11. Thor (2011)
> Fellow leads: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
> Director: Kenneth Branagh
> Domestic box office: $181.03 million
Hopkins had never read the Marvel comics on which the “Thor” series is based before taking this role as Odin, Thor’s father and the ruler of Asgard.
10. Legends of the Fall (1994)
> Fellow leads: Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond
> Director: Edward Zwick
> Domestic box office: $66.50 million
In this drama based on a noted Jim Harrison novel, Hopkins plays a retired U.S. Army Colonel who moves his family to Montana in the early 1900’s.
9. Amistad (1997)
> Fellow leads: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman
> Director: Steven Spielberg
> Domestic box office: $44.21 million
Hopkins portrays former president John Quincy Adams in the days leading up to the legal battle surrounding La Amistad, a Spanish slave ship captured by the U.S. Navy after its passengers stage a mutiny and take command from their captors.
8. Proof (2005)
> Fellow leads: Gwyneth Paltrow, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal
> Director: John Madden
> Domestic box office: $7.54 million
In flashbacks, Hopkins plays a now deceased mathematical genius who suffered from mental illness, and whose daughter is trying to live in his looming shadow.
7. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
> Fellow leads: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves
> Director: Francis Ford Coppola
> Domestic box office: $82.52 million
Hopkins plays Professor Abraham Van Helsing, the famed vampire hunter and priest who narrates the tale.