Saturday, February 5, 2011

Video: Vincent D'Onofrio interview posted by CNN



Thank you to Ross Levitt (@cnnross)--Law and Order's Vincent D'Onofrio calls for reinstating the ban on extended gun magazines.

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It's been almost a month since the gunman fired 32 bullets in Tucson, killing six and wounding 13 including the Congresswoman. Next week, expect a blitz over social media networks urging support for a ban on large capacity magazines like the kind used in the Arizona shooting.

As CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti reports, a normally non-political TV star is now joining the debate.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: 911, There was shooting at Safeway. SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Police say accused Arizona shooter Jared Loughner chose a high-capacity magazine to unload 32 rounds at 19 victims, killing six. He was tackled while attempting to reload another 30 rounds. How did it affect you when you heard what happened?

VINCENT D'ONOFRIO, ACTOR: It just keeps you thinking, how's it going to stop? What are we going to do to help the law enforcement control this kind of stuff?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Action.

CANDIOTTI: Actor Vincent D'Onofrio is joining the debate over re-instating a ban on those high-volume magazines. One of the veteran stars of TV's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," D'Onofrio is making, for him, a rare jump from fantasy to politics.

D'ONOFRIO: Call your elected officials in Washington, D.C.

CANDIOTTI: D'Onofrio is taping a political ad urging the public to back proposed legislation to stop the sale of those magazines.

D'ONOFRIO: I don't mind everybody owning guns. What I think -- it's freedom. I think that's what this country is all about. But it's ridiculous to think that they can out-arm the people that are supposed to be serving and protecting us.

CANDIOTTI: Why did you tap Mr. D'Onofrio for this role?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because well-recognized figures are powerful messengers in this environment. And he can be a very powerful messenger.

CANDIOTTI: The Citizens Crime Commission of New York, a nonprofit public safety group, is producing the ad. Its president, a longtime gun control advocate argues there's no legitimate need for a 30-round magazine.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let's knock it down to ten rounds, which is where it's been. Which is more than enough for self-defense, more than enough for hunting purposes, and more than enough for any civilian use.

D'ONOFRIO: Look, this is how I feel about it. I feel it's a choice. Are you going to be on the good guys' side or are you going to be on the bad guys' side? I think it's really that simple.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He doesn't know who the good guys are. The good guys are all of us.

CANDIOTTI: Gun rights advocates argue a high-capacity magazine ban will prevent potential victims from protecting themselves.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It might take five to ten rounds just to stop one attacker. What do you do if there are several?

CANDIOTTI: The makings of a fiery political battle this year, and a typical "Law & Order" story line.

Susan Candiotti, CNN, New York.




3 comments:

Diane said...

Pratt by name, pratt by nature it seems ;0)

DonnaJo said...

I think it's great that Vincent wants to help ban extreme assault weapons. Like he said, you can't have more firepower than the police who are there to protect you.

And VDO looks wonderful - slimmer, and shaven. I hope he brings this look to the series. They are taping now, correct?

thereel said...

DonnaJo,
CI begins filming the first episode for Season 10 on Monday, February 14th - Luca's birthday!

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[CURRENT PROJECTS]

List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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