Shocking News: Iconic Actor Donald Sutherland Gone Too Soon at 88!

Donald Sutherland, the famous actor known for his roles in many beloved movies over 50 years, has passed away at the age of 88.

During his career, Sutherland starred in a variety of films. He gained recognition for early roles in movies like The Dirty Dozen and MASH. He also appeared in award-winning films such as Klute and Ordinary People. In recent years, he was known for playing a villain in the popular Hunger Games series.

According to his agency CAA, Sutherland, who won an Emmy Award, passed away today at his home in Miami after dealing with a long illness.

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Donald Sutherland was born on July 17, 1935, in New Brunswick, Canada, and later moved to Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. During his childhood, he faced several serious illnesses like polio, rheumatic fever, and spinal meningitis.

He left Canada to pursue his passion for acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Soon after, he started getting roles in television and low-budget movies.

His big break in Hollywood came with the famous war movie The Dirty Dozen, alongside stars like Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown. The movie was one of the top-grossing films of 1967 and helped launch Sutherland’s career in Hollywood.

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After moving from London to Hollywood, Donald Sutherland got one of his most famous roles in the 1970 movie MASH, where he played “Hawkeye” Pierce. This movie was a big hit and is now seen as a classic.

In the 1970s, Sutherland became a well-known actor in Hollywood. He starred in the movie Klute, which won an Oscar and also starred Jane Fonda. He was in the scary movie Don’t Look Now and a new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He was also in the funny movie Animal House.

In 1980, he was in the movie Ordinary People, which was directed by Robert Redford and won the Best Picture Oscar. Some of his other big movies are Backdraft, JFK, Six Degrees of Separation, The Italian Job, and Pride and Prejudice.

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Donald Sutherland had success on TV too. He won an Emmy Award for the movie Citizen X in 1995 and a Golden Globe for the TV film Path to War.

Many younger people first saw Donald Sutherland in The Hunger Games movies. He played the bad guy, President Coriolanus Snow.

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Even though he never got an Oscar nomination, he received a special Academy Award in 2017 for all his great roles over the years. He also got stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 and on the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2000.

Donald Sutherland was married three times. He was with actress Francine Racette for 52 years until he died. Before that, he was married to Lois May Hardwick and Shirley Douglas. He also had a relationship with Jane Fonda, who was in the movie Klute with him.


He had five kids, including his famous son Kiefer Sutherland, who starred in the TV show 24.

Kiefer once said he didn’t appreciate his dad’s acting when he was young. But later, when he watched his dad’s movies, he realized how talented he was.

Donald Sutherland passed away, leaving behind a legacy of amazing performances in many beloved movies. He will be missed dearly 💔😢

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