Donald Sutherland Biography
Donald Sutherland, OC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades. The veteran actor rose to fame after starring in a series of successful films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Fellini’s Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), Animal House (1978), Ordinary People (1980) and Eye of the Needle (1981).
Over the years he has established himself as one of the most respected, prolific and versatile character actors of Canada. He later went on to star in many other successful films appearing either in leading or supporting roles such as A Dry White Season (1989), Outbreak (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Aurora Borealis (2006) and The Hunger Games franchise (2012–2015).
Inductee of Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canadian Walk of Fame, he also received a Canadian Academy Award for the drama film Threshold (1981). Several media outlets and movie critics describe him as one of the best actors who have never been nominated for an Oscar.
Sutherland has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards, winning two for his performances and a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2017, he received an Academy Honorary Award for his contributions to cinema.
Donald Sutherland Age
Donald was born on 17 July 1935 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He is 83 years old as of the time of writing this post. His full name is Donald McNichol Sutherland, the son of Dorothy Isobel (née McNichol; 1892–1956) and Frederick McLea Sutherland (1894–1983)
Donald Sutherland Wife
Sutherland has been married three times. His first marriage, to Lois Hardwick, lasted from 1959 to 1966. His second marriage to Shirley Douglas, lasted from 1966 to 1970. Shirley is the daughter of Canadian social democratic politician and the “father” of Canada’s universal healthcare system, Tommy Douglas. Sutherland and Douglas have two children, twins Kiefer and Rachel.
Donald met his current wife, French Canadian actress Francine Racette, on the set of the Canadian pioneer drama Alien Thunder. They got married in 1972 and together they have three sons: Rossif Sutherland, Angus Redford Sutherland, and Roeg Sutherland.
Donald Sutherland Children
Sutherland has a total of five children from two of his marriages. Three of his sons are actors : Rossif Sutherland, Angus Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland, known for his role as Jack Bauer on the TV action/thriller series 24 and the ABC political drama Designated Survivor.
His four sons have all been named after directors whom Sutherland has worked with: Kiefer is named after American-born director and writer Warren Kiefer, Roeg is named after director Nicolas Roeg; Rossif is named after French director Frédéric Rossif; and Angus Redford has his middle name after Robert Redford.
Donald Sutherland Mash
Irreverent black comedy following the exploits of a host of offbeat characters at a medical unit during the Korean war, including surgeons Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre who create havoc with their martini parties and practical jokes while the war rages around them. The film spawned a successful television series and won an Oscar for best screenplay.
Initial release: 25 January 1970 (USA)
Director: Robert Altman
Producer: Ingo Preminger
Screenplay: Richard Hooker, Ring Lardner Jr.
Donald Sutherland Invasion
Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) assumes that when a friend (Brooke Adams) complains of her husband’s strange mood, it’s a marital issue. However, he begins to worry as more people report similar observations. His concern is confirmed when writer Jack Bellicec (Jeff Goldblum) and his wife (Veronica Cartwright) discover a mutated corpse. Besieged by an invisible enemy, Bennell must work quickly before the city is consumed.
Initial release: 20 December 1978 (USA)
Director: Philip Kaufman
Box office: 24.95 million USD (North America)
Screenplay: W. D. Richter
Donald Sutherland Net worth & Height
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sutherland is worth $60 million as of June 2017. He makes most of his income from his career as an actor. He has appeared in numerous productions since the 1970s era which he managed well without complaints. He is also an avid blogger. The actor is 1.93 m tall.
Donald Sutherland Filmography
The actor has been in so many films and television series that it is not possible to completely list all of them. The list below is therefore not the complete list:
- 1963 The World Ten Times Over
- 1964 Castle of the Living Dead
- 1970 M*A*S*H
- 1970 Kelly’s Heroes
- 1971 Klute
- 1976 Fellini’s Casanova
- 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
- 1991 FK
- 1998 Without Limits
- 2002 Big Shot’s Funeral
- 2002 Fellini: I’m a Born Liar
- 2005 Fierce People
- 2005 Pride and Prejudice
- 2010 The Con Artist
- 2011 Horrible Bosses
- 2012 The Hunger Games
- 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
- 2015 Forsaken
- 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
- 2016 Milton’s Secret
- 2017 The Leisure Seeker
- 2017 Basmati Blues
- 2018 Measure of a Man
- 2019 Ad Astra
- 1962 Studio 4
- 1962 Man of the World
- 1966 A Farewell to Arms
- 1966 Court Martial
- 1966 Theatre 625
- 1967 The Avengers
- 1967–1968 Man in a Suitcase
- 1968 The Sunshine Patriot
- 1995 Citizen X
- 1996 The Simpsons
- 1997 Natural Enemy
- 1999 Behind the Mask
- 1999 The Hunley
- 2001 The Big Heist
- 2001 Queen Victoria’s Empire
- 2002 Path to War
- 2004 Frankenstein
- 2005–2006 Commander-in-Chief
- 2005 Human Trafficking
- 2007–2009 Dirty Sexy Money
- 2010 The Pillars of the Earth
- 2011 Moby Dick
- 2012 Treasure Island
- 2013–2015 Crossing Lines
- 2015 Pirate’s Passage
- 2016–2017 Ice
- 2018 Trust
Donald Sutherland Awards and Recognition
- 1978: Officer of the Order of Canada (OC)
- 1983: 4th Genie Awards, winner, Best Actor, Threshold
- 1995: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Movie, Citizen X
- 1995: Golden Globe Award, winner, Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Citizen X
- 1998: Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama, Without Limits
- 2000: Canada’s Walk of Fame
- 2000: Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement
- 2002: Golden Globe Award, winner, Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Path to War
- 2005: Honorary Doctor of Arts (Hon DArt) from Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont, U.S.)
- 2011: Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 2012: Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
- 2017: Academy Honorary Award