Donald Sutherland GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

7/18/2015 12:15 AM PDT

Donald Sutherland: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Donald Sutherland's good looks prove he's no "Ordinary People."

Here's a 36-year-old version of the actor at an Anti-Vietnam Protest Demonstration back in 1971 (left) and 44 years later ... Sutherland -- who turned 80-years-old a few days ago -- making an appearance in Cannes, France earlier last month (right).

The question is ...