Acting legend Donald Sutherland received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Wednesday; it’s right next to the star in honor of his son Kiefer Sutherland, outside of the Roosevelt Hotel.
Sutherland told the crowd he’s happy to be alive so he can enjoy his star.
“This marker I can actually come and visit,” Sutherland, 75, said. “I could get a chair and sit here, or a bucket and a mop and clean it, and make sure that people don’t step on it.”
Not in attendance at the unveiling was Kiefer Sutherland, who is currently in New York. A message he wrote was read aloud by Colin Farrell, Donald’s co-star in the comedy “Horrible Bosses,” due out at the end of this year.
“I selfishly wanted to be there to simply tell you how proud I am to have you as my father and how even more proud I am to be your son,” Kiefer Sutherland wrote.
Donald Sutherland’s acting career has spanned five decades, and if he has his way, it won’t end anytime soon.
The career of Canadian-born Donald Sutherland has spanned nearly five decades and included appearances in the movies “The Dirty Dozen,” “The Day of the Locust,” “Ordinary People” and “Space Cowboys.”
He won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his role in the 1995 television crime drama “Citizen X” and another Golden Globe award for his portrayal of presidential adviser Clark Clifford in the 2002 television movie “Path to War.”
He appears in the thriller “The Mechanic” and the upcoming Roman epic “The Eagle.”
And we can’t forget his role of Merrick Jamison-Smythe in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”!