Vincent D'Onofrio was born on June 30, 1959 in Brooklyn,
New York. The Human Chameleon is Vincent's nickname.
Actress Elizabeth D'Onofrio, is Vincent D'Onofrio's sister
and she teaches acting in Asheville, North Carolina. In Winston-Salem,
Vincent D'Onofrio is one of the founders of the River Run
Film Festival along with his sister, Elizabeth and their father,
First in 1991 Vincent D'Onofrio's role in JFK and then in 1992 in MALCOLM X both times played the character
of Bill Newman.
Vincent D'Onofrio was done major changes to his image for
different roles. In 1987 D'Onofrio bleached his hair blonde
for his part in ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING. Vincent gained
a world record 70 pounds for his role in FULL METAL JACKET,
and gained 45 pounds for his role in THE SALTON SEA (2002).
In the 1984 film ED WOOD director Tim Burton was Unhappy
with Vincent D'Onofrio impression of Orson Welles, he had
D'Onofrio's voice dubbed, The near perfect Orson Welles impression
was supplied by voice-over artist Maurice Lamarche.
Renée Zellweger thanked Vincent D'Onofrio in her Oscar acceptance
speech when she won 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' for
COLD MOUNTAIN (2003).
Vincent D'Onofrio's other notable credits include...