DONALD SUTHERLAND (Col. Tom Pruitt) is one of the most
respected, prolific and versatile of motion picture actors, with an astonishing
resume of well over 150 films, including such classics as Robert Aldrich's The
Dirty Dozen; Robert Altman's M*A*S*H; John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust;
Robert Redford's Ordinary People; Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900; Philip Kaufman's
Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now with Julie
Christie; Alan Pakula's Klute with Jane Fonda; Federico Fellini's Fellini's
Casanova and Brian Hutton's Kelly's Heroes with Clint Eastwood, who later
directed him in Space Cowboys.
For the distinguished body of his work, Sutherland received a 2017 Honorary
Oscar from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Sutherland is currently filming opposite Nicole Kidman, again as her father,
in The Undoing, HBO's high-profile six-episode limited series written by David
E. Kelley and directed by Susanne Bier.
Sutherland most recently starred as J. Paul Getty in director Danny Boyle's
FX anthology series Trust and in the Sony Classics film The Leisure Seeker,
opposite Helen Mirren.
He was 'President Snow' in all four enormously popular film adaptations of
The Hunger Games series. He has appeared as Nicole Kidman's father in Anthony
Minghella's Cold Mountain; as Charlize Theron's father in F. Gary Gray's The
Italian Job and as Mr. Bennett, Keira Knightley's father, in Pride and
Prejudice. For the latter he received a Chicago Film Critics nomination. He
starred opposite his son Kiefer in Forsaken, a period Canadian Western, which
premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.
Sutherland's film credits include Paul Mazursky's Alex in Wonderland; Dalton
Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun; Bud Yorkin's Start the Revolution Without Me; John
Sturges' The Eagle Has Landed; Herbert Ross' Max Dugan Returns; Louis Malle's
Crackers; Phillip Borsos' Bethune; Oliver Stone's JFK; Ron Howard's Backdraft;
Richard Marquand's Eye of the Needle; Euzhan Palcy's A Dry White Season; Richard
Pearce's Threshold (1983 Genie Award as Best Actor); Fred Schepisi's film
adaptation of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation; Robert Towne's Without
Limits; John Landis' National Lampoon's Animal House; Andy Tennant's Fool's
Gold; Griffin Dunne's Fierce People; in Robert Towne's Ask the Dust; in American
Gun with Forrest Whitaker; in An American Haunting with Sissy Spacek; in Land of
the Blind with Ralph Fiennes; in Aurora Borealis with Louise Fletcher and
Juliette Lewis; in The Eagle, opposite Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell for
director Kevin Macdonald; in Simon West's The Mechanic with Jason Statham and
Ben Foster; in Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses as Colin Farrell's father; in Mary
McGuckian's Man on the Train with U2's Larry Mullen, Jr.; Milton's Secret, a
feature adaptation of Eckhart Tolle's beloved children's book; and Measure of a
Man, based on Robert Lipsyte's young adult novel, One Fat Summer. He voiced
'General Stone' in the animated feature of the manga classic, Astro Boy.
He was producer, screenwriter and star (voicing the lead character, Captain
Johnson) of Pirate's Passage, an animated movie based on William Gilkerson's
acclaimed novel, which won the Governor General's Award of Canada for Children's
Literature in 2006. The film won the 2016 international Kidscreen Award for Best
Special or TV Movie.
In television, Sutherland won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards as Best
Supporting Actor for his performance in the HBO film Citizen X and he won a
Golden Globe for his portrayal of Clark Clifford, advisor to President Lyndon
B. Johnson, in the HBO historical drama Path to War, directed by the late John
Additional television credited include Tandem's international action crime
series, Crossing Lines; the longform adaptation of Ken Follett's best-seller,
The Pillars of the Earth; with Peter Krause in the ABC-TV series Dirty Sexy
Money. For his performance in the latter as the family patriarch, Tripp Darling,
he was nominated for a 2007 Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor. Prior to
that, he co-starred with Geena Davis in the ABC drama series Commander-in-Chief,
and was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal
of House Speaker, Nathan Templeton. At the same time, he was nominated for a
Golden Globe as Best Actor for his performance opposite Mira Sorvino in
Lifetime Television's much-lauded miniseries Human Trafficking.
On stage, he starred with Justin Kirk and Julianna Margulies in a critically
acclaimed, Lincoln Center engagement of Jon Robin Baitz's Ten Unknowns, for
which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor. He
also starred in the London, Toronto and Los Angeles productions of Enigmatic
Variations, an English language translation (by his son Roeg Sutherland) of
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's French play.
Donald Sutherland was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 1978 and
a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in France five years later. In 2012, he was
awarded the highest French honor, the Officier des Arts et Lettres.
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