Helnwein-self-portraits were the inspiration for Hannibal Lecter's mask
Part three in the Hannibal Lecter Trilogy. Having escaped the asylum in "Silence of the Lambs," Dr Lecter goes into hiding in Florence, Italy. Back in America, Mason Verger, an old victim of the doctor's, seeks revenge. Disfigured and confined to a life-support system, he plans to draw Lecter out of his hiding place, using the one thing he truly cares for: Clarice Starling.
Art Directors were inspired by Helnwein-images
Hannibal (2001) Directed by Ridley Scott
Black Mirror, 1987, photographs by Gottfried Helnwein
(Self portraits) First presentation: Musée d’Art Moderne, Strasbourg, 1987 First Publication: “Der Untermensch” The Self-portraits of Gottfried Helnwein
Make-up and masks by Helnwein for Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Germany 1988
Choreographisches Theater, Hans Kresnik First Performance: Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, 1988 Volksbühne, Berlin, 1995 Stage, costumes and make-up: Gottfried Helnwein Award: Theater-prize of Berlin