Need to know who plays Hannibal Lector?

In the 1986 movie, Manhunter, based on the Thomas Harris book, Red Dragon, the character of Hannibal Lector was played by the noted Scottish actor Brian Cox. It was his springboard to fortune and fame.

Subsequently, in Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon and Hannibal, the character was played by Anthony Hopkins. Already a noted actor, he was awarded the Academy Award for his portrayal of the psychopathic killer in the 1990 movie, Silence of the Lambs.