Donald Sutherland has written his autobiography, set for release this year

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Donald Sutherland has written his autobiography, which goes by the name Made Up, But Still True. More details on it here.

In a film career that’s covered seven decades, Donald Sutherland hasn’t been shy of memorable roles and terrific performances. For the most part though, he’s been letting his acting do the talking. Now though, he’s telling his life story in his autobiography, which is going to be on sale before the year is out.

Entitled Made Up, But Still True, we’re promised a book that’s going to be candid and unpredictable, and also one that reflects on an incredible career.

It’s being published by Penguin in the UK on 12th November 2024, and it’s gone up for pre-order now.

You can find out more on the book, and order a copy, right here.

Penguin has issued a synopsis for the book too, and for the moment, we’ll leave you with that…

As one of the most enduring actors in Hollywood, Donald Sutherland has made an indelible mark on the industry since his life-changing role in M*A*S*H catapulted him into the public eye nearly sixty years ago. With his raw honesty and wicked sense of humour, the renowned actor chronicles his life in this generation-defining book, cataloging with powerful detail his far too many brushes with death, his loving relationship with his parents, and behind-the-scenes stories of the movies he’s starred in, including M*A*S*H, Klute, Kelly’s Heroes, Don’t Look Now, Ordinary People, JFK, The Eye Of the Needle, Fellini’s Casanova, 1900, The Hunger Games, and more.

In Made Up, But Still True, Sutherland offers an unfiltered account of his memories of his life that is deeply insightful, emotional, and often very funny. In 1937 he was treated for infantile paralysis, followed a couple of years later by a bacterial infection that required a hammer and chisel to clean up his mastoiditis. Later in life, a rheumatic fever could have killed him, and after that, a bout with spinal meningitis did kill him, but only for a few seconds, then left him in a coma that took him a good while to come out of. As a 16-year-old he experienced his first sexual relationship, his first love, his first lessons in love. She was twice his age and they had a wonderful time. He also reveals the onstage triumphs that began his career; the pitfalls that threatened it and the movies that burnished it; and the on and off-set hijinks that gave it all colour.

With surprising candor and powerful, lyrical prose, these unforgettable reminiscences offer an unprecedented look at the remarkable life of a legendary—and legendarily private—Hollywood icon.

Looking forward to it already…

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