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Kiefer Sutherland: This Movie Will Knock Your Socks Off

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Kiefer Sutherland took all of three seconds to think about his latest job offer before saying yes.

He's co-starring in the new movie, "Pompeii," but that's not the job we're talking about.   Much to the delight of his fans, Kiefer is returning to prime-time TV and the role he's best known for, that of Jack Bauer in "24: Live Another Day," which will run as a 12-episode limited series on Fox beginning in May.

Kiefer told the Today show that when "24" writer/producer Howard Gordon (who now works on Showtime's "Homeland") called and said he had an idea for a 12-episode arc, he was "quite surprised by" the idea of doing a ninth season of the hit drama.

"I said, 'Well, why don't you just kind of do them for "Homeland,' (and) he said, 'No, this is really "24,"' would you be interested,' and it took me all of three seconds to say, 'Sure, of course,'" Sutherland said.

Kiefer Sutherland joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Keifer Sutherland (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a Canadian actor, film producer, and film director. He is best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24 for which he won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards. He also starred as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch, and will provide the English voice of Punished Snake (aka Big Boss) in the upcoming video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

2.) Stand by Me was the first film Sutherland made in the United States. He played the neighbourhood bully in this coming of age story about the search for a dead body. Sutherland has appeared in more than 70 films, most notably Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, A Few Good Men, Flatliners, Young Guns, The Vanishing, The Three Musketeers, Eye for an Eye, Dark City, A Time To Kill, and The Sentinel.

3.) The actor is also a frequent collaborator with director Joel Schumacher, and has appeared in The Lost Boys, Flatliners, Phone Booth and the big screen adaptation of A Time to Kill. In The Lost Boys, Sutherland was reunited with actor Cory Feldman, who he had previously worked with on Stand by Me.

‘Pompeii' opens two weeks from today, on Friday February 21st.

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