Donald Morton

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Donald Morton
Portrayed byJosh Hartnett[1]
Appears inMozart and the Whale

Donald Morton is a main character in the American romantic comedy-drama Mozart and the Whale (2005).

Character creation[edit]

Isabelle Sorensen and Donald Morton are based on the real-life couple Jerry and Mary Newport. Like their fictional counterparts, they both have Asperger's and savant-like abilities. The two met at a support group for adult autistics, which Jerry helped found.[2] Various parts of Jerry's life are translated into Donald's character; he can do complex mental maths, his love for whales, and his jobs as a cab driver and later statistical analyst.[3]