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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Greatest 24 Headline . . . Ever!

Kiefer Sutherland torches his own double in drunken frenzy

Kiefer Sutherland sabotaged the release of his own action figure after setting fire to the prototype on a drunken night out.

The toy, which is modelled on Kiefer's '24' character Jack Bauer, will hit the shops later this year, but would have been out much sooner if the actor hadn't destroyed the original doll during a rowdy night out with friends.

Kiefer told the National Enquirer magazine: "They tried to come out with one a couple of years ago and they sent it to me for my approval. "We took the doll for out a night to have some fun and we'd had some drinks. We sat it on the corner of the table."

We started torturing him around 11pm and by 2am we set him on fire in the parking lot. "We got up the next day and there was just this puddle of wax. His clothes didn't burn, which I thought was pretty cool.

"Then I got a call the next day saying, 'Did you like the doll?' I said, 'Yeah, it was great.' And they said, 'Well OK, good, you've got to send it back to us because that was a prototype. It took the guy a year to make it.'"

"I said, 'Well, let me look for it, I think I left it in the trailer.' "This went on for about a week and then I had to just come clean." (H/T - Rachel)

The Jack Bauer Action Figure. Even Jack Bauer can't kick its ass.


Dionne said...

That is beyond hilarious!!!!!!!! You are definitely right about it being the best 24 headline ever!!

Awesome find Rachel!!

rachel said...

The real reason for the delay is that they're trying to make the first indestructible action figure ever.

They gave it to Kiefer for testing. He was essentially the ultimate focus group. It failed.

They're testing ceramic materials and possibly nanotechnolgy for the next attempt.

You can't have a Jack Bauer action figure that become a "puddle of wax" after three hours of torture.

That's so not Jack Bauer.

Dionne said...

LOL :-) Excellent point!!