Dylan McDermott


  1. Keanu Reeves, The Night Before, 1988.    A guy wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. The Keanu was the perfect choice: bemused.His audience can’t figure whathe’s doing most of the time, either.
  2. Gabriel Byrne, Miller’s Crossing, 1990.  The Coen brothers tackle  30s/40s, gangster noir… Joel and  Ethan’s 1988 draft put McDermott, Willem Dafoe, Andy Garcia, Elias Koteas and Tom Sizemore in the Tom Reagan frame. 
  3. Sam Neil, Jurassic Park, 1992.  
  4. Kyle MacLachlan, Showgirls, 1994.  Turned down the opportunityh of having Elizabeth Berkley dancing in his lap.  Was he mad or what? No, but the film sure was. MacLachlan had a body double. When? 
  5. Bill Campbell, Enough, 2001.    Falling over themselves to play against their TV types. McDermott (The Practice)was set to play Sandra Bullock’s abusive lover. When she quit, he was succeeded by Campbell (another TV nice guy in Once and Again) abusing Jennifer Lopez.
  6. Michael Biehn, Streets of Blood, 2008.    Biehn and Val Kilmer continued being sworn enemies (as in Tombstone, 1992) when succeeding McDermott and Robert  De Niro (as a nasty FBI agent and New Orleans cop) in the post-Katrina thriller.  Result: straight to video. 

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  6