Vincent D'Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) will star as Wilson Fisk--AKA Kingpin--in the Netflix 13-episode season of Marvel's Daredevil. The Kingpin character is a slave to his emotions--a volatile, insecure, arrested adolescent-type possessing little self-control who's prone to rage and violent outbursts.
D'Onofrio's most famous character, Law & Order's Robert Goren, spent every episode using his formidable intelligence to keep his dark impulses--never far from the surface--at bay. He barely succeeded and the tension created by Goren's battle for self-mastery drove the drama. For the role of Kingpin, D'Onofrio has bulked up to 300 pounds and shaved his head. The camera has always loved the 6'3" D'Onofrio--and it will worship him in Daredevil. Some actors just pull the universe--even the Marvel Universe--toward them. Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin could easily steal the show.
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