Pooh-Bear On The Brain

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D.J. Caruso (Director) about The Salton Sea:

"As soon as I read the script, I immediately thought of Vincent D’Onofrio for the role of Pooh-Bear. Pooh-Bear is a character that I thought Vincent would be perfect to play."


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"Vincent is the type of actor who becomes the character and hides behind the character so brilliantly that you forget that it’s Vincent. D'Onofrio often transforms himself physically for his roles, and Pooh-Bear is no exception."


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"... he left for three months and when he came back I had NO idea it was Vincent!"


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"D'Onofrio's versatility and unquestionable talent have spurned many memorable characters, but perhaps he's most widely remembered for his disturbing portrayal of a young cadet in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant Vietnam drama Full Metal Jacket..."


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"...the actor brings a similar intensity to The Salton Sea, and will undoubtedly leave another indelible impression on audiences with Pooh-Bear."


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"The story's many richly drawn characters attracted a top-notch roster of gifted actors, including Vincent D'Onofrio in the sinister role of Pooh-Bear, a twisted and menacing speed dealer."


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Vincent explains:
"I felt there was a lot I could do with Pooh-Bear when I first read the script. He’s a foil character who really helps move the story along."


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"I always try to avoid making typical choices with a character, and villains are particularly fun and interesting for me because I try to humanize them and give them heart."


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"Pooh-Bear is a dealer who sits around with his buddies cooking methamphetamines. He’s a sort of bandit who’s out for the money and will screw with people and rob them along the way. He also has a strange way of communicating and dealing with situations - I don’t want to give anything away, but it's weird stuff!"


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"I have a very short attention span, so I pick the most interesting and complex characters I can find to keep from getting bored."


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"I gained 40 pounds for the part. This will be the last time I ever put on weight for a film because I'm getting older and it's becoming harder to take off".


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12 comments:

  1. I was visiting my brother in Seattle when I first saw this, I was SO excited, yet one hour into the film I leaned over to Patrick ( brother) and said...Where the heck is Vincent? I thought he was in this film. He said...'Check out Pooh Bear'.

    I was stunned!

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  2. The same happened to me when I saw TheBreakUp. Where the heck is Vince?
    He is an unbelievably talented actor.
    God, I love that man!!

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  3. That's a fake spray-on tan but with that white shirt as well I am STILL falling all over the floor for this guy.

    They are right now erecting crash barriers and "CAUTION: SLIPPERY WITH DROOL!" signs all around me.

    How does he make such ugly people look so GOOD???

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  4. By the time I bought 'Salton Sea', I was well into my D'Onofrio-dom, so I KNEW Vincent was playing 'Pooh Bear'. However, had I not known that, I'm not sure I would have 'seen' him ;0)

    I LOVE that big white shirt he's wearing. I could sit on his lap and snuggle inside it *sighs*

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  5. He looks so cute and shy in the smiling picture.

    The last of the pictures looks just like Bobby in "Untethered".....

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  6. Pooh Bear has long been a favourite of mine, but I'm known for being strange anyway :-D

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  7. "It's the last time I'll put on weight for a film."

    Famous last words!

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  8. LOL, Val! Seems our dear Vincent has actually gotten to the point where he put the weight on, and now he CAN'T take it off. But that's fine with me. I like BIGGER, BEEFIER Vincent!

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  9. "Beef, it's what's for dinner" (so sayeth the Am. Beef Council). I couldn't agree more snark and, eliza....can I join the club?LOL

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  10. WHAT A POOH-BEAR Vincent is!!WOOF,WOOF!!SQUEEZ ME TIGHT "POOH-BEAR" Vincent!!;)))
    Not just enormous talent,plus a HOT BOD!!;)))

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  11. Dear Lozzie;

    Did Vincent recieve your award??

    Couldn't find the news on it, and the suspense is killing me...........!!

    Further enlightenment will be appreciated...!!


    Dear Jazzy;

    Got your post on "Donating in Vincebt's honor" via google alert, but the link dosen't work and couldn't find it on "Team 13" blog.

    Is it me...??

    Is my head still "in the clouds" after reading Phillipo's account of his visit with our dear vincent, and watching his nice interview, all in one day....??


    Have a nice weekend folks;

    Saghy

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  12. High there Saghy - So far (Sunday morning GMT) not a single word about the Award Thingy. Please do not question me too closely on how I feel about this!

    Sorry for the cock-up on the donating to charity post ... I was distracted by Jazzy's post with lots and lots and lots and lots of pics of Goren and Eames. The post is back up now.

    L x

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