12/31/2012 09:57 am ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

Happy 75th Birthday, Anthony Hopkins! The Acclaimed Actor's Career In 8 Clicks (PHOTOS)

Dec. 31 marks the end of 2012, but it's the beginning of Anthony Hopkins' 75th year on Planet Earth.

One of the most acclaimed and sought-after actors in the world, Hopkins has been entertaining audiences for more than 40 years, remarkably getting the break that made him a true movie star - Silence of the Lambs' Hannibal Lecter -- at the age of 54.

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