Donald Moffat

  1. Gene Hackman, No Way Out, 1986.  For his excellent thriller (labyrinthine and ingenious, said Roger Ebert) the under-praised Aussie director Roger Donaldson tried all ages for the villain politico. From James Caan and Al Pacino at 46 to Gregory Peck at 70. Plus James Coburn, Sean Connery, James Cromwell, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Mitchum, Donald Moffat, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Jason Robards Donald Sutherland and Jon Voight.   Hackman was 56.
  2. Jack Colvin, Child’s Play ,1988.  One of the unlucky 13 actors up for Dr Ardmore – double the total seen for the four other main roles in the tale of a doll inhabited by a serial killer’s soul. Other potential medics were Moffat, Matt Clark, William Daniels, Henry Darrow, Richard Dysart, Art Evans, Clu Gulager, Bruce McGill, Dean Stockwell, Al Waxman – plus Charles Hallahan, John P Ryan and Harris Yulin from director Tom Holland’s previous release, Fatal Beauty. .

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