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Thomas Harris Based Hannibal Lecter On Real Life Murderer

Reclusive author Thomas Harris has finally revealed the inspiration behind his most famous character, revealing creepy cannibal Hannibal Lecter was actually based on a murderous Mexican doctor.The infamous character first appeared in Harris' 1981 thriller...

Sir Anthony Hopkins Wants To Buy Childhood Home

Sir Anthony Hopkins has put in an offer to buy his childhood house.The 'Hitchcock' actor surprised the owners of the house, Chris Trainor and his wife Carly Culver, in Port Talbot, South Wales, when he...

Scarlett Johansson Terrified Shooting Psycho Shower Scene For New Movie

Actress Scarlett Johansson was terrified shooting the iconic Psycho shower scene with Anthony Hopkins in her upcoming movie Hitchcock - because she couldn't get his portrayal of serial killer Hannibal Lecter out of her head.The...

Mads Mikkelsen To Play Dr. Hannibal Lecter On Tv

One-time Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen has signed on to portray cannibal DR. Hannibal Lecter in a new TV drama prequel to Red Dragon.The Danish Casino Royale star will take on the role previously played on...

Hannibal Lecter Heading To Tv

Movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter is heading to the small screen in a new TV series.The gruesome character, created by Thomas Harris in his book series, has been played by Brian Cox in 1986's Manhunter and...

Hopkins Took Hannibal Role To Combat Theatre Boredom

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has theatre boredom to thank for his SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Oscar - he would never have taken the role of HANNIBAL LECTER if he hadn't grown tired of London's West End.The...

Wentz Channels Cannibal Hannibal On Catwalk

PETE WENTZ stunned the style crowd at New York Fashion Week after he was wheeled down the runway dressed as ANTHONY HOPKINS' psychopathic cannibal character HANNIBAL LECTER.The former Fall Out Boy rocker was showcasing his...

Anthony Hopkins Not Changed By Awards

Sir Anthony Hopkins claims winning an Oscar wasn't that big a deal.The actor - who picked up one of the prestigious awards for his chilling performance as the monstrous Hannibal Lecter in horror movie 'Silence...

Hopkins To Feast As Hannibal Again

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS is teaming up with director SIR RIDLEY SCOTT to bring his most infamous villain HANNIBAL LECTER back to the big screen. The actor will reprise his cannibalistic serial killer for the fourth time...

Movie Reviews: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

January has traditionally been a month for dumping films for which studios have little hope. This January is proving to be no exception. This weekend sees the debut of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything:...

Hopkins: Acting About Celebrity

Beowulf star Sir Anthony Hopkins has said he believes modern-day acting is dominated by the cult of celebrity.Speaking on BBC1's Tonight with Jonathan Ross programme set for broadcast this evening, Sir Anthony described himself as...

By on 09 November 2007

Exorcist Named Scariest Ever

The Exorcist has been named the scariest film ever made in a new survey, while Silence of the Lambs baddie Hannibal Lecter was voted the top villain.A poll of more 5,000 movielovers by MSN Movies...

By on 30 October 2007

Hopkins: Lecter Allowed Him To Quit The Stage

While many renowned actors think of the theater as the only legitimate performance medium, Anthony Hopkins apparently is happy to put the stage behind him. In an interview with today's Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Hopkins says that...

Norbit Bites Box Office

Norbit, starring Eddie Murphy in three separate roles (including a grossly overweight woman), earned a big, fat $33.7 million at the box office over the weekend, well ahead of analysts' forecasts. MGM's latest addition to...

Murphy Back At The Top Of The Us Box Office With Norbit

Oscar nominee EDDIE MURPHY is back at the top of the US box office after taking his new comedy NORBIT to number one with a $33.7 million (GBP17.3 million) opening-weekend take. The DREAMGIRLS plays a...

Movie Reviews: Hannibal Rising

Despite the title, Hannibal Rising has nothing to do with the conqueror Hannibal who climbed the Alps, but it certainly is finding itself under attack like the original Hannibal was. Virtually all the critics have...

Ulliel Turned Down Hannibal Lecter Role

French actor GASPARD ULLIEL initially turned down his breakthrough role in HANNIBAL RISING, because he was terrified of following in SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS' footsteps. The A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT heart-throb only accepted the part after...

Hannibal Director Thrilled With Actor's Autopsy Fascination

HANNIBAL RISING director PETER WEBBER knew he'd found the right "sick puppy" to play the young HANNIBAL LECTER when his lead started finding his autopsy research fascinating. In order to play the infamous fictional cannibal,...

Head + Genitals Go Missing On Hannibal Rising Set

HANNIBAL RISING director PETER WEBBER is keeping a close eye on Internet auction site eBay because he's sure that's where stolen items from his new movie will show up. A severed rubber head and penis...

Stewart Stopped Dating Hopkins Because Of Hannibal

MARTHA STEWART ended her brief relationship with SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS, because she couldn't separate him from his famous character HANNIBAL LECTER. Stewart, 65, appeared on shock jock HOWARD STERN's radio show last week (14DEEC06) and...

Lecter Writer Harris Plans Christmas Treat For Hannibal Fans

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS author THOMAS HARRIS' new HANNIBAL LECTER novel - about the cannibal's early years - will hit bookstores this Christmas (06). The book, HANNIBAL RISING, was originally slated to come out last...

Lecter Beats Vader In Battle Of The Bad Guys

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS' portrayal of sinister cannibal HANNIBAL LECTER has topped DARTH VADER and FREDDY KRUEGER in a new hip-hop magazine poll to find the ultimate movie bad guy. Vibe magazine editors call THE SILENCE...

Cooper Quit Alcohol With The Help Of His Stage Persona

Recovering alcoholic ALICE COOPER realised he had to change his stage image as well as his personal lifestyle if he was to quit boozing successfully. The SCHOOL'S OUT hitmaker had a serious drinking problem...

Hopkins: 'Film-goers Want To Be Hannibal'

HANNIBAL LECTER is such a popular film bad guy, because audiences secretly long to be him - according to the man who played him on film SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS. The THOMAS HARRIS-created serial killer...

Ulliel Beats Off Culkin To Play Young Lecter

A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT star GASPARD ULLIEL is set to become the third actor to step into the twisted mind of sick movie cannibal HANNIBAL LECTER in another SILENCE OF THE LAMBS prequel. The...

Hunt For Young Hannibal

Movie-makers are hunting for a young HANNIBAL LECTER to play the serial killer in a prequel to SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. The Weinstein Company, the production firm set up by HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN...

Chinese Star Lands New Lecter Film Role

RAISE THE RED LANTERN star LI GONG has become the first name cast in the latest SILENCE OF THE LAMBS movie spin-off. GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING director PETER WEBBER will take charge of...

The Return Of Hannibal Lecter

Creepy fictional cannibal HANNIBAL LECTER is set to return to the big screen for a fifth movie after SILENCE OF THE LAMBS creator THOMAS HARRIS has announced his new book will be complete next year...

Kathy Griffin Feels Safe Mocking Mariah

Comedienne KATHY GRIFFIN takes comfort in mocking MARIAH CAREY in her stand-up acts - because she's certain the songbird has no idea who she is. The sharp-tongued redhead admits she doesn't ever worry about...

Hannibal Script Swiped

A script for HANNIBAL donated by the hit film's star SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has been stolen from a hostel in Wales. The actor - who played HANNIBAL LECTER in the grisly follow-up to SILENCE...

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