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Donald Sutherland

Actor
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Born Jul 17, 1935

Donald McNichol Sutherland, OC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans nearly 50 years. Some of Sutherland's more notable movie roles included offbeat warriors in popular war movies such as The Dirty Dozen, MASH and Kelly's Heroes, as well as characters in other popular films such as Klute, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, JFK, Ordinary People and, more recently, The Hunger Games as President Snow. He is the father of actor Kiefer Sutherland.… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Donald Sutherland.

CHILDHOOD

1935 Birth Born on July 17, 1935.

TWENTIES

1957 21 Years Old He changed his mind about becoming an engineer, and left Canada for Britain in 1957, studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. … Read More
1965 29 Years Old In the same year, he appeared in the Cold War classic The Bedford Incident and appeared in the TV series The Saint, in the 1965 episode "The Happy Suicide", and in the TV series Gideon's Way, in the 1966 episode "The Millionaire's Daughter".

THIRTIES

1966 30 Years Old In 1966, Sutherland appeared in the BBC TV play Lee Oswald-Assassin, playing a friend of Lee Harvey Oswald, Charles Givens (even though Givens himself was an African-American).
1967 31 Years Old In 1967, he appeared in "The Superlative Seven," an episode of The Avengers. … Read More
1968 32 Years Old In 1968, after the breakthrough in the UK-filmed The Dirty Dozen, Sutherland left London for Hollywood.
1970 34 Years Old 1 More Event
He then appeared in two war films, playing the lead role as "Hawkeye" Pierce in Robert Altman's MASH in 1970; and, again in 1970, as hippie tank commander "Oddball" in Kelly's Heroes.

FORTIES

1976 40 Years Old 1 More Event
His role as Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied in the Maximilian Schell's 1976 German film-directed End of the Game is listed in crazy credits. and as the ever-optimistic health inspector in the science fiction/horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) alongside Brooke Adams and Jeff Goldblum. … Read More
1977 41 Years Old He played the role of physician-hero Norman Bethune in two biographical films in 1977 and 1990. … Read More
1978 42 Years Old Sutherland was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on 18 December 1978 and was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2000. … Read More
1985 49 Years Old …  He played psychiatrist and visionary Wilhelm Reich in the video for Kate Bush's 1985 single, "Cloudbusting".

FIFTIES

1991 55 Years Old In the 1991 Oliver Stone film JFK, he played a mysterious Washington intelligence officer, reputed to have been L.
1992 56 Years Old In 1992, he played the role of Merrick in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Kristy Swanson.
1994 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, he played the head of a government agency hunting for aliens that take over people's bodies similar to the premise of Invasion of the Body Snatchers in the movie of Robert A. Heinlein's 1951 book The Puppet Masters.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1996 61 Years Old He was later cast in 1996 (for only the second time) with his son Kiefer in Joel Schumacher's A Time to Kill.
1999 64 Years Old Sutherland played famous American Civil War General P.G.T. Beauregard in the 1999 film The Hunley. … Read More
2008 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Sutherland starred as Tripp Darling in the prime time drama series Dirty Sexy Money for ABC. He played multi-millionaire Nigel Honeycut in the 2008 film Fool's Gold. … Read More
2009 74 Years Old Sutherland provided voice-overs and narration during the intro of the 1st semifinal of Eurovision Song Contest 2009, and the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and was also one of the Olympic flag bearers. … Read More
2010 75 Years Old In 2010, he starred alongside an ensemble cast in a TV adaptation of Ken Follett's novel The Pillars of the Earth.
2012 77 Years Old 1 More Event
Beginning in 2012, Sutherland portrayed President Snow, the main antagonist of The Hunger Games film franchise, in The Hunger Games (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and Part 2 (2015). … Read More
2016 81 Years Old In 2016, he was a member of the main competition jury of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
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