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The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, to Dorothy Isobel (McNichol) and... See full bio »

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice Mr. Bennet
Invasion of the Body Snatchers


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 2018 Trust (TV Series)
J. Paul Getty
 2018 Measure of a Man
Dr. Kahn
 2017 Basmati Blues
 2017 The Leisure Seeker
John Spencer
 2016-2017 Ice (TV Series)
Pieter Van De Bruin
 2016 Milton's Secret
Grandpa Howard
 2016 Point and shoot (Short)
 2013-2015 Crossing Lines (TV Series)
Michel Dorn
 2015/I Forsaken
Reverend Samuel Clayton
 2015 Pirate's Passage (TV Movie)
Captain Charles Johnson (voice)
 2014 The Calling
Father Price
 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
President Snow
 2013 Jappeloup
John Lester
 2013 The Best Offer
Billy Whistler
 2012 Living Loaded (TV Movie)
 2012 Dawn Rider
 2012/I Assassin's Bullet
Ambassador Ashdown
 2012 The Hunger Games
President Snow
 2012 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
 2011 My Life As an Experiment (TV Movie)
Sam Bobkin
 2011 Man on the Train
The Professor
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog
Narrator / Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (voice)
 2011 Horrible Bosses
Jack Pellit
 2011 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Father Mapple
 2011 The Eagle
Uncle Aquila
 2011 The Mechanic
Harry McKenna
 2010 The Con Artist
John Kranski
 2010 The Pillars of the Earth (TV Mini-Series)
 2009 The Eastmans (TV Movie)
Dr. Charles Eastman
 2009 Astro Boy
President Stone (voice)
 2007-2009 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Patrick 'Tripp' Darling III
 2008/I Fool's Gold
Nigel Honeycutt
 2007 Reign Over Me
Judge Raines
 2007 Sleepwalkers (Short)
Businessman Struck by a Taxi
 2006 Beerfest
Johann von Wolfhaus (uncredited)
 2005-2006 Commander in Chief (TV Series)
Nathan Templeton
 2006 Ask the Dust
 2006 Land of the Blind
 2005 An American Haunting
John Bell
 2005 Human Trafficking (TV Mini-Series)
 2005 Sunday Pants (TV Series)
The Clumsy Waiter (segment "Hall of Presidents")
 2005 Lord of War
Colonel Oliver Southern (voice)
 2005 American Gun
Carl Wilk
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Mr. Bennet
 2005 Fierce People
Ogden C. Osborne
 2005 Aurora Borealis
Ronald Shorter
 2004 Frankenstein (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Walton
 2004 Salem's Lot (TV Series)
Richard Straker
 2003 Cold Mountain
Reverend Monroe
 2003 Baltic Storm
Lou Aldryn
 2003 The Italian Job
John Bridger
 2003 Piazza delle cinque lune
Rosario Sarracino
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Clark Clifford
 2001 Da wan
 2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
Adam Czerniakow
 2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Dr. Sid (voice)
 2001 The Big Heist (TV Movie)
Jimmy Burke
 2000 The Art of War
Douglas Thomas
 2000 Space Cowboys
Jerry O'Neill
 2000 Panic
 1999 Undersea Treasures: Napoleon's Lost Fleet (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 The Hunley (TV Movie)
Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard
 1999 Instinct
Ben Hillard
 1999 Behind the Mask (TV Movie)
Dr. Bob Shushan
 1999 Virus
Captain Robert Everton
 1998 Free Money
Judge Rolf Rausenberger
 1998 Without Limits
Bill Bowerman
 1998 Fallen
Lt. Stanton
 1997 The Assignment
Jack Shaw / Henry Fields
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy
Jacob Conrad
 1996 Natural Enemy (Video)
 1996 A Time to Kill
Lucien Wilbanks
 1996 Hollow Point
Garrett Lawton
 1996 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Hollis Hurlbut
 1995 Outbreak
General Donald McClintock
 1995 Citizen X (TV Movie)
Col. Mikhail Fetisov
 1994 Disclosure
Bob Garvin
 1994 The Puppet Masters
Andrew Nivens
 1994 Punch
 1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (TV Movie)
Capt. William Marsden
 1994 The Lifeforce Experiment (TV Movie)
Dr. 'MAC' MacLean
 1993 Red Hot
 1993 Younger and Younger
Jonathan Younger
 1993 Benefit of the Doubt
 1992 KGB: Conspiracy (Video Game)
Rukov's Father
 1992 The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Shadow of the Wolf
 1992 Rakuyô
John Williams
 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
 1992 The Railway Station Man
Roger Hawthorne
 1992 Quicksand: No Escape (TV Movie)
 1991 JFK
 1991 Backdraft
Ronald Bartel
 1991 Buster's Bedroom
 1991 Long Road Home (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1990 Eminent Domain
Josef Borski
 1990 Bethune: The Making of a Hero
Dr. Norman Bethune
 1989 A Dry White Season
 1989 Lock Up
Warden Drumgoole
 1989 Lost Angels
Dr. Charles Loftis
 1988 Apprentice to Murder
John Reese
 1987 The Trouble with Spies
Appleton Porter
 1987 The Rosary Murders
Father Robert Koesler
 1986 Oviri
Paul Gauguin
 1985 Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (Video short)
Wilhelm Reich
 1985 Revolution
Sgt. Maj. Peasy
 1985 Heaven Help Us
Brother Thadeus
 1984 Ordeal by Innocence
Dr. Arthur Calgary
 1984 Crackers
 1983 The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie)
Ethan Hawley
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Brian Costello
 1981 A War Story
Narrated by (voice)
 1981 Threshold
Dr. Thomas Vrain
 1981 Eye of the Needle
 1981 Gas
Nick the Noz
 1980 Ordinary People
 1980 Nothing Personal
Roger Keller
 1979 Bear Island
Frank Lansing
 1979 A Man, a Woman and a Bank
Reese Halperin
 1979 Murder by Decree
Robert Lees
 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Matthew Bennell
 1978 Animal House
Dave Jennings
 1978 Les liens de sang
Steve Carella
 1977 Bethune (TV Movie)
Dr. Norman Bethune
 1977 The Disappearance
Jay Mallory
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie
The Clumsy Waiter (segment "That's Armageddon")
 1976 The Eagle Has Landed
Liam Devlin
 1976 Fellini's Casanova
Giacomo Casanova
 1976 1900
Attila Mellanchini
 1975 End of the Game
Corpse of Lt. Robert Schmied (uncredited)
 1975 The Day of the Locust
Homer Simpson
 1974 S*P*Y*S
 1974 Alien Thunder
Sgt. Dan Candy
 1973 Don't Look Now
John Baxter
 1973 Lady Ice
Andy Hammon
 1973 Steelyard Blues
Jesse Veldini
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
 1971 Klute
John Klute
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun
 1971 Little Murders
Rev. Dupas
 1970 Alex in Wonderland
Alex Morrison
 1970 Act of the Heart
Father Michael Ferrier
 1970 Kelly's Heroes
 1970 Start the Revolution Without Me
Charles / Pierre
 1970 MASH
Hawkeye Pierce
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jerry Trevor
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
David Crayley
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
 1968 Joanna
Lord Peter Sanderson
 1968 The Split
Dave Negli
 1968 Oedipus the King
Chorus Leader
 1968 Interlude
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Keith Earle / Willard
 1968 Sebastian
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain
Scientist at Computer
 1967 The Dirty Dozen
Vernon Pinkley
 1967 The Shuttered Room
Zebulon (voice)
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
 1965-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
John Wood / Jim McCleery
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Philip Guest
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Union Captain / Priest
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Cpl. Brown
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Charles Givens
 1966 A Farewell to Arms (TV Mini-Series)
 1966 Promise Her Anything
Autograph Seeking Father (uncredited)
 1965 The Bedford Incident
Hospitalman Nerney - Sick Bay
 1963-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Intern / Salesman / Canadian
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Jonathan Vickers
 1965 Die! Die! My Darling!
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Dr. Bob Carroll (segment "Vampire")
 1964 The Castle of the Living Dead
Sgt. Paul / The witch / The old man
 1964 Hamlet at Elsinore (TV Movie)
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
 1963 The World Ten Times Over
Tall Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Mitch Scott
 1963 Terry-Thomas (TV Movie)
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Dr. Hal Seaton
 1962 Wayne and Shuster in London (TV Movie)
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Unhelpful Neighbour
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Switchboard Operator
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Frank Lloyd Wright designed the house I was living in. From what I understood, he was having an affair with the wife of the man he was designing the house for. That man was very tall. So Wright, short and vain, designs the house in such a way that a tall person couldn't live in it without severe cranial damage. I hit my head *all* the time. See more »


Achieved cinematic fame in two completely different and contrasting war films. One was the cynical, edgy, sarcastic Korean War comedy MASH (1970), and the other was the gritty, action packed, violent World War II action film The Dirty Dozen (1967). See more »


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