Kiefer Sutherland sets fire to Jack Bauer

Jack Bauer

Probably the most amusing news story on Kiefer – the star of ‘real-time’ drama 24.

Kiefer Sutherland has only himself to blame for the delay of his Jack Bauer action figure. The Emmy Award-winning actor set fire to the prototype model during a drunken night out…

The action figure had been developed by McFarlane Toys and would have hit the retail stores sooner, but the ‘real’ Jack Bauer decided to destroy it.

Sutherland explains, “They tried to come out with one a couple of years ago and they had sent me the doll for my approval… We took the doll out for a night to have some fun and we’d had some drinks. We sat it on the corner of the table. We started torturing him around 11 o’clock at night, and, by two o’clock in the morning, we had set him on fire in the parking lot.

“We got up the next day and there was just this puddle of wax. His clothes didn’t burn, which I thought was pretty cool… and then I got a call the next day saying, ‘Did you like the doll?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was great.’ And they said, ‘Well, OK, good, you gotta send it back to us because that was the prototype… It took that guy a year to make it.’ I said, ‘Well, let me look for it, I think I left it in the trailer.’ This went on for about a week and then I had to just kinda come clean.”

To be fair, the model of the all-American action hero doesn’t even look like him. So did Kiefer do the right thing?

Source: andPOP

24 Season 6

24 Season 6 Cast

One of my favourite television dramas will be returning early next year. 24 Season 6 of the Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland as CTU Agent Jack Bauer will be shown on British satelite channel Sky One on January 21st 2007.

Jack Bauer’s new day begins at 6.00am. As for the main story – Wikipedia has provided some insightful details regarding the plot:

Towards the end of the fourth season, with authorization from the White House, Jack Bauer invaded the Los Angeles Chinese consulate. As a result of this raid, the Chinese consul was accidentally killed by an embassy guard.

CTU field agent Howard Bern, who was involved in the raid, was identified by the Chinese when his ski mask was accidentally removed and he was thereafter illegally taken in for questioning, where he was told that he would be put on a slow boat to China before being transferred to a maximum security prison on the Chinese / Siberian border.

The United States government and his family would not be notified; he would have no chance of escape. He eventually broke and told the Chinese that the man that led the raid was Jack Bauer. The Chinese contacted the American Government and demanded that the US government hand Bauer over so that he could be placed in a Chinese prison camp, where he would spend the rest of his life.

Rather than risk confrontation with China, the White House ordered Jack to turn himself in to the Chinese government. However, Walt Cummings ordered the Secret Service agent sent to arrest Jack to instead execute him, thus preventing the Chinese from interrogating an influential figure of US Intelligence.

Jack was warned of this by David Palmer and faked his own death. At the end of the fifth season, after having spent the intervening eighteen months in hiding, Jack was captured by the Chinese and was last seen imprisoned on a Shanghai registered container ship. Jack’s girlfriend Audrey Raines notices his disappearance and reports it to CTU.

President Charles Logan has been arrested by federal marshals on the orders of the Attorney General and Vice President Hal Gardner due to a recorded confession in which Logan admitted to his wife, Martha, his involvement with a conspiracy to sell nerve gas to terrorists. Logan will either resign or face impeachment and most likely criminal charges.

New cast members will be feature in the new season including James Cromwell as Phillip Bauer (Jack’s estranged father), Peter MacNicol as Thomas Lennox, Marisol Nichols as Nadia Yassir and even Steve Merchant (from Extras)!

Looking forward to this fantastic show with great enthusiasm!

24: Season 5 DVD

As a fan of this cult ‘real-time’ television series, I am amazed by the show’s popularity regardless of how many terrorists Jack Bauer kills.

In day five, Bauer comes out of hiding and after being framed for the murder of the former President (and good friend) David Palmer, our American hero needs to find out the truth. What follows is an epic, twisting and dramatic plot that leaves a trail of conspiracies leading to the White House administrators…

The first episode of season five was shocking as two well-liked characters were killed before the day even got started… It’s a testament to the writers and producers who always provide a thrilling drama to the award-winning show. Kiefer Sutherland yet again puts in an amazing performance as CTU Agent Jack Bauer, but it’s Gregory Itzin who proves the biggest reason to watch, stealing entire episodes as invertebrate President Charles Logan as he struggles the longest day of his life.

24 Season 6 preview trailer

Jack Bauer

Jack Bauer was last seen, bound and tortured, on a ship headed for China. His life is now the tipping point for US international relations.

So what’s in store for Jack? As the clock ticks closer to the season six premiere in January, the official 24 website is proud to show a special, extended season preview.

Click here see the trailer

Looking forward to the new series of my favourite TV drama in the new year.

24 star and show win best awards in Emmy

Kiefer Sutherland and the hit US ‘real-time’ thriller 24 has won best drama and actor awards at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last night.

Collecting the two awards, star Kiefer Sutherland (playing CTU Agent Jack Bauer) said his experience on the show had been “nothing but remarkable”.

Sutherland’s best actor triumph follows four unsuccessful nominations for 24 in consecutive years.

“Every once in a while you’ll have an evening that just reminds you that you’re given too much,” he said. “This is that evening.”

So congratulations to Kiefer and the show’s success. I’m so happy to see the Canadian actor winning the award for Best Actor in a Drama, after missing out four times… Kiefer’s portray of the troubled government agent is compelling and his performance in the previous season (Day 5) is considered the best of the series so far.

As for the show, I’m proud to see this top qualify drama has been awarded as Outstanding Drama Series. Fantastic!

The real-time element, split-screen political thriller series has been a great success over the past five years and I believe the main story and characters are the strongest part to keep the viewers entertained on Jack Bauer’s nightmare day.

Looking forward to the next series of my favourite show (Day 6) as we will find out what happened to Jack Bauer.

Source: Emmy Awards