DONALD SUTHERLAND's career as an actor encompasses nearly, if not more than, a
and thirty films.
These include such classics as Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen; Robert Altman's
MASH; Alan J. Pakula's Klute, opposite his great and good friend, Jane Fonda;
Roeg's Don't Look Now, with Julie Christie; John Schlesinger's The Day of the
Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900; Federico Fellini's Fellini's Casanova; Robert
Ordinary People; Oliver Stone's JFK; Claude Chabrol's Les Liens du Sang; Werner
Herzog's Grito de Piedra; and as Oddball in Brian Hutton's Kelly's Heroes with
Eastwood, who later directed him in Space Cowboys.
Mr. Sutherland's many other films include Paul Mazursky's Alex in Wonderland;
Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers; John Landis' National Lampoon's Animal
House; Bud Yorkin's Start the Revolution Without Me; Ron Howard's Backdraft;
Sturges' The Eagle Has Landed, with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall; Richard
Marquand's Eye of the Needle; Richard Pearce's Threshold; Euzhan Palcy's A Dry
Season; Fred Schepisi's Six Degrees of Separation; Barry Levinson's Disclosure;
Schumacher's A Time to Kill; Robert Towne's Without Limits; F. Gary Gray's The
Job; Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain; and, also for Focus Features, Joe
Pride & Prejudice, opposite Keira Knightley and Brenda Blethyn.
He will shortly be seen starring in Mary McGuckian's The Man on the Train, with
Larry Mullen, Jr; in Simon West's The Mechanic, with Jason Statham and Ben
and in Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses, as Colin Farrell's father.
Mr. Sutherland won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his performance in Chris
Gerolmo's Citizen X, and won a second Golden Globe Award for his performance as
Clark Clifford in John Frankenheimer's Path to War.
On stage, he was Humbert Humbert in Edward Albee's adaptation of Vladimir
Nabokov's Lolita on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson; as Znorko in his son Roeg's
translation of Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's acclaimed Enigma Variations at the Mark
Taper; and he starred with Justin Kirk, Julianna Margulies, and The Eagle's
in Daniel Sullivan's sold-out, critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater
Jon Robin Baitz' Ten Unknowns, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle
nomination for Best Actor.
With his writing partner, Brad Peyton, he is currently producing an animated
series for the CBC of Pirate's Passage, adapted from the Governor General's
novel by William Gilkerson.
Mr. Sutherland was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1978; and an
de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 1983.
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