Kiefer Sutherland’s 7 Most Famous Roles (Besides Jack Bauer)

Wednesday, January 25 by

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.

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