Donald Sutherland finally receives an Oscar in 2017. On September 6, the board of governors for the academy announced that the veteran actor will receive an honorary Academy Award. He is joined by cinematographer Owen Roizman and writer-directors Charles Burnett and Agnes Varda for the annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 12. To celebrate Sutherland’s long-overdue Academy recognition, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest screen performances, from “M*A*S*H” to “Ordinary People” to “The Hunger Games” franchise (photo gallery above).
Sutherland’s recognition by the Academy is of particular interest given the astonishing fact that he’s never been nominated for an Oscar, despite over 50 years of film work. He has competed eight times at the Golden Globes, twice winning the award for Best TV Supporting Actor (“Citizen X” in 1996 and “Path to War” in 2003). His performance in “Citizen X” also won him an Emmy as Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor.
At the age of 82, the Canadian-born actor shows no signs of slowing down: he’s got “The Leisure Seeker” with Helen Mirren, as well as James Gray’s “Ad Astra” and the FX series “Trust” from director and executive producer Danny Boyle, in which he plays J. Paul Getty. Additionally, he’ll appear in the films “Measure of a Man” and “Bastami Blues.”
With over 180 credits on both the big screen and small, it’s difficult to narrow the list down to just 15 titles. In addition to the ones mentioned above, others featured in our gallery include “The Dirty Dozen,” “Klute,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “JFK,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” and “Without Limits.” Take a tour through our photo gallery to find out all the movies that made the cut. Is your favorite Sutherland performance included?
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