RSS

Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon Nixon

Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon Nixon

Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon Nixon

The British Hopkins might not have seemed an obvious choice to play the often-maligned U.S. president in Oliver Stone’s biopic. However he plays Nixon as an extremely complicated man beset by feelings of inadequacy, not only from his political superiors (yes, superiors) but also from his mother, whose ghostly presence haunts Nixon at every turn. As his administration unravels amid a torrent of scandal and addiction, he resigns in an effort to avert what could have been a second civil war. In doing so, he reclaims not only his own destiny, but even a measure of nobility.