AMMO CLIP: The Many Faces Of Dr. Hannibal Lecter

By Dr. Know on November 3rd, 2012

Although some people are crying foul over NBC developing a TV series revolving around author Thomas Harris’ most infamous creation, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, one must remember the insidious Dr. Lecter has been seen in a series of movies over the years, a trio of actors already having played the role before the new TV Hannibal, Mads Mikkelsen.

Brian Cox was the first to play Lecter (spelled “Lecktor”) in Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986), the first adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon; the next and most famous interpretation of the character was Anthony Hopkins Oscar-winning turn in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991), which was followed by Ridley Scott’s Hannibal (2001) and then Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon (2002). Lastly, a very youthful Hannibal Lecter was portrayed by Gaspard Ulliel in the critically and commercially reviled origin story Hannibal Rising (2007), which was scripted by author Thomas Harris and directed by Peter Webber.

Despite the varying quality in the various iterations of Lecter’s screen persona, I’m confident the impending TV series won’t be the last we see of the good doctor…rain or shine.

1. MANHUNTER

 


You Had Disadvantages
 


Manhunter

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2. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

3. HANNIBAL

 


Boared to Death
 


Hannibal

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4. RED DRAGON

 


Trailer #1
 


Red Dragon

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5. HANNIBAL RISING

NEW AMMO CLIP!

TECHNO-BABBLE!

BULLSEYES & MISFIRES!

DEADPOOL