William Friedkin

  1. Brian Cox, Manhunter, 1986. The Scots actor is forever known as The First Hannibal Lecter. He nearly wasn’t… Michael Mann called up Friedkin one day, not to discuss old/new movies as dirctors do, but to offer an acting role. Cannibal Hannibal, no less! “I thought he was putting me on. You see me as Hannibal Lecter? He said: I see you exactly as Hannibal Lecter. You don’t appear to be psychotic, but you are.” Known as Hurricane Billy for his temper tantrums, Friekdin once fired 70 people from a single film!

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