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Donald Sutherland

Born: 1935

Biography

Donald McNichol Sutherland (born July 17, 1935) is a Canadian actor whose film career spans over 6 decades. He has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards, winning two for his performances in the television films Citizen X (1995) and Path to War (2002); the former also earned him a Primetime Emmy Award. An inductee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canadian Walk of Fame, he also received a Canadian Academy Award for the drama film Threshold (1981). Multiple film critics and media outlets have cited him as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2017, he received an Academy Honorary Award for his contributions to cinema. In 2021, he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his work in the HBO miniseries The Undoing (2020). Sutherland rose to fame after starring in films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980), and Eye of the Needle (1981). He later went on to star in many other films where he appeared either in leading or supporting roles such as A Dry White Season (1989), JFK (1991), Outbreak (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), The Assignment (1997), Without Limits (1998), Big Shot's Funeral (2001), The Italian Job (2003), Cold Mountain (2003), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Aurora Borealis (2006) and The Hunger Games franchise (2012–2015). He is the father of actors Kiefer Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland, and Angus Sutherland.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Resources

Movies

M*A*S*H

Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H

An American Haunting

John Bell in An American Haunting

Eye of the Needle

Faber in Eye of the Needle

Five Moons Plaza

Rosario Sarracino in Five Moons Plaza

The Day of the Locust

Homer Simpson in The Day of the Locust

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Matthew Bennell in Invasion of the Body Snatchers

A Dry White Season

Ben du Toit in A Dry White Season

The Puppet Masters

Andrew Nivens in The Puppet Masters

Natural Enemy

Ted Robards in Natural Enemy

Alex in Wonderland

Alex Morrison in Alex in Wonderland

Heaven Help Us

Brother Thadeus in Heaven Help Us

Benefit of the Doubt

Frank in Benefit of the Doubt

Fellini's Casanova

Giacomo Casanova in Fellini's Casanova

Lost Angels

Dr. Charles Loftis in Lost Angels

Bear Island

Frank Lansing in Bear Island

Ordinary People

Calvin Jarrett in Ordinary People

Blood Relatives

Carella in Blood Relatives

The Big Heist

Jimmy Burke in The Big Heist

Man on the Train

The Professor in Man on the Train

A Man, a Woman and a Bank

Reese Halperin in A Man, a Woman and a Bank

Steelyard Blues

Jesse Veldini in Steelyard Blues

Hollow Point

Garrett Lawton in Hollow Point

Crackers

Westlake in Crackers

Scream of Stone

Ivan in Scream of Stone

Apprentice to Murder

John Reese in Apprentice to Murder

Ordeal by Innocence

Dr. Arthur Calgary in Ordeal by Innocence

Dawn Rider

Pop in Dawn Rider

The Rosary Murders

Father Robert Koesler in The Rosary Murders

The Trouble with Spies

Appleton Porter in The Trouble with Spies

The Disappearance

Jay Mallory in The Disappearance

Quicksand: No Escape

Murdoch in Quicksand: No Escape

The Wolf at the Door

Paul Gauguin in The Wolf at the Door

The Lifeforce Experiment

Dr. 'Mac' MacLean in The Lifeforce Experiment

Buster's Bedroom

O'Connor in Buster's Bedroom

Threshold

Dr. Thomas Vrain in Threshold

Nothing Personal

Roger Keller in Nothing Personal

Lady Ice

Andy Hammon in Lady Ice

Younger and Younger

Jonathan Younger in Younger and Younger

Bethune: The Making of a Hero

Dr. Norman Bethune in Bethune: The Making of a Hero

Pirate's Passage

Captain Charles Johnson (voice) in Pirate's Passage

Eminent Domain

Josef Borski in Eminent Domain

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

Narrator (voice) in Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

Alien Thunder

Sgt. Dan Candy in Alien Thunder

The Winter of Our Discontent

Ethan Hawley in The Winter of Our Discontent

Sleepwalkers

Businessman struck by a taxi in Sleepwalkers

Behind the Mask

Dr. Bob Shushan in Behind the Mask

Point and Shoot

Man in Point and Shoot

A War Story

Narrator (voice) in A War Story

North China Factory

Narrator (voice) in North China Factory

Bethune

Norman Bethune in Bethune

The Eastmans

Dr. Charles Eastman in The Eastmans

The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas

Narrator (voice) in The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas

American Hangman

Judge Straight in American Hangman

People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe

Narrator (voice) in People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe

Stonehenge: Decoded

Narrator (voice) in Stonehenge: Decoded

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Narrator (voice) in The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

The Mighty River

Narrator (English Version) (voice) in The Mighty River

A Reindeer's Journey

Narrator (English Version) (voice) in A Reindeer's Journey

Cloudbusting

William Reich in Cloudbusting

Mr. Harrigan's Phone

Mr. Harrigan in Mr. Harrigan's Phone

Klute

John Klute in Klute

Don't Look Now

John Baxter in Don't Look Now

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Merrick Jamison-Smythe in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Eagle Has Landed

Liam Devlin in The Eagle Has Landed

Free Money

Judge Rausenberg in Free Money

The Art of War

Douglas Thomas in The Art of War

Without Limits

Bill Bowerman in Without Limits

Path to War

Clark Clifford in Path to War

The First Great Train Robbery

Robert Agar in The First Great Train Robbery

Citizen X

Col. Mikhail Fetisov in Citizen X

Revolution

Sgt. Maj. Peasy in Revolution

Lock Up

Warden Drumgoole in Lock Up

Aurora Borealis

Ronald Shorter in Aurora Borealis

S*P*Y*S

Bruland in S*P*Y*S

The Con Artist

Kranski in The Con Artist

Shadow Conspiracy

Jacob Conrad in Shadow Conspiracy

The Hunley

Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard in The Hunley

Sir! No Sir!

Self in Sir! No Sir!

The Assignment

Jack Shaw / Henry Fields in The Assignment

Start the Revolution Without Me

Charles / Pierre in Start the Revolution Without Me

Joanna

Lord Peter Sanderson in Joanna

Assassin's Bullet

Ambassador Ashdown in Assassin's Bullet

Act of the Heart

Father Michael Ferrier in Act of the Heart

Fellini nel cestino

Self in Fellini nel cestino

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

William Marsden in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Land of the Blind

Thorne in Land of the Blind

FTA

Self in FTA

Measure of a Man

Dr. Kahn in Measure of a Man

The Leisure Seeker

John Spencer in The Leisure Seeker

The Railway Station Man

Roger Hawthorne in The Railway Station Man

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Narrator (voice) in The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Physics of Sorrow

(additional voice) in The Physics of Sorrow

JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

Narrator (voice) in JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

Kate Bush: Sensual World

Self (archive footage) in Kate Bush: Sensual World

Hola Mr. Dugan

Brian Costello in Hola Mr. Dugan

Ask the Dust

Hellfrick in Ask the Dust

Space Cowboys

Jerry O`Neill in Space Cowboys

Six Degrees of Separation

Flan in Six Degrees of Separation

Fool's Gold

Nigel Honeycutt in Fool's Gold

Instinct

Ben Hillard in Instinct

Disclosure

Bob Garvin in Disclosure

Virus

Captain Robert Everton in Virus

Fallen

Lt. Stanton in Fallen

The Mechanic

Harry McKenna in The Mechanic

American Gun

Carl Wilk in American Gun

Fierce People

Ogden C. Osborne in Fierce People

Big Shot's Funeral

Tyler in Big Shot's Funeral

Basmati Blues

Gurgon in Basmati Blues

Baltic Storm

Lou Aldryn in Baltic Storm

Forsaken

Rev. Clayton in Forsaken

Milton's Secret

Grandpa Howard in Milton's Secret

The Cinema According to Bertolucci

Self in The Cinema According to Bertolucci

The Spiral

Narrator (English version) (voice) in The Spiral

The Hunger Games: Letters From The Rose Garden

Self in The Hunger Games: Letters From The Rose Garden

Backdraft

Ronald Bartel in Backdraft

Pride & Prejudice

Mr. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice

Fanatic

Joseph in Fanatic

The Eagle

Aquila in The Eagle

The Best Offer

Billy in The Best Offer

Interlude

Lawrence in Interlude

Red Hot

Kirov in Red Hot

Nicolas Roeg: It's About Time...

Self in Nicolas Roeg: It's About Time...

Gas

Nick the Noz in Gas

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Jerome Debney in The Burnt Orange Heresy

'Klute' in New York

Self in 'Klute' in New York

Alone

Edward in Alone

1900

Attila Mellanchini in 1900

Kelly's Heroes

Sgt. Oddball (tank commander) in Kelly's Heroes

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

Bob Carroll in Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

The Castle of the Living Dead

Sgt. Paul / The Witch / The Old Man in The Castle of the Living Dead

Johnny Got His Gun

Christ in Johnny Got His Gun

Astro Boy

General Stone (voice) in Astro Boy

Shadow of the Wolf

Henderson in Shadow of the Wolf

The Calling

Father Price in The Calling

Enlisted: The Story of 'M*A*S*H'

Self in Enlisted: The Story of 'M*A*S*H'

Uprising

Adam Czerniaków in Uprising

Oedipus the King

Chorus Leader in Oedipus the King

The Setting Sun

John Williams in The Setting Sun

Backdraft 2

Ronald Bartel in Backdraft 2

The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games

Self (President Coriolanus Snow) in The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games

A Time to Kill

Lucien Wilbanks in A Time to Kill

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Dr. Cid (voice) in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Reign Over Me

Richter Raines in Reign Over Me

Outbreak

General Donald McClintock in Outbreak

Puffball

Lars in Puffball

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Ad Astra

Thomas Pruitt in Ad Astra

Surviving the Game: Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Self (President Coriolanus Snow) in Surviving the Game: Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Ozi: Voice of the Forest

Albino Crocodile (voice) in Ozi: Voice of the Forest

Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That

Self in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That

Reach For The Stars

Self in Reach For The Stars

Panic

Michael in Panic

The Italian Job

John Bridger in The Italian Job

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar

Self - Casanova in Fellini: I'm a Born Liar

The Sunshine Patriot

Benedeck in The Sunshine Patriot

Murder by Decree

Robert Lees in Murder by Decree

The Hunger Games

President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games

Horrible Bosses

Jack Pellit in Horrible Bosses

Jock the Hero Dog

Narrator / Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (voice) in Jock the Hero Dog

Cold Mountain

Reverend Monroe in Cold Mountain

The Split

Dave Negli in The Split

Little Murders

Rev. Dupas in Little Murders

Abicinema

Self in Abicinema

Miranda's Victim

Judge Wren in Miranda's Victim

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Trumbo

Self in Trumbo

Operation Dirty Dozen

Self (uncredited) in Operation Dirty Dozen

The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Self (President Coriolanus Snow) in The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen'

Self in Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen'

Jappeloup

John Lester in Jappeloup

Sebastian

Ackerman in Sebastian

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

Self in Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

The Dirty Dozen

Vernon Pinkley in The Dirty Dozen

The Kentucky Fried Movie

The Clumsy Waiter (segment "That's Armageddon") in The Kentucky Fried Movie

End of the Game

Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied (uncredited) in End of the Game

Hamlet at Elsinore

Fortinbras in Hamlet at Elsinore

JFK

X in JFK

Days of Darkness

Donald Sutherland in Days of Darkness

Moonfall

Holdenfield in Moonfall

Animal House

Dave Jennings in Animal House

Billion Dollar Brain

Scientist at Computer in Billion Dollar Brain

Promise Her Anything

Autograph Seeking Father (uncredited) in Promise Her Anything

Lord of War

Colonel Oliver Southern (voice) in Lord of War

The Magic of Fellini

Self (archive footage) in The Magic of Fellini

Roger Moore: A Matter Of Class

Self (archive footage) in Roger Moore: A Matter Of Class

The Bedford Incident

Hospitalman Nerney - Sick Bay in The Bedford Incident

For the Love of Spock

Matthew Bennell (archive footage) in For the Love of Spock

La Classe américaine

Assassin (archive footage) (uncredited) in La Classe américaine

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Coriolanus Snow (voice) (uncredited) in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Terror in the Aisles

Matthew Bennell (archive footage) (uncredited) in Terror in the Aisles

Beerfest

Johann von Wolfhaus (uncredited) in Beerfest

Night of 100 Stars

Self in Night of 100 Stars

TV Shows

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Self - Guest in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Gideon's Way

Philip Guest in Gideon's Way

Commander in Chief

Nathan Templeton in Commander in Chief

Dirty Sexy Money

Patrick "Tripp" Darling III in Dirty Sexy Money

The Saint

John Wood in The Saint

The Champions

David Crayley in The Champions

The Sentimental Agent

Hotel Clerk in The Sentimental Agent

Man in a Suitcase

Willard in Man in a Suitcase

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

Inside the Actors Studio

Self in Inside the Actors Studio

The Simpsons

Hollis Hurlbut (voice) in The Simpsons

LIVE with Kelly and Mark

Self - Guest in LIVE with Kelly and Mark

The View

Self in The View

The Avengers

Jessel in The Avengers

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Ethan Hawley in Hallmark Hall of Fame

Human Trafficking

Agent Bill Meehan in Human Trafficking

Play of the Month

Charles Givens in Play of the Month

Studio Four

Switchboard Operator in Studio Four

The Pillars of the Earth

Earl Bartholomew in The Pillars of the Earth

Moby Dick

Father Mapple in Moby Dick

Crossing Lines

Michael Dorn in Crossing Lines

Frankenstein

Captain Walton in Frankenstein

Treasure Island

Captain Flint in Treasure Island

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

Salem's Lot

Richard Straker in Salem's Lot

American Experience

Narrator (voice) in American Experience

Trust

J. Paul Getty Sr. in Trust

Queen Victoria's Empire

Narrator (voice) in Queen Victoria's Empire

The Undoing

Franklin Reinhart in The Undoing

Romy Award

Self in Romy Award

The Dick Cavett Show

Self - Guest in The Dick Cavett Show

Backstory

Self in Backstory

History vs. Hollywood

Self in History vs. Hollywood

Swimming with Sharks

Redmond in Swimming with Sharks

JFK: Destiny Betrayed

Narrator (voice) in JFK: Destiny Betrayed

Ice

Pieter Van De Bruin in Ice

The Name of the Game

Jerry Trevor in The Name of the Game

Scene by Scene

Self in Scene by Scene

The Frame

President Coriolanus Snow in The Frame

Les Rendez-vous du dimanche

Self in Les Rendez-vous du dimanche

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

William Marsden in Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Man in a Suitcase

Keith Earle in Man in a Suitcase

The Saint

Jim McCleery in The Saint

Lawmen: Bass Reeves

Judge Isaac Parker in Lawmen: Bass Reeves

America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions

Narrator (voice) in America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions

Spécial cinéma

Self in Spécial cinéma

Honest Trailers

Coriolanus Snow / Self (archive footage) in Honest Trailers