Did Anthony Hopkins Blink During ‘The Silence of the Lambs’?
Anthony Hopkins is known for playing Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. Hopkins once said he didn’t blink during the film. Why did he try to keep from blinking? Was Hopkins able to keep his eyelids perfectly still? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows.
Anthony Hopkins’ rise to fame
One of Hopkins’ early acting roles was in a 1960 episode of the TV series A Matter of Degree. In 1965, he played Dr. Harding in an episode of The Man in Room 17 titled “A Minor Operation.” Hopkins made his film debut in the 1967 movie The White Bus.
The following year Hopkins got his big break when he played Richard in The Lion in the Winter. Some of Hopkins’ other…