Donald Sutherland

Lowest Rated: 0% Puffball (2008)
Birthday: Jul 17, 1935
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Certainly one of the most distinctive looking men ever to be granted the title of movie star, Donald Sutherland is an actor defined as much by his almost caricature-like features as his considerable talent. Tall, lanky and bearing perhaps the most enjoyably sinister face this side of Vincent Price, Sutherland made a name for himself in some of the most influential films of the 1970s and early '80s.A native of Canada, Sutherland was born in New Brunswick on July 17, 1935. Raised in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, he took an early interest in the entertainment industry, becoming a radio DJ by the time he was fourteen. While an engineering student at the University of Toronto, he discovered his love for acting and duly decided to pursue theatrical training. An attempt to enroll at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art was thwarted, however, because of his size (6'4") and idiosyncratic looks. Not one to give up, Sutherland began doing British repertory theatre and getting acting stints on television series like The Saint. In 1964 the actor got his first big break, making his screen debut in the Italian horror film Il Castello dei Morti Vivi (The Castle of the Living Dead). His dual role as a young soldier and an old hag was enough to convince various casting directors of a certain kind of versatility, and Sutherland was soon appearing in a number of remarkably schlocky films, including Dr. Terror's House of Horrors and Die! Die! Darling! (both 1965). A move into more respectable fare came in 1967, when Robert Aldrich cast him as a retarded killer in the highly successful The Dirty Dozen. By the early '70s, Sutherland had become something of a bonafide star, thanks to lead roles in films like Start the Revolution without Me and Robert Altman's MASH (both 1970). It was his role as Army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce in the latter film that gave the actor particular respect and credibility, and the following year he enhanced his reputation with a portrayal of the titular private detective in Alan J. Pakula's Klute.It was during this period that Sutherland became something of an idol for a younger, counter culture audience, due to both the kind of roles he took and his own anti-war stance. Offscreen, he spent a great deal of time protesting the Vietnam War, and, with the participation of fellow protestor and Klute co-star Jane Fonda, made the anti-war documentary F.T.A. in 1972. He also continued his mainstream Hollywood work, enjoying success with films like Don't Look Now (1973), The Day of the Locust (1975), and Fellini's Casanova (1976). In 1978, he won a permanent place in the hearts and minds of slackers everywhere with his portrayal of a pot-smoking, metaphysics-spouting college professor in National Lampoon's Animal House.After a starring role in the critically acclaimed Ordinary People (1980), Sutherland entered a relatively unremarkable phase of his career, appearing in one forgettable film after another. This phase continued for much of the decade, and didn't begin to change until 1989, when the actor won raves for his starring role in A Dry White Season and his title role in Bethune: The Making of a Hero. He spent the 1990s doing steady work in films of widely varying quality, appearing as the informant who cried conspiracy in JFK (1991), a Van Helsing-type figure in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992), a wealthy New Yorker who gets taken in by con artist Will Smith in Six Degrees of Separation (1993), and a general in the virus thriller Outbreak (1995). In 1998, the actor did some of his best work in years (in addition to the made-for-TV Citizen X (1995), for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe) when he starred as a track coach in Without Limits, Robert Towne's biopic of runner Steve Prefontaine. In 2000, Sutherland enjoyed further critical and commerical success with Space Cowboys, an adventure drama that teamed the actor alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood, and James Garner as geriatric astronauts who get another chance

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ad Astra
  • Actor
$NaN 2019
50% American Hangman
  • Actor
$NaN 2019
50% Measure of a Man
  • Dr. Kahn
$NaN 2018
36% The Leisure Seeker
  • John
$NaN 2018
38% Milton's Secret
  • Grandpa Howard
$NaN 2016
43% Forsaken
  • Rev. Clayton
$NaN 2016
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection
  • Actor
$NaN 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
  • President Snow
$NaN 2015
No Score Yet Pirate's Passage
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Capt. Charles Johnson
$NaN 2015
68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • President Snow
$NaN 2014
51% The Calling
  • Father Price
$NaN 2014
55% The Best Offer
  • Billy
$NaN 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • President Snow
$NaN 2013
7% Assassin's Bullet
  • Ambassador Ashdown
$NaN 2012
84% The Hunger Games
  • President Snow
$NaN 2012
56% Treasure Island
  • Flint
$NaN 2012
No Score Yet Dawn Rider
  • Pop Mason
$NaN 2012
69% Horrible Bosses
  • Jack Pellit
$NaN 2011
39% The Eagle
  • Uncle Aquila
$NaN 2011
53% The Mechanic
  • Harry McKenna
$NaN 2011
No Score Yet Jock The Hero Dog
  • Narrator
$NaN 2011
No Score Yet Man On The Train
  • The Professor
$NaN 2011
No Score Yet The Con Artist
  • Kranski
$NaN 2010
No Score Yet Out of the Shadows
  • Narrator
$NaN 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty
  • Actor
$NaN 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
$NaN 2010
50% Astro Boy (AstroBoy)
  • President Stone
$NaN 2009
0% Puffball
  • Actor
$NaN 2008
11% Fool's Gold
  • Nigel Honeycutt
$NaN 2008
No Score Yet Stonehenge Decoded
  • Narrator
$NaN 2008
No Score Yet Last Continent
  • Narrator
$NaN 2007
83% Trumbo
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
100% Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
64% Reign Over Me
  • Judge Raines
$NaN 2007
No Score Yet Behind the Mask
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
68% Aurora Borealis
  • Ronald Shorter
$NaN 2006
17% Land of the Blind
  • Thorne
$NaN 2006
13% An American Haunting
  • John Bell Sr.
$NaN 2006
39% American Gun
  • Carl Wilk
$NaN 2006
35% Ask the Dust
  • Hellfrick
$NaN 2006
No Score Yet Baltic Storm
  • Actor
$NaN 2005
86% Pride and Prejudice
  • Mr. Bennet
$NaN 2005
61% Lord of War
  • Col. Oliver Southern
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet Interlude
  • Actor
$NaN 2005
24% Fierce People
  • Ogden C. Osborne
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet Human Trafficking
  • Bill Meehan
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet Salem's Lot
  • Richard Straker
$NaN 2004
No Score Yet Frankenstein
  • Capt. Walton
$NaN 2004
71% Cold Mountain
  • Reverend Monroe
$NaN 2003
73% The Italian Job
  • John Bridger
$NaN 2003
73% Fellini: I'm a Born Liar
  • Himself
$NaN 2003
20% Big Shot's Funeral
  • Tyler
$NaN 2003
No Score Yet Five Moons Plaza (Piazza delle Cinque Lunes)
  • Actor
$NaN 2003
No Score Yet Path to War
  • Clark Clifford
$NaN 2002
100% Uprising
  • Adam Czerniakow
$NaN 2001
45% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • Dr. Sid
$NaN 2001
No Score Yet The Big Heist
  • Jimmy Burke
$NaN 2001
91% Panic
  • Michael
$NaN 2000
16% The Art of War
  • Douglas Thomas
$NaN 2000
78% Space Cowboys
  • Jerry O'Neill
$NaN 2000
No Score Yet Bear Island
  • Frank Lansing
$NaN 2000
No Score Yet Spiral, The (La spirale)
  • Actor
$NaN 2000
No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
  • Actor
$NaN 2000
No Score Yet The Hunley
  • Gen. Beauregard
$NaN 1999
29% Free Money
  • Judge Rowsenberger
$NaN 1999
27% Instinct
  • Dr. Ben Hillard
$NaN 1999
No Score Yet Behind the Mask
  • Dr. Bob Shushan
$NaN 1999
10% Virus
  • Captain Robert Everton
$NaN 1999
79% Without Limits
  • Bill Bowerman
$NaN 1998
60% The Assignment
  • Jack Shaw/Henry Fields
$NaN 1997
40% Fallen
  • Lt. Stanton
$NaN 1997
0% Shadow Conspiracy
  • Jake Conrad
$NaN 1997
No Score Yet Natural Enemy
  • Actor
$NaN 1997
65% A Time to Kill
  • Lucien Wilbanks
$NaN 1996
No Score Yet Hollow Point
  • Lawton
$NaN 1995
No Score Yet Younger & Younger
  • Jonathan Younger
$NaN 1995
59% Outbreak
  • General Donald McClintock
$NaN 1995
86% Citizen X
  • Col. Mikhail Fetisov
$NaN 1995
No Score Yet Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
  • Capt. William Marsden
$NaN 1994
58% Disclosure
  • Bob Garvin
$NaN 1994
26% The Puppet Masters
  • Andrew Nivens
$NaN 1994
88% Six Degrees of Separation
  • Flan Kittredge
$NaN 1993
No Score Yet Bethune: The Making of a Hero
  • Dr. Norman Bethune
$NaN 1993
No Score Yet Red Hot
  • Kirov
$NaN 1993
0% Benefit of the Doubt
  • Frank
$NaN 1993
No Score Yet Shadow of the Wolf
  • Henderson
$NaN 1993
No Score Yet Dr. Bethune
  • Actor
$NaN 1993
No Score Yet The Setting Sun
  • Bureaucrat
$NaN 1992
33% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Merrick
$NaN 1992
No Score Yet The Railway Station Man
  • Roger Hawthorne
$NaN 1992
No Score Yet Quicksand: No Escape
  • Murdoch
$NaN 1992
83% JFK
  • X
$NaN 1991
No Score Yet Scream of Stone
  • Ivan
$NaN 1991
74% Backdraft
  • Ronald Bartel
$NaN 1991
No Score Yet Buster's Bedroom
  • O'Connor
$NaN 1991
No Score Yet Long Road Home
  • Actor
$NaN 1991
No Score Yet Eminent Domain
  • Josef Borski
$NaN 1991
84% A Dry White Season
  • Ben du Toit
$NaN 1989
17% Lock Up
  • Warden Drumgoole
$NaN 1989
No Score Yet Lost Angels
  • Dr. Charles Loftis
$NaN 1989
No Score Yet National Gallery of Art
  • Paul Gauguin
$NaN 1988
No Score Yet The Rosary Murders
  • Father Bob Koesler
$NaN 1987
No Score Yet Apprentice to Murder
  • John Reese
$NaN 1987
No Score Yet Oviri (The Wolf at the Door)
  • Paul Gauguin
$NaN 1986
10% Revolution
  • Sgt. Maj. Peasy
$NaN 1985
No Score Yet Ordeal by Innocence
  • Dr. Arthur Calgary
$NaN 1985
40% Heaven Help Us
  • Brother Thadeus
$NaN 1985
No Score Yet Revolution Revisited
  • Actor
$NaN 1985
No Score Yet Le Fleuve Aux Grandes Eaux
  • Actor
$NaN 1984
No Score Yet The Trouble with Spies
  • Appleton Porter
$NaN 1984
0% Crackers
  • Weslake
$NaN 1984
No Score Yet Savage and Beautiful
  • Actor
$NaN 1984
75% Max Dugan Returns
  • Brian Costello
$NaN 1983
No Score Yet Threshold
  • Dr. Thomas Vrain
$NaN 1983
87% Eye of the Needle
  • Faber
$NaN 1981
No Score Yet Gas
  • Nick the Noz
$NaN 1981
90% Ordinary People
  • Calvin
$NaN 1980
No Score Yet Nothing Personal
  • Roger Keller
$NaN 1980
No Score Yet A Man, a Woman and a Bank
  • Reese
$NaN 1979
88% Murder by Decree
  • Robert Lees
$NaN 1979
79% The Great Train Robbery
  • Agar
$NaN 1979
95% Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Matthew Bennell
$NaN 1978
No Score Yet Les Liens de sang (Blood Relatives)
  • Carella
$NaN 1978
91% National Lampoon's Animal House
  • Prof. Dave Jennings
$NaN 1978
47% 1900 (Novecento)
  • Attila
$NaN 1977
80% The Kentucky Fried Movie
  • Clumsy
$NaN 1977
43% Le Casanova de Fellini
  • Giacomo Casanova
$NaN 1976
86% The Eagle Has Landed
  • Liam Devlin
$NaN 1976
60% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman)
  • Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied
$NaN 1975
64% The Day of the Locust
  • Homer
$NaN 1975
No Score Yet Shadow Catcher
  • Narrator
$NaN 1975
No Score Yet S*P*Y*S
  • Bruland
$NaN 1974
No Score Yet Dan Candy's Law
  • Dan Candy
$NaN 1974
96% Don't Look Now
  • John Baxter
$NaN 1973
No Score Yet Lady Ice
  • Andy Hammon
$NaN 1973
60% Steelyard Blues
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Veldini Jesse Veldini
$NaN 1973
No Score Yet F.T.A.
  • Producer
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
$NaN 1972
67% Johnny Got His Gun
  • `Christ'
$NaN 1971
93% Klute
  • Klute
$NaN 1971
63% Little Murders
  • Minister
$NaN 1971
85% M*A*S*H
  • Hawkeye Pierce
$NaN 1970
No Score Yet Alex in Wonderland
  • Alex Morrison
$NaN 1970
No Score Yet The Act of the Heart
  • Father Michael Ferrier
$NaN 1970
76% Kelly's Heroes
  • Sgt. Oddball (tank commander)
$NaN 1970
83% Start The Revolution Without Me
  • Charles, Pierre
$NaN 1970
33% Sebastian
  • American
$NaN 1969
No Score Yet Joanna
  • Lord Peter Sanderson
$NaN 1968
No Score Yet The Split
  • Dave Negli
$NaN 1968
91% The Dirty Dozen
  • Vernon Pinkley
$NaN 1967
50% Billion Dollar Brain
  • Actor
$NaN 1967
No Score Yet Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
  • Dr. Bob Carroll
$NaN 1965
86% The Bedford Incident
  • Pharmacist's Mate Nerny
$NaN 1965
44% Die! Die! My Darling!
  • Joseph
$NaN 1965
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything
  • Baby's Father
$NaN 1964
No Score Yet Castle of the Living Dead
  • Sergent Paul/Witch/Old Man
$NaN 1964
No Score Yet La cripta e l'incubo (Crypt of the Vampire)(Terror in the Crypt)
  • Sergent Paul/Witch/Old Man
$NaN 1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2018
80% Trust
2018
  • J. Paul Getty
  • 2018
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet ICE
2016-2018
  • Pieter Van De Bruin
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
2013-2015
  • Michel Dorn
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Treasure Island
2012
  • Flint
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
  • Guest
  • 2011
86% Pillars of the Earth
2010
  • Bartholomew
  • 2011
  • 2010
68% Dirty Sexy Money
2007-2009
  • Tripp Darling
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Commander in Chief
2005-2006
  • Nathan Templeton
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • 1999
84% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Avengers
1969
  • Jessel
  • 1967
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
  • Michel Dorn
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
  • Wood McCleery

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