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Anthony Hopkins: 'I've Always Been a Strange Fellow'

The US Premiere of "The Wolfman".ArcLight Theatre, Hollywood, CA.February 9, 2010. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Anthony Hopkins is a self-proclaimed "strange fellow" and seems like he's darn proud of it. At 72, who needs to be social and polite, anyway? He says he doesn't like socializing with other actors and talking about movies, and if he invites you over and you stay too long, he'll just go to bed. Take that!

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In an interview with German TV station TELE 5, he said: "If my guests go by car I already tell them on arrival that they immediately can start the engine again. Recently some friends visited us and my wife Stella warned them, 'Tony is impossible. If he is bored he just leaves and goes to bed.' Sometimes I show them my drawings or give away some of my paintings to get rid of people."

As well as finding his friends tedious, The Wolfman star also finds his fellow actors impossibly dull and he avoids spending time with his peers if her can. The Oscar-winning star said: "Actors are the worst bores. You can't talk with them about anything - except old movies. I generally don't go out for dinner with my colleagues if I can avoid it. It's always the same in the film business. Everybody must go out for dinner or lunch together but nobody feels like doing it."

Hopkins' aversion to socializing is not something that has developed as he has gotten older - he insists he has always disliked parties and gatherings. He explained: "I have always hated parties. When I was a child and I had my birthday party at home I used to hide in the garden and my mother yelled, 'What are you doing out there?' I've always been a strange fellow."

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