Hollywood Bids Farewell to “The Hunger Games” Actor Donald Sutherland

    Donald Sutherland at the opening ceremony of 11th Lyon Lumiere Festival in October 2019
    Donald Sutherland at the opening ceremony of 11th Lyon Lumiere Festival in October 2019. Photo by Reynaud Julien/APS-Medias/ABACA/Shutterstock (13135055ef)

    Donald Sutherland, a Hollywood veteran who’s given us countless amazing performances in the past six decades, passed away at 88. Tributes poured in from his fans and peers alike after his son Kiefer Sutherland announced he died after a long illness.

    The Canadian actor has been rising through the ranks since the 60s when he starred in The Dirty Dozen and M*A*S*H. At the time of his passing, his filmography included around 200 credits, including the role of President Snow in The Hunger Games franchise, along with Don’t Look Now (1973), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980), The Italian Job (2003), and Pride & Prejudice (2005).

    Sutherland’s performances attracted critical acclaim and several prestigious accolades, including one Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globes. He’s also a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award, despite never being nominated for an Oscar in competitive categories.

    The late actor’s son Kiefer Sutherland shared the news of his passing on social media and took a moment to reflect on his legacy, writing, “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. A life well lived.”