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Vincent D`Onofrio Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

 

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

I found my niche as a character actor,
and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Evil changes everybody!
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that
this was what I was supposed to be doing.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

When I was younger I used to pick things just to face the fear.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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

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

Look, all you can do when you find your niche is go with it.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

The search for the truth is not for the faint hearted.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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

I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking,
so it cost me a lot financially.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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

I've never tried to be something I'm not.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

But the one thing that I did do was establish myself as a good actor.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

The Whole Wide World is the first movie I've ever produced.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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

When you are a character actor they trust you will
go in and give them a full character and leave.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

If you try to go beyond your interests just for the
sake of pretensions or wealth,
your art becomes less legitimate.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

At our best, it's a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year,
so there are some clunkers.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent
reputation as being a decent character actor.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

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

So a failed movie is not going to ruin my career.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved,
the inquisition might have let him alone.
- Thomas Hardy

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

Fear is something to be moved through,
not something to be turned from.
- Peter McWilliams

We moved over to Silver Spring, actually near University Park.
- Jim Fowler

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot,
but I always found them.
- Rodney Dangerfield

The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension,
as by a spiritual illumination.
They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.
- Roland Allen

After a couple years of occasional lessons with Pass
I moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory.
- Mark White

I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents;
I lived all over New York City with these parents,
man, till I was about ten years old.
- Gregory Corso

In so many musicals today, the story is moved forward by a song.
I don't think we're gonna try to do that.
- John Mellencamp

Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away.
- Donald Judd

I love New York.
I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow
countrymen and what they've done.
I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny,
have a distraction.
- Ben Stiller

Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived.
It was there that I started combining some clothes
for her and continued doing the art and photography.
- Stephen Sprouse

The Minnesota spirit of compassion and help for people
in need has moved countless Minnesotans to step forward
to provide relief for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
- Jim Ramstad

I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit.
Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.
- Alicia Witt

I am not trying to change the world.
I am just offering my gift that God gave me,
and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful.
- Lenny Kravitz

I grew up in the Ukraine 'til I was about 7,
and then I moved to L.A.
- Mila Kunis

I don't have any regrets.
When I quit college and moved to Los Angeles to become an actress,
it was so that I would not look back and have any regrets.
- Amy Weber

My mom moved up between Leland and Greenville when I was just a little tot.
- Little Milton

Then I just moved into being a DJ when that turned into the hottest thing.
- Jam Master Jay

Either move or be moved.
- Ezra Pound

I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning.
I didn't know anything about how it worked.
And since I was really bad, luckily,
I didn't get any of those parts.
- Casey Affleck

When I got divorced and moved into an apartment,
I started keeping the TV on, just for company.
- Mark Harmon

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being
moved by very beautiful things.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim
to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics.
Irrespective of what the numbers are,
it's far too many.
- Patricia Ireland

I still take photographs for my own use,
personal studies.
I do not feel that I can fully express my views through
the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
- John Dyer


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