Acting Legend Donald Sutherland Dies At 88: Star Of ‘Hunger Games, ‘Klute’

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Acting legend Donald Sutherland died at the age of 88. The well-respected and beloved actor was the star of such classic movies as Mash, Klute, Ordinary People, ‘Hunger Games,’ and The Dirty Dozen. His work spanned many decades and he was honored with awards for his talent. He was the father of Keifer Sutherland, and CAA Media Finance exec Roeg Sutherland.

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Donald Sutherland – Kiefer Sutherland YouTube

Donald Sutherland Died In Miami

On Thursday, Deadline reported that the award-winning actor died in Miami after a long illness. He was 88 years of age. Donald Sutherland was born on July 17, 1935, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Acting since his 20s, his 60-year career was in both movies and television. He had over 200 credits to his name. Best of all, he was able to share the screen with his actor son Keifer Sutherland in Forsaken.

On Twitter, Keifer wrote, “With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Need daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.”

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Kiefer Sutherland Twitter

What Were Some Of Sutherland’s Biggest Roles?

Donald Sutherland’s acting resume included some of the most classic movies ever. This includes the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen. In this World War II drama, he portrayed Vernon Pickley. His co-stars included Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, George Kennedy, Ernest Borgnine, and Lee Marvin. This is among one of the most iconic movies ever made.

No one can ever forget his portrayal as Hawkeye Pierce in the Robert Altman film MASH. He also starred in Three’s Company. He was well known to the MTV generation as he starred in the iconic Kate Bush video for “Cloudbusting.”

Most recently, fans of the Hunger Games franchise knew him as the chilling President Snow. But, he also portrayed the most clever and cuddliest of Mr. Bennetts. He starred in the Kiera Knightly version of Pride And Prejudice as the Bennett patriarch. He later recalled that the summer of filming this movie was one of his most enchanting.

Sutherland’s final role was in Taylor Sheridan’s series Lawmen: Bass Reeves as Judge Parker.

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Donald Sutherland’s Awards

In addition, Donald Sutherland also received awards for his extraordinary talent. He won two Gold Globes. Firstly, for Path To War, and Citizen X. He also won an Emmy for Citizen X.

According to the industry publication, “Sutherland is survived by his wife Francine Racette, sons Roeg, Rossif, Angus, and Kiefer, daughter Rachel, and four grandchildren. A private celebration of life will be held by the family.”

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