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Anthony Hopkins lets loose to upbeat dance track; video goes viral

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 24, 2018, 4:18 pm IST
Updated : Apr 24, 2018, 4:18 pm IST

The 80-year-old iconic actor pulled off some serious dance moves to an upbeat soundtrack on the viral video.

The actor, dressed in all black, could be seen crinkling up his face and widening his in a wild manner as he sped up his outlandish moves. (Photo: AP)
 The actor, dressed in all black, could be seen crinkling up his face and widening his in a wild manner as he sped up his outlandish moves. (Photo: AP)

Legendary actor known for his famed portrayal as Hannibal Lecter in Silence Of The Lambs, Sir Anthony Hopkins proved he could still send shivers down the spine as he posted a selfie video of a maniacal dance to Twitter on Monday.

The 80-year-old iconic actor pulled off some serious dance moves to an upbeat soundtrack on the viral video. The twitter video has, since then amassed 5 million views and 56,000 retweets.

 

In the 30-second clip, Anthony jerked around in erratic movements as he pulled several strange faces.

The actor, dressed in all black, could be seen crinkling up his face and widening his in a wild manner as he sped up his outlandish moves.

Anthony flailed his arms around during his eccentric dance and bobbed the camera up and down in a dizzying pattern.

The tweet, titled, ‘This is what happens when you’re all work and no play…”, the actor perhaps was hinting to be slightly overworked after having appreaed in both big and small screens for over 50 years.

 

His caption could be referring to the old proverb of overworking leading to dreadful boredom, popularised by Jack Nicolson in hit 80s horror flick The Shining.

Fans were both puzzled and highly amused by Anthony's crazy antics, taking to the micro-blogging site to vent their confusion and delight.

One user tweeted, “With all due respect, Sir Anthony, that is THE single most peculiar thing I've seen all day.' wrote one fan about the new viral sensation.”

Another added, “That video of Anthony Hopkins dancing is scarier than the whole Hannibal franchise,” while a third commented, “For about 30 seconds now, I was utterly convinced Jack Nicholson and Anthony Hopkins were the same person.”

 

Another Twitter user also wrote, “This is literally the scariest thing Anthony Hopkins has ever done.”

Anthony recently returned to the small screen as  Dr. Robert Ford on the HBO sci-fi smash hit series Westworld, which had its premiere in New York on Friday.

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