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Anthony Hopkins: I'm enjoying life

Published 07/11/2012 | 09:38

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Sir Anthony Hopkins was 'drinking himself into oblivion'

Sir Anthony Hopkins says he has found a way to enjoy his life since he pulled himself back "from the brink".

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The Silence Of The Lambs star told TV Times magazine how he had managed to turn things around.

Oscar-winner Sir Anthony, 74, said: "I've been given such an amazing gift of life because I nearly killed myself with booze.

"I was drinking myself into oblivion, then, some 30-odd years ago, I thought, this is not the smartest way to go on.

"I could kill somebody one day in my car. Not a clever thing to do, driving drunk."

He said: "I pulled myself back from the brink by some force in myself which said I didn't want to die. It was as if a voice inside me, said, 'It's all over now, you can start living. It's all been for a purpose'."

The actor, who married art dealer turned actress and producer Stella Arroyave in 2003, added: "My life is much more stable and solid because I appreciate it more."

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