Played Flan in an audio recording of "Six Degrees of Separation". This was the second time he shared a role with Donald Sutherland
, the first one being Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H
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If I could become nearly as versatile as Dad, I would be completely happy. An actor cannot be too one-sided or only half-experienced in these days when he is called upon to double in TV, legit stage plays and movies. He must be able to act anything from stylish farce to low comedy, 'Oedipus Rex' to Shakespeare and modern drama.
He has twice played characters from Maine, from opposite ends of the ethical spectrum. In M*A*S*H
(1972) he was noble surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, whose hometown was Crabapple Cove. In The Aviator
(2004) he played corrupt U.S. Sen. Owen Brewster
, nemesis of Howard Hughes
. The author of the original "M*A*S*H" books, Maine doctor Richard Hornberger (writing as Richard Hooker
), based the Pierce character...
His films often reflect his liberal political views