Why did Donald Sutherland name his son Kiefer?

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   June 21, 2024   Update on : June 21, 2024

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Donald Sutherland. Photo: Screengrab

Donald Sutherland was so enthralled by some directors that he named four sons after them, including Kiefer, in homage to Warren Kiefer, with whom he had worked early on in his career.

Donald Sutherland, Canada’s of the most versatile and gifted actors, who carried a magnetic charmed and enthralled audiences died at the age of 88.

The actor, whose mighty career spanned from the 1960s well into the 2020s, died Thursday, said actor Kiefer Sutherland on social media.

Donald Sutherland, a tall person with a deep voice, piercing blue eyes and a mischievous smile, switched effortlessly from serious character to romantic roles, opposite the likes of Jane Fonda and Julie Christie. He also played his fair share of oddballs and villains.

One of the biggest Hollywood stars in the 1970s, Sutherland remained in demand for film and TV projects till the end of his life.

Known for his unconventional looks and versatility, Sutherland played a range of memorable characters.

These included a rascal of an army surgeon in “M*A*S*H” (1970), a tank commander in “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970), a small-town detective in “Klute” (1971), a stoned and lusty professor in “Animal House” (1978), a local official facing aliens in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978), and a father in despair in “Ordinary People” (1980).

He won the new generation of fans with his portrayal of a tyrannical president in “The Hunger Games” (2012) and its sequels.

He was honored by the Academy Awards with an honorary Oscar in 2017 for lifetime achievement.

Born on July 17, 1935, in Canada’s New Brunswick, Sutherland was raised in Nova Scotia.

He performed in school productions in college, moved to Britain to hone his craft, then moved to the US, where his first big break came as a member of an ensemble cast in the war film “The Dirty Dozen” (1967).


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