In 1991, “Silence of the Lambs,” starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins took over Hollywood. The psychological thriller became one of three films to ever win Academy Awards in each of the top five categories– Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay. The movie was so big and so relevant the Library of Congress selected it to be preserved in the National Film Registry in 2011.
Anthony Hopkins was absolutely brilliant as the former psychiatrist turned incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer and it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the part, unless Kristen Wiig, Jane Fonda and Carey Mulligan give his famous lines a try.
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