Donald McNichol Sutherland was born on July 17, 1935 in New Brunswick, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with degrees in engineering and drama, and chose to be an actor instead of an engineer. After a few bit parts and TV appearances, he was cast in the war film The Dirty Dozen. He starred in the war comedies M*A*S*H and Kelly’s Heroes and the drama Klute. He played a murderous fascist leader in 1900 and a pot-smoking professor in Animal House. He was a conflicted father in Ordinary People, an intelligence officer in JFK and an astronaut in Space Cowboys. He played a general in Outbreak, a law professor in A Time to Kill and a track coach in Without Limits. He was a safe cracker in The Italian Job and Mr. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice. He starred as President Snow in The Hunger Games franchise. He currently appears in Ad Astra.
TOMMY LEE JONES
Tommy Lee Jones was born September 15, 1946 in San Saba, Texas. His film debut was in Love Story. He appeared in several plays, and in the soap opera One Life to Live. He starred as a terrorist in Under Siege, a U.S. Marshal in The Fugitive and a prison warden in Natural Born Killers. He played the villain Two-Face in Batman Forever, Agent K in the Men in Black franchise, and a Texas sheriff in No Country for Old Men. He was a colonel in Captain America: The First Avenger, CIA director in Jason Bourne, and an arms dealer in Mechanic: Resurrection. Jones has also portrayed real-life figures such as Howard Hughes in The Amazing Howard Hughes, congressman Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln, executed murderer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner’s Song, General Douglas MacArthur in Emperor, and baseball great Ty Cobb in Cobb. He currently stars in Ad Astra.
PLAY THE TRIVIA GAME
1. It Chapter Two releases this month. When did the original It novel release?
2. Which two characters in Downton Abbey are married in real life?
3. What does the Latin phrase Ad Astra mean?
4. What animated film about yetis premiered almost exactly 1 year ago, before Abominable?
DID YOU KNOW...
Sylvester Stallone (Rambo: Last Blood) turned down Bruce Willis’ roles in Die Hard (1988) and Pulp Fiction (1994)
DID YOU KNOW...
This month in 1951, A Streetcar Named Desire was released, starring Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Vivien Leigh. It won four Oscars. The film currently has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
1. 1986 2. Imelda Staunton (Lady Bagshaw) and Jim Carter (Mr Carson) 3. To the stars 4. Smallfoot