Donald Sutherland’s acting career has spanned more than five decades and includes successful movies like, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,’ ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Ordinary People,’ ‘Fellini's Casanova,’ ‘Eye of the Needle,’ ‘Don't Look Now,’ ‘The Dirty Dozen,’ ‘Klute,’ ‘Animal House,’ and ‘Kelly's Heroes.’ Sutherland bagged in ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination eight times and won two of them for his role in ‘Citizen X,’ a television film. He bagged in a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for his role in ‘Path to War,’ a biographical television film.
He has been inducted in the ‘Canadian Walk of Fame’ and in the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ His performance in ‘Threshold,’ a drama/science-fiction film, garnered a ‘Canadian Academy Award.’ He has been awarded with an ‘Academy Honorary Award’ for the contributions he has made to cinema but has never received any ‘Academy Award’ nomination. Some of his other notable films include, ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ ‘A Dry White Season,’ ‘The Italian Job,’ ‘Outbreak,’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Cold Mountain,’ ‘JFK,’ ‘Without Limits,’ ‘Aurora Borealis,’ and ‘A Time to Kill.’
In 1944, an American intelligence officer is assigned to train a bunch of hardened criminals and turn them into commandos to be sent to France on an important, but a near suicide mission. He eventually recruits twelve, five of whom are on death row and proceeds to turn them into a courageous and cohesive unit.
This drama film revolves around Conrad Jarrett, a teenager, who is tormented with guilt after the death of his older brother. The relationships between him, his father and his mother also get strained, and therefore, he eventually attempts suicide.
This war adventure comedy film, takes us to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around a group of US soldiers who obtain information about gold worth millions hidden on enemy soil, from a drunk German officer. Therefore, they come up with a plan to steal the treasure for themselves.
The sex-comedy revolves around the lives of freshmen Larry Kroger and Kent Dorfman who join the notorious Faber College Delta Tau Chi House, after being rejected by the more prestigious Omega Theta Pi. But they have to survive College Dean Vernon Wormer who is conspiring with the Omegas to have the Deltas removed.
The black war comedy centers on the exploits of three surgeons who arrive at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea and wreak havoc with their pranks. ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce, ‘Duke’ Forrest, and ‘Trapper John’ McIntyre turn out to be extremely talented combat surgeons but womanizing rule-breakers with an affinity for mischief.
Elizabeth, second of five daughters of the Bennets living in the English countryside, is pressured by her mother for marriage after the wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley becomes infatuated with her older sister Jane. Her relationship with handsome snob Mr. Darcy starts on the wrong foot, and she is pursued by her pompous cousin, clergyman Mr. Collins.
Based on the assassination of the former U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, JFK centres around a New Orleans lawyer, Jim Garrison, who sets about investigating the mystery behind the assassination while battling opposition from the government. Widely acclaimed as well as heavily criticized, this political drama stars Kevin Costner as Garrison and delves deeper into the assassination of the former president.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a sci-fi horror film, which tells the story of alien organisms, which invade San Francisco, California, where they replicate the residents into emotionless automatons.
This horror thriller film tells the story of a married couple John and Christine, who are still grieving the recent death of their young daughter. They head to Venice, Italy, where they meet two sisters, who claim to be in touch with the spirit of their daughter.
In the early 1980s, Yuri Orlov, a Ukrainian immigrant decides to join the arms trade along with his brother Vitaly. He quickly rises in his business, becomes wealthy and marries a famous model, Ava Fontaine. However, his rise also attracts the attention of an Interpol Agent, Jack Valentine.
An uprising erupts after Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are announced co-winners of the 74th Hunger Games. Furious, President Snow visits her ahead of the Victory Tour and warns her of dire consequences if she fails to convince the crowds that she has chosen to die with Peeta out of love, and not to defy him.
Charlie Fineman is so grief-stricken after the sudden loss of his family that he leaves job and goes into a shell. He happens to meet his old college roommate Alan Johnson who has his own stress regarding job and family. Rediscovering their old bond, Alan resolves to help Charlie pull out of his isolation, and in the process Alan too gets rejuvenated.
Stefan Zetler is a middle-aged symphony conductor who while interviewing Sally, a beautiful young reporter, makes a remark that gets him into trouble. In order to avoid this situation, he decides to go on a vacation. However, he runs into Sally again, and the two begin an affair.
The movie is based on the eponymous novel by Suzanne Collins and is the first in The Hunger Games film series. In a fictional nation of Panem, in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future, Katniss Everdeen willingly replaces her sister in a televised competition wherein two teenagers from each of the twelve districts of the nation are selected as ‘tributes’ and compelled to fight to the death.
Heartbroken African-American father, Carl Lee Hailey, kills two rapists who raped and tried to hang his ten years old daughter, Tonya. He then recruits Jake Brigance to defend him. Unfortunately, Jake has to go up against not only an all-white racist jury in Canton, Mississippi but the Ku Klux Klan and racist US police officers.
Set in the Civil War era, Cold Mountain is a period drama that revolves around a Confederate soldier as he makes an epic journey back to his beloved, who is also trying to rebuild her life in the face of trouble and danger. Starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger, it is a touching saga of love and war.
Based on a Greek folk tale, this drama film tells the story of a noble youth who marries his own mother accidentally, and later kills his father as well. Eventually, his actions invoke the wrath of the Gods.
A group of thieves led by John Bridger steal gold bullion worth $35 million from Italian gangsters. However, one of the team members betrays the rest and leaves with the bullion, taking the others to be dead. A year later, another team member, Charlie Croker, re-assembles the team to take revenge on the betrayer.
After the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese, whom he helped to catch, Detective John Hobbes and his partner Jonesy are called in to investigate a series of demonic murders very similar to Reese’s. When they come in contact with a woman named Gretta Milano, they discover, a fallen malevolent angel might be behind all the killings.
Sixteen years ago a team of astronauts reached Neptune under the leadership of Clifford McBride to search the galaxy for intelligent life; but nothing has been heard about them since then. Now that the solar system is being struck by mysterious power surges that can be traced to the same project created by Clifford, his son Roy must embark on a daring journey to uncover the truth.
During the Cold War, a former Oxford Professor, who is also now an officer for the British intelligence, falls in love with a woman, after she is able to spell his name backwards. He offers her a job, but soon after she joins, there is a security breach, and everything goes into jeopardy.
The dark comedy follows three friends, Nick Hendricks, Dale Arbus, and Kurt Buckman who decide to kill their respective horribly abusive bosses. Praised for its impeccable comic timing by the cast, the movie has also received criticism for its racist, sexist, and homophobic jokes.
Backdraft is an American action thriller which tells the story of two brothers who work as firefighters, but don’t get along with each other. However, when they discover that a dangerous arsonist is on the loose, they work together to bring him down.
Based on Suzanne Collins’s final novel – Mockingjay – in the trilogy The Hunger Games, the movie follows Katniss Everdeen as she reaches District 13 and unwillingly agrees to become a symbol of rebellion under the command of President Coin to save Peeta and the nation.
This 1978 Canadian-French film revolves around a detective investigating the brutal murder of a teenage girl. However, conflicting testimonies within the victim’s own family makes the case harder to solve.
Inventor of world’s first viable artificial heart, genius scientist Dr. Gehring, in collaboration with world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Vrain, is all set for his first ever artificial human heart transplant on Carol Severance. The ethics committee raises questions about rightness and morality of it. But as precious time keeps running out for Carol, Dr. Vrain decides to go ahead with the transplant.
FTA is a documentary short film which follows an anti Vietnam war theatrical troupe, named Free Theater Associates, as they perform in several different locations around the Pacific Islands.
An African monkey carries a deadly virus into a small Californian town. Those infected, with only few hours in hand, have very little chance of survival. Dr. Sam Daniels, an army doctor struggling with his personal issues, now has very little time to find a cure. Moreover, the virus itself has a secret behind, which some want to protect.
A renowned anthropologist goes missing in the jungles and appears years later, after he murders two poachers who were killing the gorillas that he was studying. After he is imprisoned, a young psychiatrist tries to evaluate him.
Based on Richard Stark’s novel The Seventh, the movie follows a professional thief McClain as he, along with an old friend, plots to rob a football arena. They put together a team and successfully carry out the job. Things, though, take a darker turn when a murder takes place, the money goes missing, a corrupt detective appears and the gang members doubt McClain’s intention.
Frank, Hawk, Tank, and Jerry were top Air force test pilots belonging to Team Daedalus. Trained to become America’s first space travelers, they were later replaced by chimpanzees. Years later, when a failing Soviet communications satellite is in danger of crashing down on earth, NASA approaches Frank for help. He agrees on the condition that the he has the full Daedalus team to help him.
In this final movie of The Hunger Games franchise, Katniss Everdeen escapes the clutches of President Coin to join the ‘Star Squad’. The squad infiltrates the Capitol and brings down President Snow and the Capitol. Unfortunately, Coin’s betrayal ends up killing Prim and Katniss executes Coin who plans to bring the Hunger Games back.
Dedicated Swiss police detective, Hans Baerlach, spent years trying to get evidence against powerful business-mogul, Richard Gastmann who was apparently involved in the murder of the woman Baerlach loved. His partner, who gets killed during the investigations, is replaced by Walter Tschanz. But the case takes unexpected turn when, in addition to the political interference, Anna Crawley gets involved in the case.
Arthur Bishop is a ‘mechanic’ a professional assassin, who is instructed by his boss Dean to kill his former mentor and friend Harry. Arthur later rescues Harry’s son Steve and starts training him as a hitman. Gradually, he learns Dean framed Arthur and must kill him.
Frank Leone is a skilled mechanic and model prisoner nearing the end of his sentence in a low security prison in New Jersey. One day he is forcibly shifted to a maximum security prison where he learns the warden has a vendetta against him.
In an attempt to restore his father’s honor, a young Roman soldier named Marcus, arrives in Britain to find the golden emblem of his legion, which had disappeared mysteriously years ago.
A Montreal-based hitman comes home to find his wife missing and learns that his last kill may have something to do with her disappearance. Despite suspecting his next assignment in England to be a setup, he takes it up, convinced that it may lead him to his missing wife.
Two brothers travel to Munich to spread their German born grandfather’s ashes at the Theresienwiese during the Oktoberfest. There they join the centuries-old beer-games competition; but are humiliatingly defeated. On their return to USA, they assemble an American Beerfest team and also discover their grandfather’s beer recipe.
Set in the early 19th century France, the film follows a traveling circus, which has been invited by Count Drago to perform in his castle in exchange of handsome payment. When the circus eventually reach the castle, they find its doors open and on entering a room find numerous stuffed toys. These toys are so well made that they seem to be alive.
Tom Sanders, a happily married family man and computer expert who is expecting a promotion, feels disappointed when his ex-girlfriend Meredith Johnson is promoted to be his boss. Meredith then seduces him by forcing herself on him. When he spurns her, she files sexual harassment case, and also tries to ruin his career. Tom must fight to save his reputation and career.
Maverick demolition derby-enthusiast, Jesse Veldini, is often in the jail which disconcerts his aspiring-politician brother Frank. Jesse reconnects with his old non-conformists friends, and hooker girlfriend Iris, who together decide to escape to a place of freedom using a WWII PBY flying boat. With only 10 days before the seaplane is sold as scrap, they need money to get parts for repairs.
After losing her husband, a recently widowed mother moves into a Greenwich Village apartment along with her infant son. Believing that the baby needs a father figure, she decides to marry her boss; but knowing that he does not like children hides her son with her upstairs neighbor, a bohemian who makes nudie films for his livelihood.
Ben Finnegan is a treasure-hunter in quest of ‘Queen’s dowry’ that disappeared in the Caribbean in 1715. Divorced by wife Tess, he is in debt of a gangster. After finding a clue, Ben manages a ride on Nigel Honeycutt’s yacht where Tess works as stewardess. They re-discover their romance during the exciting hunt. But they are not the only ones after the treasure.
A container of dead bodies emerges, after which a Chinese ambassador is shot at a US-China trade agreement. An FBI agent witnesses the killing, and decides to pursue the assassin. But he ends up being framed for the murder instead.
Buffy Summers is a cheerleader and a popular girl in her school. She eventually comes to know that she belongs to a long line of vampire hunters. Now, she has to eradicate a nest of vampires in Los Angeles.
A low-paying pawn shop employee, Weslake joins in on a plan by an amateur musician Dillard, an illegal immigrant Ramon, a pimp named Broadwalk, and a homeless man named Turtle to break into the large safe in the pawn shop. But the rewards might not be what they expected.
When two KGB agents are accidentally killed by the CIA during a mission, the head of CIA in Paris forms a pact with his Russian counterpart to have two CIA agents killed, to avoid further escalation. When agents Bruland and Griff are chosen as the sacrificial lambs they form an alliance to escape.
After their boat gets destroyed, an American crew comes across a Russian communications vessel inhibited by destructive aliens. They are left with no other choice but to fight them.
Aliens have conquered the earth, forcing the surviving humans to take shelter in areas protected by energy shields. However, time is running out and in desperation General Hein is determined to use space cannon to destroy the aliens. Knowing that it might also damage the earth, a team of scientists proposes a more peaceful means to battle the enemy, but the General is not convinced.
Astro Boy, a robot having incredible powers, is discarded by his creator. However, he sets out to find his own identity and ends up in an adventure that would make him the greatest superhero of his time.
Donald Sutherland Awards
|Path to War||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2003|
|Citizen X||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1996|
|Citizen X||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special||1995|