Actors Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster at their reunion for the 30th anniversary of "Silence of the Lambs" -

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Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, who played the chilling doctor Hannibal Lecter and FBI agent Clarice Starling respectively in

The Silence of the Lambs

 by Jonathan Demme, reunited to mark the film's 30th anniversary.

Reunited by


 for their Actors on Actors conversation, the two actors were able to evoke their memories of the filming, in particular the fact that Jodie Foster was frightened by Anthony Hopkins, as the latter played his role to perfection.

The actor then revealed that he was inspired by one of his former theater teachers.

“He's like a machine.

He's like HAL, the computer in 2001: "Good evening, Dave".

It just happens like a silent shark.

I remember there was a professor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and his name was Christopher Fettes.

He was a teacher of movement.

He had a sharp voice, and he was cutting you to pieces.

His analysis of what you were doing was so precise;

it is a method that has accompanied me all my life.

When I was doing it, I was like, "It's Chris Fettes. It's the voice. This man is ruthless," "he said.

Changed life

As Jodie Foster explains, this film changed the lives of both of them, instantly propelling them to the forefront.

"I'm sure there are still people who come to you and say, 'Do you want a good Chianti?'

“Asks the actress, to which the actor replies that it actually happens often.

The Silence of the Lambs

won three Oscar awards in 1992, earning Best Film, Best Director for Jonathan Demme (who died in 2017) and Best Screenplay.


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