Truly one of the greatest character actors of his generation, Vincent D’Onofrio is the consummate human chameleon who immerses himself into his believable roles. Starburst caught up with him to talk about his latest film, Chained...
Vincent D’Onofrio: You need to read the script, find your character and how he influences the story. You ask yourself questions. Get inside his imagination; what’s he all about… then things start to come to you on how you want to portray him. You go back and forth reading and re-reading the script trying to see what works and what doesn’t, developing what kind of character he is and his motivation that’s integral to the plot.
Those were the days of early CGI. There was a trailer on the set where they had a digital camera set up and they’d put these dots on my nose with a Magic Marker scanning it that took 45 minutes. They can now do a full body scan in 2 minutes with today's technology.
Yes. By the way, that’s all Jennifer.
In acting, there are scenes that are “in-the-moment.” They create emotion in the plot which creates a reaction in the viewer.
That’s a tough question as there are so many choices. I would say it begins with the story and how good it is, the character’s motivation and goal. That’s what makes me want to be a part of it.
I’m working with Jennifer again on her next film; A Fall From Grace and few other things coming up.