Donald Sutherland insists he doesn't expect to be offered starring roles now that he is 75.
The Don't Look Now star doesn't feel he is a victim of ageism in Hollywood, and reckons there aren't many lead roles for men of his age.
Donald said: "I'm offered old roles. A 75-year-old guy is not going to be the star of a movie, not a lot. Maybe once.
"But no, I get offered roles of old guys and guys who die."
The actor plays Harry in new action film The Mechanic - a mentor to an assassin played by Jason Statham, who dies at the beginning of the film. Donald admits most of his characters don't survive his movies these days.
He joked: "Harry doesn't survive. Donald never survives."
But he admitted he'd like to get a role in which he survives for once.
Donald said: "Please I would like to live all the way through - but regrettably my job in life now is, I'm 75, I come in and say how do you do I'm fine but I have a terminal disease. Cut."
::The Mechanic is released in cinemas on January 28.