Vincent D’Onofrio is probably best known for his iconic role as the overweight and inept marine recruit in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.
But after that, his popularity declined.
The devastatingly handsome actor, who celebrated his 64th birthday on June 30, 2023, stated that the role required a spectacular physical transformation, which led to him repelling women who had once swooned over his curly brown hair and athletic build.
Vincent D’Onofrio’s CV is as extensive as it is diverse. He always gives 200% to every role and has the ability to fully embody the character to the point where you forget who he is.
The Brooklyn-born actor started his career in theater productions, some outside of Broadway and others on the inside, and took on various side jobs, such as being a bodyguard for Yul Brynner and Robert Plant, to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
In his early days, he made a living as a nightclub bouncer, flower delivery man, curtain installer, and taxi driver.