July 17, 1935
85 years old
6 ft 4 in | 193 cm
84 kg | 185 lbs
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.
Alone (2020) horror in role as Edward, with Tyler Posey and Robert Ri'chard
American Hangman (2019) 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
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
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.