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The Silence of the Lambs Fun Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" The Silence of the Lambs information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

…that The Silence of the Lambs was based on the novel by Thomas Harris.

... Only three movies have won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay. They are It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and The Silence of the Lambs.

… that The Silence of the Lambs wasn't the first on-screen appearance of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The character made a brief appearance in Michael Mann's 1986 thriller, Manhunter. In this movie he was portrayed by Brian Cox.

... The poster for The Silence of the Lambs has been much acclaimed. Look closely and you will see that the moth over Clarice's mouth is not a real Death's Head Hawk Moth (see picture below) but a moth with a Salvador Dali photo entitled In Voluptas Mors superimposed. Look even closer, it's naked ladies!

…that directors George Romero and Roger Corman have cameos in The Silence of the Lambs.

George Romero
(bearded man)

Roger Corman

... that when Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Silence of the Lambs he also won a place in Academy Award trivia. Or did he? He is frequently listed as the shortest screen time for a Best Actor winner his performance clocking in at 24 minutes. However David Niven's Best Actor turn in Separate Tables (1958) actually may be shorter. We need to get out our stop watches and report back.

... that the face of Hannibal appears in the pigeons at the end of the opening credits in Hannibal.

... that actor Frankie Fason is the only actor to have appeared in every one of the Hannibal Lecter movies. He played Lecter's guard, Barney.

... that a real shot of the Duomo in Florence, Italy that Hannibal drew in his cell in The Silence of the Lambs also appears in Hannibal.

... that in Hannibal Lector appears on the FBI's "Top Ten Most Wanted List" alongside Osama Bin Laden.

... A FAQ about The Silence of the Lambs is what is the name of the song Buffalo Bill is dancing to. The answer is Goodbye Horses and you can listen to it here.

... A great interview with Sir Anthony talking about his performance as Hannibal Lector and revealing that he reads his scripts 250 times!

... They tried to re-cut a Silence of the Lambs trailer as a romantic comedy. It almost works but not quite.

The Silence of the Lambs On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Anthony Hopkins is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Anthony Hopkins Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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The Silence of the Lambs

Dr. Hannibal Lecter ( Anthony Hopkins ):

"People will say we're in love."

The Death's Head moth that Buffalo Bill inserts into his victims moth originates from which country?