Hannibal Lecter: A Psycho with an Unlikely Soft Spot
by Laura Sydell
April 12, 2008
It may no longer be possible to eat fava beans without thinking of Hannibal Lecter.
He’s the creation of crime novelist Thomas Harris, but it was Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of him in the film The Silence of the Lambs that turned him into one of the most notorious fictional villains in American pop culture.
“In real life, he never would have become attached to her,” Morrison says. … I come back day after day after day — and every time I walk in to them, it’s as if I were starting all over again.”