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5. Kiefer Sutherland (Ace Merrill)

If you need grizzled and terrifying, Kiefer Sutherland is still your man (just like he was in 1986). Of course, that sells the actor’s career short. One of the most sought after young actors in the late-eighties, Sutherland appeared in some of the defining films of the period (The Lost Boys, Flatliners), leveraging those roles into smaller, stronger parts in A-list films like A Few Good Men. In the interim, Sutherland has divided his time between roles on the big screen and tough guy roles on the small screen. His portrayal of renegade secret agent Jack Bauer in 24 is beloved, and for a very good reason. Twenty-five years after his career began, Sutherland was (and is) still able to summon an incredible amount of charm, even while barking orders, defusing bombs, and murdering the bad guy with stoic glee. Jack Bauer has become an icon in his own right, and that’s all due to Sutherland’s magnetic performance.


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