Great the guy before me is a night owl. I'm gonna be skipped a lot in this draft.
Round One, Pick #4, Donald Sutherland:
The Hunger Games
A strategic pick, seeing as Donald is going fast, and my 2 favorite picks have been sniped out from under me within 3 picks of the draft. This film was pretty good, enjoyable cinema, if you like kids killing each other brutally.
Round 1 Pick 1 [A movie with Donald Sutherland where he is not top-billed]
Kelly’s Heroes (1970): where the big Donald Duck Sutherland plays Sgt. Oddball. I know this pick is rather obvious but I truly love this movie and Don does an excellent job as the off-the-wall tank commander. Besides, this movie is just plain fun, entertaining, with great comedy mixed with war action and suspense and it is always a pleasure to watch. And one reason is Don’s great contribution to this classic film. Oh yeah – and any movie worth seeing multiple times is a great movie – and I submit Kelly’s Heroes fits the bill.
Round 1, Pick 7: A movie that stars or co-stars a musician/singer not playing him or herself. No concert films, cameos, or roles where the musician is ONLY performing music - it must be an acting role
Down by Law
I chose this movie because it's awesome which should be obvious to everyone nerdy enough to play this game. Also, I should get bonus points because it stars AND co-stars musicians who are not playing themselves.
Tom Waits and John Lurie play a loser and a pimp respectively who get framed for crimes they didn't commit but end up in jail together because they're too cool to say otherwise. In jail, they meet Roberto Benigni who's always good for a few yucks. Eventually, they escape and go on an adventure through the Louisiana country which includes a hilariously odd scene where they eat a rabbit.
Well with so many people snagging Donald Sutherland movies I feel compelled to grab one before all the good ones are taken.
Round 1, Pick 8: Donald Sutherland in a non-leading role
Robert De Niro and Gerard Depardieu play the leads, but it's Sutherland who steals every scene he's in as an utterly psychotic evil foreman. It's imo one of his best performances. Also it's a great movie.
In the musician as an actor category, the performer must be more well known as a musician than as an actor. Those performers who it could be argued are equally successful in both fields are not eligible!
It's been over 4 hours since BrokeDonk's pick, so I will go ahead.
As I said before the draft, I am going to be trying to pick only movies that I have done work for. As I am very light in the Donald Sutherland category, I am picking one of his for my first pick.
Round 1, Pick 10: Donald Sutherland in a non-leading role
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
There isn't much to say about this movie, because I'm sure you've all seen it. It was a great movie, and managed to balance a lot of humor with a very serious storyline. In the movie, Donald Sutherland plays General Vernon Pinkley...well...at least he does in the youtube clip I am putting in below. The mix of the clip is very bad (music burying dialog), but you'll get the point of this very humorous scene.