Hello, Clarice! We’ve got the perfect shirt for you if you’re having an old friend for dinner (don’t worry, they’re made of fabric). Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter combined with the haunting villain Buffalo Bill created one of the most chilling thriller stories ever.
The iconic roles of Clarice and Lecter were almost performed by different actors. The director, Jonathan Demme, wanted Michelle Pfeiffer instead of Jodie Foster. The first choice for Lecter was Sean Connery. Connery called the script “revolting”.