He has a Hollywood star son. Few performers can lead without leading. Donald Sutherland can. The Canadian actor has over 60 years of experience and has played significant and minor roles in films and TV shows with some of the biggest names in the world.
Besides Donald Sutherland, his family is famous. His granddaughter Sarah Jude Sutherland and son Kiefer Sutherland, among others, are famous actors. Donald Sutherland is a top Canadian actor. His background was difficult.
Donald experienced polio and rheumatic fever, missing part of fourth grade. He revealed a juvenile obsession with death.
I was six to 10. Sutherland admitted to obsessing over what happened after you d!ed. I sat or kneeled against a wall all day to figure things out. I tried to respond but couldn’t, so I said “Alright.” Nothing followed. As Woody Allen would say, I have a backup pair of underwear in my suitcase. See, I don’t believe in God.
Even after developing huge ears, Donald’s contemporaries called him Dumbo owing to his size. Donald Sutherland asked his mother a tough question at 16.
“Mum, am I good-looking?” told 60 Minutes. «Your face has character, Donald,» my mother observed, turning to me. I hid in my room for a day.
Donald Sutherland’s collegiate anxiety was natural. After Bridgewater High School, he attended Victoria University and the University of Toronto. Donald discovered his true passion. He performed in plays as a student. He worked in film and television in the early 1960s.
His first audition showed his acting abilities. The author told me you performed great. «We thought you were really wonderful,» the producer added. «We all wanted to get in touch with you immediately soon and let you know why we weren’t casting you,» Sutherland said.
No. No. No. We’re not casting you because we’ve always seen this person as a neighbor. Truthfully, you don’t appear like you’ve lived next door to anyone. No. It’s my life, though. Notwithstanding the possibility that someone else would have secured the job, Donald Sutherland built a significant entertainment career.
He featured in Castle of the Living Dead as a soldier and witch in the same sequence (1964). Christopher Lee played his co-star.
Donald Sutherland became successful after a few TV and film supporting appearances. He met his second wife and obtained a huge job in 1966 while married to 1920s child actor Lois Hardwick. His large ears were highlighted by happenstance. Donald Sutherland had the last laugh.
In the WWII Dirty Dozen, Sutherland played Vernon Pinkley. When one of the principal actors informed director Bob Aldrich that he would not be in a scene, everything changed.
«Bob Aldrich gave him that expression. He replied, “You with the huge ears, you do it.” Maybe he didn’t know my name. I. Sutherland stated it transformed his life.
Hollywood saw Sutherland’s star potential in Dirty Dozen. After the film, Sutherland landed another role that propelled him to stardom. M*A*S*H, which became a huge franchise, featured him. The film’s box office success proves audience satisfaction.
M*A*S*H thrived despite the lack of a PR machine. Sutherland told Esquire about his astonishment at the film’s launch. «I remember going up to the theater in New York at eleven o’clock on the first day M*A*S*H opened.
Due to little advertising, only one screening in San Francisco two months earlier generated word of mouth. We arrived early to check for tickets. Lines circled the block twice.
Kelly’s Heroes cast Sutherland in 1970. His various duties made him an industry legend. Nonetheless, unique jobs might be good. Sutherland improved by changing his demeanor to play different characters.
The 85-year-old actress has been performing for over 50 years and is still good. He has worked with major Hollywood actors.
He co-starred with Jane Fonda in Klute (1971) and supported Robert Redford in Ordinary People (1980). Bethune: The Building of a Hero (1990) starred Helen Mirren and him as Canadian doctor Norman Bethune. Donald and Helen played married again in The Leisure Seeker in 2017.
She excels. “Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lawrence have most impressed me with their genius,” Sutherland stated.
They’re smart, funny, and gifted. Even in press conferences and interviews, I enjoy Helen. Helen excels at her job. Oscars and other accolades might adorn Donald Sutherland’s home. Nonetheless, he has won few races.
Sutherland earned his first Golden Globe in 2018 after seven nominations and two wins. He was rewarded with more than his movie performance. The Academy awarded him the “Honorary Award” for his career.
Francine Racette, my wife, and I were filming Trust on the balcony of a little hotel room near the Piazza del Popolo. It was a magnificent spot. I answered the phone and said, “Hello,” realizing it was the Academy. Sutherland rewound.
«I’m phoning to congratulate you,» he said. My wife turned to me and said, «We need to reduce weight.»
Donald Sutherland received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in January 2011. In April, Donald Sutherland’s twins Rachel and Kiefer d!ed abruptly (born in 1966). Rachel is a TV star, and Kiefer is a leading actor.
They learned little about their father’s activities as they grew up. Kiefer Sutherland told The Hollywood Reporter that he was too young to witness his father’s film in theaters. My father’s friend had a large VHS library when I was 20. I watched Don’t Look Now, Klute, MASH, Kelly’s Heroes, 1900, and Casanova in three days.
I called him and felt awful that I had grown up without recognizing his unique range of characters. As a young actor, I had never seen another performer play so many roles. I confessed and he confessed the night before filming. «I’ve never been so nervous doing a picture,» Kiefer replied.
The speaker said the ticket fee was worth it because she spent the most time with her father since she was three. Donald Sutherland, who was married to Shirley Douglas at the time, dated Jane Fonda while co-starring in the 1970 suspense film Klute.
«Despite being cast, production had not started. One day Fonda boldly offered to take me home. “Fine,” I replied.
Kiefer, the son, told Rolling Stone Magazine when his father had the affair with Fonda. He claims ignorance. Kiefer Sutherland said, “I fell in love.”
«I know. Yes. In love, people believe in everything so strongly that it’s hard to judge them.
Hollywood’s hardest worker is Donald Sutherland, who has appeared in over 150 films and TV shows. When will he quit and retire?
“I try not to think too much, but I picture passing,” he remarked. When I picture myself dead, I think of my wife and know I never want to leave her.