Friday, March 9, 2012

Acting Lessons with Vincent D’Onofrio

Learn from the Best with Acting Lessons from Vincent D’Onofrio, in support of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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Currently Placed Bid: (placed by ny4ever) $500.00 (3.9.12 3PM)
Minimum Next Bid: $550.00
Bidding Increment: $50.00
Estimated Value: $3,500.00
Bidding History: 1 bid

time left: 11 days, 21 hrs, 34 mins
lot opened: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PM EST
lot closes: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 2:00:00 PM EDT


Vincent D'Onofrio is known as an "actor's actor". In fact, upon accepting her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain, Renee Zellweger thanked Vincent "for teaching her how to act."

Now hone your acting skills with this highly-regarded professional with a series of three acting lessons in New York City. These lessons will take place once a week over the course of three consecutive weeks at a location and time to be determined.

The wide variety of roles Vincent D'Onofrio has played and the quality of his work have earned him a reputation as a versatile talent. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre. His debut on stage was in 1984 in the Broadway play Open Admissions, followed by work in numerous other stage plays. As a film actor, D'Onofrio's career break came when he played a mentally unbalanced recruit in Full Metal Jacket (1987), directed by the renowned Stanley Kubrick. For this role D'Onofrio gained nearly 70 pounds. He had a major role in Dying Young (1991), and appeared prominently in the box-office smash Men in Black (1997) as the bad guy (Edgar "The Bug").

Other films of note in which he has appeared are Mystic Pizza (1988), JFK (1991), The Player (1992), Ed Wood (1994), The Cell (2000) and The Break-Up (2006). In 1996 D'Onofrio garnered critical acclaim along with co-star Renée Zellweger for The Whole Wide World (1996), which he helped produce. He also made a guest appearance in the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) in a 1997 episode, where he played an accident victim who could not be rescued and was destined to die. For this performance he won an Emmy nomination. In 2000 he both produced and starred in Steal This Movie (2000), a biopic of radical leader Abbie Hoffman.

In 2001 D'Onofrio took the role which has likely given him his greatest public recognition: Det. Robert Goren, the lead character in the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). Most recently, D'Onofrio acted in the Academy Award winning live action short film The New Tenants(2010) and also directed his first ever feature, a horror musical entitled Don’t Go In The Woods.

The proceeds for this item benefit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Terms: Lessons will take place once a week for three consecutive weeks at a mutually agreed upon date and location in New York City. Valid for one year from the close of auction. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Adults only please.

Donated by: Vincent D'Onofrio


Anonymous said...

It may all be in a worthy cause, and obviously he's happy to do it, but personally, it makes me uncomfortable to see Vincent being 'auctioned' off, like he's a vase or something....

Regina Caschetto said...

Vincent is not being auctioned off. If he were, I would be robbing a bank right now. He is donating acting lessons for a non-profit charity for policemen and women. He has worked with this charity before. Many actors and celebrities offer autographed items or even dinners with them for charity. This is a worthwhile cause. If I had the money, I would bid the expected bid, even though I only have a curiosity of interest about acting. But then poor Vincent would spend the three lessons watching me stare at him in disbelief. So thank God I don't have the money. But pleaseeeeeeeeeee don't ever compare Vincent to a vase. Though him entering my room with a long stemmed rose in his mouth would be beyond great.

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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


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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