Let's hear it for 'Silence' and its winning co-stars


Time to get out the fava beans.

Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins star in one of the more worthy Oscar-winners of recent years, 1991's "Silence of the Lambs" (9 p.m.-11: 30 p.m., Lifetime). It became only the third film in history to win Best Actor, Actress, Picture and Director.

Just about everything works in this film, but for a look at breakthrough greatness, watch Hopkins' performance as Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. Wanna know how good his low-key, insidious performance is? Think of someone like Jack Nicholson, at his full-bore looniest, playing the role.

Pub Date: 8/18/97

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