Donald Sutherland is a Canadian actor who has garnered a lot of fan following and critical acclaim. His decade’s long career is a reflection of his dedication and hard work. He is known as one of the greatest actors in Hollywood without having any Academy award. Fans love his range and diversity because he has been equally good in both TV and films. If you want to know more about this talented actor you can read his biography and other details here.
Donald was born on July 17th, 1935 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He was born and raised in a British household. His parents cared a lot about him as he was weak as a child. Donald was suffering from rheumatic fever, hepatitis, and polio when he was very young. He was a bright child and as a teen got the first job as a news correspondent. When he graduated from University he was still not sure whether he wants to become an actor or an engineer. While he was still confused he shifted to England and got enrolled in the London Academy of Music and dramatic Art. He is 85 years old currently while his height is six feet and three inches.
Personal Life, Wife, and Kids
Donald met his wife Lois Hardwick who is also an actor and they got married in 1959. Once they get divorced he got married to Shirley Douglas and she is the daughter of a famous Canadian politician. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out with the second wife and he got married a third time. Francine Racette was again the daughter of a Canadian Politian and the couple has three sons together. All his three sons Kiefer Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland, and Angus Sutherland are popular actors too.
The total net worth of Donald is $60 million which was revealed by him. He is one of the richest actors in Hollywood and TV or Films is his major source of income. He owns a big mansion where he lives with his wife. His third marriage is going strong till now while he is very close to his sons too. He could achieve this net worth as he has been a popular actor, voice actor, and spokesperson, and film producer.
Donald has a long career and he has done many successful films and TV shows. His career started out slow as he began his career by doing small roles on British Television. Donald became a part of the castle of the living dead in 1964. He did other series named the Bedford incident and the saint. All these roles gave him enough popularity and got him some big and more prominent roles. He also started working for Canadian series that hiked up the popularity. Despite being so famous he hasn’t won an academy award to date which did make him disappointed. Many fans believe that he deserves a lot of awards for his good portrayal and perfect acting. Here are the names of his movies and famous TV shows:
- Don’t look new
- The hunger games
- The dirty dozen
- Crossing lines
- Dirty Sexy money