Anthony Hopkins was born on Dec. 31, 1937. He played Lecter in three movies, beginning in 1991 with "The Silence of the Lambs."
The movie featured scenes of graphic violence. But Hopkins was also effective at unnerving the audience purely with the sound of his voice, as he did with the story of a murdered and cannibalized census taker.
Along with chianti, Lecter also served up a side dish of fava beans as he ate the man's liver.