Kiefer Sutherland (born Keifer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland, 21.12.1966) Kiefer Sutherland is a British born, Canadian actor, best known for his role in the FOX TV series 24.
Childhood: Kiefer Sutherland's parents are Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas - both well-respected actors. His grandfather is the Canadian politician Tommy Douglas and Keifer also has Scottish heritage. Keifer and his twin sister, Rachel were born in London, hence he has dual nationality.
Keifer's parents divorced in 1972 and he moved to Toronto with his mother, where he attended a number of different schools and colleges, as well as attending acting lessons at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School on weekends.
When he first moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, he was roommates with Robert Downey Jr.
Acting Career: In 1986, Keifer appeared in his first film, the cult classic Stand By Me, in which he played John 'Ace' Merrill. The film also starred the late River Phoenix, as well as Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton.
His next big hit came with the release of The Lost Boys in 1987. This film has also become a cult favourite and stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. The soundtrack to the film also became a hit, featuring the likes of The Doors and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Sutherland also starred in Young Guns and Young Guns II with Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Lou Diamond Phillips.
1990 saw Sutherland starring in the hugely popular Flatliners, directed by Joel Schumacher and co-starring Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon. This was followed, in 1992, by an appearance in the David Lynch film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, with David Bowie and Kyle MacLachlan. Later that year, he featured in a very different film, A Few Good Men, starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson.
Following the release of the thriller The Vanishing in 1993 (starring Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis), Sutherland's career took something of a downturn. Few of his film appearances attracted much attention, or acclaim, bar his performance in 1996's A Time To Kill - a John Grisham adaptation starring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L Jackson and Matthew McConaughey.
In 2001, however, Kiefer Sutherland made an impressive comeback when he was cast as the lead character, Jack Bauer, in the FOX television series 24. His performance in the series has earned him the 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series' award at the Primetime Emmy Awards. It has been reported that he is now the highest-earning TV actor, raking in a reported $40 million for three seasons of the show. In March 2009, Kiefer Sutherland announced that he would be returning for an 8th season of 24.
Personal Life: Kiefer Sutherland was married to Camelia Kath between 1987 and 1990 and they have a daughter together, Sarah Jude, born in 1988.
In 1990, he announced his engagement to Julia Roberts. A lavish wedding was prepared, but Roberts broke off the engagement three days before the wedding, when she found out that Sutherland had been secretly meeting a stripper, Amanda Rice.
In 1996, Sutherland married Kelly Winn. They separated in 1996 and divorced in 2004.
In 2007, Kiefer Sutherland was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 48 days in jail. In 2009, he gave himself up the police after head-butting a fashion designer, Jack McCollough at a party. The charges against him have since been dropped.
Kiefer Sutherland - American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Radio City Music hall, Tony Awards - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015
Kiefer Sutherland - British singer songwriter Elton John and American actor Kiefer Sutherland were snapped as they visited the Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Fox is considering rebooting 'The X-Files', Fox's chairman announced at the TCA press tour on Saturday 17th January.
Will there be another case for Mulder and Scully? Fox hopes so! Fox Chairman Gary Newman announced on Saturday (17th January) that the network is considering rebooting The X-Files. The announcement was made by Fox at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.
Gillian Anderson starred in The X-Files as Agent Scully.
Continue reading: Will Mulder & Scully Return? Fox Considering 'The X-Files' Reboot
Kiefer Sutherland has always hinted it could be on the cards, but finally we may get a confirmed '24' movie.
Despite initially looking dead in the water, the possibility of a movie adaptation of '24' has gathered pace in recent weeks with Imagine Entertainment kicking around ideas for a feature.
Kiefer Sutherland promoting '24: Live Another Day' in London [Getty/Anthony Harvey]
According to sources who spoke with TVLine.com, executives appear to have been buoyed by the positive buzz surrounding the 24: Live Another Day revival and hope to green-light a movie. Imagine Chairman Brian Grazer is said to be particularly keen on the idea, which is yet to be pitched to 20th Century Fox.
Continue reading: Ok, So Maybe A '24' Movie Is About To Happen
This year's Stand Up To Cancer telethon has begun accepting donations ahead of its live showing on September 5th.
Stand Up To Cancer aims to reiterate the point that everyone is connected and everyone can be affected by cancer with their every-two-year telethon which this year features a stellar celebrity line-up including Pierce Brosnan, Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.
Last year, Pierce Brosnon lost his daughter, Charlotte, to Ovarian Cancer
"Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer's goal is to end cancer's reign as a leading cause of death by raising funds to accelerate research that will help transform cancer from a disease that takes far too many lives to one people survive" states the Stand Up To Cancer website. In a bid to remind people that one out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, the campaign has been running since 2008 with various famous faces offering their own experiences of the disease and support of the cause.
Continue reading: Stand Up To Cancer Reveals Its Incredible Celebrity Line-Up
As Freddie Prinze Jr explains his dislike of Kiefer Sutherland, which other co-stars have struggled to get on?
Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most unprofessional’ person he’d ever worked with during his time on the hit show 24 in 2010. While promoting his new Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels at the San Diego Comic-Con, the 38-year-old explained that he took a hiatus from Hollywood as a result of his difficulty playing Cole Ortiz on 24.
It would seem, then, that actors are often a lot better at their profession than we give them credit for. While viewers watch scenes of love, tenderness, friendship and camaraderie, backstage, certain actors have all sorts of problems with each other.
Continue reading: Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other
Lombardi couldn't disagree more with Prinze Jr.'s recent criticism of Sutherland's work ethic.
The recent feud Freddie Prinze Jr., started with Kiefer Sutherland has started to spread, and another star of the Fox hit show '24,' Louis Lombardi, couldn't help but join the affray, but it is very clear whose back he has got.
Lombardi weighed in on the Freddie/Kiefer feud
Freddie garnered a lot of attention when attending this past weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego for publically slamming Sutherland's work ethic when they acted together on series 8 of '24' in 2010, after explaining why he hasn't been seen in the public eye for quite some time.
FPJ didn't like working with Sutherland, but it's okay now, probably.
Kiefer Sutherland recently received the worst kind of negative review – one from a fellow actor. Freddie Prinze Jr., who co-starred with Sutherland on the recently revived 24, recalls that his unpleasant on-set relationship with Sutherland almost caused the younger actor to leave the business for good.
FPJ has since found his footing, but he had a few rough years after 24.
"I did '24,' it was terrible," the 38-year-old actor told ABC News about his experience on the hit Fox series in 2010. "I hated every moment of it."
The 47 year-old actor only had fond memories of working with Prinze Jr.
Kiefer Sutherland doesn't seem like such a bad guy!
While at this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, Freddie Prinze Jr. offered a controversial explanation as to why he hasn't been seen in the public eye for quite some time, putting the blame on Sutherland.
Sutherland responded in a very professional manner
When Thunder is abandoned into the street by his owner as a kitten during a house move, he finds himself in the home of an eccentric aged magician named Lawrence and his family of friendly mechanical toys on a stormy night which gives him his name. Lawrence takes him on tour performing at parties but it soon becomes clear that he's much more popular than the magician's old pet rabbit, Jack - a fact that doesn't sit well with either Jack or the magician's mouse Maggie. However, the furry team must unite for the sake of Lawrence when trouble arises in the form of his nefarious nephew, who is attempting to sell the large house while Lawrence is away at hospital. Thunder and his new friends decide to try and convince him that the house is actually haunted, with Thunder at the forefront of the ploy. The question is, do Lawrence's unusual family have it in them to save his livelihood?
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Could '24' be on the way back?
Jack Bauer is coming back. Basically. At the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour on Sunday, Peter Price, chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group was quizzed on whether '24' could return for a new season - and it sounds like pretty good news.
Keifer Sutherland could return as Jack Bauer [Getty/Anthony Harvey]
Rice said he's "always been a fan" of the show and said he thought the comeback "was fantastic." However, he confirmed that the network hasn't "had a specific conversation about it coming back yet. I'm sure we will in the future. It's a wonderful franchise.
Continue reading: So '24' Is Basically Coming Back, on Fox
So, the trailer's gone down, but we've got some gifs below.
E3 kicks off imminently but Konami got their time zones mixed up - probably - and unleashed the trailer for their highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain early, sending the Internet into overdrive, and then back into… underdrive when they took it down quick-smart. Somewhere, someone is getting told off for this right now.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Photo: Konami
But the World Wide Web isn’t short of savvy users, so even though Konami plan on re-unleashing their all-action trailer shortly, there’s no end of information littered around various website. So here’s what you should know; here’s what we've seen, and what you’ll see later on.