After leaving The O.C. in 2006 shortly before it went off the air, Tate Donovan landed a role in Damages in 2007 alongside Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. While his character was killed off after three seasons, Tate managed to get back into the public eye again when he landed a small role in 2012's Argo, which went on to win best picture at the 2013 Oscars.
Last March, Donovan made headlines when he publicly criticized the younger cast members of The O.C. for their bad behavior during an interview on Watch What Happens Live. He said, "They all started out great. The first year those kids were fantastic, and then, they just . . . all of them just fell apart. I've seen them since, and they're like, 'Whoa, I'm really sorry.'" Donovan added, "When you get fame, you get so insecure, you just become a ding-dong. But they're maturing. They're working and not working. They've learned their lessons."