Which actor played Dr. Hannibal Lecter the best?
Thanks to KyleBailey for starting the “Who Did It Better” polls. I hope you don’t mind me starting a few of my own.
Anthony Hopkins over the moon. None of these men even come close
Mads Mikkelsen is the Hannibal Lecter I wouldn’t mind be eaten for.
Anthony Hopkins may be the definitive Hannibal Lecter, but Mads Mikkelsen is easily the best. His performance has the kind of nuance that none of the other actors were able to bring (although in fairness to the others, Mikkelsen has had almost three seasons, and will hopefully have more, to flesh out the character).