The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Director:

Xavier Dolan
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1,135 ( 431)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Production Notes from IMDbPro

Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 1 August 2018
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Cast

Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Natalie Portman ... Sam Turner
Thandie Newton ... Audrey Newhouse
Jacob Tremblay ... Rupert Turner
Bella Thorne ... Jeanette
Sarah Gadon ... Liz Jones
Kit Harington ... John F. Donovan
Susan Sarandon ... Grace Donovan
Michael Gambon ... Narrator
Emily Hampshire ... Amy Bosworth
Kathy Bates ... Barbara Haggermaker
Jared Keeso ... James Donovan
Ben Schnetzer ... Rupert Turner (Adult)
Amara Karan ... Mrs. Kureishi
Chris Zylka ... Will Jefford Jr.
Ari Millen ... Big Billy
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Storyline

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

La mia vita con John F. Donovan See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

After Anywhere But Here (1999), this is Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon's second film together. See more »

Connections

Features The Art of Directing: Xavier Dolan (2017) See more »

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