CANADIAN actor Donald Sutherland will receive the prestigious Donostia Award at the San Sebastian film festival on September 26.
The award is recognition of “more than 59 years of excellent performances”, a film festival statement said.
Sutherland, now 84 and known for films including Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H from the 1970s and more recently the Hunger Games series, was presented with an Honorary Academy Award for his acting career in 2017.
Other acclaimed films include Don’t Look Now (1973) and Oliver Stone’s 1991 biopic, JFK.
As well as his Hollywood films Sutherland starred in movies from major Italian directors Bernardo Bertolucci (1900) and Federico Fellini (Casanova).
The veteran actor will receive the San Sebastian award before the screening of The Burn Orange Heresy, his latest film which also stars Mick Jagger.
Forthcoming projects include The Undoing with Nicole Kidman.