After 24 premiered, Kiefer Sutherland instantly became Jack Bauer. With Touch, he returns to the network that had him run around like a crazy person, alternately trying to save and arrest the president. Should we expect more of the same? Seeing as it's an action thriller, there will definitely be some running and yelling, but here we'll see another side to Kiefer. He's proven himself to be versatile as a performer over the years, whether he's playing the victim or the tormentor. Here are his seven most noteworthy roles.

Ace Merrill - Stand By Me

Kiefer Sutherland's town bully is one of the worst in film history. Considering that the town depicted in Stand By Me is filled with criminals and abusive alcoholics, you have to be pretty sinister to shake the kids. Sutherland's Ace Merrill was the baddest of the bunch. But after a journey that included being attacked by a junkyard dog, nearly killed by a train, and covered in leeches, Sutherland seemed a lot less threatening. No matter how hard he tried, he's just not as scary as a leech in the underpants.

Doc Scurlock - Young Guns

Doc Scurlock is the level-headed one in Billy the Kid's group of Regulators. Known more for his calm intellect, he isn't afraid to fire a gun when forced. After riding off into the sunset with the love of his life, he narrates the end of the story, revealing where the Regulators ended up in life. They all went off to new work opportunities, except for Billy who was killed by Pat Garrett.

However, Billy is still alive and well in Young Guns 2 when Doc dies in a blaze of glory. Are we to believe he is a ghost narrator? A cowboy ghost narrator nonetheless?

Jeff Harriman - The Vanishing

Kiefer plays a boyfriend pushed to the edge when his girlfriend goes missing while the couple are vacationing. Consumed with grief and guilt, he readily walks into the hands of her killer to find out what fate befell her. He himself awakes having been buried alive but manages to break free and dig his way out. This was eight years before 24 premiered, proving he was tough as nails even back then.

Bob Wolverton - Freeway

Freeway stars Reese Witherspoon as a 1990's ho-bag version of Little Red Riding Hood. The action follows her character as she tries to make her way to her grandmother's house. Along the way she encounters Kiefer Sutherland's wolf, who is a rapist and serial killer known as the I-5 Killer. Using a gun that was given to her from her gangbanger boyfriend, she escapes Sutherland's clutches after shooting him several times.

However, he survives. He's severely handicapped from their encounter which causes America to believe he was her victim. This leads to a trial that captures the attention of the nation. All in all, it's a pretty sharp satire of the American fixation with cameras in the courtroom, packaged as a classic fairy tale. I always felt Mother Goose should drop more F-bombs.

Athos - The Three Musketeers

When an evil Cardinal tries to disband the Musketeers, Kiefer Sutherland is all like, "Hey. Whoa. What? Ain't happening." He then recruits Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, and Chris O'Donnell to help his cause. And that's why France isn't now in England. Class dismissed.

Lt. Kendrick - A Few Good Men

Lt. Kendrick is a decorated Marine who only respects the authority of God and his colonel. In that order. Although he's fiercely loyal, he's also seen as weak by his superiors due to an earlier disciplinary action. Despite locking away a Marine without food for a week as punishment, he's not considered strict enough. Then again, he is stationed at the especially brutal Guantanamo. You can't get any respect there without wearing ear necklaces.

David - The Lost Boys

He proved himself an able leader of bullies in Stand By Me, but his performance as David in The Lost Boys took him to another level. First of all, he's a vampire. Have you ever seen a vampire give an atomic wedgie? Let's just say, throwing your underpants away will be the least of your problems.

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