Hannibal Lecter’s 10 Most Delectable Moments

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He’s smart, suave, psychotic…and he’s back! Dr. Hannibal Lecter is returning to our screens tonight at 10 pm on NBC in Bryan Fuller‘s new drama, Hannibal.

Somehow, between face-biting and brain frying, we still manage to love Hannibal Lecter, or at least, we love to be absolutely terrified of him.

Brian Cox was the first actor to slink into the role in Michael Mann‘s brilliant 1986 thriller, Manhunter, and Sir Anthony Hopkins made the part legendary in The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and the Manhunter remake, Red Dragon. (And French actor Gaspard Ulliel played the young Hannibal in a terrible movie with Samurai swords we don’t care to mention…) Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be the new guy serving up the delicious one liners and the dangerously seductive charm as the “good” Dr. Lecter in NBC’s Hannibal…and we can’t wait for more delectable Lecter moments.

Here are the 10 moments that made us love (to be terrified) of Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

[Photo Credit: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Orion Pictures, NBC Universal]