooooo Jett

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    your like eleventy million years old?

  • April 18, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I'm shocked

    by Cagliostro

    When I heard Hopkins was playing Hitchcock I just couldn't see it but this could work. I love the story Billy Mumy tells about Hitchcock saying that he killed his dog to elicit a horrified response on the set of Alfred Hitchcock presents.

  • April 18, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    @lemure_v2

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    I hate Hopkins. He sucked in Bad Company. Wait, what? He was the bad guy in Freejack? I FUCKING LOVE THAT MOVIE.

  • April 18, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Oh sweet-baby-fucking-Elvis. jettl93 is still around?

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

  • April 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Er

    by Riff_Randell

    no.

  • April 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Not close enough in appearance but who cares

    by corplhicks

    Its the acting that makes the biopic !

  • April 18, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Actually... Hopkins

    by Riff_Randell

    pretty much sucks in everything he's done the last 25 years.

  • April 18, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    @riff_randell

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    25 years? Really? So, let me get this straight-- his peak was "The Good Father," and "Howard's End" and "Silence of the Lambs" were the downward slide?

  • April 18, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    @riff_randell

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    I'd give you a certain amount of "relaxation in his script selection" over the last ten years or so, but you're pegging him back to the breakout of his Hollywood career.

  • April 18, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    yes i'm still around

    by JettL93

    Been supoer busy latley with a majority of the movives coming out this summer but this is always my down time, Taking some me time before i jump into the batman reimagining for WB (yes it's a reimagining, We won't be dropping all of the nolan verse, just opening it up, sort of like an esleworlds take)

  • April 18, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Yes, but will he have Hitchcock's jagged bear-trap teeth?

    by Noel Hadley

  • April 18, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    FLAT OUT THE BEST MAKE-UP EVER!!

    by MainMan2001

  • April 18, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    The film should be called "MAKING PSYCHO..."

    by Chris Moody

    ...and this image of Hopkins looks quite a bit like Hitchcock: http://tinyurl.com/ahitchcock

  • April 18, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Jett -- a quick question

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Did you ever talk to Aronofsky about that David Lynch biopic treatment I sent him a month or two ago? I'm thinking he's 75% there. I just need you to push him over the edge on it. This could seriously be the best I've ever written (with your help of course)! Thanks a million, Jetts. You're the greatest.

  • April 18, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    You HOCKEY PUCK!

    by LargoJr

    Still say it looks more like Don Rickles then Alphred

  • April 18, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    That actually looks way better than I was expecting

    by CountryBoy

  • April 18, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I can overlook the disparity in appearance...

    by bill

    if Hopkins can nail the voice. Hitch had one of the more distinctive voices in the 20th century.

  • April 18, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    This project is looking better everyday.

    by adeceasedfan

    Nice make-up.

  • April 18, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Dick was 12 when the Titanic sank. But I bet Jett was there

    by Supermans

    Hopkins looks spot on in the makeup..

  • April 18, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Jett is the man

    by Cassius_Crackhead

    Dude's probably had access to more pussy than a cat food factory.

  • April 18, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    In Hopkins I trust...

    by shutupfanboy

    Nixon. That is all that needs to be said.

  • April 18, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    That looks fucking awesome.

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    I'm getting more excited for this movie now. James D'Arcy also looks SPOT on as a young Anthony Perkins. Psycho is a personal favorite of mine as well so I'm glad this movie centers around the making of that classic film. Basically they are making a movie within the exact time period I'm interested in seeing.

  • April 18, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Howard Berger appears to be the makeup artist

    by AlienFanatic

    And, with a little Googling, I find that he's a former protege of the one and only Stan Winston. So it's no shock that the makeup they're doing on Sir Anthony looks pretty doggone good. Hey, you're not going to get the EXACT shape of Hitch's face without additional appliances that'd get in the way of acting and realism. (Unless, of course, you cast a different actor with a closer structure, but off the top of my head I can't think of one right now.) Glad to see he's keeping the Winston name alive :) Here's the full bio: http://bit.ly/HOfcEV He did some of the work on Predator, Aliens, and Pumpkinhead, so obviously he's the shit. :)

  • April 18, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Well shit I should have read the whole article

    by AlienFanatic

    Not only did he start with Stan Winston, he's one of the founders of the almighty KNB FX. (Obviously, he's the B.) Jesus I have enough egg on my face to make an omelette that can feed Aretha Franklin.

  • April 18, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST

    As Quint pointed out he didn't look at all like Nixon, so here

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    he looks like Hitch. I can't wait.

  • April 18, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    So should they just go ahead and give him the Oscar now?

    by Darth Melkor

    Cause this is straight up Academy Award bait.

  • April 18, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    by Nairb The Movie

    Here is Sir Anthony Hopkins, playing Alfred Hitchcock, who is the man who directed the movie "Psycho", based partially on the serial killings of Ed Geins, who is also the man who inspired the character of Wild Bill in the movie "The Silence of the Lambs",which stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, who is playing Alfred Hitchcock, the man who directed the movie Psycho, based slightly on the serial killings of Ed Geins, who is the man who inspired the character of Wild Bill in the movie "The Silence of the Lambs", which stars Sir Anthony Hopkins who is playing Alfred Hitchcock, the man who directed the movie Psycho, based partially on the serial killings of Ed Geins, who is the man who inspired the character of Wild Bill in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, which stars Sir Anthony Hopkins who is also playing Alfred Hitchcock, the man who directed the movie Psycho, based on the serial killings of Ed Geins, who is the man who inspired the character of Wild Bill in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, which stars Sir Anthony Hopkins who is also playing Alfred Hitchcock, the man who directed the movie Psycho, based on the serial killings of Ed Geins, who is the man who inspired the character of Wild Bill in the movie The Silence of the Lambs, which stars Sir Anthony Hopkins....

  • in how it moves with him. Anything can look good or convincing in a still, but flesh has a certain elasticity and weight to it that even pros like Rick Baker have a hard time duplicating. You can get really close, but recognizing human facial deformation is one of the things our brain is trained to do. It doesn't matter how small, but if something doesn't ring true then our brains will pick it out. Personally, aside from the fact that it doesn't look too much like Hitchcock, I'm not so convinced that it'll fly when in motion. Plus, I'm also not so convinced that Hopkins can pull it off either. He's put in a handful of fairly lazy performances in recent years - Beowulf and The Rite spring to mind. Does he still have it in him to make us care and believe? We'll see. I also think that it would've been really cool, and quite fitting, if this thing had been shot in B&W. Seeing it in color? Eh.

  • Come come, now. Let's not exaggerate.

  • April 18, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    "to make" goddamnit -- "TO make"!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • April 18, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    RE: "yes i'm still around "

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    I always invoke the *Not Dead Yet* clause

  • http://ghostradio.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/hitch-and-tippi.jpeg

  • April 18, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Not gonna mince any words here

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    Anthony Hopkins is the male version of Julia Roberts Yes they were both very good in that one *FUCKING* role way back when but completely unpalatable in inything else and I'd eat a big motherfucking plate full of maggots before I'd step into a room with either of them

  • April 18, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Its not necessary for him to look "Like Hitchcock"

    by grendel69

    A resemblance and bringing a good performance is enough to make you believe you're seeing that person.

  • April 18, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    And to put this in perspective

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    Given the chance I'd take most you fishing

  • April 18, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    melvin_t_pelvis

    by Queefer Sutherland

    That's a very strong stance to take for a person who must be a whimpering cunt. Hopkins was brilliant in Remains of the Day, Shadowlands, World's Fastest Indian and many other movies. I think his performance as Hanibal Lecter is actually overrated and the real standout from that film gets little attention - Ted Levine. His Buffalo Bill was amazing. Lecter is just fun burlesque for Hopkins, certainly nothing brilliant. But I don't know why I waste time on trash like you. I'm giving you just what you're bleating for: attention. Why don't you go warm your hands on your cock (one finger at at time because of it's diminutive sature) and keep them off of a keyboard for a while. Your ignorance is showing.

  • Either he needs a more accurate makeup crew or he needs to make Rickles and Sullivan bio flicks.

  • April 18, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    As for this Hitchcock movie...

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I look forward to Hopkins' interpretation. I wasn't hugely impressed with his Picasso, and I didnt' care for his Nixon at first, but the performance really gew on me. I think Hitchcock might be easy to slip into impersonation instead of acting. He's brilliant enough to get it right, I think. We'll see. pardon the typos, folks, I dislocated a finger on a heavy bag today. No, not my mother...

  • April 18, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    queefer sutherland

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    thank you for your perspective You've given me something to think about And maybe I should revisit some things

  • April 18, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    NO! NO! NO! NO! IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MATT LUCAS!!!!!!!

    by Napolean Solo

    I have ALWAYS said that MATT LUCAS should have played Hitchcock!!!!!!!!! Both young and old! Let's hope they go with Matt Lucas for the Hitch biopic! Not only does he look EXACTLY like him, but at this stage in Lucas' AND Hopkins' career, I think Lucas would giva a more inspired performance!!!!!!!!! MATT LUCAS FOR HITCHCOCK!!!!!

  • April 18, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Here we go again...

    by tubbyhodges24

    probably another nomination coming...he always brings the fire.

  • April 18, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Sooooooo....

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    Now that I've met Anthony Hopkins mom (and queefer sutherland) How yopu doi'n? *wink*

  • April 18, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    napolean solo

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Dude, they've started filming. Matt Lucas won't be playing the role. Hopkins is Hitchcock. Did you read the article? Are you just in denial? Besides, Lucas is still a kid. He couldn't play something like Hitchcock to save his life. But you're probably joking, right? I mean, you can't really be serious. You just tricked me and are laughing right now because I believed you. That was a good one. You're really funny.

  • April 18, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    My Take?

    by gangrel76547

    It's Anthony Fucking Hopkins!!! He could play Judy Garland in a movie and I'd believe it. He's gonna knock this out of the park.

  • April 18, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    wanna see what anthony hopkins looks like as Neil Kinnock....

    by PR Deltoid

    ...sure ya do....both of them sheep-shaggers as well...this is a Neil Kinnock bio-pic isnt it, isnt it?

  • April 18, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Its almost impossible to do Hitchcock justice

    by TallScott

    Hitchcocks public persona, created by Hitchcock naturally, is so well defined and large that the public really never knew the brilliant director side of him. I would only be interested in seeing what made his genius behind the camera tick besides being so boss that he got Grace Kelly do a strip tease for him for "research"

  • April 19, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Chin comes forward to much

    by TheJudger

    it should be receding back a bit more and not be as big or defined. the hairline around the temple and ear area needs to come back some more, but worse of all would be his. Alfred's upper eyelids had fat folds going over them- gave him that droopy dog look. There's too much of a defined indented crease in Hopkins eyes. Rick Baker's team wouldn't have let this happen. It's so close, it just needs a few more tweaks.

  • April 19, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    TIMOTHY SPALL, Dammit!

    by PoppaRotzi

    Shoulda been Hithcock!

  • April 19, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Redux, "Making Psycho" works...I like "Psycho Story"

    by MisterManReturns

  • April 19, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    I can't stop staring at that!

    by HEADGEEK

    Can't wait to see the performance it evokes from Hopkins! Wow.

  • April 19, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Looks fantastic!

    by mrlebowski

    Make up Oscar in the bag guys.

  • April 19, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST

    That's some damn impressive prosthetic work

    by Pete Michaelson

    Show that picture to anyone and I defy them to identify a) that that's not a real person and b) that it's Anthony Hopkins.

  • ...apparently entitled THE GIRL.

  • This project sounds interesting

  • April 19, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST

    The casting on this film is horrible.

    by Knuckleduster

    Why didn't they just get Timothy Spall?

  • April 19, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Looks good, almost with a touch of Tom Baker in there.

    by Bloodhound

    Now there's a thought. Casting!

  • And the movie, what is the plot? Nothing unusual happened at the making of Psycho, unless they are going to fictionalize the HELL of it and make it a murder mystery at a movie set.

  • April 19, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Word is they're going with the title PSYCHOTICOCK

    by spacehog

    Although they'll have quite the uphill battle convincing some of the national theater chains to run the picture.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Too English...

    by Minotaur7

    Hitchcock was apparently part Irish and it showed mainly in the sprightliness of his eyes.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Re: So I Guess ...

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ... Ian McNeice ("Winston Churchill" from "Doctor Who", for you geeks out there), who probably would have needed about thirty seconds in a makeup chair to actually pull this role off both physically and spiritually 100 percent, just wasn't "big" enough to be considered? Seriously, it's awesome that Hopkins won an Oscar and all and was in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but that was in 1991. When's the last time you raced to the theater to see something because of Hopkins's box office appeal? It sure as fuck wasn't THE RITE.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    IF the prosthetics technology is there now.

    by DougMcKenzie

    Let's see Adam Goldberg doing a biopic of Lucas making the Prequel trilogy!

  • April 19, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Anthony Hopkins once got so drunk when he was a young man in Wales,

    by Robert Evans

    that he was arrested for fucking a fresh gourd off a farmer's cart.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    How much will this film focus on Hitchcock's notorious anal fixation?

    by Robert Evans

  • As for Hopkins/Hitch, I need to see and HEAR him before I can say they did a good job, but this looks a little better than I expected

  • April 19, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    ...and a 12" sub, and 3 stuffed crust pizzas, and a 6-pack of sliders and anything from Sonic.

  • April 19, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Serious question: Did Hitchcock ever get any poontang?

    by Joe Plumber

    I've always wondered this, but never heard anything about his sex life, ever. We know he loved the hot blondes and put them in all of his movies. But, did he ever get any action on the side being a giant famous director and all?

  • April 19, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Eh? He looks nothing like Will Smith. Pointless reboot.

    by jellypop

    He'll never fit into his shiny latex suit.

  • April 19, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    darth_meh - Hitchcock and a sexlife...

    by Darth Macchio

    I'm not sure either but HBO recently did a great informal interview special with Dick Cavett and Mel Brooks and they spoke of a variety of people and stories... In one story, Dick Cavett was interviewing Hitchcock on his old show and during a commercial break, Hitchcock, whom hadn't said a thing to Cavett if not asked a question, leans over to Cavett and states, with no prompting, "Grace Kelley was the most promiscuous woman I have ever met." It was a hilarious line not only in how Cavett told it but he was able to put Hitch's vocal tenor into context and I could almost see and hear the moment in my head. I'm thinking Hitchcock had to be more than just aloof to find out that particular notion about Grace Kelley. Still love that cameo in NxNW...

  • April 19, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    IMPORTANT NOTE ON FUDGEPACK FRIDAY

    by Robert Evans

    There will be no more Fudgepack Friday as long as conspiracy is IP banned. Sorry, I hate to do it, but the Fudgepack Friday without conspiracy is like The Band without Levon Helm.

  • April 20, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    Laurence R. Harvey

    by venvariants

    Seriously. The guy from Human Centipede 2 is the obvious choice. Why all these people who don't even resemble Hitch? At least this looks better than the Nixon makeup...

  • April 20, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Good evening. I'm Alfred Hitchcock and you're not.

    by dihay

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