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Kiefer Sutherland

  1. Johnny Depp, A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984.     Depp’s debut. Before noticing him (accompanying pal Jackie Earl Haley to the auditions), Ohio auteur Wes Craven had also seen Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, C Thomas Howell, Brad Pitt and Charlie Sheen for the heroine’s boyfriend. 
  2. Matt Dillon, A Kiss Before Dying, 1990.     Too busy with lady love Julia Roberts to play murder games in London with Bridget Fonda as twins. Dillon took over with a dual Sean Young.
  3. Kevin Spacey, LA Confidential,   TV, 1997.     Considered when the James Elroy book was due as an HBO series.   Kiefer would recover from his doldrums not as Jack Vincennes but Jack Bauer in the real-time thriller,   24, 2001-08, which made him, at   $40m,   the highest paid TV drama   star... and in the Glendale City Jail for 48   days   for drunk driving in 2007. 
  4. Patrick Swayze To Wong Fu, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, 1995.     Hollywood’s first drag race since Some Like It Hot.   And they all gussied up, including all the Johns: Cusack, Depp, Leguizamo, etc. 
  5. Michael Sarrazin, The Peacekeeper, 1997.     Part of the USAF brass with whom hero Dolph Lundrgen is in   trouble. (Yawn). 
  6. Dennis Leary, Snitch (aka Monument Avenue), 1998.   Robert De Niro was among the backers of Ted Demme’s (more than) crime thriller among Boston’s Irish-American poor. The San Francisco movie critic Peter Stack called Leary “exceptional as a wise-guy, lowlife car thief.” 
  7. Michael Reilly Burke, Ted Bundy, 2002.      Rob Lowe, Peter Sarsgaard and Kiefer backed away from the most infamous serial killer   in US: necrophiliac killer and rapist of some   30 women - Theodore Robert Bundy, 1946-1989
  8. Michael Therriault, Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story, TV, Canada, 2006.    Now this was more like it... but 24 meant he was not able to play   his own grandfather, Tommy Douglas - the former Saskatchewan premier, leader of the first elected socialist government in North America, 1944-1961, father of Canada's government funded medical system and... in some quarters,    The Greatest Canadian.
  9. JJames Spader, The Blacklist, TV, 2013-   .   Sutherland spurned NBC while his Touch series was fading fast at Fox.   Creator Jon Bokenkamp and his co-exec-producer John Eisendrath talked about other actors and settled on Spader for Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington, among the FBI’s most wanted fugitives He surrendered with an offer to nail the really bad guyson condition that he works with Liz Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. She’s maybe his daughter. Or, then again, not. Either way, the always exemplary Spader ruled. “I don’t think any of us knew just how good he was going to be,”  admitted Eisendrath “He’s amazing, He always thought that his character should wear a hat and we were all like: Nobody’s going to want to see a guy with a hat. And he was like : I think he wears a hat.  He was very insistent… and he was totally right.  I love the hat now.” 
  10. Jamie Bell, Fantastic Four, 2014.   The Fox TV star (24) was a Fox natural for Ben Grimm. Except the reboot’s Thing was mainly CGI this time instead of the prosthetic make-up designed for the previous versions’ Michael Chiklis and Michael Bailey Smith.


 





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