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CH-3011 Bern



20.06.2024 Der am 17. Juli 1935 in Saint John (New Brunswick, Kanada) geborene kanadische Theater- und Filmschauspieler Donald Sutherland (Bild) ist am 20. Juni 2024 in Miami (Florida, USA) gestorben. Ab den 1970er-Jahren war er in mehreren Filmklassikern in profilierten Rollen zu sehen. 2018 wurde ihm der Ehrenoscar zuerkannt. Sutherland galt als einer der wandlungsfähigsten Schauspieler Hollywoods. Sein Schaffen für Film und Fernsehen umfasst mehr als 190 Produktionen. Seine Leidenschaft für das Theater gab er trotz seiner Kinoerfolge nie auf. Zuletzt stand er für "Enigmatic Variations" im Londoner Savoy Theatre auf der Bühne. (*)

Bild: Donald Sutherland, 2013 - Foto: Festival TV Monte-Carlo (Ausschnitt) - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Sutherland_(cropped).JPG

Donald Sutherland, the towering Canadian actor whose acclaimed career spanned more than six decades, has died at the age of 88

His son, actor Kiefer Sutherland, confirmed his death on Thursday. "With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away," read the post 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.

Jenna Benchetrit


Donald Sutherland, the gravelly-voiced Canadian actor who graced both TV and movie screens, passed away

Known for his easily identifiable baritone, Sutherland starred in a multitude of recognizable and memorable films, including 1980’s Ordinary People, 1991’s JFK, 1998’s Without Limits and the Hunger Games franchise. He also played the lovable Hawkeye in the movie version of M*A*S*H*. He did a lot of TV work as well, appearing on shows like Lawmen: Bass Reeves, The Simpsons, Dirty Sexy Money and Commander in Chief, among many others.
His career in the industry spanned nearly seven decades, a truly remarkable feat for a Canadian actor.

Chris Jancelewicz & Michelle Butterfield


Donald Sutherland dies: Five essential roles by the Canadian acting legend

One of Sutherland’s earliest breakout roles was in Robert Altman’s war comedy, “MASH.” He stood out with his portrayal of sardonic draftee surgeon Benjamin Franklin (Hawkeye) Pierce, who had a taste for pretty nurses, awful gin and cruel pranks. The role showcased his unique ability to blend irreverent humour and humanity, which not only captured the absurdity of war but became a trademark of his career.

Alex Nino Gheciu, The Canadian Press


Hollywood says 'goodbye, farewell and amen' to Donald Sutherland: 'What a legacy you leave behind'

Revered actor Donald Sutherland, whose storied career spanned six decades, died Thursday at age 88. His Hollywood collaborators, friends, family and admirers paid tribute to the legendary star.

Kimberly Aguirre


Trudeau, Mirren, Atwood and more pay tribute to Donald Sutherland: 'Truly a great Canadian artist'

"He was a man with a strong presence, a brilliance in his craft and truly a great Canadian artist. He will be deeply missed," Trudeau said.

The head of communications at the Toronto International Film Festival remembered Sutherland as "an iconic figure in the world of cinema" whose work leaves "an indelible mark on TIFF" after numerous appearances.


Donald Sutherland Didn’t Disappear Into Roles, and That Was a Good Thing

The actor understood the range of human feeling, but he came of age when movies distrusted institutions, and that suspicion was part of his arsenal.

Alissa Wilkinson


Donald Sutherland, ‘shape-shifty’ movie stalwart, dies at 88

Donald Sutherland, an actor of breathtaking range who became one of the most compelling players in cinema, whether portraying a misfit combat surgeon, an inscrutable cop, a grieving father or a futuristic tyrant, died June 20 in Miami.

Adam Bernstein


Donald Sutherland, stately star of ‘MASH,’ ‘Ordinary People’ and ‘Hunger Games,’ dies at 88

Donald Sutherland’s body of work showcased his transformative range, shifting comfortably from drama to comedy and bouncing between heavier and lighter roles with ease. Tall at 6-foot-4 with a shock of white hair and piercing blue eyes, he was difficult to miss whether he was playing a zany oddball, an icy tyrant or a sadistic villain. In all, he had nearly 200 film or television roles.

Nardine Saad


“One of the Most Important Actors in the History of Film”

Hollywood stars took to social media on Thursday after it was announced that Donald Sutherland died at the age of 88.

Sutherland died Thursday in Miami after a long illness, CAA’s Missy Davy told The Hollywood Reporter.

The renowned actor had an illustrious six-decade career, starring in varied roles with his breakthrough performances including the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen and Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H. Throughout his career, the actor starred in such films as Klute, Kelly’s Heroes, Don’t Look Now, Ordinary People, 1900, The Hunger Games series and Ad Astra.

Lexy Perez


The tall, lean and long-faced Canadian actor who became a countercultural icon

For over a half century, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, who received an honorary Oscar in 2017, memorably played villains, antiheroes, romantic leads and mentor figures. His profile increased in the past decade with his supporting role as the evil President Snow in “The Hunger Games” franchise.

Rick Schultz


Donald Sutherland was an irreplaceable aristocrat of cinema

The late actor was a commanding and versatile presence on the big screen, perfecting everything from villainy to sensuality in films such as Don’t Look Now and Klute

Peter Bradshaw


Diez películas por las que recordar a Donald Sutherland

El actor, de larga y ecléctica carrera, recibió un Oscar de Honor, y participó en filmes como ‘El ojo de la aguja’, ‘La invasión de los ultracuerpos’, ‘M*A*S*H*’, ‘Gente corriente’, ‘Novecento’ y ‘Space Cowboys’

Gregorio Belinchon


Donald Sutherland, il fascista di Bertolucci con gli occhi da cattivo che piacevano a Hollywood

Una carriera di duecento titoli, gli autori americani degli anni 70 e i set in Italia, da ‘Novecento’ a ‘Casanova’ di Fellini fino a ‘Ella & John’ di Paolo Virzì. Il ricordo del figlio Kiefer: “Uno degli interpreti più importanti della storia del cinema”

Alberto Crespi


Mort de Donald Sutherland: pourquoi on adorait ce seigneur du cinéma

Le comédien canadien s’est éteint à 88 ans, après avoir étincelé pendant plus d’un demi-siècle, des «Douze Salopards» à «Hunger Games». Portrait d’un grand de Hollywood.

Yves Jaeglé 


Sutherland spielte bei über 150 Film- und TV-Produktionen mit

Bekannt wurde der 1935 in der kanadischen Provinz New Brunswick geborene und vielfach ausgezeichnete Sutherland unter anderem als skrupelloser Präsident Snow aus der «Tribute von Panem»-Blockbuster-Reihe. Seit den 1960er-Jahren hatte der fünffache Vater in über 150 Filmen und TV-Produktionen mitgespielt – und dabei mit enormer Wandlungsfähigkeit jedes Genre bedient.



Er spielte den brutalen Kommandeur genauso überzeugend wie den liebevollen Familienvater

Der grosse und hagere Sutherland war bekannt für schräge Rollen wie die des Hawkeye Piece in Robert Altmans Filmkomödie «M.A.S.H.» aus dem Jahr 1970, des Hippie-Panzerkommandanten im US-Kriegsfilm «Stosstrupp Gold» aus demselben Jahr und des bekifften Professors in «Ich glaub, mich tritt ein Pferd».

Später bewies er seine Vielseitigkeit mit Charakterrollen in Filmen wie «Eine ganz normale Familie» von Robert Redford und «JFK – Tatort Dallas» von Oliver Stone. Auch im Science-Fiction-Film «Die Tribute von Panem – The Hunger Games» wirkte er mit.



Er hatte das Zeug zum grössten Liebhaber überhaupt

Der Star aus «M*A*S*H» und «Don’t Look Now» gehörte zu Hollywoods herausragenden Charakterdarstellern.

Man muss seine Regisseure hochschätzen, wenn man die eigenen Kinder nach ihnen benennt. Alle vier Söhne von Donald Sutherland tragen die Namen von Filmemachern, mit denen er einmal zusammengearbeitet hat. Die Beziehung zu seinen Regisseuren hatte für Sutherland etwas Leidenschaftliches, Intimes, wie eine Affäre, die irgendwann, egal, wie gut man sich versteht, schmerzlich zu Ende geht.

Pamela Jahn



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