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Kiefer Sutherland: The Contractor is not your typical action movie – Film News |

Kiefer Sutherland thinks “The Contractor” differs from a typical action movie.

The 55-year-old actor stars with Chris Pine in Tarik Saleh’s film and says it’s more than a standard film for the genre.

Kiefer told i newspaper: “It stands out from a straight-up action movie because it deals with things that are actually very emotional.”

The film deals with the murky environment of private contracts and Sutherland says audiences will learn a lot from watching the film.

The ’24’ star said: “A lot of people (will) have their eyes opened to a world they might know well.”

Kiefer is the son of acting legend Donald Sutherland and recalled how he was smitten working with his father on the 2015 western “Forsaken.”

He recalled, “He’s still the only actor I’ve ever worked with that I’ve caught watching.

“He was doing something – and I can’t even remember what it was – that I found just fascinating. I was watching him like a student. And then there was this long pause. It was like, “Oh shit*! It’s me!” And I had to say, ‘Sorry!’ I forgot what I had to do.”

Sutherland’s career went through a “dry spell” in the late 1990s after a number of his films failed and it made him realize he needed to star in successful projects.

He explained: “I realized that I had to get very selective about what I was doing because I would be doing a few things that just weren’t going to be very successful. If I wasn’t careful I was going to get into a position where I was just not going to be hireable.”

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