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William Devane

William Devane [2]


Born:September 5, 1939 (82)
Filmography Rating:8.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:8.60 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.26 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:88.00%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The West Wing: Season 5 [2003](64) => Secretary of State Lewis Berryhill
The Dark Knight Rises [2012](73) => President

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The West Wing: Season 5 [2003]
  • Jefferson Lives - The actors Martin Sheen, William Devane and Steven Culp have all portrayed a Kennedy in various roles in film and television. Sheen has played both [?] Robert Kennedy, in the made-for-TV movie The Missiles of October, and President John F. Kennedy, in the miniseries Kennedy. Devane portrayed JFK alongside Sheen, in The Missiles of October. Meanwhile Steven Culp played Robert Kennedy in Thirteen Days.
    Blade Runner: The Final Cut [1982]
  • Dustin Hoffman was the original choice to play Deckard, although he wondered why he was asked to play a "macho character". According to Ridley Scott, Hoffman was interested, but wanted to make it a whole different kind of character. According to [?] Paul Sammon, apart from Hoffman, other actors considered for the role included Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, William Devane, Raul Julia, Scott Glenn, [?] Frederic Forrest, Robert Duvall, Judd Hirsch, [?] Cliff Gorman, Peter Falk, Nick Nolte and Christopher Walken. Martin Sheen was offered the role, but he turned it down, as he was exhausted, having come off Apocalypse Now.