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His first movie role was in Max Dugan Returns in 1983. The next year Sutherland scored a lead role in The Bad Boy and was nominated for a Genie Award (the Canadian Oscar equivalent) for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Sutherland then moved to Los Angeles where he landed roles in TV movies including Trapped in Silence and Brotherhood of Justice which helped get him noticed. Over the next few years he would appear in feature films including Flatliners (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), The Vanishing (1993), Dark City (1998) and Phone Booth (2002). During that time Sutherland also returned to his love of rodeo, competing in competitions and winning several roping championships.
But it was his casting as Jack Bauer, an agent for the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit in 24, that may be the role that defines his career.
Sutherland has also directed three films: a made-for-television drama, Last Light (1993), and feature films Truth or Consequences, N.M (1997) and Woman Wanted (2000). Other acting credits include Taking Lives, The Sentinel, Mirrors, Monsters vs Aliens, Twelve, Marmaduke, and Melancholia.