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The First Look at Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in 'Hitchcock'

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April 18, 2012
Source: People

Alfred Hitchcock

Though the film used to go by the lengthy title Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, the film has since been shortened to simply be called Hitchcock. Of course, it will still tell the story of the making of the classic horror film. Based on the book of the same name, it tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a "lowly" horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. And the rest is history. Now we finally have our first look at Anthony Hopkins as the iconic filmmaker, and it's one hell of a make-up job to make him look just right.

Here's Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock alongside the real Alfred Hitchcock from People (via Collider):

Anthony Hopkins as Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock

Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is directing Hitchcock, written by John McLaughlin (Black Swan) and based on Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. Anthony Hopkins plays Hitchcock and is supported by a great cast including Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D'Arcy, Jessica Biel and more. No release date has been set yet so stay tuned for the latest updates on this film.

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Reader Feedback - 25 Comments

1

Wow! That is impressive!

Moutchy on Apr 18, 2012

2

I'm not convinced. It looks like Hopkins-disguised-as-Hitchcock, more than plain Hitchock. At least it's not a cartoonish version like Nixon in Watchmen.

Leinergroove on Apr 18, 2012

3

... seriously, your not convinced? Leinergroove, you have some high standards mate.

David Carlin on Apr 18, 2012

4

Epic Facepalm

Geoffrey Shauger on Apr 18, 2012

5

I don't think it looks like Hitchcock...but i'm impressed at how much it doesn't look like Hopkins

Danimal on Apr 19, 2012

6

Y'all are crazy! He may not look exactly like him, but it looks pretty amazing. It looks way closer then Leo DeCaprio in J. Edgar. I think think this is a really great job. 

Daniel Moreno on Apr 20, 2012

7

Damn that is one HELL of an fx job! Truly impressed! Would you happen to know who worked on that?

LosZombies on Apr 18, 2012

8

On IMDb it says Howard Berger - Special Makeup Effects Artist So there ya go.

Ethan Anderton on Apr 18, 2012

9

KNB! Wooop! XD

LosZombies on Apr 18, 2012

10

wow, very impressed. 

Truong18 on Apr 18, 2012

11

I'm in.

Johnny Neat on Apr 18, 2012

12

Hello Don Rickles!

ChrisPinesRoomba on Apr 18, 2012

13

That looks amazing! This should be one hell of a flick.

Jimmy Love on Apr 18, 2012

14

Perfect

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 18, 2012

15

I see the future: and the oscar goes to Anthony Hopkins!

KissOfTheCobra on Apr 18, 2012

16

... doesn't look right... the could at least tried to remove the aging from Hopkins face, he looks too old in comparison...

Yahzee on Apr 18, 2012

17

I barely recognized him. It's an amazing job, but I wont be convinced until I hear him speak!

erin on Apr 18, 2012

18

Psycho was the first horror film my father let me watch. Scared the shit out of me. I was afraid of big houses for a while after that. I'm going to see this. Period.

Quanah on Apr 18, 2012

19

That's really very good, I'm buoyed by seeing that, as Hopkins had recently turned into one of those actors who just acts like themselves in every movie. It'd be good to see him recapture the Picasso mould he put himself into, or the intensity of Magic dare I hope?

Candle_Wick on Apr 19, 2012

20

A hear...GOOD EVENING...pause....CLARICE!  LOL

Metallark59 on Apr 19, 2012

21

He's  eaten to many livers with fava beans and nice chiantis!

Ryderup on Apr 19, 2012

22

Doesn't do it for me. Forget the high standard "mate"... While the work they put in is impressive, he looks NOTHING like hitchcock. Sorry, this is an epic fail in my opinion.

Lowrider_83 on Apr 19, 2012

23

I'm less worried about the look and more worried about the performance, Hopkins has become overly enamored with himself.

Klausey on Apr 19, 2012

24

that's not hopkins, that's my uncle barry.

Rusty Shackelford on Apr 19, 2012

25

Now can he maintain that exact face while acting for two hours?

OfficialJab on Apr 19, 2012

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