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Anthony Hopkins: Chasing Oscar can be a “road to madness”


Anthony Hopkins has done his dance with Oscar. In 1992, he won the first time he was nominated for the award, playing serial killer Hannibal Lecter in thriller “The Silence of the Lambs.” Since then, he was nominated for Oscars three more times but never won.Anthony Hopkins

So he clearly knows a thing or two about Hollywood’s highest awards ceremony, which will happen on March 7, and to hear him describe it, you would say that he’s leery of the whole thing.

“You can’t become the Oscar. You can’t become what you think you have to become when you get the Oscar. If you do that, that’s the road to madness and the movie industry is full of crazy people,” Hopkins told reporters recently. “Hide them from sharp objects, there’s some lunatic people in this business.”

Hopkins made his tongue-in-cheek remarks while discussing his latest film, Gothic horror “The Wolfman”, which opens on Friday.

Women are from Venus, Men are from … Pandora?


AlbaIn 1992, John Gray’s relationship book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” gave self-help romance seekers everything they wanted to know about the opposite sex. The book became a huge best-seller. But really, all anybody with a desire for romance needed to do was look at who goes to movies on Valentine’s Day, and why, to see just exactly what the opposite sex wanted.

That’s right. This weekend is THE WEEKEND for affairs of the heart, date nights and dinner-and-a-movie outings as V-Day hits calendars on Sunday. And movie ticket seller has polled moviegoers to see just exactly what they will go see in theaters. The results? Forty-two (42) percent of women want to go see the new movie, “Valentine’s Day” while 39 percent of men picked action-packed “Avatar,” which takes place on the faraway moon, Pandora.