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Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian actor, well known for his lead role of Jack Bauer on the television series 24. Sutherland also owns a recording studio and record label, called Ironworks.

Biography

Early life

Sutherland was born in London, England, the son of Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, both of whom are successful Canadian actors. He has Scottish ancestry from both parents and is the grandson of Canadian statesman Tommy Douglas. Sutherland and his twin sister, Rachel, were born in London (in Saint Mary's Hospital, Paddington) while his parents were working there. As a result, through the jus soli and the jus sanguinis, he holds both a Canadian passport and a British passport with certificate of Right to Abode.

His family moved to Los Angeles, California, shortly afterwards, but his parents eventually divorced in 1970. In 1975, Sutherland moved with his mother to Toronto where he attended high school at St. Andrew's College, Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Harbord Collegiate Institute and Malvern Collegiate Institute. He also spent a semester at Regina Mundi College in London, Ontario, Canada and attended Crescent Town Elementary School and St. Clair Junior High School in East York, Ontario. He speaks fluent English and French.

Career

As of 2006, Sutherland has appeared in over fifty films, most notably The Lost Boys, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, A Few Good Men, Flatliners, Young Guns, The Vanishing, The Three Musketeers, Stand by Me, Dark City, and A Time To Kill as well as The Sentinel. Since 2001, Sutherland is most widely associated with the role of Jack Bauer, on the critically acclaimed television series 24. After being nominated four times for the "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Primetime Emmy Award, Sutherland won the award in 2006 for his role in 24's fifth season. His father, Donald, was also an Emmy winner; he won an Emmy award for his role in Citizen X in 1996. In the opening skit of the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards, Sutherland made an appearance as his 24 character, Jack Bauer. He was also nominated for Best actor in a Drama Television Series in the 2007 Golden Globe Awards for 24.

Sutherland constantly emphasizes that the show is merely "entertainment." Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan visited the set of 24 in February 2007 to urge the show's makers to reduce the number of torture scenes and Sutherland accepted an invitation from the U.S. military to tell West Point cadets it is wrong to torture prisoners.

In 2005, Sutherland was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, where both of his parents have also been inducted. Sutherland was also the first Inside the Actors Studio guest to be the child of a former guest; his father, Donald, appeared on the show in 1998. Sutherland was featured on the cover of the April 2006 edition of Rolling Stone, in an article entitled "Alone in the Dark with Kiefer Sutherland". The article opened up with Sutherland revealing his interest to be killed off in 24. However, he had also stated, "Don't get me wrong. I love what I do." It also revealed that he devotes 10 months a year working on 24.

He has starred in Japanese commercials for Calorie Mate, performing a parody of his Jack Bauer character. Sutherland also provides voiceovers for the current ad campaign for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. These advertisements are thematically of the comedy genre. In mid-2006, he voiced the Apple Computer advertisement announcing the inclusion of Intel chips in their Macintosh computer line. He also voices the introduction to NHL games on the Versus network in the U.S. Recently, he has starred in Brazilian TV commercials for Citroën C4 sedan.

Sutherland will executive produce the two-hour pilot of Phenomenon. Maggie Murphy will also be an executive producer for the show. The Sci Fi Channel ordered a script to be written. The show revolves around a mysterious young female prodigy who leads a crack team of experts in investigating odd and supernatural anomalies of nature. Sutherland is currently the top celebrity producer of The 1 Second Film.

Personal life

Several episodes of 24 have allegedly been rewritten to work around minor injuries Sutherland sustained when partying. In an interview with the London Daily Telegraph, Sutherland said, "I can't deny half the stuff that's been written about me has been true. I've done some stupid things. You have to take responsibility, go, 'That was embarrassing,' and move forward as best you can."

During the autumn of 2001, Sutherland unintentionally interrupted the filming of the premiere episode of an online series titled The Lonely Island. In the episode "White Power", the main characters develop an addiction to teeth whitener, and eventually mug an old woman to facilitate their addiction. Sutherland, driving by at the time, believed the mugging was real and jumped out of his car to intervene. A small portion of Sutherland's appearance is displayed after the credits, though the portion is only Kiefer stopping his car and looking at them. This anecdote was recounted by Andy Samberg.

True to his grandfather's legacy, Sutherland is an active member of the Canadian New Democratic Party, and has appeared from time to time in NDP advertisements.

He has one daughter, Sarah Jude, born in 1988, along with a stepdaughter, Michelle Kath, from his first marriage to Camelia Kath. Michelle is the daughter of Chicago guitarist/singer Terry Kath. Sutherland's marriage to Camelia lasted from September 12, 1987 - 1990. In 2006, Sutherland became a grandfather when Michelle gave birth to a son, Hamish. Michelle, born in 1976, is just ten years younger than Sutherland. On June 29, 1996, he married Kelly Winn. They divorced in 2004. He has two stepsons from this marriage, named Timothy Daily and Julian Daily.

Sutherland is a well-known collector of many guitars, a majority of which are Gibson Les Pauls. Recently, the Gibson Custom shop has released a Kiefer Sutherland signature guitar, the KS-336, as part of their 'Inspired By' series.

Sutherland was arrested early September 25, 2007 on misdemeanor drunk driving charges (his second time since another incident in 2004) after failing a field sobriety test. He was pulled over at around 1:10 a.m. in West Los Angeles, where he tested over the state's legal blood alcohol limit and later released on $25,000 bail. On December 5, 2007 he was sentenced to 48 days jail.

On October 9, 2007 Kiefer pled no contest to the DUI charge and agreed to complete the 48 day jail sentence in a prison in December 2007, including Christmas and his 41st birthday. He had opted to spend 18 days in jail during 24's winter break in late December and early January and return to jail after production wraps up. However, production had been suspended due to the Hollywood writers' strike so he instead was in jail for 48 days consecutively. Sutherland began his jail term sentence as of December 6, 2007 and was released from the Glendale, California prison just after Midnight on January 21, 2008.

Filmography

Actor:

1. 24 (2009) (announced) (in talks) .... Jack Bauer

2. Mirrors (2008) (post-production) .... Ben Carson

3. Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008) (V) (voice) .... Raistlin Majere

... aka A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Tale (USA: subtitle)

4. "24" .... Jack Bauer (171 episodes, 2001-2008)

- Day 7: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode .... Jack Bauer

- Day 7: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode .... Jack Bauer

- Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode .... Jack Bauer

- Day 7: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode .... Jack Bauer

- Day 6: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2007) TV episode .... Jack Bauer

(166 more)

5. "The Simpsons" .... Army Colonel / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

- 24 Minutes (2007) TV episode (voice) .... Jack Bauer

- GI (Annoyed Grunt) (2006) TV episode (voice) .... Army Colonel

6. 24: The DVD Board Game (2006) (V) .... Jack Bauer

7. The Sentinel (2006) .... David Breckinridge

8. The Wild (2006) (voice) .... Samson

... aka Vie sauvage, La (Canada: French title)

9. 24: The Game (2006) (VG) (voice) .... Jack Bauer

10. River Queen (2005) .... Doyle

11. The Flight That Fought Back (2005) (TV) (voice) .... Narrator

... aka Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back (UK)

12. Taking Lives (2004) .... Hart

13. The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003) (V) (voice) .... Bron

14. L.A. Confidential (2003) (TV) .... Det. Jack Vincennes

15. Paradise Found (2003) .... Paul Gauguin

16. Behind the Red Door (2003) .... Roy

17. Phone Booth (2002) .... The Caller

18. Dead Heat (2002) .... Pally LaMarr

... aka I Fought the Law (Canada: English title: working title) (UK: DVD title)

... aka Dead Heat - Tödliches Rennen (Germany: DVD title)

19. To End All Wars (2001) .... Lt. Jim 'Yankee' Reardon

20. Cowboy Up (2001) .... Hank Braxton

... aka Ring of Fire

21. The Right Temptation (2000) .... Michael Farrow-Smith

22. Picking Up the Pieces (2000) .... Officer Bobo

23. Woman Wanted (2000) .... Wendell Goddard

24. Beat (2000) .... William S. Burroughs

25. Desert Saints (2000) .... Arthur Banks

26. After Alice (1999) .... Mickey Hayden

... aka Eye of the Killer (USA: video title)

... aka Pouvoir d'Alice, Le (Canada: French title)

... aka Visions of Death (Germany: video title)

27. Ground Control (1998) .... Jack Harris

... aka Jet (UK: video title)

28. Break Up (1998) .... John Box

... aka The Break Up (USA)

29. A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998) .... Rat Kiley

30. Dark City (1998) .... Dr. Daniel P. Schreber

31. Armitage III: Poly Matrix (1997) (V) (voice) .... Ross Sylibus

... aka Armitage III: Polymatrix

32. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997) .... Curtis Freley

33. The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1997) .... Joey

... aka Frankie the Fly (UK: video title)

34. A Time to Kill (1996) .... Freddie Lee Cobb

35. Duke of Groove (1996) (TV) .... The Host

36. Eye for an Eye (1996) .... Robert Doob

37. Freeway (1996) .... Bob Wolverton

38. "Fallen Angels" .... Matt Cordell (1 episode, 1995)

- Love and Blood (1995) TV episode .... Matt Cordell

39. Hourglass (1995) (uncredited)

40. The Cowboy Way (1994) .... Sonny Gilstrap

41. Teresa's Tattoo (1994) (uncredited) .... Roadblock Officer

42. The Three Musketeers (1993) .... Athos

43. Last Light (1993) (TV) .... Denver Bayliss

44. The Vanishing (1993) .... Jeff Harriman

45. A Few Good Men (1992) .... Lt. Jonathan Kendrick

46. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) .... Sam Stanley

... aka Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (France)

47. Article 99 (1992) .... Dr. Peter Morgan

48. Amazing Stories: Book One (1992) (V) .... Static ("The Mission")

49. "Saturday Night Live" .... Host (1 episode, 1991)

... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: first season title)

... aka SNL (USA: informal title)

... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)

... aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)

... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title)

- Kiefer Sutherland/Skid Row (1991) TV episode .... Host

50. The Nutcracker Prince (1990) (voice) .... Nutcracker Prince

51. Flatliners (1990) .... Nelson

52. Young Guns II (1990) .... Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock

... aka Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory (UK)

53. Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990) .... Karl Hulten

54. Flashback (1990) .... John Buckner

55. Renegades (1989) .... Buster McHenry

56. 1969 (1988) .... Scott

57. Young Guns (1988) .... Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock

58. Bright Lights, Big City (1988) .... Tad Allagash

59. The Killing Time (1987) .... The Stranger

60. Crazy Moon (1987) .... Brooks

... aka D'amour et d'eau fraîche (Canada: French title)

... aka Huggers

61. The Lost Boys (1987) .... David

62. Promised Land (1987) .... Danny 'Senator' Rivers

... aka Young Hearts

63. Stand by Me (1986) .... Ace Merrill

64. Trapped in Silence (1986) (TV) .... Kevin Richter

65. At Close Range (1986) .... Tim

66. Brotherhood of Justice (1986) (TV) .... Victor

67. "Amazing Stories" .... Static (1 episode, 1985)

... aka Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories (USA: complete title)

- The Mission (1985) TV episode .... Static

68. The Bay Boy (1984) .... Donald Campbell

... aka Un printemps sous la neige (Canada: French title) (France)

... aka Bad Company (USA: video box title)

69. Max Dugan Returns (1983) .... Bill

Producer:

1. "24" (co-executive producer) (66 episodes, 2003-2006) (executive producer) (54 episodes, 2006-2008) (producer) (24 episodes, 2002-2003)

- Day 7: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode (executive producer)

- Day 7: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode (executive producer)

- Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode (executive producer)

- Day 7: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (2008) TV episode (executive producer)

- Day 6: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2007) TV episode (executive producer)

(139 more)

2. Phenomena (2007) (TV) (executive producer)

3. Natural Selection (1994) (TV) (executive producer)

... aka Dark Reflection

Director:

1. Woman Wanted (2000)

2. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)

3. "Fallen Angels" (1 episode, 1995)

- Love and Blood (1995) TV episode

4. Last Light (1993) (TV)

Other works

(1997) Appeared with his mother (Shirley Douglas) in a stage Production of The Glass Menagerie.

Print Ad for The GAP (2002)

Directed Richard Marx's "Silent Scream" music video

TV commercial (voice over) for MGD (2003).

TV commercial (voice over) for MCI (2003).

Starred in an unsold pilot "L.A. Confidential" based on the 1997 film. Sutherland played Kevin spacey's character Jack Vincennes.

TV commercial for The Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (2005)

Narrator of The Flight That Fought Back

TV commercial (voice-over) for Apple Computers (2006)

TV commercial for Verizon Business (voice) (January 2006)

2006 - voice-overs for Ford's new Fusion car in Canada. Some of the commercials feature Sutherland's friend Wayne Gretzky and promote Canada's Olympic team in the 2006 Torino games.

Narrator for NHL playoffs Stanley Cup commercials (2006)

Print ads for Baume & Mercier (watches), 2006.

TV commercial for Ford Motor Company Canada (Canada) (2007)

TV commercial for PSA (Peugeot - Citroen) 2005. Citroen C4 Sedan in Brazil.

Trivia

Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Kelly Winn (29 June 1996 - May 2004) (divorced)

Camelia Kath (12 September 1987 - 1990) (divorced) 1 child

Grandson of former Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas, leader of the first elected socialist government in North America. Douglas was premier from 1944-1961, and was known as the father of Canada's government funded medical system.

Daughter, Sarah Sutherland, with Camelia Kath.

Son of actor Donald Sutherland and actress Shirley Douglas

Was engaged to Julia Roberts

Among the many reasons cited for the break-up of his first marriage, one was his friendship with The Lost Boys (1987) castmate Jason Patric and other members of the "brat pack" -- ironically enough, his friendship with Jason Patric dissolved after his fiance Julia Roberts left with Patric for Europe.

Traveled with the rodeo circuit in the late 1990s and won rodeos in Phoenix and Albuquerque.

Plays ice hockey on a celebrity team.

Earned first place in the US Team Roping Championships.

Twin sister Rachel Sutherland is a TV post-production supervisor in Toronto.

Named after Warren Kiefer, pen name of Lorenzo Sabatini. Sabatini directed Castello dei morti vivi, Il (1964) [aka Castle of the Living Dead (1964)], in which Donald Sutherland made his theatrical film debut.

Daughter Sarah Sutherland was named after actress Sarah Jessica Parker and singer/songwriter/composer Jude Cole.

Was Gary Oldman's passenger when Oldman was arrested for drunk driving in 1991.

Daughter, Sarah Sutherland, likes to make fun of the fact that he's computer illiterate.

During filming of Stand by Me (1986), stayed in character off-camera by often picking on Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell.

Shares birthday with The Three Musketeers (1993) co-star Julie Delpy.

In an episode of "24" (2001), his character mentions that he and his wife and daughter should take a trip up into Canada. His father, Donald Sutherland, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Is on screen for less than three minutes in Taking Lives (2004), even though he shares top billing with Ethan Hawke and Angelina Jolie.

Appears in one scene of Article 99 (1992) wearing glasses and a fishing bucket hat, a tip to father Donald Sutherland, who sported the same look in MASH (1970).

For his role in The Wild (2006), he had to practice roaring like a lion. Rather than doing it at his home with his daughter and stepdaughter around, he practiced in his car while driving on the freeway, completely unaware of a woman in the next lane watching him.

When starting up on the rodeo circuit he decided to buy all the things needed. The horses, the bulls/cows, the tractors, the 900 acre ranch in Montana, then sold it once he was finished.

His role as Jack Bauer in "24" (2001) is his first regular role on a television series.

His vampire likeness from The Lost Boys (1987) is featured on the cover of J. Gordon Melton's "The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead." In a captioned picture inside the book, his name is misspelled as "Keifer."

Had L.A. Confidential (1997) been made into a TV series, he would have played the Kevin Spacey character, Jack Vincennes.

In an episode of "24" (2001), he is told a character is being transferred from Los Angeles to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for questioning. In A Few Good Men (1992), he played a Marine stationed at Guantanamo Bay.

Went to Martingrove Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, Ontario

Within the same year, had played the character of The Caller in the movie Phone Booth (2002) and of Jack Bauer in the television series "24" (2001). Both projects were created by Fox. The events of both projects take place in "real time". And both projects were delayed by Fox due to national threats: "24" (2001) due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Phone Booth (2002) due to sniper shootings.

Even though he physically appears onscreen for less than three minutes in Phone Booth (2002), he received second billing behind Colin Farrell.

Wasn't aware of father Donald Sutherland as an actor until he was 18.

His stepdaughter Michelle Kath is expecting her first child in February 2005.

On January 23, 2005, became the first "Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) guest to be the offspring of a former guest. His father, Donald Sutherland appeared on the show in 1998.

Was originally slated to play grandfather Tommy Douglas in "Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story" (2006) (mini), but had to relinquish the role in late 2004 due to scheduling conflicts with the fourth season of "24" (2001).

Is seven minutes older than sister Rachel Sutherland.

When he was eight, he moved to Canada where he spent the next eight years of his life.

He left Canada to do commercials in New York. In 1983 he landed a jeans advertisement and got enough money to buy a car and go to California.

His daughter Sarah will graduate in the class of 2006 from Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California (Vanity Fair Magazine, February 2005)

Shares a birthday with Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ray Romano.

In an episode of "24" (2001), his character Jack Bauer is brought back after a heart failure. The same thing happened in Flatliners (1990), where he played Nelson.

Is close friends with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

On the Freeway (1996) DVD cover, he has a five o'clock shadow, but in the film itself, he is clean shaven.

During the fourth season of "24" (2001), he filmed a Public Service Announcement to tell viewers that the show's creators were not trying to exploit 9/11 in their storylines, and that the whole terrorist storyline was fictional.

Attended the funeral of actor Brandon Lee (who was accidentally shot by Michael Massee while filming The Crow (1994)). Coincidentally, Massee later played villain Ira Gaines in the first season of "24" (2001).

Is the spokesperson for Calorie Mate Japan in character from '24'

Attended St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario.

Owns a recording studio/music label in Los Angeles, called Ironworks, with best friend, musician/producer Jude Cole.

Has three half-brothers: Roeg Sutherland (b. 1974), Rossif Sutherland (b. 1978) and Angus Redford Sutherland (b. 1979).

At about 5' 10", Kiefer is extremely short by the standards of his father's side of the family. For example, his father stands 6' 4" and his half-brothers are well over 6 feet.

Starred alongside Dennis Hopper in Flashback (1990). Hopper later played "Victor Drazen" in the final four episodes of Season One of "24" (2001).

He appears with Kim Basinger in The Sentinel (2006). Basinger appeared in L.A. Confidential (1997), and Sutherland was going to play Jack Vincennes in the failed TV pilot version, L.A. Confidential (2003) (TV).

Has signed a contract to be in 3 more seasons of "24" (2001) after season 5. The contract says he will be paid $40 million, which makes him the highest paid actor on a TV drama.

Is a huge fan of the rock band Queen.

Has a 1967 Chevy Chevelle that he has a "personal attachment to"

Broke three fingers in his first rodeo.

He attended seven different schools in ten years.

Has spent 15 hours a day, six days a week, for the last five years on the set of "24" (2001).

His grandfather (former Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas) was voted "The Greatest Canadian"

Upon the conclusion of season 5 of "24" (2001), Kiefer has spent more on-screen time as the character "Jack Bauer" than as all of his previous roles combined. He has also received more nominations for the show than his entire film career.

His ex-wife, Camelia Kath, is the widow of Chicago guitarist Terry Kath.

Ranked #68 on the 2006 Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities. His earnings were a reported $23 million.

Despite being in Phone Booth (2002) and Taking Lives (2004) for less then 3 minutes in each movie, he shares top billing with his co-stars.

His great-great-grandmother through male line was a third cousin of President Rutherford Birchard Hayes. Ironically, on "24"'s 5th season, his character Jack Bauer had to work with a Homeland Security agent named Karen Hayes.

Is distantly related to former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean.

Has a very large collection of vintage guitars (a 1959 Les Paul, a '67 Telecaster, a '68 ES335 and about fifty-five more).

He has a border collie named Molly.

Lives in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.

His "24" (2001) character Jack Bauer was spoofed by John Culshaw on "Dead Ringers" (2002).

When his character, Jack Bauer, got a new tattoo (part of the plot line) for Season 3 of "24" (2001) instead of having to go though tedious make up for each scene which the tattoo would show, Kiefer had a real tattoo inked onto his arm.

In 2005, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto.

Arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles on September 25, 2007.

Sentenced to 48 days in jail for DUI. Started serving his sentence immediately [December 5, 2007].

Personal Quotes

"Now I know how Charlie (Sheen) feels, I've lost all feeling in my lower half." (his reaction to winning the Golden Globe Award!)

When you're a young actor you like to go for characters with a bit of flair, so in many films I ended up playing the weirdos. But I can assure you I'm not a psycho or a criminal or a bully.

There are two kinds of event in rodeo and bull riding's one of the roughstock events. I was into immobilising cows myself.

On his 1990s career: "You could say I was not on everybody's first list to do the bigger films. Luckily other opportunities have come along."

"You can't do all these interviews about how wonderful you both are and then when it falls apart six days before your wedding not expect people to have a shot at you. I know Julia and I unwittingly asked for it." (about the much-hyped broken engagement to Julia Roberts)

Do I think it's important to the show ("24" (2001)) that Jack eventually dies and does so when you least expect it? Yeah. It will be very obvious when people start going, 'Oh, please. How many bad days can one guy have?'

If the acting thing hadn't worked out for me, I'd be laying phone cable in northern Ontario.

You can't ask the press to service you with everything that they have and not expect some of the other stuff in return if you're going to live your life like I have,' he says. 'I've done enough stupid things that I might as well walk up to them and say, "Here, if I were you, I'd write it like this ..." In all fairness, the press has been pretty nice to me; even in having a go at me, it's done with a kind of humor. Only once or twice have I seen something that made me think, wow, that person really doesn't like me - where it's been malicious as opposed to "what an idiot".

You know, Gauguin is one of my favorite painters, not because I think he was a great painter but because he was a great artist, his passion and belief in what he was doing; he gave up everything to follow his passion. I have so much respect for that because I don't have that kind of courage.

I got really lucky in that my dad stopped working just as I started. He took a few years off, not on purpose, but he has three sons with his wife of 30 years and he wanted to be involved with them. As much as I missed him being around when I was growing up, I think he missed us too and he wasn't going to let that happen again. So it wasn't until much later that people started making comparisons. When I started, with films like The Bay Boy and Stand by Me, I look back on those interviews and I'm amazed; there's no mention of my father, it's not even "son of Donald Sutherland". I caught a bit of a break in that it never felt like a weight to me. It's amazing that I was stupid enough to try it - we're talking about one of the most prolific actors in film history - but my parents were very gracious about making me feel like I at least had a shot at making my own path.

I think the most attractive thing (in a woman) is a sense of humor. If someone can make you laugh, you've gotten a lot out of the way

"It's funny because I'm strongly opposed to the death penalty, and I don't believe in 'acceptable losses'. It's complicated for me to play this character, because, unlike a film, I don't know the end but I want a situation to arise within the show where he's actually confronted with a lot of the things he's done" - on Bauer's trigger-happy nature

I like chatting with people. If people ask me a direct question, I give them a direct answer and I feel I've always done that with the press.

"My mind went totally blank and my body went numb. It was a very surreal moment....It was a great night. I admit I felt really cocky for about 24 hours, and then I had to go back to work" - on winning the 2001 Best Actor Golden Globe

When asked what attracted him to film acting: "I got into it for the girls."

My old man started to watch 24 in France when he was on location - it didn't have any commercials over there. Then he came to the States and he hated the commercials. Then he went back to France and he missed the commercials, because it gave him time to breathe. I always found that funny.

[Talking about his father, actor Donald Sutherland, being a fan of his TV series "24"]: I remember last year we were having dinner and I made the mistake of saying I had to go home soon because we're shooting x, y and z. And he got cross with me, because I had told him what I was shooting, just not thinking about it, and obviously gave away a piece of the plot.

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