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Donald Sutherland just before his death in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Donald Sutherland (1935 - 2024)

Film Deaths[]

  • The Bedford Incident (1965) [Hospitalman Nerney]: Killed in an explosion, along with everyone else on board the destroyer, when the Russians fire torpedoes at the ship.
  • Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (The Blood Suckers) (1965)[Bob Carroll]: Executed (off-screen), exact method unknown, after killing Jennifer Jayne. He is still alive at the end of his story, but at the end of the movie, it's revealed that all of the train passengers are already dead and that their stories weren't visions of the future but flashbacks to the past.
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967) [Vernon L. Pinkley]: Shot in the back by a Nazi soldier outside the castle (as he’s shooting several others).
  • The Split (1968) [Dave Negli]: Steamed to death when Jim Brown pushes his face into a steam valve.
  • Start the Revolution Without Me (Two Times Two) (1970) [Charles Coupe / Pierre de Sisi]: Playing a dual role as two sets of twins in different time periods, the two 20th-century twins are both shot to death by Gene Wilder. (The fate of the 18th-century twins is never revealed, due to the deaths of all the would-be narrators.) (Played for comic effect.)
  • Johnny Got His Gun (1971) [Jesus]: Executed by crucifixion.
  • Don't Look Now (A Venezia...un decembre rosso shocking) (1973) [John Baxter]: Throat slashed by a dwarf (Adelina Poerio) whom he had mistaken for the ghost of his dead daughter (Sharon Williams).
  • End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (1975) [Lieutenant Robert Schmeid]: Killed (off-screen) before his first appearance in the film. (I haven't seen this movie myself, but the IMDb identifies his role as that of a corpse.)
  • The Day of the Locust (1975) [Homer Simpson]: Killed by an angry mob after Donald kills a young boy (Jackie Earle Haley); we only see Donald being carried away screaming by the mob.
  • 1900 (1976) [Attila]: Shot in the head by an angry mob of socialist peasants.
  • The Disappearance (1977) [Jay Mallory]: Shot twice as he returns home with the shopping. He dies sitting on the steps leading to his apartment.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) [Matthew Bennell]: Replaced (off-screen) by an alien duplicate; we discover that he's been replaced when Veronica Cartwright approaches him at the end of the movie. Donald also destroys a forming duplicate of himself earlier in the film.
  • Eye of the Needle (1981) [Henry "The Needle" Faber]: Shot in the chest by Kate Nelligan as he tries to escape in a rowboat.
  • A Dry White Season (1989) [Ben du Toit]: Deliberately run over by a car driven by Jurgen Prochnow.
  • Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990) [Norman Bethune]: Dies (off-screen) of septicaemia following his injuries on November 12, 1939.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) [Merrick Jamison-Smythe]: Stabbed in the chest with his stake by Rutger Hauer when Donald trying to stab Rutger.
  • Benefit of the Doubt (1993) [Frank]: Shot to death by his daughter Amy Irving while trying to kill her as his grandson (Rider Strong) looks on. He then falls off a cliff top into an river after talking to them.
  • Younger and Younger (1993) [Jonathan Younger]: Killed (off-screen) in a motorcycle accident; we see him let go of the handlebars while riding with Lolita Davidovich's ghost, followed by an abrupt cut to Donald and Lolita sitting on a cloud in heaven.
  • Shadow Conspiracy (1997) [Jacob Conrad]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the head after Charlie Sheen exposes the conspiracy.
  • Fallen (1998) [Lieutenant Stanton]: Shot in the right side of the head by the possessed John Goodman, as Donald is about to take Denzel Washington into custody.
  • Virus (1999) [Captain Robert Everton]: After being turned into a cyborg, he is destroyed in an explosion after Jamie Lee Curtis fastens a grenade into his chest (he then falls down a hole).
  • Panic (2000) [Michael]: Shot in the chest by his son (William H. Macy) in Donald's living room.
  • Cold Mountain (2003) [Reverand Monroe]: Dies (off-screen) of natural causes while sitting at his lawn table; his body is shown afterwards when his daughter Nicole Kidman goes out to check on him after noticing he hadn't come in from the rain.
  • The Italian Job (2003) [John Bridger]: Shot repeatedly in the chest by Edward Norton (his body is later seen floating to the surface of a frozen lake, then again being held by Mark Wahlberg).
  • An American Haunting (2005) [John Bell]: Poisoned by his wife (Sissy Spacek) (who makes it look like a terminal illness).
  • Beerfest (2006) [Johann Von Wolfhaus]: Commits suicide by disconnecting his own life-support equipment while drunk in his hospital bed (shown in a video message for his funeral guests); his body is shown afterwards during his funeral. (Played for comic effect.)
  • Land of the Blind (2006) [Thorne]: Stabbed in the chest by Camilla Rutherford while Donald is taking a bath.
  • The Mechanic (2011) [Harry McKenna]: Shot in the chest by Jason Statham, in a set-up to look like a car-jacking gone bad. (See also Keenan Wynn's death in the 1972 version.)
  • Horrible Bosses (2011) [Jack Pellit]: Killed in a car crash (off-screen) after suffering a heart attack, as Jason Sudeikis looks on in shock. (Played for comic effect.)
  • The Calling (2014) [Father Price]: Strangled/poisoned (off-screen) by Christopher Heyerdahl after Christopher orders Donald to give in to being the next sacrifice he plans on committing.
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) [President Coriolanus Snow]: Killed by an angry mob after Jennifer Lawrence shoots Julianne Moore with an arrow instead of executing him.
  • Forsaken (2015) [Reverend William Clayton]: Mentioned in Michael Wincott's narration at the end of the film as having died a few years after the events of the film, although it is never specified how he died.
  • American Hangman (2019) [Judge Oliver Straight]: Shot multiples times (off-screen) by Metro police; he slowly dies afterwards.
  • The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) [Jerome Debney]: Dies of a heart attack off-screen. We are simply informed of his death via a news report.
  • Mr. Harrigan's Phone (2022) [Mr. Harrigan]: Dies of unknown causes off-screen, his body is discovered in the chair of his study by Jaeden Martell.

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