Who is the Kingpin? The Kingpin's real name is Wilson Fisk he is constant crimelord of crimelord type character that is behind much of the crime in New York City. He is often depicted as being physically massive and is able to go toe to toe with superheroes such as Spiderman and Daredevil. The Kingpin is ranked 10th on IGNs top villains of all time.
The late Michael Clarke Duncan played the Kingpin in the movie Daredevil.
D'Onofrio is a very good actor who has been in a ton of stuff:
Law & Order
Full Metal Jacket - Gomer Pyle
Men in Black
Interestingly he is a method actor and I will be curious if this role effects him in a negative way. He has said he still has nightmares based off of his research for his role in the Cell.
I like this pick. I do not think he will capture the physically massiveness of the Kingpin but then few actor can. Michael Clark Duncan was special in that he actually was that big. To be clear Duncan who naturally weighed in at 270 gained around 40 pounds to play the Kingpin. He said if he were to play him in a sequel he would prefer to be around his natural weight of 270 and that the Kingpin would be shown working out in jail to explain his weightloss.
I don't see D'Onofrio having anywhere near that physicality, however as a very good actor I think he can portray a very ruthless crimelord / mastermind.
What do you think of this D'Onofrio as the Kingpin?
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