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Which character of Donald Sutherland's did you like best?

Asked by smudges (10921points) 1 month ago

I really liked MASH, of course, but a movie I liked was Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. I’ve been meaning to watch American Hangman. He passed away today at age 88 from a “long illness.” What a handsome man. RIP

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canidmajor's avatar

I have The Italian Job on right now, and I’ll watch Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. What an enormous and varied body of work. Too many to have a fave, but I’ll watch a bunch this weekend.
RIP indeed.

ragingloli's avatar

The “24” tv show? I do not know, I never watched it.
I guess he was fine as a fake Big Boss in MGS5.

zenvelo's avatar

Hawkeye Pierce in the movie M*A*S*H.

His butt was cute as the philandering English professor in Animal House.

smudges's avatar

No @ragingloli, that was his son in “24”, and I’m not sure what MGS5 is.

LifeQuestioner's avatar

I don’t know if I’ve seen all that many of his movies, but I always loved him in the movie Backdraft. His character was just so chilling!

cookieman's avatar

Another vote for Hawkeye Pierce in the movie M*A*S*H.

As much as I LOVE Alan Alda on the show, Sutherland was amazing.

filmfann's avatar

Oddball in Kelly’s Heroes
President Snow in Hunger Games
The father in Ordinary People
Mr. X in JFK

gondwanalon's avatar

@filmfann Yes “Oddball” was genius.
“Again with rage negative vibes. Why can’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”

Also when he played an incognito general in “The Dirty Dozen”.
“Very pretty colonel. Very pretty. But can they fight?”

canidmajor's avatar

@filmfann Ordinary People is one of my faves of his, but much too poignant for me these days. He was brilliant in that.

Forever_Free's avatar

Such a great body of work. MASH is the one that stands out.
I did love his Simply Orange Commercials as well. His voice makes you want to listen.

filmfann's avatar

Ordinary People has my favorite soliloquy

canidmajor's avatar

And that scene is exactly why I can’t watch it right now , @filmfann. It’s brilliant, and amazing, and I weep every time.

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