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Thomas Jane Could Have Played Don Draper

Thomas Jane.

It wasn't easy for Jon Hamm to win the role of Don Draper on Mad Men. "I couldn't have had less heat on me," Hamm recalls during this week's "WTF" podcast. "Nobody knew who I was. The casting directors didn't know who I was. I wasn't on anybody's lists — and they had lists." And who was at the top of those lists? Says Hamm, "The funny thing was, I think they went to Thomas Jane for it, and they were told that Thomas Jane does not do television — now starring in Hung, by the way." They shoulda bought him a sandwich! [WTF via PopWatch/EW]

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