Kiefer Sutherland was amazed when he was told off by a member of the CIA for setting too good an example in hit TV series 24. Sutherland, who plays federal agent Jack Bauer, unwittingly placed higher expectations on real-life agents with his action-packed portrayal. He says, "I'll tell you a funny thing. I was in a ski lift and the guy there with me told me that he worked for the CIA and said he was a fan of the show. "He told me I had made his life difficult because when he was a way in Europe for four months, his mother got really upset with him being away for so long. "Apparently she said to him, 'You should be more like Jack Bauer because he gets things done in a hurry.'"