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PERSONAL DATA OF DONALD SUTHERLAND
Age: 86 years old
Born in: Saint John, Canada
Born on: 07/17/1934
BIOGRAPHY OF DONALD SUTHERLAND
Born in the city Canadian of Saint John il July 17, 1935 but raised in Bridgewater, Donald McNichol Sutherland approached the world of entertainment from a very young age, working as correspondent and radio dj for a local broadcaster, the CKBW, only 14 years. His school career takes place at theUniversity of Toronto, where he specializes at the same time in engineering and theater acting, but will choose not to continue the path of an engineer to pursue an acting career exclusively. After graduation he moved to London, where he attends theAcademy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and perfect his acting skills.
His film debut It dates back to 1963, with a short cameo neither Women of the world at night of Wolf Rilla. But it is ne The castle of the living dead (Luciano Ricci and Lorenzo Sabatini) of 1964 which he plays for the first time a prominent part, consolidating his fondness for the genre horror; although in the course of his thriving career he will try his hand at various types of films. In fact, it will also be suitable for war movie: in 1967 he gets the role of Vernon Pinkley in the war film almost by chance The dirty dozen of Robert Aldrich, how substitute for an actor who turned down the role, alongside Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson is Telly Savalas. It was thanks to this experience that Sutherland was then hired by Robert Altman for M * A * S * H (1970). During the filming of The dirty dozen, in fact, the scene in which one of the protagonists pretends to be a general to inspect Robert Ryan’s troops it was originally written for the character of Clint Walker, but since the latter felt uncomfortable with the scene, Aldrich decided to have Sutherland play her, thus giving it the golden opportunity to be noted by Altman.
After a series of more or less important roles, it is with M * A * S * H, film Palme d’Or, which Sutherland reaches on success with audiences and critics, earning one Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Movie, Comedy or Music. In the following year he gets the role of protagonist neither A call for Inspector Klute of Alan J. Pakula, in which he acts alongside Jane Fonda. In 1976 even receives a proposal from Federico Fellini, who chooses him to interpret Giacomo Casanova neither The Casanova. In the same year he plays the role of the bloody fascist leader in Twentieth century of Bernardo Bertolucci, thus entering the collective imagination. Same to you iconic is his interpretation of a goliardic university professor in Animal House of John Landis (1978). Without forgetting the memorable role which she plays in the Oscar-winning film Common people of Robert Redford (1980). But on none of these occasions does he manage to get the golden statuette. Despite participating in the Revolution flop of Hugh Hudson (1985) – which costs ad Al Pacino four years away from the big screen -, his career continues with the success of JFK – A case still open of Oliver Stone (1991), working alongside Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones is Joe Pesci.
The new millennium brings a great one turning point in Sutherland’s career, which stars in Space Cowboys of Clint Eastwood together – again – with Tommy Lee Jones. Others follow interpretations by Oscar like the revolutionary Mr. Thorne of Land of the Blind (2006) and the judge of Reign Over Me (2007). In 2010 reads together with son Rossif and his compatriot Russell Peters neither The scam artist and in the same year he takes part in The Eagle, one sword and sandal movie which he also sees in the cast Jamie Bell is Channing Tatum. In 2013 is hired for the Hunger Games saga, thanks to which it acquires further popularity at the public level. In 2017 his value as an actor is finally recognized with theLifetime Achievement Oscar. In the same year Paolo Virzì chooses it as protagonist for Ella John – The Leisure Seeker, film in competition at 74th Venice International Film Festival.
There love life by Donald Sutherland has always been Discrete, far from the pages of the tabloids. Yes is married three times, first with the actress Lois Hardwich (1959-1966), then with Shirley Douglas, together with which in 1966 he had two twin children (Rachel and Kiefer). Since 1972 he has been married to Francine Racette and together with her she gave birth three children: Roeg, Rossif and Angus.
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DONALD SUTHERLAND’S MOST RECENT FILMS
The Burnt Orange Heresy
Ella & John – The Leisure Seeker (The Leisure Seeker)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
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DONALD SUTHERLAND’S MOST RECENT TV SERIES
Dirty Sexy Money
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