Friday, June 21, 2024

Donald Sutherland, M*A*S*H And Hunger Games Actor, Dies at 88

Entertainment Weekly reports that one of my favorite actors, Donald Sutherland, has died.

Donald Sutherland, he Canadian actor whose career spans seven decades and includes revered films as KluteM*A*S*HOrdinary PeoplePride and Prejudice, and The Hunger Games, has died. He was 88. 

His son, fellow actor Kiefer Sutherland, 57, revealed the news in an emotional Thursday social media post.

"With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away,” he wrote on X.  “I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Never 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.”

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

Donald Sutherland dead: 'Hunger Games' actor was 88 (

I first saw Donald Sutherland in one my favorite films, The Dirty Dozen. Sutherland had a minor role as one of the dozen military misfits, but he stood out in one scene when Lee Marvin asked the goofy soldier to impersonate a general. Great scene.

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I next saw Sutherland in one of his finest roles as Army Doctor “Hawkeye” Pierce in Robert Altman’s 1969 film MASH.

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Sutherland also appeared as the lead in a fine horror film called Don’t Look Now.

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And Sutherland appeared with another one of my favorite actors, Sean Connery, in The Great Train Robbery.

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Donald Sutherland appeared in many more films and TV shows.

He will be missed.

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