Donald McNichol Sutherland is a Canadian prolific actor and anti-war activist whose film career spans over six decades. He has received numerous accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Critics Choice Award. He has been cited as one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2017, he received an Academy Honorary Award.
Sutherland rose to fame after starring in films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), The Day of the Locust (1975), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980), and Eye of the Needle (1981). His other notable films include A Dry White Season (1989), JFK (1991), Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Outbreak (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), Without Limits (1998), Space Cowboys (2000), The Italian Job (2003), Cold Mountain (2003), Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Mechanic (2011), and Ad Astra (2019). He gained prominence for his role as Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games franchise (2012–2015).
Sutherland gained attention for his television roles. For his portrayal of Colonel Mikhail Fetisov in Citizen X (1995) he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. He played Adam Czerniaków in Uprising (1998), and Clark Clifford in Path to War (2002) earning the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. He also starred in Commander in Chief (2005-2006), Human Trafficking (2005), Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2009), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), Trust (2018), and The Undoing (2020).
Sutherland has received various honors including inductions into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2000 and Hollywood Walk of Fame 2011. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) in 1978, a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2012 and received the Companion of the Order of Canada (CC) in 2019. He is the father of actors Kiefer Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland, and Angus Sutherland.