Anthony Hopkins goes viral doing creepiest dance you’ve ever seen

He’s played some pretty cuckoo characters during his 50-year career, but Anthony Hopkins has outdone himself with his latest offering.

Admitting he’s a man on the edge, the Silence of the Lambs star went all Hannibal Lecter – and then some – as he let the crazy out in a video that’s since gone viral.

"This is what happens when you’re all work and no play…" he captioned the bizarre clip, which showed the wide-eyed actor unleashing a dance that words can’t describe.

Whirling his arms around like a man possessed, the 80-year-old stared demonically into the camera as he did a rather odd jerky dance.

And the majority of the 7.25million fans who watched it were just as disturbed as he was.

"WTF he been drinking?" wondered one of his Twitter followers, while another questioned, "what did I just see?"

"I can’t believe we just watched Hannibal Lecture have a seizure," wrote a bemused fan.

"Creepy and hilarious at the same time! I’m laughing so hard, something’s wrong with my sense of humor I guess," added another.

The strange footage was retweeted 67,000 times and attracted 213,000 likes, catapulting Anthony to the dizzying heights of Kardashian popularity.

He’s certainly been busy of late, returning to TV as Dr Robert Ford on HBO sci-fi series Westworld.

The British star is also set to appear in the BBC adaptation of Shakepeare’s King Lear alongside Emma Thompson, and has been spotted in Rome filming a Netflix movie about Pope Benedict and Pope Francis.

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