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  1. Donald McNichol Sutherland CC (born 17 July 1935) [1] is a Canadian actor whose film career spans over six decades. [2] He has been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards, winning two for his performances in the television films Citizen X (1995) and Path to War (2002); the former also earned him a Primetime Emmy Award.

  2. The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others.

  3. Donald Sutherland, in full Donald McNichol Sutherland, (born July 17, 1935, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada), Canadian character actor who was equally adept at portraying heinous villains and benevolent family patriarchs. lobby card for M*A*S*H

    • Early life
    • Acting career
    • Later career
    • Film
    • Legacy

    Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, to Dorothy Isobel (McNichol) and Frederick McLea Sutherland, who worked in sales and electricity. He has Scottish, as well as German and English, ancestry. Sutherland worked several different jobs - he was a radio DJ in his youth - and was almost set on becoming an engineer after gra...

    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 ...

    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 Suther...

    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. ...

    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.

    • Donald McNichol Sutherland
    • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
    • Early Life
    • Entry Into Acting
    • 'Dirty Dozen' Breakthrough
    • Major Success with 'M*A*S*H'
    • Fonda and Fellini
    • 'Hunger Games'
    • Awards and Honors
    • Personal Life

    Widely considered one of Canada’s best-known film actors, Donald McNichol Sutherland was born on July 17, 1935, in Saint John, New Brunswick. His parents, Dorothy, a math teacher, and Frederick, who worked in sales and managed the local utility company, forged a standard middle-class home for their son. Sutherland would later describe his father as...

    Resisting their son’s dreams of becoming a sculptor, Sutherland’s parents urged conventionality and successfully pushed him to study engineering at the University of Toronto, where Sutherland experienced his first exposure to acting. As the story goes, the first play Sutherland ever saw was one he had a small role in: a student production of Edward...

    Scrapping a potential engineering career, Sutherland moved to the United Kingdom after college to work at the Perth Repertory Theater in Scotland. He also appeared on the London stage before embarking on his half-century film career. It was an inauspicious start. “My first offer ever for a film was in 1962,” Sutherland said to GQ magazine. “I audit...

    It was around this time that Sutherland accepted the part that would catapult his career into stardom, starring as “Hawkeye” Pierce in the classic Robert Altman war comedy, M*A*S*H. The film, which also starred Elliot Gould and Tom Skerritt, proved to be a giant cultural and financial success, evoking surprise from even those who made the movie wit...

    Over the next several decades Sutherland appeared in a steady lineup of either critical or commercial successes. The list includes Klute (1971), co-starring Jane Fonda (whom Sutherland also had an affair with), Don't Look Now (1973), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Robert Redford's Ordinary People (1980), A Dry White Season (1989) and JFK(19...

    Sutherlands’ film choices have continued to vary, from the '90s into the next millennium. His big-screen credits include Backdraft (1991), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), the drama Space Cowboys (2000), A Time to Kill (1996), The Italian Job (2003), Pride & Prejudice (2005) and The Con Artist (2010), in addition to a variety of TV projects like Up...

    While considered one of Hollywood’s most esteemed actors, Sutherland has received little Oscar attention to date. He’s neither won nor been nominated for the award. He has however been nominated for seven Golden Globes and won two. His first came in 1996 for his supporting role in the television movie Citizen X, which also netted him an Emmy. In 20...

    Following his divorce from Lois Hardwick, Sutherland wed actress Shirley Douglas in 1966. The two were married for four years and had two children together, Kiefer, who would go on to forge his own successful screen career, and twin sister Rachel, who works behind the camera as a film post-production supervisor. Sutherland married again in 1972, th...

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