Vincent D’Onofrio Height and Weight
Vincent D’Onofrio Height and Weight
Vincent D’Onofrio Weight?
Vincent D’Onofrio Height?
6′ 3½” (1.92 m)
Vincent D’Onofrio shoe size – 13
Vincent D’Onofrio horoscope – Cancer
Date Of Birth
30 June 1959, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Vincent Phillip D’Onofrio
The Human Chameleon
Vincent Phillip D’Onofrio is an American actor, director, film producer, writer, and singer.
Vincent D’Onofrio Personal Quotes
I’m not gonna make excuses for other actors. I’m just talking about myself. The good actors that I’ve met – I’ve met some of the best actors that we’ll ever see – and I know for sure the one thing that we all have in common when we all look in each other’s eyes, is that we’re all struggling to achieve 100%. That’s all I see when I see another artist. All of us are trying to achieve 100% in our work. That’s all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It’s that struggle to achieve 100%, that’s where our performance lies, that’s what the audience gets. They get the struggle.
[on being a “Method” actor] The thing is, it’s the research that you do that is exhausting. That’s what always affects you. When I did The Cell (2000)–no matter what you think of that movie, because I have my opinions of it, too–it was, you know, I still have nightmares from the research that I did. Not from playing the part, just from the research. There was stuff that I should have never looked at, that I should have never gone anywhere near. As a father, I can’t imagine going to that place again. I’m not saying I wouldn’t, I’m just saying it was too much.
[on his role in Ed Wood (1994)] I never was happy with the job I did in “Ed Wood”. Even though [Tim Burton] was, I wasn’t. Because it’s not what I wanted, it’s not what I wanted. First of all, the company, for whatever reason, not Tim, but the company took a very long time to hire me and I was busy doing another project. I eventually only ended up with three weeks to prepare for it and that bothered me. But, you know, I had to be brave and I had to do it the best I could. It was too much of a caricature. I didn’t like it. It was too surface of a performance.
[on playing real-life characters] There’s a lot of shame that goes on when you’re playing someone who has really lived and has passed. You’re struggling with it all the time. I am, anyway. When I played Robert Howard in The Whole Wide World (1996), I was struggling with it. There’s this dual thing where you feel real good about being able to play this juicy part, and then there’s constant shame: “Who am I to pretend to know who this guy was? Who am I to represent this guy for people who never knew him?” The pressure is unbelievable, I can’t tell you.
[on acting] Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That’s Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.
I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking, so it cost me a lot financially.
[on his career choices] It’s something that I’ve been saying for years when people ask me how I pick the things that I do. I pick the things that scare me the most. You have to like the story first. I’m not gonna play a part that doesn’t instill some kind of fear in me. If I read a part, and suddenly, I’m thinking halfway through, “I’m not sure I could get away with this”, I think of everything I can think of to keep me from doing it, that’s the one I should do.
I am a method actor, but I’m also a film actor as well as a method actor. Characters that don’t have humility, whether they are heroes or villains, are hard to relate to. All characters in every aspect of what we do should have humility. If they don’t, then they’re a cartoon character. I know that during actual performance scenes, what I need to trigger myself off, and I know how to trigger it off so that it will trigger you off, which will also influence how you feel when I’m expressionless.