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Donald Sutherland Biography

Birth Name:
Donald McNichol Sutherland
Birth Place:
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Battled polio, rheumatic fever and hepatitis as a child
  • Was Canada's youngest radio announcer at age 14
  • Acted in several '60s horror films early in his career
  • His sons are all named for directors Sutherland has worked with
  • Honors include Officer, Order of Canada; officier, l'Ordre des Artes et des Lettres of France; honorary PhD from St
  • Mary's University

Awards

  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2005Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1998National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up): winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1983Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1981Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1974BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1974BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated

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