Tate Donovan

  1. Matthew Broderick, Torch Song Trilogy,1988.     Withdrew from the screen version of his Broadway hit, too soon after his Irish car smash. Donovan was signed – and Broderick called co-star Harvey Fierstein announcing a rapid change of mind.
  2. Jay Mohr, Picture Perfect, 1997.   Jennifer Aniston’s first post-Friends movie and she was seriously displeased that Mohr was chosen over her then lover, Donovan.  The first day of shooting was one long tirade from her. “Six guys they screen-test! Six… The one fucking guy I hate, that’s the guy they hire. Him!”  The testees escaping her wrath were William Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, John Corbett and Jon Stewart.


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