Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan (born August 19, 1957) is an American stage and film actor. He has had a long collaboration with the director Hal Hartley, appearing in many of his films, including Trust (1990), Surviving Desire (1991), Simple Men (1992), Flirt (1993), Amateur (1994), and The Book of Life (1998) (in which he played Jesus). He is best known as Peter Scottson, the DEA agent on Showtime's Weeds. He made his Writing and Directorial debut in 2011 with the film Collaborator, which he stars in with David Morse. Description above from the Wikipedia article Martin Donovan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Insomnia (2002)

MysteriousSmartThought provokingIntense

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Al Pacino  •  Robin Williams  •  Maura Tierney

Ant-Man (2015)

OriginalAction-packedFunEnjoyable

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Michael Douglas  •  Evangeline Lilly  •  Corey Stoll

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Michael Douglas  •  Evangeline Lilly  •  Corey Stoll

Saved! (2004)

Thought provokingSlow movingSleep-throughMindless

Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom have formed a girl group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Mandy Moore  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Patrick Fugit

Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom have formed a girl group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Mandy Moore  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Patrick Fugit

The Opposite of Sex (1998)

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Martin Donovan  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Lyle Lovett

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Roos
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Martin Donovan  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Lyle Lovett

The Quiet (2005)

After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including the fact that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Babbit
CAST:  Elisha Cuthbert  •  Camilla Belle  •  Edie Falco  •  Martin Donovan

After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including the fact that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Babbit
CAST:  Elisha Cuthbert  •  Camilla Belle  •  Edie Falco  •  Martin Donovan

The United States of Leland (2003)

Thought provokingEmotionalDepressingHeartbreaking

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

Trust (1990)

After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Adrienne Shelly  •  Martin Donovan  •  Merritt Nelson  •  John MacKay

After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Adrienne Shelly  •  Martin Donovan  •  Merritt Nelson  •  John MacKay

Wind Chill (2007)

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they're preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Jacobs
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Ashton Holmes  •  Martin Donovan  •  Ned Bellamy

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they're preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Jacobs
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Ashton Holmes  •  Martin Donovan  •  Ned Bellamy

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Recruited by the U.S. government to be a special agent, nerdy teenager Cody Banks must get closer to cute classmate Natalie in order to learn about an evil plan hatched by her father. But despite the agent persona, Cody struggles with teen angst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Frankie Muniz  •  Hilary Duff  •  Angie Harmon  •  Keith David

Recruited by the U.S. government to be a special agent, nerdy teenager Cody Banks must get closer to cute classmate Natalie in order to learn about an evil plan hatched by her father. But despite the agent persona, Cody struggles with teen angst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Frankie Muniz  •  Hilary Duff  •  Angie Harmon  •  Keith David

The Book of Life (1998)

The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus Christ, and Christ's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Martin Donovan  •  PJ Harvey  •  Thomas Jay Ryan  •  Miho Nikaido

The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus Christ, and Christ's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Martin Donovan  •  PJ Harvey  •  Thomas Jay Ryan  •  Miho Nikaido

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  John Malkovich  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  John Malkovich  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Mary-Louise Parker

When Trumpets Fade (1998)

In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Ron Eldard  •  Zak Orth  •  Frank Whaley  •  Dylan Bruno

In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Ron Eldard  •  Zak Orth  •  Frank Whaley  •  Dylan Bruno

Nadja (1994)

This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by Dr. Van Helsing and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Elina Löwensohn  •  Peter Fonda  •  David Lynch  •  Jared Harris

This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by Dr. Van Helsing and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Elina Löwensohn  •  Peter Fonda  •  David Lynch  •  Jared Harris

Amateur (1994)

A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Martin Donovan  •  Elina Löwensohn  •  Damian Young

A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Hartley
CAST:  Isabelle Huppert  •  Martin Donovan  •  Elina Löwensohn  •  Damian Young

The Sentinel (2006)

A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Eva Longoria  •  Martin Donovan

A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Eva Longoria  •  Martin Donovan

Desire (2000)

An affair between a pianist and a teacher begins to disintegrate when girls from her school turn up missing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colleen Murphy
CAST:  Zachary Bennett  •  Katja Riemann  •  Elizabeth Shepherd  •  Alberta Watson

An affair between a pianist and a teacher begins to disintegrate when girls from her school turn up missing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colleen Murphy
CAST:  Zachary Bennett  •  Katja Riemann  •  Elizabeth Shepherd  •  Alberta Watson

Quick (1993)

A female assassin named "Quick" is hired to bring in a Mafia accountant, who is under police protection. Double crossed by the mafia, she takes her hostage to California to retrieve $3M that he took before running. The mafia and Quick's untrustworthy boyfriend are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick King
CAST:  Teri Polo  •  Martin Donovan  •  Jeff Fahey  •  Robert Davi

A female assassin named "Quick" is hired to bring in a Mafia accountant, who is under police protection. Double crossed by the mafia, she takes her hostage to California to retrieve $3M that he took before running. The mafia and Quick's untrustworthy boyfriend are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick King
CAST:  Teri Polo  •  Martin Donovan  •  Jeff Fahey  •  Robert Davi

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)

Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M.J. Bassett
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Adelaide Clemens

Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M.J. Bassett
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Adelaide Clemens

Rescuers: Stories of Courage – Two Couples (1998)

Two fact-based tales about citizens who risked everything, including their lives, to save Holocaust victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hunter  •  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Martin Donovan  •  Hugo Haenen  •  Tom Jansen

Two fact-based tales about citizens who risked everything, including their lives, to save Holocaust victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hunter  •  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Martin Donovan  •  Hugo Haenen  •  Tom Jansen

Shadows & Lies (2010)

The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Anania
CAST:  James Franco  •  Julianne Nicholson  •  Josh Lucas  •  Nina Arianda

The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Anania
CAST:  James Franco  •  Julianne Nicholson  •  Josh Lucas  •  Nina Arianda
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