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All Quotes by author - Vincent D'Onofrio
" And I have been able to establish this sort of decent reputation as being a decent character actor. "
" And then, as the years went on, I just kept moving along, busting into doors and getting roles, until I started to actually believe that what these other people were saying was true. "
" I found my niche as a character actor, and I've never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to. "
" If you try to go beyond your interests just for the sake of pretensions or wealth, your art becomes less legitimate. "
" I guess I say this for younger actors out there: you have to be brave, and you have to be ready to fail, and that's the only way you can be unique. So when a director is confident enough in what they're doing, and they allow their actors to be brave and bring in stuff, the more likely it's going to work out okay. "
" I'll be working the rest of my life because I'm a character actor and don't have to worry about box office. "
" I think that being a producer is business and being an actor is art. "
" It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake. "
" I've never tried to be something I'm not. "
" Like De Niro. He's one of the best character actors we have ever had. "
" Look, all you can do when you find your niche is go with it. "
" My partner Dan Ireland wants me to direct, and I read a lot of scripts - some good enough that I could see myself. But then it's like, so what? Who cares? Let someone else direct it. "
" No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that this was what I was supposed to be doing. "
" People who are extremely inside their head, like he was, are caught in a neurosis that goes round and round. Then something will hook them and take them to their end and they can't control it. "
" The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters. "
" Then I did Mystic Pizza, just to do something I wasn't fat in. "
" The only thing I do worry about is that the more films I do the more visible I am going to become as a personality because of press and because of the sheer quantity of films. "
" The Whole Wide World is the first movie I've ever produced. "
" This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn't settle well with me at all. "
" To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably. "
" Until I got 'Full Metal Jacket,' I was doing Off-Off-Broadway plays with three people in the audience. "
" What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition. "
" When I was younger I used to pick things just to face the fear. "
" When you look at people, you should look at more than what you see on the surface; you should try to find a soul. "
" When you're a child, you're able to assimilate so easily into any situation. You even start talking like the people you're around. I wasn't conscious that I was so good at that until I started to truly feel like an actor. "
" With Altman, he does discuss everything with you, but then leaves you to it and gives you full rein and lets you improvise and create a character while the camera is rolling. "
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