Cinema: The Bite Stuff

Grab your Chianti. Anthony Hopkins returns as Hannibal Lecter in the long-awaited sequel to The Silence of the Lambs

The year was 1967, and Peter O'Toole was preparing to co-star with Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter. One night in London, after a production of Chekhov's Three Sisters, O'Toole knocked on the dressing-room door of the young actor playing the brother. "O'Toole was standing there, two sheets to the wind, as they say," recalls the actor. "He said, 'Would you like to be in a film?'"

Ever since he was a boy poring over issues of Look magazine with ads for shiny Buicks and Chryslers, ever since American G.I.s camped out in his childhood home in South Wales, providing...

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