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Vincent D’Onofrio’s Least Favorite Thing About New York Is All the Republicans

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Name: Vincent D’Onofrio
Age: 50
Neighborhood: [Ed: Unanswered for fear of stalkers. He had an incident.]
Occupation: Actor. He also directed the slasher musical Don’t Go in the Woods, which will be screened tonight at Joe’s Pub, followed by a live musical performance with the cast.
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
A steak and pasta at Il Buco.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Would you live here on a $35,000 salary?
Yes, with rich people.
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
American Idiot.
Do you give money to panhandlers?
Only if they are disabled.
What’s your drink?
Diet Coke.
How often do you prepare your own meals?
Never if I can help it.
What’s your favorite medication?
A sledgehammer.
What’s hanging above your sofa?
Citizen Kane.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Haircuts should be free.
When’s bedtime?
When my eyes close.
Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Old, minus the crime.
What do you think of Donald Trump?
Would he give me money to make my next film?
What do you hate most about living in New York?
Who is your mortal enemy?
When’s the last time you drove a car?
This morning.
How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
All the wrong people lost money and will never get it back, while those who caused it continue to get richer. It makes me want to use my favorite medication on them.
Times, Post, or Daily News?
All of them when I feel like sifting through bullshit.
Where do you go to be alone?
What makes someone a New Yorker?
State of mind.

By: Vanita Salisbury

Can I say I enjoyed this interview. What fun answers. ROTFL.- Frances

Thanks to Rosy of for posting.

Baz Luhrmann

the Movie

“Australia” is Baz Luhrmann’s first feature film since the 2001 musical success Moulin Rouge! Filming began late April 2007 & concluded December 19th 2007. The film is slated for a November 14 2008 release.

Australia is the story of Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman), an English, aristocratic woman who leaves England to follow her husband to Australia. He is in Australia with the intention of selling his cattle station the size of Belgium. However, Lady Ashley believes he is having an affair and travels out there to confront him. The property is in the north of Australia, and she embarks on an African Queen type journey, accompanied by a rough, hewn cattle drover (Hugh Jackman). Ultimately, Lady Ashley finds herself inheriting the cattle station and, in order to save it, she and the drover must undertake an epic cattle drive to Darwin. In the course of that journey, she falls in love with the drover, and the Australian landscape, and realises that her life is not over, and there’s always a new life to be had. The title Australia is intended to sum up the story of her life – her journey, the landscape, and the people she meets – all of which transform her life forever.

Sun Herald December 23, 2007.