Based on that film alone, the talent of this actor is obvious. And why he ended up featured today on this blog instead of starring in the next big Hollywood drama is a question that will forever linger on my mind.
Probably best known by the mainstream public as Captain Stottlemeyer on Monk, that role doesn't really showcase the depth and creativity that Ted Levine can and has brought to his many film and television characters.
My guess is that after his breakout role in The Silence of the Lambs, Hollywood wanted to type cast him as a crazy. Ted Levine has since spent a career playing against that type and if you see any of his work, especially Georgia, Wonderland or the HBO movie, From the Earth to the Moon, you will realize that Buffalo Bill was just one of many wonderful roles that this talented actor has played, and the reason he's featured today on Not Very Famous...but should be.