MALIBU – After breaking the news of Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ wonderful fan letter to Bryan Cranston and the Breaking Bad cast, the Studio Exec has since obtained several other letters.
We have already published one (to read the Lee Majors letter click HERE), but now we are also making public a copy of a letter that Hopkins wrote to Mr. T in 1987.
Dear Mister T.
I wanted to write you this letter – so I am contacting you through George Peppard – isn’t he a great guy?
I’ve just finished watching “THE A TEAM”. I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as the Bad Attitude Baracas was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers, the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (I word I will only use this once) awesome.
From what started as a light comedy about a team of Vietnam mercenary vets, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction, country music and big hair. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearean or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – George Peppard, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is… well, that’s the list.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.