Almost every actor has at least one project they would like stricken from their resume, and Broadway star Robert Sean Leonard is no exception. The Dead Poets Society bookworm — currently headlining the Great White Way's revival of The Music Man — confesses that his role as Kip Pardue's manipulative business manager-brother in last summer's car wreck of a movie, Driven, was a career low.

"I haven't even seen it," the 32-year-old thesp sheepishly admits to TV Guide Online. "I mean, I [finished] it and it was like I got out of the car [and] pretended it never happened. I walked away from the accident. I didn't even call the police."

After a string of flops and direct-to-video releases (Ground Control, anyone?), Leonard felt Driven not for the paycheck, but for the exposure. "I wish it had been [for money]," he laughs. "I'd at least feel a little cleaner in my soul. They offered me nothing; they offered me scale.

"I picked a film that I thought a lot of people would see — because racing's huge — and a part that I thought I'd be pretty good in and could have fun in," he adds. "I get to yell at Estella Warren and Kip Pardue!"

Well, Leonard once again has a film to be proud of: The indie flick Tape (opening Friday). The drama finds him and his fellow Dead Poets co-star Ethan Hawke portraying high school chums who reunite after 10 years and discuss the questionable circumstances surrounding a common ex-girlfriend — played by Hawke's real-life wife Uma Thurman. "I haven't loved something I've been in on film in a long time, and I really do love this," he happily notes. "I think it's complex and interesting and smart, and I'm actually proud of it."