Canadian actor Donald Sutherland, known for his films as diverse as “M*A*S*H” and the Hunger Games series, will receive an award for all of his accomplishments at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, organizers announced on Monday.
The 84-year-old actor will receive the Donostia Award, recognising “more than fifty years of excellent performances”, on September 26.
“Sutherland has shown great talent when embodying dozens of characters, with no regard for genre: from drama to war movies, including thrillers, horror and science fiction films,” the film festival said in a statement.
Donald Sutherland has starred in a number of acclaimed films including Nicolas Roeg’s chilling psychic thriller “Don’t Look Now” (1973) and Oliver Stone’s biopic “JFK” (1991). also working in Hollywood in the 1970s he starred in films by the major Italian directors Bernardo Bertolucci (“1900”) and Federico Fellini (“Casanova”).
Donald Sutherland will receive the award before the screening of his latest film, “The Burnt Orange Heresy”, which also stars Mick Jagger.
Forthcoming projects include a television series, “The Undoing”, with Nicole Kidman.
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