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Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland has been a popular actor in films since the 1980s. With 24 kiefer sutherland has also become a television star. In the 1980s and 1990s, kiefer sutherland starred in such films as Stand By Me and The Lost Boys. Kiefer Sutherland often played the bad guy. In 24 kiefer sutherland plays the hero Jack Bauer. 24 is a show about terrorist attacks on the United States and one man (kiefer sutherland) who has to fight to stop them. 24 premiered in 2001 and was an immediate smash hit. 24 with Kiefer Sutherland is now going into its sixth season. 24 still has a very large audience, though it is interesting to see how long 24 will last, as they seem to be running out of terrorist plots. For his part on 24 kiefer sutherland has put in a lot of work and had many injuries. Even for kiefer sutherland, Jack Bauer on 24 is a tough character to play. But because 24 has such a faithful audience, kiefer sutherland fans should be seeing Jack Bauer on television for seasons to come. Kiefer Sutherland was born in England.
Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, the parents of kiefer sutherland, are Canadians. Kiefer Sutherland was raised mostly in Canada. While in Canada, kiefer sutherland attended middle school and high school in and around Toronto. Donald Sutherland, the father of kiefer sutherland, went to St. Andrew’s College, a private boys school in Aurora. Kiefer Sutherland also attended St. Andrew’s College for a year of high school. Kiefer Sutherland not only came from a family of respected actors but also Canadian politicians. The grandfather of kiefer sutherland is Tommy Douglas. Kiefer Sutherland was born into a very reputable Canadian family. In 2005, kiefer sutherland received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Donald Sutherland, the father of kiefer sutherland, also has a star on the Walk of Fame. Kiefer Sutherland has carried on his family’s acting legacy since he was a teenager. To audiences now, kiefer sutherland may even be more famous than his acting family. Kiefer Sutherland has played bad guys in movies like The Lost Boys, Stand By Me, A Few Good Men, and A Time to Kill. Because of his distinct look, kiefer sutherland can pull off very intense and evil characters.
In The Lost Boys, kiefer sutherland played one off the punk vampires that run rampant through Los Angeles. In Stand By Me, Kiefer Sutherland plays the leader of a group of teenagers who are a major threat to the young boys searching for the body. In A Few Good Men, Kiefer Sutherland plays one of the crooked marines involved in the murder conspiracy. In A Time to Kill, kiefer sutherland continues to portray evil through his role as one of the KKK members and the brother of one of the dead rapists. Kiefer Sutherland had evil mastered in his film roles so it is surprising that in 24 kiefer sutherland was so easily accepted as the hero. For his role as Jack Bauer in 24 kiefer sutherland has been nominated for many awards. Kiefer Sutherland has been nominated for six Emmys and five Golden Globes. In 2006 kiefer sutherland finally won the Emmy for 24. In 2002, kiefer sutherland won the Golden Globe for 24. 24 itself has been nominated multiple times as best drama series. With 24 kiefer sutherland has greatly furthered his career. With 24 kiefer sutherland has both expanded his range of characters and has become a well-respected actor. Television has treated Kiefer Sutherland well and the success of 24 has paid off. Kiefer Sutherland spends up to ten months every year shooting 24. 24 is a tough television series to shoot because of the complex plot and editing and special effects. In 24 kiefer sutherland has to complete many stunts. Kiefer Sutherland has hurt himself many times on 24 but says that it is worth it. Without 24 kiefer sutherland may have just been known as a film villain. In 24 kiefer sutherland is an American hero. Kiefer Sutherland tends to stay out of the tabloids for the most part. Way before 24 kiefer sutherland was engaged to Julia Roberts. Five days before their wedding, however, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts broke up. Kiefer Sutherland has since been divorced twice. Kiefer Sutherland also has one child.
When he was in Toronto filming The Sentinel, kiefer sutherland had a bit of a reputation around the city. People heard stories of kiefer sutherland taking over bars with his friends and getting very drunk. Kiefer Sutherland usually admits to these stories. Though kiefer sutherland is a very well respected actor now, he is still a party guy. Kiefer Sutherland has been notorious for his partying since the beginning of his career. Kiefer Sutherland is only forty-one and it looks like 24 has laid the path for a long career. While before 24 kiefer sutherland was already known by name, it was not until 24 that kiefer sutherland became a very recognizable actor. Now Kiefer Sutherland is very in demand. Kiefer Sutherland does public appearances, sometimes in his 24 role of Jack Bauer. One thing about kiefer sutherland is how professional he always seems in his public appearances. The success of 24 is interesting. Many people started watching 24 after September 11th and it is a popular show with both left and right wing Americans. Yet while at first glance 24 may seem to encourage warfare in the Middle East and brute force retaliation against terrorist prisoners, these are things kiefer sutherland actually stands against.
Despite the heavy action style of 24, there is more to 24 than just a vicarious terrorist retaliation. Kiefer Sutherland is part of the Canadian New Democratic Party and is therefore very left wing. So you cannot just assume that 24 is a Republican show. Kiefer Sutherland has been known to be politically active in leftist politics, especially in Canada. Canada remains proud of kiefer sutherland. Kiefer Sutherland maintains his ties with the country in which he was raised and we continue to claim kiefer sutherland as a Canadian actor who has been successful in the United States.