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Every Hannibal Lecter Movie and TV Series, Ranked

Moviefone Logo By Drew Taylor of Moviefone | Slide 1 of 7: In 1981, in the pages of his novel "Red Dragon," author Thomas Harris birthed a character that would go on to become one of the most memorable movie villains ever: Hannibal Lecter. Charming, educated, and ruthless, Hannibal was a serial killer who had a nasty habit of eating his victims. Four actors would ultimately inhabit the role, across various films and television projects, with the character remaining a seductive avatar of evil. But what really captures the essence of the character? Read on to find out (fava beans and a nice chianti optional).

In 1981, in the pages of his novel "Red Dragon," author Thomas Harris birthed a character that would go on to become one of the most memorable movie villains ever: Hannibal Lecter. Charming, educated, and ruthless, Hannibal was a serial killer who had a nasty habit of eating his victims. Four actors would ultimately inhabit the role, across various films and television projects, with the character remaining a seductive avatar of evil. But what really captures the essence of the character? Read on to find out (fava beans and a nice chianti optional).
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