The Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins has once again hit a major milestone in his personal life and he’s using the moment to motivate others. Reflecting on 45 long years of sobriety, he recently posted a Twitter video expressing his wholehearted gratitude to all his well-wishers. But what made the video so special is loving, inspiring especially to the youth out there.
On Tuesday, the 82-year acting legend posted a video on Twitter that celebrated 45 years of sobriety. Known for playing a wide variety of roles ranging from Hannibal Lector in “The Silence of the Lambs” to the Norse god Odin in Marvel’s “Thor” films, acknowledged that 2020 had been a difficult year full of pain and sadness for many.
“Forty-five years ago today, I had a wake-up call.” the actor said. “I was headed for disaster, I was drinking myself to death. I’m not preachy, but I got a message. A little thought that said, ‘Do you want to live or die?’ And I said, ‘I want to live.’ And suddenly the relief came and my life has been amazing.”
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Anthony Hopkins acknowledged that he also has difficult moments: “I have my off days and sometimes little bits of doubt and all that.” And he called on people to stay positive: “All in all, I say hang in there. Today is the tomorrow you were so worried about yesterday. Young people, don’t give up. Just keep in there. Keep fighting. Be bold. Mighty forces will come to your aid. That’s sustained me through my life.”
”Young people, don’t give up”, says Anthony Hopkins!
Additionally, the actor offered viewers some words of encouragement: “All in all, I say hang in there. Today is the tomorrow you were so worried about yesterday. Young people, don’t give up. Just keep in there. Keep fighting. Be bold. Mighty forces will come to your aid. That’s sustained me through my life.”
He concluded his message by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. “This is going to be the best year,” he said.
Hopkins won the lead actor Oscar for his performance in Silence of the Lambs and was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2020 for his role as Pope Benedict XVI in Netflix feature The Two Popes. He recently starred in Westworld and in Florian Zeller’s praised feature ‘The Father’.