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Donald Sutherland young

Donald Sutherland young

Birth Date

July 17, 1935



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6 ft 4 in | 193 cm

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84 kg | 185 lbs

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John, Canada, on July 17, 1935, is a Canadian actor.

Young Donald Sutherland first started performing as a member of the "UC Follies" comedy troupe in Toronto and at the Perth Repertory Theatre in Scotland.

He got his television debut in BBC drama anthology series Studio 4 (1962) in role as Switchboard Operator.

He made his big screen debut in British drama film The World Ten Times Over (1963) in uncredited role as Tall Man in Nightclub.

Donald's breakthrough performance came as Vernon L. Pinkley in war movie The Dirty Dozen (1967) opposite Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson.

New Movies

American Hangman (2020) thriller in role as Judge Straight, opposite Vincent Kartheiser and Oliver Dennis

Backdraft 2 (2019) drama thriller in role as Ronald Bartel, with William Baldwin and Joe Anderson

Ad Astra (2019) science fiction adventure in role as Colonel Pruitt, opposite Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and Liv Tyler

The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) drama thriller in role as Jerome Debney, with Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki and Mick Jagger

Best Movies

He portrayed President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games franchise:

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:

MASH (1970) black comedy war in role as Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Ordinary People (1980) drama in role as Calvin Jarrett

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Bill Bowerman in biographical sports film Without Limits (1998).

He was nominated for the BAFTA Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances in movies:

Steelyard Blues (1973) comedy crime in role as Jesse Veldini

Don't Look Now (1973) drama thriller in role as John Baxter

He won a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Canadian Academy Award) for his role as Dr. Thomas Vrain in drama science fiction film Threshold (1981).

He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Matthew Bennell in science fiction horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).

He won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as John Klute in neo-noir crime thriller Klute (1971).

Animal House (1978) comedy opposite John Belushi and Kevin Bacon

Kelly's Heroes (1970) action adventure opposite Clint Eastwood and Telly Savalas

The Italian Job (2003) heist with Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Statham

Pride & Prejudice (2005) romantic drama opposite Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen and Rosamund Pike

Backdraft (1991) drama thriller with Kurt Russell, William Baldwin and Robert De Niro

Six Degrees of Separation (1993) comedy drama opposite Will Smith, Stockard Channing and Ian McKellen

Johnny Got His Gun (1971) drama in role as Christ

1900 (1976) epic historical drama with Robert De Niro and Gérard Depardieu

The Great Train Robbery (1978) thriller crime opposite Sean Connery

Fallen (1998) supernatural thriller with Denzel Washington and John Goodman

The Eagle Has Landed (1976) thriller opposite Michael Caine and Robert Duvall

Outbreak (1995) drama thriller with Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman and Rene Russo

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) comedy horror opposite Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry and Hilary Swank

Lock Up (1989) prison drama with Sylvester Stallone

Disclosure (1994) thriller opposite Demi Moore and Michael Douglas

Revolution (1985) drama history with Al Pacino and Nastassja Kinski

Forsaken (2015) Western opposite Demi Moore and Kiefer Sutherland

TV Shows

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Clark M. Clifford in television film Path to War (2002)

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Mikhail Fetisov in television movie Citizen X (1995).

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Nathan Templeton in ABC drama series Commander-in-Chief (2005-2006).

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Agent Bill Meehan in miniseries Human Trafficking (2005).

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Patrick "Tripp" Darling III in ABC drama series Dirty Se*y Money (2007-2009).

Salem's Lot (2004) TNT miniseries in role as Richard Straker

Frankenstein (2004) miniseries in role as Captain Walton

The Pillars of the Earth (2010) miniseries in role as Earl Bartholomew

Crossing Lines (2013-2015) in role as Michel Dorn

Trust (2018) FX drama television series in role as J. Paul Getty

The Undoing (2020) HBO drama miniseries in role as Franklin Renner


Graduated from Bridgewater High School.

Graduated from Victoria University, a college of the University of Toronto, with a double major in engineering and drama.

Studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Has Scottish, German and English ancestry.

He received an Academy Honorary Award in 2017.

He voiced Dr. Sid in animated science fiction film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and President Stone in animated superhero movie Astro Boy (2009).

Fan of the television series 24.

He was awarded a Star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 2000.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7024 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in 2011.

Lives in Georgeville, Quebec, Canada.


He dated actress Jane Fonda (1970-1972).

He was married to:

Shirley Douglas (1966-1970) they have two children: twins Kiefer and Rachel

Lois Hardwick (1959-1966)

He married Francine Racette in 1972, they have three sons: Rossif, Angus Redford and Roeg.


You have a little bit of talent, a certain amount of good fortune and a lot of hard work in pursuit of whatever truth you can find in it, and if you are really lucky, a terrific partner and I have that and those four things worked out for me.

But no, I love acting, it's a wonderful job.

I have been able to play a lot of guys and they have kept me working.

I have never planned anything. I have been doing this job for over 50 years. I have been paid to work with some wonderful people and it has been a huge gift, to me.

I just - I love my job. I love doing it. It's a passionate endeavor. And sometimes you can get close to something that you believe is the truth. The truth of something. Not all the time, but sometimes.

I don't think I'm an actor who takes their characters home with him. But I certainly do take the preparation home.

It's the things we love most that destroy us.