Dr. Hannibal Lecter

published on February 10, 2014

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter
Psychiatrist and Psychopath Sociopath.

He uses his immense mental ability to manipulate and frighten, you could say he has a colourful way with words.

Most Famous Quote:

Hannibal Lecter:
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Hannibal does not kill for pleasure or necessity, he kills only those who exhibit poor taste or bad manners. He throws dinner parties where he lays on elaborate feasts serving up his victims.

 

Hannibal has appeared in the following films
(ordered by release date)

Manhunter

Manhunter – 1986
played by Brian Cox

While incarcerated in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Hannibal receives a visit from his old friend, the person that caught him, FBI special agent Will Graham.

During conversations with Hannibal, Will discovers the identity of a serial killer he is pursuing.
 
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Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs – 1991
played by Anthony Hopkins

A few years later, Hannibal is visited again. This time by FBI trainee Clarice Starling. The FBI sends Clarice to gain information on the current case of a serial killer known as Buffalo Bill.

Hannibal becomes interested and gives Clarice cryptic clues in return for painful memories of her childhood. The clues once understood by Clarice enable her to discover the identity of the killer.
 
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Hannibal

Hannibal – 2001
played by Anthony Hopkins

Hannibal reappears in Florence, Italy, using the name Dr Fell. He positions himself as a prominent but reclusive historian and lecturer.

Hannibal is discovered by a local policeman, who attempts to sell him to Mason Verger (Hannibal’s only surviving victim). Hannibal escapes and returns to America to seek out Clarice Starling. Clarice had never given up on her hunt for the renowned psychopath.

Lost within his games with Clarice, Hannibal becomes captured by Verger. Now Clarice has a choice to leave Hannibal to his fate or rescue him in order to bring him back to prison.
 
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Red Dragon

Red Dragon – 2002
played by Anthony Hopkins

— Remake of Manhunter —

While incarcerated in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Hannibal receives a visit from his old friend, the person that caught him, FBI Special Agent Will Graham.

During conversation with Hannibal, Will discovers the identity of a serial killer he is pursuing.
 
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Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Rising – 2007
played by Aaran Thomas (8yrs) & Gaspard Ulliel

Hannibal was born on August 7, 1944 in Lithuania at the end of World War II. When the war was ending, Nazi turncoats sort to hide on the vast estate his family owned. Hannibal and his younger sister Mischa were kept as hostages.

During the harsh winter, running out of food, their captors lured Mischa away from Hannibal, killed her and cannibalised the flesh. Upon realising what had happened to Mischa, so distraught that he had failed to protect his sister, Hannibal was rendered mute. He later escaped and hid in an orphanage.

His Uncle and Japanese wife, Lady Murasaki discovered Hannibal and took him into their home to raise him. Obsessed with revenging his sister, Hannibal decides to hunt down, torture and kill every man who caused her death.
 
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Hannibal

Hannibal – 2013
played by Mads Mikkelsen

Hannibal the now prominent psychologist, living in Baltimore is approached by the FBI to evaluate a young agent, Will Graham.

Interested in Will’s special ability of getting into the minds of serial killers, Hannibal passes Will’s evaluation and suggests that he monitors him.

Utilising the insight that he receives from Will and the FBI, Hannibal resumes his cannibalistic ways.
 
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Season 2 is coming shortly, I can’t wait.

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