Everything You Wanted to Know About Donnie Darko

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Vince Darko?

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Several actors were considered for the role of Donnie, including Vince Vaughn, who felt uncomfortable playing a 16-year old (he was 31 at the time). Mark Wahlberg was also considered, but insisted that Donnie Darko had to have a lisp, which director Richard Kelly disagreed about. Jason Schwartzman had also agreed to play Donnie but was unable to due to scheduling conflicts. The role eventually went to the hugely talented Jake Gyllenhaal.

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