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Vincent D'Onofrio

Highest Rated:   98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated:   7% Rings (2017)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
An actor whose hulking presence belies his ability to slip quietly into an astonishing variety of roles, Vincent D'Onofrio is one of Hollywood's most unpredictable and compelling performers. Throughout his career, D'Onofrio has played a diverse range of characters, from Full Metal Jacket's fatally unhinged army recruit to a wholly convincing Orson Welles in Ed Wood to a bisexual porn star in The Velocity of Gary.Born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 30, 1959, D'Onofrio was raised in the diverse locales of Hawaii, Colorado, and Miami's Hialeah section. His career as an actor began on the stage, with study under Sonia Moore of New York's American Stanislavsky Theatre and Sharon Chatten at the Actors Studio. D'Onofrio's early years in the theater were filled with an obligatory helping of obscurity and miniscule paychecks (so miniscule that he worked for a time as a bouncer to help pay the bills). His fortunes began to shift in 1984, when he joined the American Stanislavsky Theatre as a performer. There, he appeared in such well-regarded productions as Of Mice and Men and David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and also made his Broadway debut in Open Admissions.D'Onofrio debuted onscreen in the straight-to-oblivion 1983 comedy The First Turn-On!, but it was not until his haunting portrayal of Pvt. Pyle (a role for which the actor gained 70 pounds) four years later in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket that he earned much-deserved notice for his work. Defying easy categorization, D'Onofrio next appeared in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza (1988), slimming down to his normal weight and giving a convincing portrayal as Lili Taylor's lovestruck boyfriend.Having thus given audiences a glimpse of his remarkable versatility, D'Onofrio spent the next few years making his presence felt in such films as JFK (1991), in which he played assassination witness Bill Newman; The Player (1992), which cast him in the pivotal role of ill-fated screenwriter David Kahane; and Nancy Savoca's Household Saints (1993), which, through a particularly odd feat of casting, had him playing the father of Lili Taylor. Although D'Onofrio worked at a prolific pace, it was not until he portrayed Conan the Barbarian author Robert E. Howard in the 1996 The Whole Wide World that he really had his screen breakthrough. A low-key romantic drama about the relationship between Howard and a schoolteacher (Renée Zellweger), the film allowed D'Onofrio to take center stage, rather than lend support to better-known co-stars. Critics roundly applauded his performance, but although the actor kept working steadily, he was by no means a Hollywood fixture. Eschewing the limelight, he turned in particularly memorable performances in Feeling Minnesota (1996) as Cameron Diaz's cuckolded fiancé and in the 1997 blockbuster Men in Black, which cast him as the film's resident bad guy.D'Onofrio had long since become an established actor by the 2000's, and he would remain a solid force on screen in such films as The Cell, Happy Accidents, Steal This Movie, andThumbsucker. D'Onofrio would also find just as much notoriety on the small screen, most notably as Detective Robert Goren on the phenomenally successful Law & Order spin-off Criminal Intent, and even step behind the camera, penning, helming and starring in the drama Mall.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CHiPs
  • Actor
2017
24% In Dubious Battle
  • London
2017
7% Rings
  • Burke
2017
63% The Magnificent Seven
  • Jack Horne
2016
87% Phantom Boy
  • The Face
2016
22% Pelé: Birth of a Legend
  • Coach Vicente Feola
2016
71% Jurassic World
  • Vic Hoskins
2015
20% Broken Horses
  • Julius Hench
2015
60% Run All Night
  • Det. John Harding
2015
No Score Yet Mall
  • Danny
2014
48% The Judge
  • Glen Palmer
2014
8% Chlorine
  • Roger
2014
28% Charlie Countryman
  • Bill
2013
28% Ass Backwards
  • Bruce
2013
49% Escape Plan
  • Lester Clark
2013
13% Hustlers
  • Alton
2013
7% Fire With Fire
  • Hagan
2012
No Score Yet Heroes Behind The Badge
  • Actor
2012
63% Sinister
  • Professor
2012
13% Don't Go in the Woods
  • Director
2012
73% Chained
  • Bob
2012
63% Kill the Irishman
  • John Nardi
2011
43% Brooklyn's Finest
  • Carlo
2010
No Score Yet The New Tenants
  • Jan
2009
25% Staten Island (Little New York)
  • Parmie Tarzo
2009
25% The Narrows
  • Vinny Manadoro
2008
33% The Break-Up
  • Dennis Grobowski
2006
71% Thumbsucker
  • Mike Cobb
2005
No Score Yet Little Victories
  • Actor
2005
78% Overnight
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Case of Evil
  • Prof. Moriarty
2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
  • Father
2002
62% The Salton Sea
  • Pooh-Bear
2002
No Score Yet The Red Sneakers
  • Mercado
2002
14% Bark!
  • Dr. Malcolm
2002
22% Impostor
  • Hathaway
2002
26% Chelsea Walls
  • Frank
2001
72% Happy Accidents
  • Sam
2001
46% The Cell
  • Carl Stargher
2000
51% Steal This Movie
  • Executive Producer
  • Abbie Hoffman
2000
10% Supernova
  • Actor
2000
22% The Velocity of Gary
  • Executive Producer
  • Valentino
1999
29% The Thirteenth Floor
  • Whitney/Ashton
1999
No Score Yet Spanish Judges
  • Max
1999
25% Claire Dolan
  • Elton Garrett
1998
62% The Newton Boys
  • Dock Newton
1998
No Score Yet The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV)
  • Mr. Blue
1998
No Score Yet Guy
  • Guy
  • Producer
1997
17% The Winner
  • Philip
1997
92% Men in Black
  • Edgar
1997
80% Boys Life 2
  • Tony Randozza
1997
81% The Whole Wide World
  • Robert E. Howard
  • Producer
1996
No Score Yet Good Luck
  • Tony `Ole' Olezniak
1996
16% Feeling Minnesota
  • Sam Clayton
1996
63% Strange Days
  • Burton Steckler
1995
30% Stuart Saves His Family
  • Donnie
1995
56% Imaginary Crimes
  • Mr. Webster
1994
92% Ed Wood
  • Orson Welles
1994
50% Being Human
  • Priest
1994
53% Mr. Wonderful
  • Dominic
1993
50% Household Saints
  • Joseph
1993
91% Malcolm X
  • Bill Newman
1992
No Score Yet Salt on Our Skin
  • Gavin
1992
98% The Player
  • David Kahane
1992
84% JFK
  • Bill Newman
1991
No Score Yet Naked Tango
  • Cholo
1991
No Score Yet Fires Within
  • Sam
1991
23% Dying Young
  • Gordon
1991
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts
  • Charley
1991
13% The Blood of Heroes
  • Young Gar
1990
No Score Yet Signs Of Life
  • Daryl
1989
77% Mystic Pizza
  • Bill Montijo
1988
77% Adventures in Babysitting
  • Dawson
1987
95% Full Metal Jacket
  • Pyle
1987
No Score Yet The First Turn-On!
  • Lobotomy
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
38% Emerald City
2017
  • The Wizard
87% Marvel's Daredevil
2015
  • Wilson Fisk
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Det. Robert Goren Robert Goren
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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