Donald Sutherland Died at 88, star of films from M*A*S*H to The Hunger Games

Donald Sutherland Died at 88

Donald Sutherland died at 88 Age and was an acclaimed, award-winning actor known for such classics as “The Dirty Dozen,” “Ordinary People,” “JFK,” “The Hunger Games” and many others. Donald Sutherland’s full name is Donald McNichol Sutherland, he was born on 17 July 1935 and was a Canadian actor and antiwar activist. Sutherland received numerous accolades in the film career spanning over seven decades, including two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. He is a best actor and never received an Academy Globe Award, but he received an Academy Honorary Award in 2017.

Death Cause of Donald Sutherland

He was an actor in the film industry. His performance in films such as M*A*S*H, Ordinary People, and The Hunger Games proved he could portray sinister, sympathetic, comedic, or tragic with equal aplomb, has died. Donald Sutherland Died at 88. He died in Miami after a long illness at 88 on June 20, 2024.

Name Donald McNichol Sutherland
Date of Birth17 July 1935
Place of BirthSaint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died20 June 2024
Alma materVictoria University, Toronto London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Year of Active 1957-2023

The Legacy of Donald Sutherland

The earliest film of Canadian-born Donald Sutherland was “ The Dirty Dozen” in 1967, Leading to a bigger role in that film such as Hawkeye Pierce in “M*A*S*H,” Sgt. Oddball in “ Kelly’s Heroes in 1970, in 1971 John Klute in “Klute”. In 1973 he was BAFTA nominated for the role in “Steelyard Blues” and “Don’t Look Now”.

His role in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was nominated for this role, and he received the Saturn Award in 1978, where he delivered one of cinema’s most memorable screams (which decades later became a popular internet meme).

In 1978, he was funny as a pot-smoking professor in “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and moving as the father trying  to hold his family together in” Ordinary People.”

As the 90s began, In “JFK,” Sutherland played a small but pivotal role and he continued making notable appearances throughout the decade in movies including “Backdraft”(1991), “Buffy the Vampire Stayer” in 1992, 1993 “Six Degrees of Separation”, “Outbreak” (1995), and “A Time to Kill (1996).

Sutherland played an astronaut in “Space Cowboys” (2000) and the family patriarch in “Pride and Prejudice” (2005). As corrupt President Coriolanus Snoe in “The Hunger Games” series, he won a Teen Choice Award for Best Villain in the Second of four installments and was nominated again for the third.

In 1995, Sutherland won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award for “Citizen X”, and another Golden Globe for “Path to War” in 2002, In 2017 an honorary Academy Award, but he never won or was nominated for a competitive Academy Award, leading some to call him one of the best actors never nominated for an Oscar Award.

In 2020, his accolades continued well into his career, however, with a Golden Globe nomination, for his work in the TV miniseries “The Undoing.” In 2023, Canada Post issued a stamp in his honor. He is also on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Candidate Walk of Fame. A noted left-wing anti-war activist, Sutherland was the father of actors Rossif Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, and Angus Sutherland.

Advice for Young Actors by Donald Sutherland:

“Work as hard as you can, you know, get a job work, work harder, try and be as truthful as you possibly can, read a lot, learn, read, enjoy your Artistry, memorize things, study dancing, learn how to juggle, be a circus performer, so many things, but mostly you have to observe.” in 2019 He said in the interview with Reuters.

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