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Donald Sutherland

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“I have never planned anything. I have been doing this job for over 50 years. I have been paid to work with some wonderful people and it has been a huge gift, to me.”

 

Biography

Certainly one of the most distinctive looking men ever to be granted the title of movie star, Donald Sutherland is an actor defined as much by his almost caricature-like features as his considerable talent. Tall, lanky and bearing perhaps the most enjoyably sinister face this side of Vincent Price, Sutherland made a name for himself in some of the most influential films of the 1970s and early ’80s.

A native of Canada, Sutherland was born in New Brunswick on July 27, 1934. Raised in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, he took an early interest in the entertainment industry, becoming a radio DJ by the time he was fourteen. While an engineering student at the University of Toronto, he discovered his love for acting and duly decided to pursue theatrical training. An attempt to enroll at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art was thwarted, however, because of his size (6’4") and idiosyncratic looks. Not one to give up, Sutherland began doing British repertory theatre and getting acting… read more

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ULA ZUHRA

14Apr14

sometimes when I space out, I have an image of him being naked. I dont know where I got the reference to his..butt naked self but it seems so VIVID.

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Roscoe

10Sep13

He's finally reached that stage where he doesn't even seem to be acting -- he just IS onscreen in whatever he does.

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Midnight Cowboy

16Jun13

Truly brother.

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joey Noodles

18Nov12

His countenance likes me not

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    PABS

    3Apr13

    I've maybe only seen 4 films where Sutherland starred, but he's been truly excellent in all of them: Don't Look Now, Ordinary People, Six Degrees of Separation, Eye of the Needle.

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    joey Noodles

    3Apr13

    I think he's a fantastic actor, yeah