Date: 22nd April 2001
ANTHONY HOPKINS scared the daylights out of his female co-stars in HANNIBAL (2001) and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) - but in real life he treats ladies like gold.
The actor recently had to wait for a table in a New York restaurant, and to pass the time he chatted with a group of ladies who had just finished their meal. He liked their company so much he picked up their $200 (£120) bill, before sitting down for a four-hour meal on his own. (CB/WNSMI/NFA)