Anthony Hopkins just added his name to the long list of fans of Breaking Bad, even two weeks after the award-winning series ended its five year run on AMC. Anthony, 75, reportedly just binge-watched the entire five seasons of "Breaking Bad" over a two week period. Hopkins was so blown away by the show and the actors, that he penned an open letter over the weekend to lead actor Bryan Cranston, saying in part, "Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen - ever", according to Vanity Fair on Oct. 14.
Anthony Hopkins, the highly esteemed Oscar-winning actor from "Silence of the Lambs", used exemplary words such as "brilliant", "spectacular" and "absolutely stunning" in heaping his praise on Cranston and the entire cast and crew.
You can read the letter, which is reprinted in its entirety, on the Vanity Fair website. It suffices to say Hopkins appears to have been blown away by the Emmy-winning drama, even going as far as saying it restored his faith in the acting profession.
Sir Anthony then asked Cranston to pass his praise along to fellow actors such as Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris and Steven Michael Quezada, the latter one whom posted the letter to his Facebook page Sunday.
Hopkins only acts occasionally in films these days, spending most of his time composing classical music at his Malibu estate, from which he wrote his heart felt letter, according to The Globe and Mail.
The Welsh-born Hopkins started out as a stage actor at the Royal National Theatre. Anthony then gave "Breaking Bad" the ultimate acting compliment by comparing it to a classical theater piece.
"From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearean or Greek tragedy", he wrote.