Monday, October 01, 2007

Breakfast With ... Vincent D'Onofrio

Monday, October 01, 2007
By Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Actor, director and producer Vincent D'Onofrio first got the attention of audiences and critics in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," playing an emotionally unhinged soldier. Although he continues to do films, his big-screen career as been temporarily eclipsed after six years as Detective Robert Goren on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which is moving to the USA Network. The new season begins Thursday at 10 p.m.

Q: What do you get out of acting?

A: You know, it lets me do my thing. Well, honestly it's hard for me to answer that question, honestly, because it's what I do. My job. You know I get to do the things that I like to do and that's all acting.

Q: Do you put a lot of pressure on yourself to achieve?

A: Yeah, I try to do the hardest things I can do whether it's film or on the show. I'm much more interested in the more difficult episodes to get away with then the easy ones. When I do films, I pick parts that I've never done before and parts that scare me a little bit, so that I can have a thrill out of trying to accomplish it.


Submitted by cch and a friend - Thanks!

Listen to audio of the interview.



Blogger The Expert said...

He did the View since his mom liked the show? :-) Aw geez, too adorable!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Regina Caschetto said...

Thank you to cch, a friend and the reel-what a great treat to have another Vincent interview but to hear him actually on the audio was really a treat-
Very curious about the two movies in pre-production-
Is the Western "Mac Dog"-
And a father/daughter movie, would that be with Vincent and Leila-
Can't wait-
And Vincent, you are good on talk shows-

8:43 AM  
Blogger DonnaJo said...

What a wonderful interview! I followed the print article along with the audio, there was so much more that he said than was actually printed. It is such a treat to hear him speak about his craft, how happy he is with the character driven plot, and his production company.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all you made this link possible!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Marion the Geek said...

Golly, all this attention is awesome. For both D'Onofrio and the show. They really are treating this like a new show. I have such a good feeling about the move to USA. Finally the show is somewhere where it will be appreciated.

1:48 PM  
Blogger val said...

Fantastic! I just wish he's stop saying he's no good at the talk show thing. He's WONDERFUL at it.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Well I'm one very happy VDO-bunny!!! So good to hear him, as well as 'read' him.
Love, health and happines to you dear Vincent (and would someone please make 4th October hurry up!)

2:47 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Oh, forgot to mention; the picture with this looks like it's from the 100th episode party in Jan O6 - and please Vincent, you're wonderful at interviews!

2:54 PM  
Blogger mauigirl said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful treat! It's great to hear Vincent's sweet and sexy voice as he talks about his work. And I must agree with those who have said: Vincent honey, you would do just fine on a TV Talk show.

3:53 PM  
Blogger rad-er said...

I wonder if he's strictly behind the camera in his 2 Brooklyn Hazelhurst films.

6:06 PM  
Blogger KeenObserver said...

What a great interview. He seems like he takes these interviews as part of his job -- which it is.

Glad that there is an actor that stays true to his soul and focused on his aspirations.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Susan1212 said...

Thank you for the audio link! How heavenly to hear his voice!

2:44 PM  
Blogger janethyland said...

Its nice to get a transcript available.
The two new projects sound interesting.

5:14 PM  

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