THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
KIEFER SUTHERLAND (Jim Cross) attracted international recognition and praise for his starring role in the critically acclaimed FOX drama, 24. As Jack Bauer, he has won a Golden Globe, an Emmy and two SAG Awards, all for Best Actor in a Drama Series. 24 ran for eight seasons between 2001 and 2010, and enjoyed tremendous success as one of the top ranking shows airing internationally. In addition to the hour-long series, Sutherland made 24: Redemption, a television movie to bridge the show's sixth and seventh seasons, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards, including one for Sutherland for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. Since early 2012, Sutherland stars as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama series, Touch. Sutherland's career bridges acclaimed roles on stage, screen and television. In 1993, he directed his first film, Last Light, for Showtime. The film, which he starred in with Forest Whitaker, was nominated for three CableACE Awards. Four years later, he directed the thriller Truth or Consequences, N.M., from Brad Mirman's screenplay, which was released worldwide by Sony Pictures. In 2001, he not only took on the role of Federal Agent Jack Bauer in FOX's real-time thriller smash, 24, he also starred in festival favorite To End All Wars, following that by re-teaming with Joel Schumacher in Phone Booth. He took on a number of feature film roles during the television show's run, including turns starring opposite Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke in D.J. Caruso's Taking Lives, and Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger in 2006's thriller, The Sentinel. When 24 wrapped in 2010, Sutherland jumped back into film and theater roles. He starred along side Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Alexander Skarsgard in Lars von Trier's acclaimed apocalyptic drama, Melancholia, named Best Picture by the US. National Society of Film Critics in 2011. That spring, Sutherland took to the stage, starring as James Daley in the revival of Jason Miller's Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play That Championship Season. In 2011, he also Executive Produced and starred in hulu.com's web-series The Confession, co-starring William Hurt, and written and directed by Brad Mirman.
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