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|Birth Name:||Donald McNichol Sutherland|
|Birth Notes:||17 July 1935, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Family:||* Francine Racette (August 1990 - present); 3 children|
* 'Lois Hardwick' (1959 - 1966) (divorced)
* Shirley Douglas (1966 - 1970) (divorced); 2 children
|Biography:||The towering presence of this Canadian character actor is not often noticed, but his contributions are legendary. He has been in almost a hundred and fifty different show and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland. Born in New Brunswick, Sutherland worked several different jobs - he was a radio DJ in his youth - and was almost set on becoming an engineer after graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in engineering. However, he also graduated with a degree in drama, and he chose to abandon becoming an engineer in favour of an actor. Sutherland's first roles were bit parts and consisted of such films as the horror film Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) which starred Christopher Lee . He was also appearing in episodes of TV shows such as "The Saint" and "Court Martial". Sutherland's break would come soon, though, and it would come in the form of a war film in which he was barely cast. The reason he was barely cast was because he had been a last-minute replacement for an actor that had dropped out of the film. The role he played was that of the dopey but loyal Vernon Pinkley in the war film The Dirty Dozen (1967). The film also starred Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Telly Savalas. The picture was an instant success as an action/war film, and Sutherland played upon this success by taking another role in a war film: this was, however, a comedy called MASH (1970) which landed Sutherland the starring role alongside Elliott Gould and Tom Skerritt. This is now considered a classic among film goers, and the 35-year old actor was only getting warmed up. Sutherland took a number of other roles in between these two films, such as the theatrical adaptation Oedipus the King (1968), the musical Joanna (1968) and the Clint Eastwood-helmed war comedy Kelly's Heroes (1970). It was Kelly's Heroes (1970) that became more well-known, and it reunited Sutherland with Telly Savalas. 1970 and 1971 offered Sutherland a number of other films, the best of them would have to be Klute (1971). The film, which made Jane Fonda a star, is about a prostitute whose friend is mysteriously murdered. Sutherland received no critical acclaim like his co-star Fonda (she won an Oscar) but his career did not fade. Moving on from Klute (1971), Sutherland landed roles such as the lead in the thriller Lady Ice (1973), and another lead in the western Alien Thunder (1974). These films did not match up to "Klute"'s success, though Sutherland took a supporting role that would become one of his most infamous and most critically acclaimed. He played the role of the murderous fascist leader in the Bernardo Bertolucci Italian epic Novecento (1976). Sutherland also gained another memorable role as a marijuana-smoking university professor in Animal House (1978) among other work that he did in this time. Another classic role came in the form of the Robert Redford film, Ordinary People (1980). Sutherland portrays an older father figure who must deal with his children in an emotional drama of a film. It won Best Picture, and while both the supporting stars were nominated for Oscars, Sutherland once again did not receive any Academy Award nomination. He moved on to play a Nazi spy in a film based on Ken Follett's book "Eye of the Needle" and he would star alongside Al Pacino in the commercial and critical disaster that was Revolution (1985). While it drove Al Pacino out of films for four years, Sutherland continued to find work. This work led to the dramatic, well-told story of apartheid A Dry White Season (1989) alongside the legendary actor Marlon Brando. Sutherland's next big success came in the Oliver Stone film JFK (1991) where Sutherland plays the chilling role of Mister X, an anonymous source who gives crucial information about the politics surrounding President Kennedy. Once again, he was passed over at the Oscars, though Tommy Lee Jones was nominated for his performance as Clay Shaw. Sutherland went on to appear in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Shadow of the Wolf (1992), and Disclosure (1994). The new millennium provided an interesting turn in Sutherland's career: reuniting with such former collaborators as Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones, Sutherland starred in Space Cowboys (2000). He also appeared as the father figure to Nicole Kidman's character in Cold Mountain (2003) and Charlize Theron's character in The Italian Job (2003). He has also made a fascinating, Oscar-worthy performance as the revolutionist Mr. Thorne in Land of the Blind (2006) and also as a judge in Reign Over Me (2007). Recently, he has joined forces with his son Rossif Sutherland and Canadian comic Russel Peters with the new comedy The Con Artist (2010), as well as acting alongside Jamie Bell and Channing Tatum in the sword-and-sandal film The Eagle (2010). Sutherland has also taken a role in the remake of Charles Bronson's film The Mechanic (1972). Donald Sutherland has made a lasting legacy on Hollywood, whether portraying a chilling and horrifying villain, or playing the older respectable character in his films. A true character actor, Sutherland is one of Canada's most well-known names and will hopefully continue on being so long after his time.|
|A Time to Kill (1996) as Lucien Wilbanks|
|American Gun (2005) as Carl Wilk|
|An American Haunting (2005) as John Bell|
|Animal House (1978) as Dave Jennings|
|Ask the Dust (2006) as Hellfrick|
|Astro Boy (2009) as President Stone|
|Cold Mountain (2003) as Reverend Monroe|
|Eye of the Needle (1981) as Faber|
|Fallen (1998) as Lt. Stanton|
|Fellini: Je suis un grand menteur (2002) as Himself/Casanova|
|Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) as Dr. Sid|
|Fool's Gold (2008) as Nigel Honeycutt|
|Heaven Help Us (1985) as Brother Thadeus|
|Hollow Point (1996) as Garrett Lawton|
|Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (1976) as Giacomo Casanova|
|Instinct (1999) as Ben Hillard|
|Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) as Matthew Bennell|
|Kelly's Heroes (1970) as Sgt. Oddball (tank commander)|
|Klute (1971) as John Klute|
|Land of the Blind (2006) as Thorne|
|Lock Up (1989) as Warden Drumgoole|
|Lord of War (2005) as Colonel Oliver Southern|
|North China Factory (1980) as Narrator|
|Novecento (1976) as Attila Mellanchini|
|Ordinary People (1980) as Calvin|
|Outbreak (1995) as Maj. Gen. Donald McClintock|
|Panic (2000) as Michael|
|Pride & Prejudice (2005) as Mr. Bennet|
|Puffball (2007) as Lars|
|Shadow of the Wolf (1992) as Henderson|
|Six Degrees of Separation (1993) as John Flanders ('Flan') Kittredge|
|Space Cowboys (2000) as Jerry O'Neill|
|The Art of War (2000) as Douglas Thomas|
|The Assignment (1997) as Jack Shaw/Henry Fields|
|The Eagle Has Landed (1976) as Liam Devlin|
|The Italian Job (2003) as John Bridger|
|The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) as The Clumsy Waiter (segment "That's Armageddon")|
|Virus (1999) as Captain Robert Everton|
|A Century of Cinema (1994) as Himself|
|A Dry White Season (1989) as Ben du Toit|
|A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979) as Reese Halperin|
|A War Story (1981) as Narrator of the diary|
|Act of the Heart (1970) as Father Michael Ferrier|
|Alex in Wonderland (1970) as Alex Morrison|
|Alien Thunder (1974) as Sgt. Dan Candy|
|Apprentice to Murder (1988) as John Reese|
|Aurora Borealis (2005) as Ronald Shorter|
|Backdraft (1991) as Ronald Bartel|
|Baltic Storm (2003) as Lou Aldryn|
|Bear Island (1979) as Frank Lansing|
|Beerfest (2006) as Johann von Wolfhaus|
|Benefit of the Doubt (1993) as Frank|
|Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1992) as Dr. Norman Bethune|
|Billion Dollar Brain (1967) as Scientist at computer|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) as Merrick|
|Buster's Bedroom (1991) as O'Connor|
|Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991) as Ivan|
|Crackers (1984) as Weslake|
|Da wan (2001) as Tyler|
|Der Richter und sein Henker (1975) as Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied|
|Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (2007) as Narrator|
|Disclosure (1994) as Bob Garvin|
|Don't Look Now (1973) as John Baxter|
|Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) as Dr. Bob Carroll (segment 5 "Vampire")|
|Eminent Domain (1990) as Josef Borski|
|Fanatic (1965) as Joseph|
|Fierce People (2005) as Ogden C. Osborne|
|Free Money (1998) as Judge Rolf Rausenberger|
|FTA (1972) as Himself|
|Gas (1981) as Nick the Noz|
|Give Me Your Answer True (1987) as Himself|
|Horrible Bosses (2011) as Jack Pellit|
|Il castello dei morti vivi (1964) as Sgt. Paul/The witch/The old man|
|Interlude (1968) as Lawrence|
|Inventing Grace, Touching Glory (2003) as Himself|
|JFK (1991) as X|
|Joanna (1968) as Lord Peter Sanderson|
|Johnny Got His Gun (1971) as Christ|
|Klute in New York: A Background for Suspense (1971) as Himself|
|L'âge des ténèbres (2007) as Award Show Presenter|
|La spirale (1976) as Narrator on English Release|
|Lady Ice (1973) as Andy Hammon|
|Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (1993) as Narrator|
|Les liens de sang (1978) as Steve Carella|
|Little Murders (1971) as Rev. Dupas|
|Lost Angels (1989) as Dr. Charles Loftis|
|Man on the Train (2011) as The Professor|
|MASH (1970) as Hawkeye Pierce|
|Max Dugan Returns (1983) as Brian Costello|
|Mission Antarctique (2007) as Narrator|
|Murder by Decree (1979) as Robert Lees|
|North China Commune (1980) as Narrator|
|Nothing Personal (1980) as Roger Keller|
|Oedipus the King (1968) as Chorus Leader|
|Operation Dirty Dozen (1967) as Himself|
|Ordeal by Innocence (1985) as Dr. Arthur Calgary|
|Oviri (1986) as Paul Gauguin|
|Piazza delle cinque lune (2003) as Rosario Sarracino|
|Promise Her Anything (1965) as Autograph Seeking Father|
|Punch (1994) as Craman|
|Rakuyô (1992) as John Williams|
|Red Hot (1993) as Kirov|
|Reign Over Me (2007) as Judge Raines|
|Revolution (1985) as Sgt. Maj. Peasy|
|S*P*Y*S (1974) as Bruland|
|Sebastian (1968) as Ackerman|
|Shadow Conspiracy (1997) as Jacob Conrad|
|Sir! No Sir! (2005) as Himself|
|Sleepwalkers (2007) as Businessman struck by a taxi|
|Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) as Charles/Pierre|
|Steelyard Blues (1973) as Jesse Veldini|
|Terror in the Aisles (1984) as Matthew Bennell ('Invasion of the Body Shatchers' (1978)/John K|
|The Bedford Incident (1965) as Hospitalman Nerney - Sick Bay|
|The Con Artist (2010) as Kranski|
|The Day of the Locust (1975) as Homer Simpson|
|The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Vernon Pinkley|
|The Disappearance (1977) as Jay Mallory|
|The Eagle (2010) as Aquila|
|The First Great Train Robbery (1979) as Agar|
|The Four Saints (2005)|
|The McLean Boys (2011)|
|The Mechanic (2011) as Harry McKenna|
|The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas (1992) as Narrator|
|The Puppet Masters (1994) as Andrew Nivens|
|The Railway Station Man (1992) as Roger Hawthorne|
|The Rosary Murders (1987) as Father Robert Koesler|
|The Shadow Catcher (1974) as Edward S. Curtis|
|The Split (1968) as Dave Negli|
|The Trouble with Spies (1987) as Appleton Porter|
|The Truth About the War in Heaven: Declaration of War (2011) as Governor Mason|
|The World Ten Times Over (1963) as Tall Man in Nightclub|
|This Side of the Looking Glass (2010)|
|Threads of Hope (2000) as Narrator|
|Threshold (1981) as Dr. Thomas Vrain|
|Trumbo (2007) as Himself|
|Without Limits (1998) as Bill Bowerman|
|Wuxing People's Commune (1980) as Narrator|
|Younger and Younger (1993) as Jonathan Younger|
* Grew up in the town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, where he also graduated from high school.|
* His first part-time job was as a news correspondent for local radio station, CKBW.
* Graduated from University of Toronto.
* Was a member of "UC Follies" comedy troupe in Toronto.
* [29 February 2000] Radio interview with Michael Enright on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "This Morning".
* Turned down starring in The Sweet Hereafter (1997) because the salary was too low. His role eventually went to Ian Holm.
* Dubbed (uncredited) the part taken by English actor William Devlin in The Shuttered Room (1967).
* In addition to an on-screen bit part as a computer scientist in Billion Dollar Brain (1967), he also provided the mechanical voice for the eponymous "brain".
* Has three sons with Francine Racette: Roeg Sutherland (b. 1974); Rossif Sutherland (b. 1978) and Angus Sutherland (b. 1979).
* He was featured in the computer game Conspiracy (digitised video and sound).
* Both Sutherland and Alan Alda, who took up the role of Hawkeye in the TV version of "M*A*S*H" (1972) suffered from polio as children.
* Former son-in-law of Tommy Douglas .
* In 2003, twice played a character who dies who was the father of a young woman, in Cold Mountain (2003) and The Italian Job (2003). Both actresses (Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron) were nominated for Best Actress (although Theron was nominated for Monster (2003) and not her role in The Italian Job (2003).
* Father, with Shirley Douglas, of Kiefer Sutherland and Rachel Sutherland .
* Even though he receives top billing in The Day of the Locust (1975), he doesn't appear in the film for the first 42 minutes.
* Appears throughout MASH (1970) wearing glasses and a fishing bucket hat. This look was later mirrored by his son, Kiefer Sutherland, in Article 99 (1992).
* By the time he was 14, he had become a radio DJ.
* Appeared in The Day of the Locust (1975) as a character named Homer Simpson, and then later made a guest appearance on "The Simpsons" (1989).
* He and MASH (1970) co-star Elliott Gould both own apartments in the same Manhattan high-rise luxury building.
* Being very tall, Sutherland has long since had a habit of slouching over so he could meet other actors eye to eye.
* As with son Kiefer Sutherland, named after director Lorenzo Sabatini, he named his other son, Roeg Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland's half-brother, after Don't Look Now (1973) director Nicolas Roeg.
* He was originally cast as Franklyn Madson in Dead Again (1991), but was eventually replaced by Derek Jacobi.
* Has two roles in common with Alan Alda. Sutherland played Flan in Six Degrees of Separation (1993), the role Alda played in an audio-book publication. Sutherland also played Hawkeye Pierce in MASH (1970), the role Alda played in "M*A*S*H" (1972).
* Made two guest appearances on "The Saint" (1962), playing two different characters.
* He was awarded an O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on December 18, 1978 for his services to drama.
* Had a near-death experience in 1979 when he was ill with meningitis. Doctors told him he had died for a time, and he claims to have had an out-of-body experience.
* Grandfather of Sarah Sutherland , father of Kiefer Sutherland and Camelia Kath.
* Starred in the TV series "Commander in Chief" (2005) with Leslie Hope . During the first season of "24" (2001), Leslie Hope played the wife of his son, Kiefer Sutherland.
* Played together with his son Kiefer Sutherland in two movies: Max Dugan Returns (1983) and A Time to Kill (1996) where they play enemies.
* He and Alan Alda both play Republicans with Presidential aspirations on television. Alda appears on The "The West Wing" (1999), Sutherland on "Commander in Chief" (2005).
* Between 1958 and 1960, he went to England and studied acting at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
* He and Kiefer Sutherland are both Emmy winners. He won in 1996 for Citizen X (1995) (TV), and ten years later, Kiefer won for "24" (2001).
* His great-grandmother through male line was a third cousin of President Rutherford Birchard Hayes.
* Is distantly related to the former Governor of Vermont, Howard Dean .
* Is a huge fan of his son Kiefer's TV show "24" (2001). He never misses an episode.
* Was so shocked by his own performance as the sadistic, perverse fascist leader in 1900, that he was unable to watch the film for years.
* Originally wanted to be a sculptor, but decided to be an actor after witnessing people praise a drawing of Churchill that he thought was awful (he realized he couldn't make art to please other people). He had never attended a theater performance, and still hadn't when he received his first role. Thus he was behind the proscenium arch before ever having been in front of it.
* Prefers to shoot the opening scenes of a movie last in order to better set the tone of the movie to the audience.
* Although several sources list that he and Francine Racette were married in 1974, Donald stated in a May 2000 London Daily Mail article that they did not marry until August 1990. They met in 1974 and lived together for 16 years.
* Achieved cinematic fame in two completely different and contrasting war films. One was the cynical, edgy, sarcastic Korean War comedy MASH (1970), and the other was the gritty, action packed, violent World War II action film The Dirty Dozen (1967).
* Is a fan of "24" (2001), and never misses an episode. He declined an offer to play Jack's father, Philip, in the show's sixth season.
* Lives in Santa Monica, California.
* His son, Kiefer Sutherland, appeared in Stand by Me (1986), based on a short story by Stephen King . Donald later appeared in _Salem's Lot (2004)(TV)_. Donald has himself appeared in two Michael Crichton adaptations: The First Great Train Robbery (1979) and Disclosure (1994), while is other son Rossif Sutherland appears in Timeline (2003).
* Pauline Kael reviewed The Day of the Locust (1975): "There's nothing specifically wrong with Donald Sutherland's performance. It's just awful." That was the most destructive, stupid piece of criticism I've ever received. I stopped reading reviews after that.|
* I was up for a great part but they told me: "Sorry, you're the best actor but this part calls for a guy-next-door type. You don't look as if you've ever lived next door to anyone."
* When you're working for a good director, you become subjective and submissive. You become his concubine. All that you're seeking is his pleasure.
* Frank Lloyd Wright designed the house I was living in. From what I understood, he was having an affair with the wife of the man he was designing the house for. That man was very tall. So Wright, short and vain, designs the house in such a way that a tall person couldn't live in it without severe cranial damage. I hit my head *all* the time.
* [on his early roles] Well, I was always cast as an artistic homicidal maniac. But at least I was artistic!
* [on Jane Fonda] Jane's person is more specific than most of us. She's well disciplined and knows what she wants and where she's going and works objectively to apply all her information to that intention. With Jane, the character and force is embodied in her persona and it's a lovely, delicate and self-deprecating human.
* [on Julie Christie ] Julie has such a wonderful film presence and fulfills everything I admire in a performer in that she -- more specifically than almost anyone else -- works for the director and recognizes that the film is created by the director in the way Jeanne Moreau did for Louis Malle.
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