WHY ARE YOU A FAN?

Guest post from vdo'obessed

Let me ask a question; why are you a Vincent D'Onofrio fan?

I think he is sexy as hell and love to look at him; but that's not the reason.

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I became a fan because of the quality of work he does. The way I describe his work to people who haven't really watched is this: When I'm watching one of his movies or the TV show, he makes me forget that I'm watching them. Instead he draws me in and for a brief moment I feel as though I am watching a real part of a real person's life. Then his scene is over and another begins and I realize "Oh, this is just a movie."

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Why are YOU a Vincent D'Onofrio fan?

19 comments:

  1. 'I'm Abbie Hoffman'...I'm Abbie Hoffman'...'I'm Abbie Hoffman'. That scene from 'Steal This Movie' sealed my fate as a fan. I didn't see Vincent D'Onofrio, I saw Abbie and the horror that his life had become. It was powerful, gut-wrenching and I'll always love and respect Vincent for it.

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  3. I’m a fan because every film he's in he’s so unique and completely different. He morphs into the character so completely he is almost unrecognizable. There are actors/actresses who seem to be portraying themselves and their just reading the part; they have the same persona in every film, just a different name & script. With Vincent you forget who he is and become enmeshed in the character he brings to life on the screen. He completely immerses himself in the role. From a bug to a serial killer, to a teacher, a writer, a time traveler, a detective, the list goes on & on. Each character believable & thoroughly developed.

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  4. Pvt. Leonard Lawrence. I was pulled into the movie by Mr. D. He made Pyle so pathetic and out of place in the Marines that it made my heart hurt for him. He was a bumbling hick that was forced into a situation that ultimately lead him to his death through no FAULT OF HIS OWN. I watched his evolution from hick to head case in 1 hr. THAT is powerful acting.

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  5. I am sure I have posted something very similar to this many times before. Like Bobby Goren: I like to think about things - maybe too much!

    I am a student of the human condition, the behavior of people, their motivations, and yes (for all CI fans) their intent. Why do we do the silly, dangerous, mean-spirited, and yes the loving things we do on a daily basis? While I have not seen all of VDOs movies most of the ones I have made me think.

    TWWW made me think about Howard and what made him the way he was and how it led him to a special place in order to create great work. Phil (Championship Season) and why he was such a shit to his friends and women to mask his own insecurities.

    Plus the other characters and their life situations which VDO had the incredible power to draw me in and made real all allowed me to "think about it" and take something more than mere entertainment away from the movie. Some homework, some investigation into why, and some thought!

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  6. Hi, i see Vincent before 1 Yeahr ago in Criminal Intent. I have large respect to Vincent and its talent.

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  8. Gee,what a question to ask!
    Why am I a fan of Mr D'Onofrio?
    Hell yeah,you could have asked why am I BREATHING anyway???
    The answer is simple:
    because it's essential and of vital importance!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Why am I a fan? Personally, I 'blame' Vincent D'Onofrio, for being not only gorgeous, but almost scarily talented. Others have said it more eloquently than I ever could, but he makes me totally believe in his portrayals and share in their experiences and emotions. I CARE about his characters - even the warped, serial-killer - to the point I can (repeatedly!) be reduced to a snivelling wreck. It's kind of hard, if not impossible to remember, for example, that despite all he's 'been through', Detective Robert Goren doesn't actually exist....

    Great post!

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  10. I'm glad everyone liked the post.

    It's very easy to talk about his looks, to the point that sometimes we forget to mention his talent.

    And for me his talent is what hooked me. I didn't start seeing him as the amazingly good looking man he is until I had been watching him in movies and on TV awhile.

    When someone enjoys what they're doing and they're confident in what they're doing, they look better doing it.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets so drawn into who he is protraying on screen that they forget.

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  11. I started out as a Bobby Goren fan, and when I started to look at the other works our lovely Vincent was in, I found he was a very versatile actor. There is no role that he can't do and that is what as really captured my heart. Of course Goren will always be what brought me to Vincent in the first place, but I am so glad I'm his fan now...

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  12. The Bobby Goren character sucked me in at first. Like Diane said, very difficult to forget he isn't real.

    Once I started exploring his films, I was bowled over. Then I found that I'd wept over him several years before in The Subway. One of the most moving things I've ever watched, and so affecting I will not be able to watch it again any time soon.

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  13. Everyone has already put it so much better than me, but I'll have a go.

    Put simply, he's mesmorising..whenever he's on screen you get sucked in to the story, to the extent of shutting out everything else.

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  14. Val - yes his appearance on Homicide: Life on the Streets was riveting. When I realized he was going to die I couldn't continue to watch the show. I was an emotional wreck and needless to say, in tears. I have been unable to watch it since. He should have won an EMMY for that performance. To this day it's still one of the most powerful performances I've had the pleasure of viewing. Why doesn't the Hollywood community get it?

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  15. never know WHY i do like someone. my heart decides, not my brain... always.

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  17. For me I think it is just the way he puts his all, his self, into his roles. He makes each character a person (or a giant alien cockroach). He makes them alive. I love watching his movies because of the way he portrays the characters. He just pulls me in. He makes the movie situations seem so real, not like he is ACTING but like this IS him & his life at this particular moment in time. He is massively expressive just in his facial expressions and movements. He could do a completely silent film and make you feel everything he is feeling and trying to express to his audience. He makes me feel different things, some you would think imposible given the character he is portraying, for ever movie he does. He makes me think about what the characters are going through, how would I handle those situations...what would I think about given the circumstances his character is dealing with...And yet, there are little things that are "just him". Certain moves, expressions..little quirks - that always let me see a little of him in everything he plays. From Sam, to Abbie, to Pyle, to Gavin, to Goren...I simply cannot get enough. I want more. I want to see them all, over and over again. I want to see what he does now and what and where he takes his future acting. I think he is an amazing actor. He is definatley not part of the paper-doll cut-out actors you see so many of. He is unique, imaginative, expressive, a man who obviously loves what he does.

    Oh and, I don't think this would be complete without saying how sexy he is. =)

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  18. Ditto ... what Jazzy said!

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  19. I have so many things to say,sooo manyyy..I'm a fan becauze I never seen a actor like VDO;I can find enaf good words to describe his talent!!A incredible powerful actor!!
    To be blunt really like Jazzy says,basicly I hvae no idea..I just know VDO is amazing in everything he does!!

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