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


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ad Astra Actor 2019
50% American Hangman Actor 2019
No Score Yet Backdraft 2 Ronald Bartel 2019
50% Measure of a Man Dr. Kahn 2018
37% The Leisure Seeker John 2018
38% Milton's Secret Grandpa Howard 2016
43% Forsaken Rev. Clayton 2016
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection Actor 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 President Snow $254.7M 2015
No Score Yet Pirate's Passage Screenwriter Capt. Charles Johnson Producer 2015
68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 President Snow $295.5M 2014
52% The Calling Father Price 2014
55% The Best Offer Billy $85.9K 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire President Snow $336.7M 2013
7% Assassin's Bullet Ambassador Ashdown 2012
84% The Hunger Games President Snow $408M 2012
56% Treasure Island Flint 2012
No Score Yet Dawn Rider Pop Mason 2012
69% Horrible Bosses Jack Pellit $117M 2011
40% The Eagle Uncle Aquila $19.5M 2011
53% The Mechanic Harry McKenna $29.2M 2011
No Score Yet Jock The Hero Dog Narrator 2011
No Score Yet Man On The Train The Professor 2011
No Score Yet The Con Artist Kranski 2010
No Score Yet Out of the Shadows Narrator 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
50% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) President Stone $19.6M 2009
0% Puffball Actor 2008
11% Fool's Gold Nigel Honeycutt $70.2M 2008
No Score Yet Stonehenge Decoded Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Last Continent Narrator 2007
83% Trumbo Actor $28.6K 2007
100% Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia Actor 2007
64% Reign Over Me Judge Raines $19.7M 2007
No Score Yet Behind the Mask Actor 2007
68% Aurora Borealis Ronald Shorter 2006
17% Land of the Blind Thorne 2006
13% An American Haunting John Bell Sr. $16.3M 2006
39% American Gun Carl Wilk 2006
35% Ask the Dust Hellfrick $0.7M 2006
No Score Yet Baltic Storm Actor 2005
86% Pride and Prejudice Mr. Bennet $38.3M 2005
62% Lord of War Col. Oliver Southern $24.1M 2005
No Score Yet Interlude Actor 2005
24% Fierce People Ogden C. Osborne 2005
No Score Yet Human Trafficking Bill Meehan 2005
No Score Yet Salem's Lot Richard Straker 2004
No Score Yet Frankenstein Capt. Walton 2004
71% Cold Mountain Reverend Monroe 2003
73% The Italian Job John Bridger $106M 2003
73% Fellini: I'm a Born Liar Himself 2003
20% Big Shot's Funeral Tyler 2003
No Score Yet Five Moons Plaza (Piazza delle Cinque Lunes) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Path to War Clark Clifford 2002
100% Uprising Adam Czerniakow 2001
45% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Dr. Sid 2001
No Score Yet The Big Heist Jimmy Burke 2001
91% Panic Michael 2000
16% The Art of War Douglas Thomas $29.5M 2000
78% Space Cowboys Jerry O'Neill 2000
No Score Yet Bear Island Frank Lansing 2000
No Score Yet Spiral, The (La spirale) Actor 2000
No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Hunley Gen. Beauregard 1999
29% Free Money Judge Rowsenberger 1999
27% Instinct Dr. Ben Hillard 1999
No Score Yet Behind the Mask Dr. Bob Shushan 1999
10% Virus Captain Robert Everton 1999
79% Without Limits Bill Bowerman 1998
60% The Assignment Jack Shaw/Henry Fields 1997
40% Fallen Lt. Stanton 1997
0% Shadow Conspiracy Jake Conrad 1997
No Score Yet Natural Enemy Actor 1997
65% A Time to Kill Lucien Wilbanks 1996
No Score Yet Hollow Point Lawton 1995
No Score Yet Younger & Younger Jonathan Younger 1995
57% Outbreak General Donald McClintock 1995
86% Citizen X Col. Mikhail Fetisov 1995
No Score Yet Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Capt. William Marsden 1994
58% Disclosure Bob Garvin 1994
26% The Puppet Masters Andrew Nivens 1994
88% Six Degrees of Separation Flan Kittredge 1993
No Score Yet Bethune: The Making of a Hero Dr. Norman Bethune 1993
No Score Yet Red Hot Kirov 1993
0% Benefit of the Doubt Frank 1993
No Score Yet Shadow of the Wolf Henderson 1993
No Score Yet Dr. Bethune Actor 1993
No Score Yet The Setting Sun Bureaucrat 1992
35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Merrick 1992
No Score Yet The Railway Station Man Roger Hawthorne 1992
No Score Yet Quicksand: No Escape Murdoch 1992
83% JFK X 1991
No Score Yet Scream of Stone Ivan 1991
74% Backdraft Ronald Bartel 1991
No Score Yet Buster's Bedroom O'Connor 1991
No Score Yet Long Road Home Actor 1991
No Score Yet Eminent Domain Josef Borski 1991
84% A Dry White Season Ben du Toit 1989
17% Lock Up Warden Drumgoole 1989
No Score Yet Lost Angels Dr. Charles Loftis 1989
No Score Yet National Gallery of Art Paul Gauguin 1988
No Score Yet The Rosary Murders Father Bob Koesler 1987
No Score Yet Apprentice to Murder John Reese 1987
No Score Yet Oviri (The Wolf at the Door) Paul Gauguin 1986
10% Revolution Sgt. Maj. Peasy 1985
No Score Yet Ordeal by Innocence Dr. Arthur Calgary 1985
40% Heaven Help Us Brother Thadeus 1985
No Score Yet Revolution Revisited Actor 1985
No Score Yet Le Fleuve Aux Grandes Eaux Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Trouble with Spies Appleton Porter 1984
0% Crackers Weslake 1984
No Score Yet Savage and Beautiful Actor 1984
75% Max Dugan Returns Brian Costello 1983
No Score Yet Threshold Dr. Thomas Vrain 1983
87% Eye of the Needle Faber 1981
No Score Yet Gas Nick the Noz 1981
91% Ordinary People Calvin 1980
No Score Yet Nothing Personal Roger Keller 1980
No Score Yet A Man, a Woman and a Bank Reese 1979
88% Murder by Decree Robert Lees 1979
76% The Great Train Robbery Agar 1979
95% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Matthew Bennell 1978
No Score Yet Les Liens de sang (Blood Relatives) Carella 1978
91% National Lampoon's Animal House Prof. Dave Jennings 1978
50% 1900 (Novecento) Attila 1977
80% The Kentucky Fried Movie Clumsy 1977
43% Le Casanova de Fellini Giacomo Casanova 1976
86% The Eagle Has Landed Liam Devlin 1976
60% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman) Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied 1975
64% The Day of the Locust Homer 1975
No Score Yet Shadow Catcher Narrator 1975
No Score Yet S*P*Y*S Bruland 1974
No Score Yet Dan Candy's Law Dan Candy 1974
96% Don't Look Now John Baxter 1973
No Score Yet Lady Ice Andy Hammon 1973
60% Steelyard Blues Producer Executive Producer Veldini Jesse Veldini 1973
No Score Yet F.T.A. Producer Actor Screenwriter 1972
67% Johnny Got His Gun `Christ' 1971
93% Klute Klute 1971
56% Little Murders Minister 1971
85% M*A*S*H Hawkeye Pierce 1970
No Score Yet Alex in Wonderland Alex Morrison 1970
No Score Yet The Act of the Heart Father Michael Ferrier 1970
76% Kelly's Heroes Sgt. Oddball (tank commander) 1970
83% Start The Revolution Without Me Charles, Pierre 1970
33% Sebastian American 1969
No Score Yet Joanna Lord Peter Sanderson 1968
No Score Yet The Split Dave Negli 1968
91% The Dirty Dozen Vernon Pinkley 1967
50% Billion Dollar Brain Actor 1967
No Score Yet Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Dr. Bob Carroll 1965
86% The Bedford Incident Pharmacist's Mate Nerny 1965
44% Die! Die! My Darling! Joseph 1965
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Baby's Father 1964
No Score Yet Castle of the Living Dead Sergent Paul/Witch/Old Man 1964
No Score Yet La cripta e l'incubo (Crypt of the Vampire)(Terror in the Crypt) Sergent Paul/Witch/Old Man 1964


No Score Yet The View
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No Score Yet Today
  • 2018
80% Trust
J. Paul Getty
  • 2018
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
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No Score Yet ICE
Pieter Van De Bruin
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No Score Yet Crossing Lines
Michel Dorn
  • 2015
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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • 2013
No Score Yet Treasure Island
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
  • 2011
86% Pillars of the Earth
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68% Dirty Sexy Money
Tripp Darling
  • 2009
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No Score Yet Commander in Chief
Nathan Templeton
  • 2006
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • 2000
No Score Yet American Experience
  • 1999
85% The Simpsons
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Avengers
  • 1967
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
Michel Dorn
No Score Yet The Saint
Wood McCleery