David Strathairn

  1. JE Freeman, Miller’s Crossing, 1990.    The Coen brothers tackle 30s/40s, gangster noir. Eddie Dane was written (and nicknamed) for Swedish Stormare.  He was booked. So, the siblings looked over Strathairn Ray Barry, Gary Cole, Kevin Spacey, Ron Vawter. The Swede became The Dane – exactly what Stormare was playing on Broadway.  Hamlet. 
  2. John Cusack, Shadows and Fog, 1992.     Woody Allen liked the John Sayles regular. Then,  changed his mind. Again.


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