Donald Sutherland Net Worth

Donald Sutherland is a well known Canadian actor who has appeared in over 120 movies. He is mostly known for his roles in The Hunger Games Franchise, M*A*S*H*, Klute, The Dirty Dozen, and Animal House. Donald is one of the most prolific Canadian actors in the film industry. Keep reading and we will let you know Donald Sutherland Net Worth.


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Donald Sutherland Wiki

Full NameDonald McNichol Sutherland
Date of BirthJuly 17, 1935
Place of BirthSaint John, Canada
Marital StatusMarried
WifeFrancine Racette
Height1.92 m
Donald Sutherland Net Worth$60 Million

Early Life

Donald Sutherland was born on July 17th of 1935 in New Brunswick, Canada. His family has British, German, and Scottish roots. In his childhood, he suffered from poliomyelitis., hepatitis, and rheumatic fever. He got his first job as a news correspondent for a radio station at the age of 14. He attended Bridgewater High School and Victoria University.


Donald Sutherland studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He started his career in the 60s by appearing in British TV series. He made his film debut in Castle of the Living Dead against Christopher Lee. For the next few years, he got bit roles in movies and Television. Donald’s career got a boost when he appeared in the 1967 movie The Dirty Dozen. It made over $45 million against a $5 million budget.

Soon after, Donald left the UK for Hollywood. In 1970, he appeared in two popular movies, ”M*A*S*H” and ”Kelly’s heroes”. MASH is considered a classic movie now. In 1971, he starred in Klute against Jane Fonda. His acting was acclaimed and the movie won several awards. In 1973, he appeared in the classic horror movie ”Don’t Look Now” which is considered a horror masterpiece.

Donald Sutherland made a lot of good movies in the 1970s and worked with reputable directors. He gave an amazing performance in the sci-fi movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In 1978, he had a role in Animal House which was a commercial success. He blundered by taking a fixed salary instead of the gross percentage. If he had taken the offer, it would have earned him over $2.5 million (in 1978). In the 1980s, Donald starred in several classic movies. He received rave reviews for his performance in the 1980’s movie Ordinary People which was a big hit. Later that year, it won the Oscar for Best Picture.

In the 1990s, Donald starred in the thriller JFK. He appeared in the movie A Time to Kill with his son Kiefer. Marvel Comic’s character Donald Pierce is based on him. He appeared a the main villain in The Hunger Games Franchise which increased his popularity. Many people are interested in Donald Sutherland Net Worth because of his great career.

His filmography includes Puffball, Eye of The Needle, American Gun, Fierce People, Pride and Prejudice, Astro Boy, The Con Artist, The Eagle, American Hangman, Alone, The Hunger Games movie series, Steelyard Blues, Little Murders, Johnny Got His Gun, Klute, The Eagle Has Landed, S*P*Y*S, Alien Thunder, Don’t Look Now, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1900, Murder by Decree, Ordinary People, Gas, The Dirty Dozen, Threshold, Buster’s Bedroom, JFK, Backdraft, Blood Relatives, Fellini’s Casanova, Bear Island, M*A*S*H, Kelly’s Heroes, Alex in Wonderland and Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors.

He has also appeared in several TV series such as The Saint, The Sentimental Agent, The Champions, Quicksand: No Escape, Citizen X, The Hunley, Path to War, Moby Dick, Truth, Ice, and The Undoing. Donald is one of the best Canadian actors of all time.

Awards & Achievements

Donald Sutherland has received several nominations in his illustrious career including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Saturn Award for Best Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.

It’s a shame that this fine actor never received an Oscar nomination in his lengthy career. He is a recipient of 2 Golden Globe Awards and one Primetime Emmy Award. in 2017, he was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture and Arts. Donald has been inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Donald Sutherland Net Worth

Donald has a net worth of $60 million. He has earned his wealth by steadily appearing in movies throughout his 56-year career.

Some Facts about Donald Sutherland

  • His full name is Donald McNichol Sutherland.
  • In 1978, Universal studios offered him 2% of gross earnings to appear in their upcoming movie National Lampoon Animal House. Thinking that the movie would be a flop, he chose to take a salary of $40,000. Had he accepted the offer, he would’ve earned more than $2.5 million.
  • Donald supports the Democratic party. In the 1970s, he was on the NSA (National Security Agency) watchlist for his anti-war activities. He supported Barack Obama in the presidential elections.
  • His children are also actors. His most famous child Kiefer Sutherland who has appeared in multiple big-budget movies and TV shows.
  • Donald Sutherland is a tall man. He has a height of $6 ft 3 in. His peak height was 6 ft 4 in. He has a height of 86 kg.
  • In his 50 plus acting career, it’s astonishing that he has never been nominated for an Oscar despite giving several notable performances.
  • Donald is very private about his personal life. He has no social media accounts.
  • He has dated Jane Fonda, Joan Juliet Buck in the past. He has been married thrice. His zodiac sign is Cancer.