DONALD SUTHERLAND AUTOGRAPH


Donald McNicol Sutherland OC was born July 17, 1935. Donald is a Canadian actor with a film career spanning over 50 years. Sutherland’s most notable movie roles included offbeat warriors in such war movies as The Dirty Dozen, in 1967, and M*A*S*H and Kelly’s Heroes in 1970, and an overly optimistic health inspector in Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1978. In the early to mid-1960s, Sutherland began to get small parts in British films and TV, landing notable roles in horror films with Christopher Lee, such as Castle of the Living Dead (1964) and Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) and twice appearing in the The Saint, firstly in the 1965 episode The Happy Suicide and then, more auspiciously, in a story called Escape Route at the end of 1966. Sutherland found himself in demand as a leading man throughout the 1970s in films such as the Venice-based psychological horror Don’t Look Now (1973), the war film The Eagle Has Landed (1976), and as the ever-optimistic health inspector in the sci-fi/horror Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) alongside Brooke Adams and Jeff Goldblum. Sutherland also had a small role as pot-smoking Professor Dave Jennings in National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978, making himself known to younger fans as a result of the movie’s enormous popularity. When cast, he was offered either US $40,000 up front or a percentage of the movie. Thinking the movie would certainly not be a big success, he chose the 40K upfront payment. The movie, however, became a huge hit, and if he had taken a percentage instead, he would have netted US $30- to $40-million. A prolific actor, some of Sutherland’s better-known roles in the 1980s and 1990s were the South African apartheid drama A Dry White Season (1989), alongside Marlon Brando and Susan Sarandon; the firefighter thriller Backdraft (1991), alongside Kurt Russell and Robert De Niro; and as the snobbish NYC art dealer in Six Degrees of Separation (1993), with Stockard Channing and Will Smith. In the 1991 Oliver Stone film JFK, Sutherland played a mysterious Washington intelligence officer who spoke of links to the military-industrial complex in relation to Kennedy’s assassination. He also guest-starred in an episode of The Simpsons, “Lisa the Iconoclast” (interestingly, he had previously played a character named Homer Simpson in The Day of the Locust). Kiefer was nominated for portraying the best villain, awarded by MTV.He earned an Emmy nomination in 2006 for his performance in the TV movie “Human Trafficking.” Sutherland currently stars as Tripp Darling in the prime time serial Dirty Sexy Money for ABC. Sutherland’s distinctive voice has also been used in many radio and television commercials, including those for Volvo automobiles. He is also the spokesperson for Simply Orange orange juice. Most recently he played multi-millionaire Nigel Honeycut in the Warner Bros. film Fools Gold. Sutherland was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 18, 1978 and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000.Kiefer is also a successful actor, best-known for his role as Jack Bauer on the TV action/thriller series 24. He has recently become a blogger for the Huffington Post. Original Donald Sutherland Autograph, signed on Trimmed Paper ( a magazine clipping of Donald Sutherland has been glued to the trimmed paper). Approx. size 5 1/2 x 9 inches. Written: Best Wishes Donald Sutherland. Regular Price – $ 79.00 / Sale Price – $ 44.95.

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