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

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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  • Moutchy
    Wow! That is impressive!
  • Leinergroove
    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.
    • ... seriously, your not convinced? Leinergroove, you have some high standards mate.
    • Epic Facepalm
    • Danimal
      I don't think it looks like Hitchcock...but i'm impressed at how much it doesn't look like Hopkins
    • Daniel Moreno
      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. 
  • LosZombies
    Damn that is one HELL of an fx job! Truly impressed! Would you happen to know who worked on that?
  • On IMDb it says Howard Berger - Special Makeup Effects Artist So there ya go.
    • LosZombies
      KNB! Wooop! XD
  • Truong18
    wow, very impressed. 
  • I'm in.
  • ChrisPinesRoomba
    Hello Don Rickles!
  • That looks amazing! This should be one hell of a flick.
  • Ehsan Davodi
  • KissOfTheCobra
    I see the future: and the oscar goes to Anthony Hopkins!
  • ... doesn't look right... the could at least tried to remove the aging from Hopkins face, he looks too old in comparison...
  • erin
    I barely recognized him. It's an amazing job, but I wont be convinced until I hear him speak!
  • 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.
  • Candle_Wick
    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?
  • Metallark59
    A hear...GOOD EVENING...pause....CLARICE!  LOL
  • Ryderup
    He's  eaten to many livers with fava beans and nice chiantis!
  • Lowrider_83
    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.
  • Klausey
    I'm less worried about the look and more worried about the performance, Hopkins has become overly enamored with himself.
  • Rusty Shackelford
    that's not hopkins, that's my uncle barry.
  • OfficialJab
    Now can he maintain that exact face while acting for two hours?




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