Donald Sutherland to receive Canadian stamp honor

Donald Sutherland to receive Canadian stamp honor

More than six decades into a stellar career, actor Donald Sutherland will be honored with a Canadian stamp.

Fans of legendary actor Donald Sutherland will soon have the opportunity to lick his backside, as the 88-year-old will be honored with a stamp from Canada Post.

Speaking with The Canadian Press (via CTV News), Donald Sutherland was undoubtedly humbled and showed that, despite being on the cusp of his 90s, he still has a sense of humor. “It’s the biggest thing to me…I kept saying: ‘I’m a Canadian and now I’m a Canadian stamp…This is really something. I think just now when I said it, all the hair stood up on my arms. But it is cold in here.”

The stamp, which you can see below, shows a profile of Donald Sutherland behind with a list of some of his notable films – Klute, M*A*S*H, Klute, Fellini’s Casanova, Ordinary People, The Italian Job, and The Hunger Games – along with French translations.

Sutherland stamp

On their decision to honor Donald Sutherland, Canada Post said, in part, “Sutherland’s incredible talents and eclectic tastes led him to take on a broad range of roles…With his international success, Sutherland has remained a proud Canadian and starred in many Canadian productions.”

Donald Sutherland is in some pretty strong company when it comes to actors on Canadian postage, as John Candy, Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Fay Wray, Mary Pickford, and more have all had their likeness on a stamp.

While it is quite the honor, another important one missing from Donald Sutherland’s resume is an Oscar nod, as, surprisingly, he has never received a nomination for a competitive Academy Award. Sure, he was bestowed an honorary statue in 2017 but how does he go without recognition for Klute, Don’t Look Now, Ordinary People, and so many more? He does, however, have numerous Golden Globe nominations for his work across film and television, winning for TV movies Path to War and Citizen X, which also nabbed him a Primetime Emmy.

Sutherland has kept consistently busy since entering the business more than 60 years ago. He can soon be seen in Lawmen: Bass Reeves.

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