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Kiefer Sutherland says he didn’t know late dad Donald Sutherland until he was 15

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died June 20 at the age of 88.“Me and my dad really got to know each other after I left home at 15,” Kiefer, 57, told The Sunday Times in an interview published Saturday.“My parents split when I was three and my mum, sister and I moved to Canada,” he continued. “I didn’t live with my dad.

I would see him at Christmas and for a couple of weeks in the summer. I certainly did see him, but it was really relegated to around holidays.”Donald and his second wife, Shirley Douglas, welcomed twins Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland in 1966.

Douglas died in 2020 at the age of 65 due to complications from pneumonia.Donald had three more kids — sons Roeg, Rossif, and Angus — with his third wife, Francine Racette.Kiefer looked back on his sometimes troubled childhood in the interview, including when he stole a car as a teenager. “I certainly wish I hadn’t taken the car,” he said. “That was just me wanting to drive and feel older.

There are things I wish I had done differently, but I’m grateful for some of the things I had the courage to do. When I left home it was the first time that teenagers were playing teenagers on screen, so I did that at the right time.”Kiefer followed in his father’s footsteps and became an actor.

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