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 38
  2. Negative: 7 out of 38
38 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
46 The Calling Aug 29, 2014 Father Price / Father Price 6.1
53 Astro Boy Oct 23, 2009 President Stone 6.0
85 Ordinary People Sep 18, 1980 Calvin Jarrett 5.7
73 Cold Mountain Dec 25, 2003 Reverend Monroe 5.0
20 Assassin's Bullet Aug 3, 2012 Ambassador Ashdown 5.0
38 An American Haunting May 5, 2006 John Bell 4.8
29 Fool's Gold Feb 8, 2008 Nigel Honeycutt 4.4
tbd Da wan Jan 17, 2003 Tyler 3.5
19 Virus Jan 15, 1999 Captain Robert Everton 2.2
40 Milton's Secret Sep 30, 2016 Grandpa Howard tbd