Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

by Laura Jackson

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Overview

Kiefer Sutherland has not always led the pampered life of a son of celebrity parents. He has carved his own path, made his own mistakes, as well as some unusual and surprising life decisions along the way. Kiefer Sutherland: The Biography traces the actor's life from his childhood, through his parents' divorce to his struggle to break into acting and the success he has achieved today. He has appeared in almost 60 films but his role as Jack Bauer in 24 has given him a new, international audience. This biography explores his versatility as an actor, his involvement with the Brat Pack when he became known as a hellraiser, and the years when he turned his back on Hollywood to travel on the rodeo circuit. In this first biography of the notorious actor, the author will explore the relationships in Kiefer's life: the unique and enduring bond with his father, Donald Sutherland, and his chequered love life including the cancellation of his wedding to Julia Roberts. Bestselling writer Laura Jackson examines closely the many aspects of the actor's life revealing his true story for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749951382
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 05/03/2007
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 900,450
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laura Jackson is a highly regarded biographer. Kiefer Sutherland is her twelfth book. Others include Neil Diamond, Bono, Queen: the definitive biography and The Eagles. She lives in Scotland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     iv
It's a Genes Thing     1
Kicking Over the Traces     16
The Die is Cast     29
Looking for That Rush     38
A Life-Changing Time     51
A New Day Dawns     61
Regrets Best Left Behind     77
Though Promises Were Made     86
Taking Time to Heal     102
Back in the Saddle     112
Call of the Wild     120
Treasured Times in Toronto     131
The Vagaries of Life     149
The Pendulum Swings Again     160
There is a God     169
Jack Bauer is Back     189
Certain Aspects of Love     201
Making a Timeless Mark     213
Index     231

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