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Why Kingpin From Hawkeye Looks So Familiar

Disney+ has gifted Marvel fans with several new TV series this year — like "WandaVision" and "Loki" — with each show taking an in-depth look at particular MCU characters. The latest series to take Disney+ by storm is "Hawkeye," which centers on Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton. The Avengers team member made his debut in 2011's "Thor" and went on to star in subsequent Marvel films, including "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Endgame." However, Clint was mainly a supporting character, with audiences left to rely on their knowledge of his Marvel Comics story because he was never given the same amount of screentime as other heroes.

Then, Disney+ unveiled "Hawkeye" at the end of November. Clint not only got the main character treatment but found himself a new sidekick in protégée Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). In the most recent episode of "Hawkeye," titled "Ronin," Clin confirms that the one New York criminal he was hoping to avoid running into is closely connected to Kate's mom, Eleanor Bishop (Vera Farmiga). That character is Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, who fans first met on the Netflix Marvel live-action series "Daredevil."

"Hawkeye" has now aired five of six episodes, and it took the majority of the series for Clint and Kate to discover who is really calling the shots for Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) and the Tracksuit Mafia. "Ronin" confirms the suspicion of many fans; the shot-caller is none other than Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin. The actor may be best known to Marvel fans as the infamous "Daredevil" crime boss, but he's been a staple in Hollywood for decades, per his IMDb profile.

D'Onofrio's broke out is in this Stanley Kubrick psychological war drama

A defining performance in Vincent D'Onofrio's decades-long acting career is featured in 1987's "Full Metal Jacket." Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War film sees the actor play Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence, a clumsy and struggling Marine recruit who is hazed relentlessly in boot camp. D'Onofrio pushes himself with the role, which is not solely due to the dark events that unfold throughout his storyline. In preparing for the role, he also tested his physical limits by gaining more than 70 pounds for his character, according to a September 1987 report from the Associated Press.

The Kubrick film is a dramatic take on the ethics of war. The Private Pyle character becomes a physical representation of the harsh effect of the dehumanizing tactics and mental toll a military boot camp environment can have on a recruit. "Full Metal Jacket" is considered by many to be one of the best war films ever made, and D'Onofrio's role is a pivotal part in making it so memorable — even after all this time has passed.

He played a creepy alien named The Bug in Men In Black

As far as sci-fi adventure films go, few films come close to the 1997 Warner Bros. romp that is "Men In Black." The late '90s film stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and has plenty of action, lots of unusual extraterrestrial life as part of the supporting cast, and an out-of-this-world crime. All of these elements combined to create a thrilling first installment in what eventually became the popular "Men in Black" franchise.

By this point in his career, Vincent D'Onofrio had mastered the art of playing villains and underdogs in film. So, when he took on the role of Edgar, aka the Bug, he made it his own. In the movie, the Bug is a giant alien insect who ate a rural farmer named Edgar (D'Onofrio) and wears his skin to disguise himself as human. Not only is D'Onofrio's performance enhanced in the creepiest way possible thanks to his costume and special effects makeup, but his aggressive take on the character is bone-chilling. For example, the way skin visibly hangs onto his body makes you question if the actor is really wearing a human suit. And the cherry on top is the character's uncanny alien nature that is the thing of nightmares.

D'Onofrio spent 10 seasons on Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Vincent D'Onofrio may perhaps be most well-known to larger audiences for his role as NYPD Detective Robert Goren on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." It's surely his longest role, as he portrayed the character throughout the series' 10 seasons, according to his IMDb page. Goren is an investigator and criminal profiler who works on the Major Case Squad. While he is sometimes an awkward or forceful presence in the workplace, he excels at what he does.

Goren's attitude toward solving cases is to be intense and intuitive. He's always well-prepared for a case and truly has a genius nature when it comes to fighting crime. However, he sometimes puts solving a case over everything else, which can test his relationships and the balance between personal and professional ethics. Aside from breaking suspects to cooperate in his investigations, Goren's not often shown displaying his true personality, potentially implying that he is one with his job. D'Onofrio's "Criminal Intent" character has many partners throughout the decade of the show, with his most notable partner being Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe).