Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland

Highest Rated: 100% Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (2007)

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
45% The Burnt Orange Heresy Actor 2020
83% A Reindeer's Journey Narrator 2019
84% Ad Astra Col. Tom Pruitt 2019
44% American Hangman Actor 2019
No Score Yet Backdraft 2 Ronald Bartel 2019
52% Measure of a Man Dr. Kahn 2018
37% The Leisure Seeker John 2018
11% Basmati Blues Gurgon 2018
38% Milton's Secret Grandpa Howard 2016
42% 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 Producer Capt. Charles Johnson 2015
69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 President Snow $295.5M 2014
51% 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 For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet Out of the Shadows Narrator 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
14% 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
61% 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
50% Salem's Lot Richard Straker 2004
No Score Yet Frankenstein Capt. Walton 2004
70% 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
66% A Time to Kill Lucien Wilbanks 1996
No Score Yet Hollow Point Lawton 1995
No Score Yet Younger & Younger Jonathan Younger 1995
58% Outbreak General Donald McClintock 1995
88% 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
84% 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
80% 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
33% 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
69% Max Dugan Returns Brian Costello 1983
No Score Yet Threshold Dr. Thomas Vrain 1983
81% Eye of the Needle Faber 1981
No Score Yet Gas Nick the Noz 1981
88% 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
73% The Great Train Robbery Agar 1979
93% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Matthew Bennell 1978
No Score Yet Les Liens de sang (Blood Relatives) Carella 1978
90% National Lampoon's Animal House Prof. Dave Jennings 1978
53% 1900 (Novecento) Attila 1977
81% The Kentucky Fried Movie Clumsy 1977
56% Le Casanova de Fellini Giacomo Casanova 1976
67% The Eagle Has Landed Liam Devlin 1976
50% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman) Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied 1975
60% 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
94% Don't Look Now John Baxter 1973
No Score Yet Lady Ice Andy Hammon 1973
60% Steelyard Blues Executive Producer Veldini Jesse Veldini Producer 1973
No Score Yet F.T.A. Actor Screenwriter Producer 1972
67% Johnny Got His Gun `Christ' 1971
92% Klute Klute 1971
60% Little Murders Minister 1971
86% 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
77% 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
88% 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
50% Die! Die! My Darling! Joseph 1965
No Score Yet Castle of the Living Dead Sergent Paul/Witch/Old Man 1964
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Baby's Father 1964
No Score Yet La cripta e l'incubo (Crypt of the Vampire)(Terror in the Crypt) Sergent Paul/Witch/Old Man 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2018
78% Trust
2018
J. Paul Getty 2018
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Guest Appearing 2018
2017
No Score Yet ICE
2016-2018
Pieter Van De Bruin 2018
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 Moby Dick
2011
Father Mapple 2011
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
82% 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
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 1996
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Jessel 1967
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
Michel Dorn
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Wood McCleery
No Score Yet The Undoing
2020
Franklin Renner

QUOTES FROM Donald Sutherland CHARACTERS

President Snow says: It's the things we love the most that destroy us

President Snow says: It's the things we love the most that destroy us.

Katniss Everdeen says: It must be a fragile system if it can be brought down by just a few berries

President Snow says: It is indeed--but not in the way you imagine.

Katniss Everdeen says: How should I imagine?

President Snow says: You should imagine thousands upon thousands of your people dead...this town of yours reduced to ashes, imagine it gone, buried under dirt, made radioactive as if it had never existed like District 13. You fought very hard in the games miss Everdeen, but they were games...would you like to be in a real war?

President Snow says: It's the things we love most that destroy us.

Billy says: Human emotions are like works of art. They can be forged. They seem just like the original, but they're a forgery.

Virgil Oldman says: Forgery?

Billy says: Everything can be faked, Virgil. Joy, pain, hate, illness, recovery, even love.

Harry McKenna says: You're a goddamn machine. You see things. You view people differently than I do, differently than anybody does. But you have a problem, Arthur. You need companionship.

Arthur Bishop says: I have you Harry

Harry McKenna says: Oh, then you're in deeper shit than I thought.

Monroe says: I lost your mother after twenty-two months of marriage. It was enough for a lifetime.

Billy says: Emotions are like work of art. They can be forged they seem just like the original but they are forgery.

President Snow says: Your hair looks lovely, darling. When did you start wearing it like that?

Snow's Granddaughter says: Everyone at school wears their hair like this now, Grandpa.

President Snow says: While you and Peeta are on tour, you need to smile, you need to be grateful, but above all, you need to madly end it all in love. You think you can manage that?

Katniss Everdeen says: Yes.

President Snow says: "Yes" what?

Katniss Everdeen says: I'll convince them.

President Snow says: No. Convince me.

Jack Pellit says: Life is a marathon and you can't win a marathon without putting a few Band-Aids on your nipples.

President Snow says: Let it fly, Ms Everdeen. Let it. Fly.

President Snow says: Your hair looks lovely, darling. When did you start wearing it like that?

Snow's Granddaughter says: Everyone at school wears their hair like this now, Grandpa.

President Snow says: Are all of you happy about the capitol? After all we are your gods.

President Snow says: "They're holding hands. I want them dead."

President Snow says: They're holding hands. I want them dead.

President Snow says: Let it fly.

The Professor says: Schubert appeals to my sense of failure.

President Snow says: You fought very had in the Games, Miss Everdeen. But they were games. Would you like to be in a real war? Thousands of your people dead. Your loved ones....Gone.

President Snow says: You fought very had in the Games, Miss Everdeen. But they were games. Would you like to be in a real one? Thousands of your people dead. Your loved ones....Gone.

Dr. Thomas Vrain says: It won't be long before you leave this room with a heart as good as God ever made.

President Snow says: Her entire species must be... eradicated.

President Snow says: Her entire species must be eradicated.

Plutarch Heavensbee says: Her species, sir?

President Snow says: The other victors. Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible.

President Snow says: (On Katniss Everdeen) She has become a beacon of hope for them. She has to be eliminated.

President Snow says: She has become a beacon of hope for them. She has to be eliminated.

President Snow says: Her entire species must be eradicated.

Plutarch Heavensbee says: Her species, sir?

President Snow says: The other victors. Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invisible.

President Snow says: The other victors. Because of her, they all pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible.

President Snow says: (on Katniss Everdeen) She has become a big kind of hope for them. She has to be eliminated. What do you think?

President Snow says: She has become a big kind of hope for them. She has to be eliminated. What do you think?

Plutarch Heavensbee says: I agree. She should die, but in the right way and the right time.

Ronald says: You look like your dad.

Duncan Shorter says: You do too.

Ronald says: I'm better looking......Grandpa's little helper.

Ronald says: I'm better looking.Grandpa's little helper.

X says: ''He Must Die.''

X says: He must die.

President Snow says: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane says: So...

President Snow says: So, contain it!

John Bridger says: I trust everyone, It's the devil inside them I don't trust.

President Snow says: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained.

Warden Drumgoole says: Frank, this is hell and I'm going to give you the guided tour.

President Snow says: Welcome! Welcome! Welcome Tributes! We salute you!

President Snow says: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.

Oddball says: But for 1.6 million dollars, we could become heroes for three days.

Oddball says: Why don't you say something rightous or hopeful for a change? [to Moriarity]

Moriarty says: Crap! [to Oddball]

Big Joe says: Well then, why the hell aren't you up there helping them? [fix the tank]

Oddball says: answers: (laughs) I only ride em I don't know what makes em work.

Oddball says: [answers] I only ride em I don't know what makes em work.

President Snow says: An eleven?

Seneca Crane says: She earned it.

President Snow says: She shot an arrow at your head.

Seneca Crane says: She shot the apple.

President Snow says: Near your head.

President Snow says: I like you. Be careful.

Seneca Crane says: Who doesn't like an underdog?

President Snow says: I don't.

President Snow says: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, alot of hope is dangerous. This fact is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane says: So...

Effie Trinket says: So, contain it.

President Snow says: Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, alot is dangerous. This fact is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane says: So...

President Snow says: So, contain it.

President Snow says: Hope is the only thing more powerful then fear.

Seneca Crane says: I mean, everyone loves a good underdog!

President Snow says: I don't.

Father Bob Koesler says: Say five Our Fathers and five Hail Mary's. If it'll help, say the rosary [after hearing a distressed friend's confession].

Father Bob Koesler says: Say five Our Fathers and five Hail Mary's. If it'll help, say the rosary. [after hearing a distressed friend's confession]

Oddball says: I'm grabbing some waves.

Vernon Pinkley says: Very pretty, General. Very pretty. But, can they fight?

President Snow says: " By the way, I know about the kiss. "

President Snow says: By the way, I know about the kiss.

President Snow says: "On the seventy-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors."

President Snow says: On the seventy-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors.

President Snow says: Welcome, and Happy Hunger Games.

Effie Trinket says: I just love that. Ladies first, Primrose Everdeen.

Oddball says: A Sherman can give you a very nice... edge.

President Snow says: And so it was decreed that each year the twelve districts of Panem shall offer up in tribute one young man and woman between the ages of twelve and eighteen to be trained in the art of survival and be prepared to fight to the death.

Aquila says: Hold the circle!

Dr. Sid says: Remember what happened to Galileo? They threw him in jail because he said the earth was not the center of the universe. That could happen to us.

Dr. Sid says: Remember what happened to Galileo? They threw him in jail because he said the earth was not the center of the universe. That could happen to us.