Thanks Patcat. I saw the short film descriptions at The Reel.
All I can say is that I hope he gets all of this pent up need to dabble in new things out of his system soon. I really want to see him in another series. Ideally in a recurring role. He doesn't have to be the star -maybe a side character? Chris Noth is doing well in "The Good Wife" portraying the jailed husband. He's in one scene, maybe two, per episode. Some episodes not at all (right MJ?)
Sadly, I agree that VDO won't commit to anything on television that is permanent, like a recurring role, for quite awhile. I don't know if it's because he's pissed off at NBC or USA network (maybe in part), but also its obvious that he has a long list of things he wants to do now that he has the time. I doubt TV is on that list. Except for a guest role on LOCI (please).
Post by wilmingtonfan on Nov 4, 2009 9:04:23 GMT -5
I think if we see him on TV, it will be in an HBO or Showtime type of series. Seasons are shorter and the shows are grittier and there is more freedom for the producers, directors and actors. More art than in broadcast and regular TV. But I can definitely see him doing something of that sort. He does like a regular paycheck.
The write-up for The Tenant reminds me of a film I saw many moons ago - Pacific Heights. Ispo Facto seems like Orson Welles territory.
I thought this quite revealing when I first read it -
TS: You just celebrated your 50th birthday last June, was that a big step for you?
VDO: Of course it's a step. The most exciting is the mystery that lies in the way that the next twenty years of my life will unfold! I just wish my career will take a totally different direction from everything what I have been able to do so far."
"Jeff is a nice guy and an excellent actor, whose work has often inspired me. It's a huge honour that he'll be replacing me". Vincent D'Onofrio 2009.
I think we're probably lucky that Mr. D'Onofrio stayed with LOCI as long as he did. From the start of the show he indicated he wasn't going to stay more than a few years, and I recall that at the end of every season there were rumors he might be going. I doubt we'll see him in a series again. He's been there, done that, and I doubt he'd ever have as much freedom in creating a character for TV again.
I can definitely see Vincent (after a year or so) contemplating some interesting roles on a TV series. I agree with WF that it would be with HBO, Showtime, A& E....the cable stations that offer good drama. I don't see him going back to USA. Not because he hates them, but because he would want a change. A supporting role that would offer him the opportunity to show people that he isn't Robert Goren.
I do think that he would want to stick to a series that films in NYC.
I would also love to see Kate Erbe in another series.
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I would like to see Mr. D'Onofrio and Ms. Erbe do TV again, if its an edgy cutting edge show for one of the premium cable channels. I think once they get their bearings, and perhaps get a movie or two out of their system, the appeal of an HBO or Showtime series, with more freedom and less of the constraints that they have been accustomed to, just might be in their future.
Patrick Roy, 2006 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame