“The Hunger Games” Actor Donald Sutherland Dies at 88

After giving us amazing performances in 200 projects, the prolific actor Donald Sutherland died at 88. The Hunger Games star left an incredible legacy behind, and tributes poured in from his fans and Hollywood peers after his son Kiefer Sutherland confirmed he passed away.

The Canadian actor started working during the 60s and made a name for himself with roles in The Dirty Dozen and M*A*S*H. He went on to appear in 200 projects over the course of six decades, ranging from Don’t Look Now (1973), Animal House (1978), and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) to Ordinary People (1980), The Italian Job (2003), and Pride & Prejudice (2005).

Sutherland’s career experienced quite a renaissance after he played President Snow in The Hunger Games franchise. He personally campaigned for this role by writing a letter to the director Gary Ross, and said he wanted to be a part of this project because he considered it “incredibly important”.

Sutherland is often hailed as one of the best actors in history to never get an Oscar nomination, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Award in 2017. He’s also a recipient of many other prestigious accolades, including one Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globes for his roles in TV films Citizen X and Path to War.