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Thirty years after he nabbed an Oscar for his lead role in the classic horror The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins has been nominated for another Academy Award thanks to his performance in The Father.

The veteran star plays the title character, portraying an old man with dementia, opposite Olivia Colman as his daughter, who moves in to take care of him.

“Life is absurd. We take everything so seriously,” the 83-year-old said during an online interview with various international media before this year's nominations list was released. Hopkins is up for the Best Actor award. EFE-EPA