Donald Sutherland is a much-accomplished 70-year old actor. He is the father of another well-known actor, Kiefer Sutherland. He has been in Hollywood for several decades, and has enjoyed a great deal of success.
Some of his most memorable acting roles were in Space Cowboys, Fallen, Outbreak, Backdraft, Ordinary People, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Animal House, and The Day of the Locust.
He is currently co-starring in the TV drama Commander-in-Chief, which some have suggested is little more than a thinly-veiled free campaign ad for Hillary Clinton’s inevitable Presidential candidacy in 2008.
And, oh yeah, I almost forgot: He recently, publicly, completely lost his marbles during a recent interview with the BBC.
“They [the Bush administration] were inept. The were inadequate to the task, and they lied,” Sutherland charged [regarding Hurricane Katrina].
“And they were insulting, and they were vindictive. And they were heartless. They did not care. They do not care. They do not care about Iraqi people. They do not care about the families of dead soldiers. They only care about profit.”
At one point during the session, Sutherland started crying: “We stolen our children’s future… We have children. We have children. How dare we take their legacy from them. How dare we. It’s shameful. What we are doing to our world.”
“We’re back to burning books in Germany,” Sutherland said of NBC’s editing out of Kanye West’s comment on Bush during a hurricane relief telethon.
Truly, the man needs to take a little bit of time off from the set to get a mental health evaluation…