13 Most Iconic Donald Sutherland Movies

circa 1975: Canadian film star Donald Sutherland
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Sadly, we just got the news that award-winning actor Donald Sutherland has died at the age of 88. He was celebrated for his many movie roles and inspired his son Kiefer Sutherland to have a successful acting career as well. He died after a long illness and his death was confirmed by one of his other sons Roeg Sutherland, an executive at the talent agency CAA. To honor the star who had plenty of hit films, let’s go over some of them.

Pride and Prejudice

In 2005, Sutherland tried his hand at acting in a beloved drama romance, based on the book of the same name. He played the main character Elizabeth Bennet’s father, Mr. Bennet.

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Outbreak

The 1995 film Outbreak, about a deadly virus brought into the United States by a monkey, hits a little too close to home these days. Sutherland played Maj. Gen. Donald McClintock, who was the main antagonist of the film. He sure knew how to play a villain well!

59%
6.6

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Disclosure

In this 1994 film adapted from a novel by Michael Crichton, Sutherland played Bob Garvin, founder and CEO of DigiCom. In the film, a man becomes the target of his female boss’s sexual advances and soon finds himself wrongly accused of sexual misconduct.

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The Italian Job

In 2003, he played John Bridger in the remake of The Italian Job about a man named Charlie Croker and his team as they go for a gold heist against their former ally.

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JFK

1991
JFK

In this ’90s drama, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison realizes there is more to the Kennedy assassination than previously told. Sutherland plays the role of X, which was originally going to go to Marlon Brando.

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Kelly’s Heroes

Sutherland starred alongside Clint Eastwood in this World War II film about a group of soldiers who rob a bank behind enemy lines. He plays Sgt. Oddball.

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The Dirty Dozen

Earlier in his career, Sutherland played Vernon L. Pinkley in this war film about a U.S. major who turns 12 GI felons into commandos for a raid on the Nazis before D-Day.

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Klute

1971
Klute

In 1971, Sutherland starred as John Klute, a small-town detective searching for a missing man. However, his only lead is a connection with a New York prostitute, played by Jane Fonda.

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7.1

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The Hunger Games

One of his most famous roles in the 2010s was playing the villainous President Snow in the Hunger Games franchise. A young version of his character is the main feature in the newer prequel film, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

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Ordinary People

Sutherland stars in this 1980 film as Calvin Jarrett, a father and husband deep in the throes of grief and unbalanced family dynamics after his oldest son dies in a tragic accident.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Sutherland starred in the 1978 remake of the horror classic as strange seeds from space start to invade San Francisco and the city’s residents are being replicated. He played the main character Matthew “Matt” Bennell.

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7.4

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M*A*S*H

Not to be confused with the popular series, Sutherland starred in the 1970 film M*A*S*H as the main character of Hawkeye Pierce, a role that would later go to Alan Alda in the series.

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7.4

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Let us know what is your favorite Sutherland movie or role, or tell us what we missed from this list!