Where You’ve Seen Him Before: Donald Sutherland

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Copyright 2015 Lionsgate
Copyright 2015 Lionsgate

The evil dictator President Snow in “The Hunger Games” series is played by one of my favorite actors, Donald Sutherland, which gives me a chance to write about some of the outstanding work he has done over more than 50 years.

Sutherland is Canadian and studied acting in England and Australia. His first major movie role was in the classic “The Dirty Dozen.”


He then starred in one of the most acclaimed, popular, and influential films of the 1960’s, Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H.”

He was a professor in a brief but memorable role in the classic comedy “Animal House,” directed by John Landis.

And he had the title role in “Klute,” opposite Oscar-winner Jane Fonda.

He even showed up in the movie version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

In the Keira Knightly version of “Pride and Prejudice,” directed by Joe Wright, Sutherland played Mr. Bennett.

Coming up — he appears with his son, Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) in “Forsaken,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

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