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People in Film | Stephen Dorff
Posted November 01, 2010 to photo album "People in Film | Stephen Dorff"
The lowdown on Stephen Dorff, who plays movie star Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere.
Stephen Dorff | Action Hero
In The Power of One – which was directed by Rocky helmer John G. Avildsen – Dorff played a talented young boxer growing up Apartheid-era South Africa. He brought a real physicality to his performance, and that particular talent marked him out as an ideal casting choice in action movies. As a result, he went through rough neighborhoods with Emilio Estevez and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the urban thriller Judgment Night, traversed the galaxy with Dennis Hopper in the sci-fi adventure Space Truckers, robbed banks with Harvey Keitel and Timothy Hutton in City of Industry, fought drugs gangs on the streets of Brooklyn with James Franco in Deuces Wild, and survived a brutal prison regime with Val Kilmer in Felon. Ironically, the action role that Dorff is possibly best known for is not a hero but a baddie: Deacon Frost, the vampire villain in Blade and Blade 2, who is pitted against Wesley Snipes’ good-hearted neck-biting hero.