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Biography #2 (for Taking Lives)

Kiefer Sutherland currently stars in the critically acclaimed Fox drama 24, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and garnered an Emmy Nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a recent Golden Globe nomination.

Sutherland starred in the 2002 film Phone Booth, directed by Joel Schumacher. Last year, he completed production on Paradise Found, directed by Mario Andreazcchio where he portrays the world famous post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin.

Recently, Sutherland was seen in the limited release World War II drama To End All Wars. The screenplay is based on the best-selling book Through the Valley of the Kwai, an account of life as a POW in a Southeast Asian prison camp. The film also stars Robert Carlyle, Ciaran McMenarrin and Mark Strong and successfully screened at both the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals. He also starred in the action comedy Dead Heat, directed by Mark Malone.

In 1998, Sutherland starred in Showtime's critically-acclaimed original picture A Soldier's Sweetheart with Skeet Ulrich and Georgina Cates, which made its premiere at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival's Gala Screening.

In 1997, Sutherland co-starred with William Hurt and Rufus Sewell in Dark City. Directed by Alex Proyas, Dark City was a special presentation at the Cannes Film Festival. Sutherland also added his second directorial credit and starred in Truth or Consequences for Triumph Films alongside Kevin Pollak, Mykelti Williamson, Rod Steiger and Martin Sheen.

In the thriller Eye for an Eye, directed by John Schlesinger, Sutherland portrayed an unremorseful, brutal murderer opposite Sally Field and Ed Harris. Later that summer, he co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey in the screen adaptation of John Grisham's novel, A Time to Kill.

In 1993, he starred in The Three Musketeers, based on the classic tale by Alexandre Dumas. The same year, he made his directorial debut in the critically acclaimed Showtime film Last Light, in which he also starred opposite Forest Whitaker. Last Light garnered some of the most glowing reviews that any cable production has received in a long time, especially for Sutherland's directing.

Sutherland's first major role was in the Canadian drama The Bad Boy, which earned Sutherland and director Daniel Petrie Genie award nominations for Best Actor and Best Director, respectively. Following that success, Sutherland moved to Los Angeles and landed television appearances in The Mission, an episode of Amazing Stories and in the telefilm Trapped in Silence with Marsha Mason.

In 1992, Sutherland starred opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in Article 99, and in the military drama A Few Good Men, also starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. Later, in 1994, he starred with Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in the American version of The Vanishing. His additional film credits include Flatliners, Chicago Joe and the Showgirl, 1969, Flashback, Young Guns, Young Guns 2, Bright Lights, Big City, The Lost Boys, Promised Land, At Close Range and Stand By Me.

Sutherland resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Taking Lives" (05-Jan-2005)


Biography #3

Kiefer Sutherland currently stars in the critically acclaimed Fox drama, 24, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series. The show will premiere its second season in October.

Last year, Sutherland completed production on the Showtime film Red Door,

directed by Matia Karrell, and Paradise Found, directed by Mario Andreazcchio, in which he portrays the world famous post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin.

Upcoming, Sutherland appears in the World War II drama To End All Wars, based on the best-selling book, Through the Valley of the Kwai, which is an account of life as a POW in a Southeast Asian prison camp. The film also stars Robert Carlyle, Ciaran McMenarrin and Mark Strong and successfully screened at both the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals this year. He will also be seen in Dead Heat, directed by Mark Malone.

In 1998, Sutherland starred in Showtime's critically-acclaimed original picture, A Soldier's Sweetheart with Skeet Ulrich and Georgina Cates, which premiered at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival's Gala Screening.

In 1997, Sutherland co-starred with William Hurt and Rufus Sewell in Dark City. Directed by Alex Proyas, Dark City was a special presentation at the Cannes Film Festival. Sutherland also added his second directorial credit and starred in Truth or Consequences alongside Kevin Pollak, Mykelti Williamson, Rod Steiger and Martin Sheen.

In the 1996 thriller Eye for an Eye, directed by John Schlesinger, Sutherland portrayed an unremorseful, brutal murderer opposite Sally Field and Ed Harris. Later that summer, he co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey in the screen adaptation of John Grisham's novel, A Time to Kill.

In 1993, Sutherland starred in The Three Musketeers, based on the classic tale by Alexandre Dumas. The same year, he made his directorial debut in the critically acclaimed Showtime film Last Light, in which he also starred opposite Forest Whitaker. Last Light garnered some of the most glowing reviews that any cable production has received in a long time, especially for Sutherland's directing.

Sutherland's first major role was in the Canadian drama The Bad Boy, which earned Sutherland and director Daniel Petrie, Genie award nominations for best actor and best director, respectively. Following his success in The Bad Boy, Sutherland eventually moved to Los Angeles and landed television appearances in The Mission, an episode of Amazing Stories and in the telefilm Trapped in Silence with Marsha Mason.

In 1992, Sutherland starred opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in Article 99, and in the military drama A Few Good Men, also starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. Later, in 1994, he starred with Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in the American version of The Vanishing for Twentieth Century Fox.

Sutherland's other film credits include Flatliners, Chicago Joe and the Showgirl, 1969, Flashback, Young Guns, Young Guns 2, Bright Lights, Big City, The Lost Boys, Promised Land, At Close Range, and Stand By Me.

Bio courtesy Fox (16-Oct-2002)


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