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Martin Donovan is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 19 august 1957 at Reseda, Los Angeles (USA)

Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan
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Birth name Martin R. Smith
Nationality USA
Birth 19 august 1957 (62 years) at Reseda, Los Angeles (USA)

Martin Donovan (born August 19, 1957) is an American film, stage and television actor. He has had a long collaboration with director Hal Hartley and appeared in many of Hartley's films, such as Trust (1990), Surviving Desire (1991), Simple Men (1992), Flirt (1993), Amateur (1994), and The Book of Life (1998; in which he played Jesus). Donovan also played Peter Scottson on Showtime's cable series Weeds. He made his writing/directorial debut with the film Collaborator (2011).

Biography

Donovan married actress Vivian Lanko in 1984; they have two sons. They lived in New York City for many years before relocating to Vancouver, Canada.

Best films

Death Becomes Her (1992)
(Author)
Insomnia (2002)
(Actor)

Usually with

Hal Hartley
Hal Hartley
(7 films)
Ted Hope
Ted Hope
(5 films)
David Koepp
David Koepp
(2 films)
Karen Sillas
Karen Sillas
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Martin Donovan (59 films)

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Actor

Tenet
Tenet (2020)

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Clémence Poésy

Terrain inconnu. Le projet est décrit comme une épopée d’action autour du monde de l’espionnage international.
Fahrenheit 451, 1h41
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Dystopian films
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Khandi Alexander, Laura Harrier, Grace Lynn Kung
Roles Commissioner Nyari
Rating49% 2.4580452.4580452.4580452.4580452.458045
Dans un monde dystopique, le rôle des pompiers a bien changé : ils ne sont désormais plus chargés d’éteindre les incendies, mais plutôt de les allumer. Ainsi, ils doivent détruire par le feu tous les livres existants. Ils ont aussi pour mission de traquer les résistants qui cachent des ouvrages chez eux. L'un d'eux, Guy Montag, va alors se sentir attiré par la lecture...
Indian Horse
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Michiel Huisman, Martin Donovan, Forrest Goodluck, Michael Murphy
Roles Jack Lanahan
Rating71% 3.592023.592023.592023.592023.59202
Saul Cheval indien est élevé par sa grand-mère sur les terres ancestrales. Quand sa grand-mère meurt, Saul est découvert par les autorités et placé de force dans un pensionnat destiné aux autochtones et à qui on interdit l'utilisation de leur langue ojibwe.
Aftermath
Aftermath (2017)
, 1h32
Directed by Elliott Lester
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Martin Donovan, Larry Sullivan, Hannah Ware
Roles Robert
Rating56% 2.84792.84792.84792.84792.8479
La femme et l'enfant d'un homme nommé Roman Melnyk meurent dans un accident aérien. Celui-ci est due à plusieurs dysfonctionnements, mettant en cause plusieurs responsabilités, mais le rôle du contrôleur aérien ce soir là est particulièrement mis en lumière par les médias. Roman va alors chercher des réponses à ses questions puis tenter de se venger.
All at Once
Directed by Jon Abrahams
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Annie Potts, Jon Abrahams, Erika Christensen, Lydia Hearst-Shaw, Summer Phoenix, Mickey Sumner
Roles Giovanni Sacco
Rating58% 2.911642.911642.911642.911642.91164
A young artist in New York City accepts guardianship of his two best friends' young daughters after they perish in the September 11 attacks. Eleven years later, he moves back to his hometown of Buffalo, New York to raise the two girls after suffering from the financial strains of living in the City.
Ant-Man
Ant-Man (2015)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam McKay, Edgar Wright, Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about insects, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll
Roles Mitchell Carson
Rating72% 3.6474553.6474553.6474553.6474553.647455
In 1989, scientist Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their attempt to replicate his Ant-Man shrinking technology. Believing the technology is dangerous, Pym vows to hide it as long as he lives. In the present day, Pym's estranged daughter, Hope van Dyne, and former protégé, Darren Cross, have forced him out of his own company. Cross is close to perfecting a shrinking suit of his own, the Yellowjacket, which horrifies Pym.
Sabotage
Sabotage (2014)
, 1h49
Directed by David Ayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Josh Holloway
Roles Floyd Demel
Rating56% 2.84862.84862.84862.84862.8486
John "Breacher" Wharton (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is the leader of an elite team of DEA agents from the Special Ops Division, which includes James "Monster" Murray (Sam Worthington) and his wife Lizzy Murray (Mireille Enos), Joe "Grinder" Philips (Joe Manganiello), Julius "Sugar" Edmonds (Terrence Howard), Eddie "Neck" Jordan (Josh Holloway), Tom "Pyro" Roberts (Max Martini), Bryce "Tripod" McNeely (Kevin Vance), and "Smoke" Jennings (Mark Schlegel).
Inherent Vice, 2h28
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone
Roles Crocker Fenway
Rating66% 3.3490453.3490453.3490453.3490453.349045
In 1970, Shasta Fay Hepworth visits the rickety beach house of her ex-boyfriend, Larry "Doc" Sportello, a private investigator and hippie/dope head in Gordita Beach, a fictional town in Los Angeles County. Shasta tells him about her new lover, Michael Z. "Mickey" Wolfmann, a wealthy real estate developer. She asks Doc to help prevent Mickey’s wife and her lover from having Mickey abducted and committed to an insane asylum.
Ned Rifle
Ned Rifle (2014)

Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Liam Aiken, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, Martin Donovan, Lloyd Kaufman
Roles Rev. Daniel Gardner
Rating61% 3.0970353.0970353.0970353.0970353.097035
Fay Grim (Parker Posey) a passé quatre ans en détention préventive pour des activités terroristes présumées et est transférée dans un pénitencier fédéral pour purger une peine d'emprisonnement à vie. Son fils, Ned Rifle (Liam Aiken), a été placé sous protection de témoins dans une famille chrétienne. Le film suit l'intention de Ned de tuer son père, Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), pour avoir ruiné la vie de sa mère, Fay Grim. Par la suite, Ned rencontre Susan (Aubrey Plaza), qui a une connexion au passé de Henry Fool.
Nurse 3-D
Nurse 3-D (2013)
, 1h20
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson, Paz de la Huerta, Corbin Bleu, Kathleen Turner, Boris Kodjoe
Roles Larry Cook
Rating45% 2.255812.255812.255812.255812.25581
The film opens with Abby Russell at a night club where she explains to the audience via a narration that her "job" is to murder cheating men in order to "keep scum off of the streets"- a job that she thoroughly enjoys. She then murders a man by slicing through his femoral artery and then throwing him off the roof of the club. The following day she attends a ceremony where she watches Danni Rodgers, a nurse she had been mentoring, graduate. She then approaches her and meets Danni's mother and stepfather Larry Cook. Despite this joyful moment and all of her preparation, Danni is ill prepared for her first true day of nursing duty and is berated by Dr. Morris for her inability to respond quickly to an emergency situation. Abby views the situation with disgust, as she knows that Dr. Morris is a sadist that enjoys harassing new nurses.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2h10
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Films about Islam, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Meesha Shafi, Om Puri
Roles Ludlow Cooper
Rating68% 3.4493.4493.4493.4493.449
In 2011, Anse Rainier (Gary Richardson), an American professor at Lahore University, is kidnapped soon after he leaves a movie theatre. A ransom video is sent to the US embassy, demanding the release of 690 detainees from a Muslim concentration camp in Kot Lakhpat and €700,000 for the children of Waziristan. Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist and undercover CIA informant in Pakistan, arranges to interview a colleague of Rainer, Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed), who he suspects is involved in the kidnapping.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, 1h34
Directed by M. J. Bassett
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger, Martin Donovan, Malcolm McDowell
Roles Douglas Cartland
Rating50% 2.5025952.5025952.5025952.5025952.502595
Sharon Da Silva (Adelaide Clemens) and her adoptive father Christopher (Sean Bean), currently hiding behind aliases of Heather and Harry Mason, have spent the past few years moving from town to town and assuming different identities. Heather believes that they are on the run from the police because Harry killed a man in self-defense and that her adoptive mother Rose (Radha Mitchell) died in a car crash. In fact, Harry has been protecting her from the Order, a cult of Silent Hill, a town haunted by shifting dimensions. Rose was able to free Heather (then Sharon) from one of the alternate dimensions using one half of a talisman called the Seal of Metatron, but Rose remained trapped in Silent Hill.
Collaborator, 1h27
Directed by Martin Donovan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Martin Donovan, David Morse, Olivia Williams, Katherine Helmond, Julian Richings, Eileen Ryan
Roles Robert Longfellow
Rating59% 2.999642.999642.999642.999642.99964
Donovan also stars in the film, portraying a once-successful playwright, Robert Longfellow, who is taken hostage by an [ex-con] neighbor while on a routine visit to his childhood home. Two-time Emmy-nominee David Morse plays Gus (the neighbor); a man Robert has avoided since he was a boy. The film also stars Olivia Williams; Katherine Helmond and Eileen Ryan play supporting roles. As the drama unfolds, social status, celebrity and the threat of violence converge, leaving the playwright simultaneously shattered and inspired.
Shadows & Lies
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors James Franco, Julianne Nicholson, Josh Lucas, Martin Donovan, Zoe Lister-Jones, Ian Kahn
Roles Victor
Rating42% 2.117362.117362.117362.117362.11736
William Vincent (Franco) returns to New York after four years in exile to save the girl he loves from the same dangerous crime syndicate that brought them together.