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Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)

Sir Anthony Hopkins in the act as Hannibal Lecter. Image courtesy Orion Pictures.

Hannibal Lecter was a charming and educated man that helped Clarice battle her own demons and catch a serial killer. He, however, was a violent and sadistic serial killer himself. Again, audiences were attracted to him because of the curiosity of getting behind the mask of a serial killer. Anthony Hopkins’ undeniable magnetism as Lecter won the Welsh actor an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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1 Comment

  1. David A. Williams

    February 1, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Awesome. Very good story.

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