Martin Donovan - Rotten Tomatoes

Martin Donovan

Highest Rated:   92% Insomnia (2002)
Lowest Rated:   0% At Last (2005)
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Most recognizable as a Hal Hartley regular, tall, lanky Martin Donovan has made an indelible impression, gaining widespread respect as one of the more underrated figures in the film industry.Born August 19, 1957, in Reseda, CA, Donovan attended the American Theater of Arts in Los Angeles before working for a number of theaters in Los Angeles and New York. Donovan's first starring role came in the 1984 drama Hard Choices, which also starred John Sayles and J.T. Walsh. 1991 marked his first collaboration with Hartley, as he starred in both Surviving Desire (made for PBS' American Playhouse) and Trust. The latter became an art house favorite, helping to establish Hartley's reputation. The following year, Donovan made his next film with Hartley, 1992's Simple Men.Following his role in Hartley's critically acclaimed Amateur (1994), Donovan performed in a steady number of films throughout the rest of the decade. For Hartley, he appeared in Flirt (1995) and The Book of Life (1999), in which he played a modern-day Christ opposite PJ Harvey's Magdalena. Other notable work for the versatile actor included his role as Nicole Kidman's consumptive confidant in The Portrait of a Lady (1996); a turn as a divorced gay father in the unsettling Hollow Reed (1996); the part of Holly Hunter's philandering husband in Living Out Loud (1998); and his triumphantly understated portrayal of Christina Ricci's too-tolerant half-brother in Don Roos' black comedy The Opposite of Sex (1998). It was this last role, in particular, that helped to thrust Donovan a little further into the spotlight, introducing him to an audience that was eager to learn more about this multi-talented, multifaceted actor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
39% Aftermath
  • Actor
2017
17% Rememory
  • Gordon Dunn
2017
81% Ant-Man
  • Actor
$138.1M 2015
80% Ned Rifle
  • Rev. Daniel Gardner
2015
74% Inherent Vice
  • Crocker Fenway
$6.2M 2015
No Score Yet Unthinkable
  • Jack Saunders
2014
20% Sabotage
  • Floyd Damel
$8.2M 2014
59% Nurse
  • Larry Cook
2014
54% The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Ludlow Cooper
$0.6M 2013
5% Silent Hill: Revelation
  • Douglas Cartland
$17.6M 2012
75% Collaborator
  • Robert Longfellow
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet In Praise of Shadows
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Shadows & Lies
  • Victor
2010
No Score Yet Duress
  • Richard Barnett
2009
16% The Haunting in Connecticut
  • Peter Campbell
$55.4M 2009
14% The Alphabet Killer
  • Jim Walsh
2008
48% Wind Chill
  • Highway Patrolman
2007
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Cliff
2007
21% The Quiet
  • Paul Deer
$0.3M 2006
33% The Sentinel
  • William Montrose
$36.3M 2006
No Score Yet The Visitation
  • Travis Jordan
2006
No Score Yet The Garage
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Day On Fire
  • Actor
2006
0% At Last
  • Mark Singleton
2005
61% Saved!
  • Pastor Skip
$8.8M 2004
34% The United States of Leland
  • Harry Pollard
$0.3M 2004
No Score Yet The Pornographer: A Love Story
  • Michael
2004
39% Agent Cody Banks
  • Dr. Connors
$47.3M 2003
No Score Yet RFK
  • John F. Kennedy
2002
92% Insomnia
  • Hap Eckhart
$67.3M 2002
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy & Isabelle
  • Mr. Robertson
2001
No Score Yet The Great Gatsby
  • Tom Buchanan
2001
72% Pipe Dream
  • David Kulovic
2001
48% Onegin
  • Prince Nikitin
1999
No Score Yet Spanish Fly
  • Carl Livingston
1999
No Score Yet In a Savage Land
  • Philip Spence
1999
No Score Yet The Rook
  • John Abbott
1999
No Score Yet The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer
  • Actor
1999
60% Heaven
  • Robert Marling
1999
59% Living Out Loud
  • Bob
1998
89% The Book of Life
  • Jesus Christ
1998
No Score Yet When Trumpets Fade
  • Captain Pritchett
1998
No Score Yet Somebody Is Waiting
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1998
80% The Opposite of Sex
  • Bill Truitt
1998
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples
  • Aart Vos
1998
43% The Portrait of a Lady
  • Ralph Touchett
1996
80% Flirt
  • Walter
1996
83% Hollow Reed
  • Martyn Wyatt
1996
57% Nadja
  • Jim
1995
75% Amateur
  • Thomas
1995
No Score Yet American Playhouse
  • Jude
1993
No Score Yet Scam
  • Gordon Wexler
1993
No Score Yet Quick
  • Herschel Brewer
1993
91% Malcolm X
  • FBI Agent
1992
50% Death Becomes Her
  • Screenwriter
1992
90% Simple Men
  • Martin
1992
82% Trust
  • Matthew Slaughter
1991
No Score Yet Death Dreams
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Julia Has Two Lovers
  • Freddy
1991
72% Apartment Zero
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet Hard Choices
  • Josh
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Rogue
2013
  • Richard Campbell
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
30% Second Chance
2016
  • Duke Daniels
  • 2016
53% The Lottery
2014
  • Darius Hayes
  • 2014
88% Homeland
2011
  • Leland Bennett
  • 2013
41% The Firm
2012
  • Kevin Stack
  • 2012
84% Boss
2011-2012
  • Ezra Stone
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Tom Gordon
  • 2008
  • 2007
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Peter
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Dr. Archibald Newlands
  • 2003

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