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Peter Donat is a Actor Canadien born on 20 january 1928 at Kentville (Canada)

Peter Donat

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Birth name Pierre Collingwood Donat
Nationality Canada
Birth 20 january 1928 at Kentville (Canada)
Death 10 august 2018 (at 90 years)

Peter Donat (born Pierre Collingwood Donat; January 20, 1928) is a Canadian-American actor known for his roles in American television.


Donat was married to actress Michael Learned from 1956 until 1972, when they divorced. They have three children — Caleb, Christopher and Lucas. He is currently married to his second wife, Marijke. He is a naturalized United States citizen. He also narrated the biographical film chronicling the life and work of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey: A Biographical Portrait (1987) and moderated the multi-volume video series, The World of Joseph Campbell: Transformation of Myths Through Time (1989), giving insightful commentary and celebrating Campbell’s brilliance as a scholar and storyteller.

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The Game (1997)

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Filmography of Peter Donat (30 films)

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The Deep End, 1h41
Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tilda Swinton, Goran Višnjić, Jonathan Tucker, Josh Lucas, Peter Donat, Raymond J. Barry
Roles Jack Hall
Rating64% 3.2489553.2489553.2489553.2489553.248955
Margaret Hall (Swinton) and her family live a seemingly upper middle class life in Tahoe City, California. Her husband is a pilot on the aircraft carrier USS Constellation. She is startled to discover that her son Beau (Tucker), a high school senior, has been having a sexual affair with 30-year-old Reno, Nevada night club owner Darby Reese (Lucas). Margaret visits Reese's nightclub, The Deep End, to demand that he stay away from her son. That night, Reese secretly visits Beau and the two meet in the boathouse. Beau confronts him about asking his mother for money. The two argue, eventually coming to blows. As Beau returns to the house, Reese leans on a railing, causing it to collapse, and falls into the water, impaling himself on an anchor.
The Game
The Game (1997)
, 2h9
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Jeu
Actors Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Roles Samuel Sutherland
Rating77% 3.8989653.8989653.8989653.8989653.898965
Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a wealthy investment banker, but his success has come at a cost. He is estranged from both his ex-wife (Anna Katarina) and his only sibling, younger brother Conrad (Sean Penn). He remains haunted from having seen his father (Charles Martinet) commit suicide on the latter's 48th birthday. For Nicholas' own 48th birthday, Conrad presents Nicholas with an unusual gift—a voucher for a "game" offered by a company called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Conrad promises Nicholas that it will change his life.
Red Corner
Red Corner (1997)
, 2h2
Directed by Jon Avnet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann, Peter Donat, Robert Stanton
Roles David McAndrews
Rating62% 3.1485153.1485153.1485153.1485153.148515
Red Corner tells the story of a wealthy American businessman named Jack Moore (played by Richard Gere) working in China and attempting to put together a satellite communications deal as part of a joint venture with the Chinese government. Before the deal goes through, he is framed for the murder of a powerful Chinese general's daughter, and the satellite contract is awarded to Moore's competitor, Gerhardt Hoffman. Moore's court-appointed lawyer Shen Yuelin, (played by Bai Ling), initially does not believe his claims of innocence, but the pair gradually unearth further evidence that not only vindicates Moore but also implicates powerful figures within the Chinese central government administration, exposing undeniable conspiracy and corruption. Shen manages to convince several high-ranking Chinese officials to release evidence that proves Moore's innocence. Moore is quickly released from prison while the conspirators that framed him are arrested. At the airport, Moore asks Shen to leave China with him, but she decides to stay as there are many more things to change in China. However, she admits that meeting Moore has changed her life, and she considers him part of her family now. They both then share a heartfelt hug on the airport runway.
School Ties, 1h46
Directed by Robert Mandel
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, American football films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Cole Hauser, Andrew Lowery
Roles Headmaster Dr. Bartram
Rating68% 3.4477853.4477853.4477853.4477853.447785
David Greene (Brendan Fraser) is a working-class Jewish teenager from Scranton, Pennsylvania, during the 1950s who is given a football scholarship to St. Matthew's, an exclusive Massachusetts prep school, for his senior year. Upon his arrival, he meets his teammates Rip Van Kelt (Randall Batinkoff), Charlie Dillon (Matt Damon), Jack Connors (Cole Hauser), and his roommate Chris Reece (Chris O'Donnell) and learns of the school's cherished honor code system. Soon learning that his new friends are prejudiced against Jews, he suppresses his background.
The Babe
The Babe (1992)
, 1h55
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Stephen Caffrey, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, James Cromwell
Roles Frazee
Rating58% 2.948922.948922.948922.948922.94892
The story begins in 1902 in Baltimore, Maryland, where a seven-year-old Babe Ruth, troubled and not-so disciplined, is sent to the St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a reformatory and orphanage. Ruth is sent by his father, George Herman Ruth Sr. (Bob Swan), who cannot handle raising the boy. At the school, Ruth is schooled by Catholic missionaries and is made fun of by other children, because of his large size. Brother Matthias Boutlier (James Cromwell), the Head of Discipline at St. Mary's, first introduces Ruth to the game of baseball. During a session of batting practice, Ruth hits several towering home runs off of Matthias, who is pitching. Brother Matthias and others are stunned by Ruth's amazing power to drive the ball.
The War of the Roses, 1h56
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht, Dan Castellaneta, Sean Astin
Roles Jason Larrabee
Rating68% 3.4005053.4005053.4005053.4005053.400505
Lawyer Gavin D'Amato is in his office discussing a divorce case with a client. Noticing the man's determination to divorce his wife, Gavin decides to tell him the story of one of his clients, a personal friend of his.
Skin Deep
Skin Deep (1989)
, 1h41
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors John Ritter, Alyson Reed, Vincent Gardenia, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Chelsea Field
Roles Sparky
Rating62% 3.1008053.1008053.1008053.1008053.100805
Zachary "Zach" Hutton is a successful author who has a weakness for alcohol and beautiful women. Zach's mistress walks in on him in the process of cheating on her with her attractive hairdresser, followed by his estranged wife Alex discovering his mistress about to shoot him with his revolver. Following the breakup of those relationships, Zach engages in a long period of binge-drinking and solace-seeking with a string of women. He avoids work, continues to strain relations with his ex-wife and drunkenly attends a formal party dressed in a genie's costume.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream, 1h50
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Elias Koteas, Frederic Forrest, Christian Slater
Roles Otto Kerner
Rating68% 3.449563.449563.449563.449563.44956
Detroit engineer Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges) has been interested in building cars since childhood. During World War II he designed an armored car for the military and made money building gun turrets for aircraft in a small shop next to his home in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Tucker is supported by his large, extended family, including wife Vera (Joan Allen) and eldest son Preston Jr (Christian Slater).
Earth Star Voyager
Directed by James Goldstone
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Actors Duncan Regehr, Brian McNamara, Julia Montgomery, Margaret Langrick, Peter Donat, Bruce Harwood
Roles Admiral Beasley
Rating72% 3.64563.64563.64563.64563.6456
En 2082, le vaisseau d'exploration, Vanguard Explorer, a subi de graves dommages causés par les efforts de Capitaine Jacob Brown pour essayer de garder son vaisseau hors des mains d'insurgés menés par son second, Vance Arthur. Feintant sa reddition, Jake attaque Vance et le met à terre assez longtemps pour pouvoir atteindre une capsule de sauvetage et se projeter dans l'espace. Mais la cause des dommages à bord du Vanguard Explorer est inconnue.
Honeymoon (1985)

Directed by Patrick Jamain
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Nathalie Baye, John Shea, Richard Berry, Peter Donat, Alf Humphreys, Cec Linder
Roles Novak
Rating47% 2.3929852.3929852.3929852.3929852.392985
A Frenchwoman in Manhattan, in danger of being deported because of her relationship with a recently arrested drug offender, enters into a marriage of convenience with a stranger that is arranged through an agency. But even though the two are not supposed to even meet, her new husband starts taking his faux wedding vows entirely too seriously.
Honeymoon (1985)
, 1h41
Directed by Patrick Jamain
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Nathalie Baye, John Shea, Richard Berry, Peter Donat, Alf Humphreys, Cec Linder
Roles Novak
Rating47% 2.3929852.3929852.3929852.3929852.392985
Son compagnon Michel étant arrêté pour trafic de drogue, Cécile contracte un mariage blanc afin de rester à New York.
The Bay Boy, 1h47
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Liv Ullmann, Peter Donat, Alan Scarfe, Mathieu Carrière, Chris Wiggins
Roles Mr. Campbell
Rating63% 3.198133.198133.198133.198133.19813
Donald Campbell (Kiefer Sutherland) is a sensitive teenage boy coming of age in a dark and uncertain time for both his community and life. His mother (Liv Ullman) wants him to continue his education after high school and become a priest, but Donald is more interested in girls than prayerbooks. After an unsuccessful attempt by a visiting priest to molest him, followed by his first sexual experience with a local girl, Donald politely informs his mother (without revealing why) that he is not going to be a priest.
Mazes and Monsters, 1h40
Directed by Steven Hilliard Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Actors Tom Hanks, Wendy Crewson, David Wallace, Chris Makepeace, Lloyd Bochner, Peter Donat
Roles Harold
Rating41% 2.0574252.0574252.0574252.0574252.057425
The film opens with a scene that is repeated later in the film in which a reporter meets with police searching a cavern. He is told a Mazes and Monsters game got out of hand.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Diane Lane, Peter Donat, Laura Dern, Ray Winstone, David Clennon, Cynthia Sikes
Roles Harley Dennis
Rating68% 3.4455153.4455153.4455153.4455153.445515
Corinne Burns is a seventeen-year-old girl whose mother has recently died from lung cancer. Working in a fast food restaurant to help support herself and her younger sister, Corinne is interviewed by a local television station for a story about her town's dwindling economy. During the interview, Corinne becomes angry and belligerent towards the reporter, eventually lashing out at her boss and getting fired. The segment resonates with the station's teenage viewers, who see Corinne as a kindred spirit. The station does a follow-up interview, which primarily consists of Corinne acting flippant and making sarcastic remarks to the journalist. However, she does manage to slip in a plug for her garage band "The Stains", which consists of her, her sister Tracy, and their cousin Jessica.