Tthat’s enough to ask of the man Donald Sutherland calls “son.” He is British to begin with – born in 1966 at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. It is named after American director Warren Kiefer, who directed Donald Sutherland in the 1964 horror film Castle of the Living Dead, and grew up with his mother in Canada alongside his twin sister, who looks suspiciously like him if you are. you care about the Google.
Sutherland’s film career spanned almost 40 years. He made his debut in 1983 in the comedy-drama Max Dugan Returns with Donald Sutherland and Matthew Broderick. He quickly became one of the names associated with the Brat Pack – the group of young Hollywood actors who often appeared together in coming-of-age movies of the ’80s. He played the tyrant, Ace, in Stand By Me in 1986 with River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton and Jerry O’Connell; Doc in 1988 and 1989 in Young Guns and Young Guns II with Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez and Christian Slater; and vampire gang leader David Powers in The Lost Boys (1987). We are talking about The lost boys being overhauled with Noah Jupe and Jaeden Martell of A Quiet Place, of It. What does Kiefer think of a young generation that nourishes his legacy? Time to join the club? Or death by stereo?
Sutherland almost played Robin in one of the early scripts of Michael Keaton’s 1989 version of Batman. Then there’s the horror Flatliners of 1990 featuring – of course – Julia Roberts, A Few Good Men from 1992… Plus Phone Booth from 2002, where Kiefer literally but brilliantly telephones in his role as the mysterious but menacing voice at the end of the day. ‘a telephone in a telephone booth.
Since 2001, you probably associate Kiefer the most with the role of 24-year-old Jack Bauer, who in nine seasons (and one special) loses his wife, fakes his own death, deliberately becomes addicted to heroin, and spends 20 months being tortured. by the Chinese, all while apparently holding it in. His steel bladder was even the subject of his own discussion with the Guardian. So be our guest, and ask someone: when Is it that Jack Bauer going to the bathroom?
Most recently, Sutherland has gone from loyally serving Presidents Palmer and Heller (but not – hoot, hiss – President Logan) to playing POTUS in three Designated Survivor series from 2015 to 2019. At one point, the President calm and collected Kirkman against a deadly virus spreading around the world, leading some to wonder: Did Kiefer predict the future?
Sutherland is also set to release their third country album, Bloor Street (“I asked myself, what do I like about theater and music?” For me, it’s telling stories… ”). He is rescheduling his UK tour due to the Covid situation. Yet at least it’s not the deadly Cordilla Immuno-Pulmonary Virus from Day 3 of 24.
So, shit! Post your questions for Kiefer in the comments below in [tick … tock … tick … tock … ] Monday at 12:00 p.m., Chloe will upload the diagrams ready to be published in Film & Music in print and online on January 28. Mr. President, it was an honor …