Jack Bauer: Quiet, Ruthless Defender Of America On TV's 24, he's focused and fearless when it comes to defending his country from terrorist attacks. Is he a hero? A rogue? And do fans think — or hope — there's a real Jack Bauer out there?
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Jack Bauer: Quiet, Ruthless Defender Of America

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Jack Bauer: Quiet, Ruthless Defender Of America

Jack Bauer: Quiet, Ruthless Defender Of America

Jack Bauer: Quiet, Ruthless Defender Of America

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Man On A Mission: Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer does the necessary, no matter how it hurts. Kelsey McNeal/Fox hide caption

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'The Least Bad Choice': Homeland security chief Michael Chertoff says 24 makes clear that sometimes the available options aren't anyone's ideal. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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24 fan Stephanie Romanski runs 24addict.com, where she's been blogging recently about rewatching early seasons on DVD during the show's hiatus. Brett Erickson hide caption

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Jack in Action

From 24, Season 3:

'More Lives than a Cat'

'Please Hold for the President'

'This Isn't a Game'