“We feel murderous things in our lives, and anyone who denies it is a liar. We’re taught as children to repress all that stuff: Don’t be greedy, don’t be angry. We bury the feelings alive, and they never die. I think when you project on screen an arch-villain, whether it’s Heath Ledger’s Joker or Hannibal Lecter, it gets something to respond in us. It’s making us acknowledge that we have those parts of ourselves.”

– Anthony Hopkins in a recent Entertainment Weekly article.
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