Quote of the Day: The Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs is arguably my favorite thriller/scary movie of all time. The 1991 Oscar-winner for Best Picture is a must-see classic for a variety of reasons. The main reason however is Sir Anthony Hopkins’ performance as the psychotic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In my humble opinion, Hannibal Lecter is the greatest movie villain of all time and set the precedent for other great villains for years to come (Heath Ledger’s Joker). Here’s arguably Hopkins’ most chilling/freaky/memorable quote from the film directed by Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate).

Sidenote: The Silence of the Lambs is one of only three films that won all five major honors at the Academy Awards (Oscars) in 1991. This includes Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, and Best Screenplay. The other two movies to accomplish this feat were 1934’s “It Happened One Night” (Clark Gable), and 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (Jack Nicholson).

Quote of the Day: “A census taker once tried to test me… I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”


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