Donald Sutherland of The Hunger Games to get a lifetime achievement Oscar

Thursday 07 2017 2 weeks ago 48   New York   Print

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Report  Web Desk : LOS ANGELES: Donald Sutherland, the star of “MASH,” “The Hunger Games” and more than 140 other movies, is to get a lifetime achievement Oscar, along with Belgian director Agnes Varda, Oscar organizers said. Sutherland and Varda will be joined by African-American indie film director Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman in receiving honorary Oscars at a ceremony in Los Angeles in November, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in statement. Academy president John Bailey said the honorees reflect ”the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity.” Canadian actor Sutherland, 82, has a career spanning five decades starting with his 1967 breakthrough in “The Dirty Dozen.” He went on to play wisecracking army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce in the 1970 movie version of “MASH,” as well as roles in thriller “Don’t Look Now” and “Klute.” Sutherland, the father of “24” actor Kiefer Sutherland, played President Snow in all four of the recent “Hunger Games” young adult movie franchise. He has never been Oscar nominated. Belgian-born Varda has experimented with shorts, documentaries and feature films during her more than 60-year career.