Donald Sutherland

Biography: Donald was born in Sain John, New Brunswick, Canada to Dorothy McNichol and Frederick Sutherland, with Scottish roots on his mother's side. He grew up in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. His mother was a mathematics teacher, and his father was head of the local bus, gas and electric company. As a child he suffered from polio, hepatitis and rheumatic fever.

He studied at Victoria College, University of Toronto where he graduated in Engineering and Drama. They then went to London to study at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. At first he worked in the UK, on TV and Film, working with Christopher Lee, and venturing into the war film genre. A gradual build up in his career resulted in his ultimate great success and reputation as a Hollywood Great. Donald's first wife was Lois Hardwick, and they were married for 7 years (1959-1966). He had twins with his second wife, Shirley Douglas (1966-1970) (Kiefer and Rachel), and three sons with his current wife, Francine Racette
Donald was born in Sain John, New Brunswick, Canada to Dorothy McNichol and Frederick Sutherland, with Scottish roots on his mother's side. He grew up in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. His mother was a mathematics teacher, and his father was head of the local bus, gas and electric company. As a child he suffered from polio, hepatitis and rheumatic fever.

He studied at Victoria College, University of Toronto where he graduated in Engineering and Drama. They then went to London to study at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

At first he worked in the UK, on TV and Film, working with Christopher Lee, and venturing into the war film genre. A gradual build up in his career resulted in his ultimate great success and reputation as a Hollywood Great.

Donald's first wife was Lois Hardwick, and they were married for 7 years (1959-1966). He had twins with his second wife, Shirley Douglas (1966-1970) (Kiefer and Rachel), and three sons with his current wife, Francine Racette (Rossif, Angus and Roeg), whom he has been married to since 1972. Shirley's father was Tommy Douglas, acclaimed Member of the Canadian House of Commons.

As of 2008, Donald has a home in Georgeville, Quebec.
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Donald Sutherland's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 85 Ordinary People
Lowest Metascore: 19 Virus
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 39
  2. Negative: 8 out of 39
39 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 Space Cowboys Aug 4, 2000 Jerry O'Neill 6.2
43 Instinct Jun 4, 1999 Ben Hillard 6.7
19 Virus Jan 15, 1999 Captain Robert Everton 2.3
54 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Lucien Wilbanks 8.8
65 Outbreak Mar 10, 1995 General Donald McClintock 7.0
58 Disclosure Dec 9, 1994 Bob Garvin 8.0
48 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jul 31, 1992 Merrick 7.9
38 Backdraft May 24, 1991 Ronald Bartel 8.6
52 Lock Up Aug 4, 1989 Warden Drumgoole 6.9
85 Ordinary People Sep 18, 1980 Calvin Jarrett 6.1
79 MASH Jan 25, 1970 Hawkeye Pierce 7.3