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

No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that this was what I was supposed to be doing.


It doesn't need to be a No 1 show, it just needs to be good.


And then, as the years went on, I just kept moving along, busting into doors and getting roles, until I started to actually believe that what these other people were saying was true.


The most fun you can possibly have as an actor is to walk that line between what's real and what's interesting.


The search for the truth is not for the faint hearted.


Unless you look like Brad Pitt, it's really hard to have full control of your character.


Look, all you can do when you find your niche is go with it.


I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.


All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent 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 percent, that's where our performance lies, that's what the audience gets. They get the struggle.


Our show is different, because it's not about law and order, it's about psychology, the intent of somebody.


The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters.


So a failed movie is not going to ruin my career.


But the one thing that I did do was establish myself as a good actor.


People who are extremely inside their head, like he was, are caught in a neurosis that goes round and round. Then something will hook them and take them to their end and they can't control it.


The Whole Wide World is the first movie I've ever produced.


It's like why people read scary books or go see scary movies. Because it creates a distance. They're scared, but they're not going to get hurt.


My partner Dan Ireland wants me to direct, and I read a lot of scripts - some good enough that I could see myself. But then it's like, so what? Who cares? Let someone else direct it.


When I was younger I used to pick things just to face the fear.


The minute you start feeling like you've got it down, you know what you're doing, you're dead in the water.


I'll be working the rest of my life because I'm a character actor and don't have to worry about box office.


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