The 25 Most Memorable Portrayals of Real Artists in Movie History

19. Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso

Character: Pablo Picasso

Film: Surviving Picasso

Year Released: 1996

Anthony Hopkins certainly loves playing men with big egos and in Surviving Picasso, he tackles one tall order. Hopkins dives into the role as it focuses on the important relationships in his life, and the damage that is at the heart of each of them. In Francoise Gilot, he finally finds a woman who is not beaten down by the barbs of the painter, and after ten happy years, she finds the strength to leave when their relationship ceases to be civil. Hopkins gives a nice roundness to a Picasso that could have turned into a monster in other hands.

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