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Vincent D'Onofrio
June 30, 1959 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor.


When you're a child you're able to assimilate so easily into any situation. You even start talking like the people you're around. I wasn't conscious that I was so good at that until I started to truly feel like an actor.


With Altman, he does discuss everything with you, but then leaves you to it and gives you full rein and lets you improvise and create a character while the camera is rolling.


This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn't settle well with me at all.


What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition.


I've never tried to be something I'm not.


The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films.


To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.


I want every episode to feel like we still haven't done this right yet.


I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route.


It doesn't need to be a number one show, it just needs to be good.


Acting is not a mystery. There's nothing that I know that other actors don't know. We all act, we're all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience.


So I moved to Europe and only came back when directors like Robert Altman would call me after they'd seen my work in Full Metal Jacket.


Then I did Mystic Pizza, just to do something I wasn't fat in.


Like De Niro. He's one of the best character actors we have ever had.


It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake.


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.


When you are a character actor they trust you will go in and give them a full character and leave.


Evil changes everybody!


They were all interested in what I was going to do, because I'd never worked in televsion before.


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