3. Great Expectations
According to IMDB, Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins, has 132 screen credits to his name, but it has been 25 years since Sir Anthony has appeared in more than two episodes of television. Star of film, stage, and screen, Hopkins is an international legend, highly respected and highly sought after. In feature films, he has played the likes of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Nixon, Titus Andronicus, John Quincy Adams, Pablo Picasso, Quasimodo, Othello, and even Adolf Hitler. His long resume includes a handful of television projects as well, but until Westworld, Hopkins has not appeared in more than a couple of episodes of TV since the epic 1991 television mini-series Great Expectations.
Great expectations indeed, as Anthony Hopkins’ accepting the role of Dr. Robert Ford would have placed a tremendous deal of confidence in Westworld’s creators and producers.