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Broken Horses / Captures / Movies / Photo Archive

I have updated the gallery with 611 High Quality screencaptures from Broken Horses (2015)!

Firmly in the tradition of American Westerns, it follows the lives of the two orphaned brothers. The older one, Buddy, sees his father being shot. Vulnerable and described as “slow”, Buddy gets co-opted by gangster Julius Hench (Vincent D’Onofrio) and turns into his key assassin. While Buddy grows up in a lawless environment, younger brother Jakey is a violinist auditioning for the New York Philharmonic and on the verge of marrying his Italian girlfriend. But first Jakey must return to his dusty home town near the U.S.-Mexican border to receive his wedding present from his older brother. Returning to that one-horse town opens up unhealed wounds and forces Jakey and Buddy to confront some ugly truths.
Hench won’t let Buddy quit the job. He will do anything to keep his most efficient, easily manipulated killing machine on his rolls, including bumping off Jakey. When Jakey realizes what Buddy is up against, he orchestrates a rather poorly designed plan to help them both escape from Hench.

Broken Horses / Movies / News

BHFActor Vincent D’Onofrio, co-star of the new thriller “Broken Horses,” will introduce the film at 9:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during the Louisiana International Film Festival at Cinemark Perkins Rowe.

D’Onofrio will conduct question-and-answer sessions following both screenings.

D’Onofrio’s upcoming films include one of the summer’s most anticipated films, “Jurassic World.” He’s also cast in “The Magnificent Seven,” a classic western remake that’s scheduled to start shooting in Baton Rouge on May 18. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, “The Magnificent Seven” also features Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.

D’Onofrio’s previous films include Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” “Men in Black” (as Edgar the Bug), “Mystic Pizza,” Oliver Stone’s “JFK,” Robert Altman’s “The Player,” Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood,” and Dan Ireland’s “The Whole Wide World.” He’s also known for his role as Det. Robert Goren in TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

The third annual Louisiana International Film Festival, featuring 60 films, continues through Sunday at Cinemark Perkins Rowe. Film festival tickets are available at


Broken Horses / Daredevil / Interview / Movies

Vincent D’Onofrio never had aspirations to be the leading man. He wanted to be a character actor.

During the last three decades, he has become just that: one of the most durable and versatile character actors working in film and television, playing a serial killer (“The Cell”), an evil space alien (“Men in Black”), a Sherlock Holmesian police detective (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) and a pulp fiction writer (“The Whole Wide World”).

The physically imposing, 6-foot-4 Method actor went so far as to gain 70 pounds for his role as a mentally unbalanced, overweight recruit in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War epic, “Full Metal Jacket.”

But D’Onofrio, now 55, acknowledged that he made a lot of mistakes when he was younger.

“I have changed so much as an actor over the years,” D’Onofrio said by phone from Atlanta, where he’s playing an apple picker in James Franco’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Depression-era novel “In Dubious Battle.”

The mistakes, he noted, were not in the projects he chose but in his attitude.

“I so badly wanted to be a character actor,” D’Onofrio said, adding that he would read scripts and imagine what he could do with the role.

“It gave me a lot of experience, but I don’t think about things like that anymore,” he said. “I think about the story. Do I want to be involved in the story? And if I do, how can I help serve the story? It becomes a lot less about yourself and more about serving your story.”

His galvanizing work infuses two projects being released Friday: the feature film “Broken Horses” and Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.”

“Broken Horses” finds him playing Julius Hench, a psychotic crime boss dealing in drugs in the Southwest who transforms a young man with mental issues into a ruthless killer.

In “Daredevil,” he takes on the role of Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. the Kingpin, a larger-than-life, powerful and merciless businessman who resembles a demented Uncle Fester. He is the nemesis of Daredevil (Charlie Cox).

No matter how vile or vicious the character he plays, D’Onofrio manages to find the humanity.

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