The Academy Award–winning actor, whose movies include The Silence of the Lambs, Hitchcock, and Red 2, officially quit smoking decades ago, but he has admitted that he still feels occasional cravings for a cigarette or a cigar. To avoid a smoking slip, Hopkins reportedly turns to a book recommended by friends and written by the late antismoking advocate Allen Carr (The Easy Way to Stop Smoking). Hopkins described Carr’s method, which centers on the belief that a cycle of fear is what prevents people from quitting successfully, in Britain’s Independent newspaper as “not only easy but unbelievably enjoyable.”
The South African native and Oscar-winning actress, who starred in Monster, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Mad Max: Fury Road, has been photographed smoking cigarettes on several occasions; at one point she was smoking up to three packs a day to cope with stress, according to the British newspaper The Mirror. After several attempts to quit, Theron has reportedly stopped smoking with the aid of hypnotherapy and by embracing a healthier lifestyle that includes yoga and Pilates.