Hannibal Lecter: His characteristics and actors who played the role

Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lecter has been a nightmare for many of us. His anti-social character and habit of eating his victims has disturbed the mind of many and made him a prominent villain character. Before being a serial killer, he worked as a forensic psychiatrist. He was traumatized as a child because of the incidents he faced as a child. These incidents deeply affected his mental health. As a child, his family was attacked by the Nazis, and he had to witness cannibalism at a tender age—the troops fed on his sister when they were in short of food. Thomas Harris is the creator of this character.

Which movies is this character part of?

Hannibal Lecter is a villain in the movie Manhunter and The Silence of the Lambs, which was based on the books Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs. Later, another movie was made for this character named Hannibal and Hannibal Rising. The movies were all box office hits and made millions. The movies were scary because of their psychological nature. Manhunter got a box office of $8.6 million, The Silence of the Lambs had a box office of $272.7 million. Hannibal’s series also gained considerable positive critics.

Who portrayed the character, Hannibal Lecter?

Hannibal Lecter has been portrayed by many like Brian Cox, Anthony Hopkins, Gaspard Ulliel, Aaran Thomas, Mads Mikkelson. One of the prominent actors who played this role is Anthony Hopkins. He was born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales. His parents were Annie Muriel and Richard Arthur Hopkins. As a child, he was interested in art and painting. He graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Anthony made his debut in The Lion in Winter. Other roles are in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The Bunker, The Silence of the Lambs, The Remains of the Day, Legends of the Fall, and Red Dragon. He also ventured his career into the music industry. Anthony also won several accolades for his roles. He is also the winner of two Emmy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe, and a Cecille B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Net worth of Anthony Hopkins

Anthony has a net worth of $160 million. He got this fortune from his extensive career on the big screen and his excellent roles. Anthony also owns real estate worth millions. He has also directed several movies. All of this has earned him quite a large amount of money.

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Seth Sale

Seth Sale

Seth Sale is an all-around geek who loves learning new stuff every day. With a background in computer science and a passion for web-based technologies and Gadgets, she focuses on writing about Web Trends, Smartphones, and Tablets.

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