<%= render :partial => '/v9/shared/analytics'

Donald Sutherland

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

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Donald Sutherland.

  • 57a362a313000029007c2f4c
    Jared Leto In 'suicide Squad' Is The Worst Kind Of Movie Villain
    Huffington Post - Aug 04, 2016
  • Cannes: How George Miller's Jury Got It Wrong Los Angeles Times
    Google News - May 22, 2016
  • Donald Sutherland's Grumpy Old Man Routine Steals Show At Cannes
    Yahoo News - May 11, 2016
  • Kiefer And Donald Sutherland Shine In 'forsaken,' A Remedial Western
    LATimes - Feb 19, 2016


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


1935 Birth Born on July 17, 1935.


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."


1966 - 1967 2 More Events
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 He then made a further two war films in relative quick succession, taking the lead as "Hawkeye" Pierce in Robert Altman's MASH in 1970; and, again in 1970, as hippie tank commander Sgt. … Read More
1975 39 Years Old In 1975 he starred in The Day of the Locust opposite Karen Black; Sutherland played the lead character, Homer Simpson, in this drama based on the book by Nathanael West. … Read More


1976 40 Years Old He won acclaim for his performance in the Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's 1976 epic film 1900 and as the conflicted father in the Academy award-winning family drama Ordinary People (1980), alongside Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton. … 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".


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.


1996 - 1999 2 More Events
2006 71 Years Old He earned an Emmy nomination in 2006 for his performance in the miniseries Human Trafficking.
2008 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Sutherland starred as Tripp Darling in the prime time serial Dirty Sexy Money for ABC. He played multi-millionaire Nigel Honeycut in the 2008 film Fool's Gold. … Read More
2009 74 Years Old He 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
He portrayed President Snow in The Hunger Games in 2012, reprised the role in its sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), and again in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and the upcoming Part 2 (2015), the conclusion of the series.
2013 78 Years Old In 2013, Sutherland played an ICC inspector in the international crime-drama TV series, Crossing Lines.
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sutherland.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.