Knowledge Identifier: +Donald_Sutherland
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1935.
Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (16%), Canada (7%)
Linked to: University of Toronto, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, The Huffington Post, Volvo
Robert Altman - The 1953 film "Battle Circus," starring Humphrey Bogart, may have influenced the novel and/or Altman's version of MASH. (Battle Circus' original title, "MASH" was rejected by the studio; it was felt that the public might think the film was about potatoes/) Production was sometimes so tumultuous that the leads Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland tried to have Altman fired over his unorthodox filming methods, but MASH was widely hailed as an immediate classic upon its 1970 release.
In 1975 he starred in "Day of the Locust" opposite Karen Black of "Easy Rider" and "Five Easy Pieces" fame; Sutherland played the lead character, Homer Simpson, in this drama based on the book by "Nathanael West"
Michael Caine - In 1976 he appeared in the screen adaptation by Tom Mankiewicz of the Jack Higgins novel The Eagle Has Landed as Oberst Kurt Steiner, the commander of a Luftwaffe paratroop brigade disguised as Polish paratroopers, whose mission was to kidnap or kill the-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, alongside co-stars Donald Sutherland, Robert_Duvall, Jenny Agutter, and Donald Pleasence.
Sutherland had a small role as pot-smoking Professor Dave Jennings in "National Lampoon's Animal House" in 1978, making himself known to younger fans as a result of the movie's popularity
A prolific actor, some of Sutherland's better-known roles in the 1980s and 1990s were in the South African apartheid drama "A Dry White Season" , alongside Marlon Brando and Susan_Sarandon; as an incarcerated pyromaniac in the firefighter thriller "Backdraft" alongside Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro, Lock Up with Sylvester_Stallone; and as a snobbish NYC art dealer in "Six Degrees of Separation" , with Stockard Channing and Will Smith
Don't Look Now - Extras include an introduction by film journalist Alan Jones, an audio commentary by director Nicolas Roeg, a retrospective documentary featurette , an extract from a 1980s documentary about Roeg , and interviews with Donald Sutherland, composer Pino Donaggio , scriptwriter Allan Scott, cinematographer Anthony Richmond and film director Danny Boyle, as well as a "compressed" version of the film made by Boyle for a BAFTA tribute
In 1981 he narrated "A War Story", an Anne Wheeler film
Kevin Corrigan - After studying at The Actors Studio, Corrigan made his film debut in 1989 in "Lost Angels" starring Donald Sutherland and Adam Horovitz
Don't Look Now - "Flatliners", a 1990 supernatural thriller directed by Joel Schumacher, draws explicitly on the red-coated childlike figure by having a character terrorised by a child wearing a red coat; coincidentally, the character who is being tormented is played by Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland's son
Sutherland was later cast in 1997 with his son Kiefer in Joel Schumacher's award-winning crime thriller "A Time to Kill", based on the bestselling book of the same name, written by John Grisham
He played an ageing but enthusiastic astronaut in 2000's "Space Cowboys", co-starring with director Clint Eastwood
Rosamund Kwan - In 2001 she appeared in Feng Xiaogang's Chinese comedy, "Big Shot's Funeral", which starred Donald Sutherland as a film director and Kwan as his assistant
Dan Rather - In the 2006 film "Land of the Blind", the phrase briefly appears on a blackboard in a re-education camp for opponents of the dystopian regime led by Donald Sutherland
Peter Krause - From 2007 to 2009, Krause portrayed young lawyer Nick George in ABC's drama "Dirty Sexy Money" alongside veteran actor Donald Sutherland
Sutherland became a blogger for the American news website "The Huffington Post" during the 2008 United States presidential election campaign
In 2010 he starred alongside an ensemble cast in a TV adaptation of Ken Follett's novel "The Pillars of the Earth"
The Hunger Games (film) - Multiple-Golden Globe *award winner Donald Sutherland was cast as President Coriolanus Snow in late May 2011
American Horror Story - In April 2015, the "International Business Times" posted an article naming Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Angela Bassett, Denis O'Hare, Finn Wittrock, Michael Chiklis, Grace Gummer, and Christine Estabrook as returning; as well as new additions; Michelle Pfeiffer, Alexander Skarsgard, Tammy Blanchard, Steven Weber, and Donald Sutherland
Hilary Swank - In 2018, she portrayed Abigail Harris Getty in the FX (FX_(TV_channel)) series "Trust", opposite Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty