Sunday, September 7, 2014

TIFF: Vincent D’Onofrio talks Downey and “Daredevil”

Thanks to his freshly shaved head and snappy wardrobe, Vincent D’Onofrio walks into the room basically as the Kingpin, the bald baddie he’ll play in “Daredevil,” Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series. It’s a far cry from his character in “the Judge,” which has its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. He plays big brother to a hotshot lawyer played by Robert Downey Jr., an acting contemporary — and fellow Marvel employee — D’Onofrio somehow hadn’t crossed paths with before.

I like the look. How long do you have live like that?

I actually don’t mind it, it’s kind of nice. But until December, we shoot. For the first 13 [episodes].

It’s surprising you and Robert Downey Jr. hadn’t crossed paths before.

We were surprised, too. Basically we’re the same generation of actor. I remember, I told him this story when we first met. I was sitting in a movie theater watching “Chaplin” — I’m a little older than him, but he started acting before I did — and I turned to my best friend and said, “Man, if this guy can do this, I’m f—ing done for.” I was so amazed by his talent. You know, he’s an extraordinary guy, Mr. Downey. I consider him a close friend now, we’ve become good friends. We’ve talked about it, that we wish that we had worked together in the past. But there’s plenty of time now.

Did you and Downey make any reference to your work as “Thor” in “Adventures in Babysitting,” seeing as how he plays Iron Man?

Yeah. Yeah, a lot. (laughs) We’re both part of the Marvel thing now. It’s a big world, that world. It’s awesome. Actually, when I was considering playing [Kingpin], I asked his advice. I trust his opinion. As far as the Marvel machine, it’s pretty impressive. Never mind how much business they do and blah blah blah, that’s a whole other world. I’m not really in that world. But creatively they’re just completely on top of it.

How has it been coming back to film after being on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” for so long?

I’m glad that I’m doing films again. I’m really, really, really enjoying myself. And when you work for Netflix, it’s like doing a giant film. I don’t feel like I’m back in the television business or anything, because it’s basically a 13-hour movie.

It is fascinating the way television is morphing that way, with things like “True Detective” and “House of Cards.”

Yeah, the whole world has changed. I wish that it had changed about 10 years earlier, but are you going to do?

by Ned Ehrbar 

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1 comment:

Regina Caschetto said...

No hair till December!!! Tears of sadness.

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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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