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"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver, with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."
- Dr. Hannibal Lecter's most famous line.
Hannibal Lecter is an iconic fictional serial killer in a series of novels by Thomas Harris that were adapted into films and a television series. He is one of the main antagonists in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs and it's 2002 prequel Red Dragon, the antagonist turned anti-hero in Hannibal, the main protagonist turned anti-hero in Hannibal Rising, and the titular main antagonist of the TV show, Hannibal.
He was most frequently portrayed by Anthony Hopkins.