Cinema, short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself. The contemporary definition of cinema is the art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere.
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon.
Other notable films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Elephant Man, Magic, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Legends of the Fall, Thor and its sequels, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, The World’s Fastest Indian, Instinct and Fracture. In 2015 he starred in the BBC television film The Dresser, and since 2016, he has starred in the HBO television series Westworld.