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    Hannibal Lecter Almost Had A Very Different Mask

    Apparently, Silence of the Lambs could've been about a catcher or a knight.

    There is perhaps no horror movie mask as horrifying as the one Anthony Hopkins wore as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.

    Orion/Everett Collection

    But video-distribution company The Criterion Collection unveiled footage of Hopkins trying on some alternatives when the film shot in 1989.

    Orion Pictures via criterioncollection.tumblr.com
    Orion Pictures via criterioncollection.tumblr.com
    Orion Pictures via criterioncollection.tumblr.com
    Orion Pictures via criterioncollection.tumblr.com
    Orion Pictures via criterioncollection.tumblr.com
    Orion Pictures via criterioncollection.tumblr.com

    Luckily, those bars were added over his mouth. I mean, without them, the catcher's mask would've done a better job at preventing cannibalism.

    Orion Pictures / Via Jaimie Etkin / BuzzFeed

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