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

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  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 87 Ordinary People
Lowest Metascore: 19 Virus
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 47
  2. Negative: 9 out of 47
47 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 The Italian Job May 30, 2003 John Bridger 8.9
54 A Time to Kill Jul 24, 1996 Lucien Wilbanks 8.8
45 The Leisure Seeker Mar 9, 2018 John / John / John Spencer 8.8
82 Pride & Prejudice Nov 11, 2005 Mr. Bennet 8.7
61 Reign Over Me Mar 23, 2007 Judge Raines 8.7
38 Backdraft May 24, 1991 Ronald Bartel 8.6
30 The Art of War Aug 25, 2000 Douglas Thomas 8.2
58 Ask the Dust Mar 10, 2006 Hellfrick 7.9
48 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jul 31, 1992 Merrick 7.9
58 Disclosure Dec 9, 1994 Bob Garvin 7.9
76 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nov 22, 2013 President Snow 7.9
49 The Best Offer Jan 1, 2014 Billy Whistler / Billy Whistler 7.7
57 Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Jack Pellit 7.6
80 MASH Jan 25, 1970 Hawkeye Pierce 7.4
55 Forsaken Feb 19, 2016 Rev. Clayton / Reverend William Clayton 7.3
77 Panic Jan 12, 2001 Michael / Michael 7.2
68 The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 President Snow 7.0
67 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar Apr 2, 2003 Himself/Casanova 6.9
43 Instinct Jun 4, 1999 Ben Hillard 6.9
52 Lock Up Aug 4, 1989 Warden Drumgoole 6.9
32 Land of the Blind Jun 16, 2006 Thorne / Thorne 6.8
54 Fierce People Sep 7, 2007 Ogden C. Osborne 6.7
65 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Nov 20, 2015 President Snow / President Snow 6.7
58 Aurora Borealis Sep 15, 2006 Ronald Shorter 6.5
48 American Gun Mar 22, 2006 Carl Wilk / Carl Wilk 6.4
64 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Nov 21, 2014 President Snow / President Snow 6.3
49 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Jul 11, 2001 Dr. Sid 6.2
73 Space Cowboys Aug 4, 2000 Jerry O'Neill 6.2
87 Ordinary People Sep 18, 1980 Calvin Jarrett 6.2
53 Astro Boy Oct 23, 2009 President Stone 6.1