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: 13 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
37 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 Forsaken Feb 19, 2016 Rev. Clayton / Reverend William Clayton 7.7
46 The Calling Aug 29, 2014 Father Price / Father Price 6.1
49 The Best Offer Jan 1, 2014 Billy Whistler / Billy Whistler 7.5
57 Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Jack Pellit 7.6
55 The Eagle Feb 11, 2011 Aquila 6.2
49 The Mechanic Jan 28, 2011 Harry McKenna 6.1
53 Astro Boy Oct 23, 2009 President Stone 6.0
54 Fierce People Sep 7, 2007 Ogden C. Osborne 7.0
58 Aurora Borealis Sep 15, 2006 Ronald Shorter 6.2
48 American Gun Mar 22, 2006 Carl Wilk 6.4
58 Ask the Dust Mar 10, 2006 Hellfrick 8.1
tbd Da wan Jan 17, 2003 Tyler 3.5
49 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Jul 11, 2001 Dr. Sid 6.3
43 Instinct Jun 4, 1999 Ben Hillard 6.8
54 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Lucien Wilbanks 8.9
58 Disclosure Dec 9, 1994 Bob Garvin 8.2
48 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jul 31, 1992 Merrick 8.0
52 Lock Up Aug 4, 1989 Warden Drumgoole 6.9