Donald Sutherland gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


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Donald Sutherland is taking up residence next to his star son Kiefer Sutherland -- on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that is.

The elder Sutherland hit Hollywood Boulevard in the wake of Colin Firth, recipient of the previous star.

The 75-year-old actor, who got the walk’s 2,430th star Wednesday and can be seen in the upcoming ‘The Mechanic,’ has been in almost more movies and TV shows than we can count, including ‘MASH’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ He was joined at the ceremony by Hollywood bad boy and ‘Horrible Bosses’ costar Colin Farrell.

Sutherland has played spies and astronauts, peasants and aristocrats, notably kicking off his film career in the 1960s with ‘The Dirty Dozen.’

Need more of an idea of the Canadian actor’s range? He starred in ‘Fellini’s Casanova’ and ‘The Invasion of the Body Snatchers.’

Sutherland won an Emmy and Golden Globe in 1995 for his role as a Soviet colonel in ‘Citizen X.’ He later earned another Golden Globe in 2002 for ‘Path to War’ playing a presidential advisor to Michael Gambon‘s Lyndon B. Johnson.

He loves his job and has no plans to retire. ‘It’s lovely,’ he said of the honor, joking that at his age it was a better ‘stone’ to get than a headstone on a cemetery plot.


‘This marker I can actually come and visit.’

Keifer’s dad also joined Oscar nominee Firth, whose name was emblazoned on the Hollywood pavement on Jan. 14.

Firth was nominated for his role as stuttering King George VI in ‘The King’s Speech,’ which received the most nods (12!) this year.

‘Sometimes one feels like that particular king in moments like these,’ Firth said told reporters at his ceremony earlier this month.

‘I am very happy with my little spot in Hollywood, which I will call my little corner of England, next to my partner Emma Thompson.’

Hollywood just loves those actors with accents.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photos, from top: Colin Farrell, top left, and Donald Sutherland at the latter’s Walk of Fame ceremony on Jan. 26, 2011. Colin Firth kneels at his star on Jan. 14, 2011. Credits: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images