Franklin D. Roosevelt

Played by Kiefer Sutherland

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the 32nd president of the United States, from 1933 until his death in 1945, and the only U.S. president to serve an unprecedented four terms. He married his fifth cousin Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905, and together the couple became two of the most central figures in world events during the 20th century, with FDR eventually enacting the New Deal Coalition that defined modern liberalism in the U.S. In 1921, Roosevelt contracted polio, and his legs became permanently paralyzed. Unstoppable even after that, FDR is revered as one of the nation’s greatest presidents.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the 32nd president of the United States, from 1933 until his death in 1945, and the only U.S. president to serve an unprecedented four terms. He married his fifth cousin Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1905, and together the couple became two of the most central figures in world events during the 20th century, with FDR eventually enacting the New Deal Coalition that defined modern liberalism in the U.S. In 1921, Roosevelt contracted polio, and his legs became permanently paralyzed. Unstoppable even after that, FDR is revered as one of the nation’s greatest presidents.

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland is best known for portraying CTU agent Jack Bauer in the critically acclaimed television drama series 24. He received a multitude of awards for his performance, including an Emmy and two SAG Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He reprised the role for 24: Redemption, a made-for-television movie that went on to earn five Emmy nominations, including one for Sutherland for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.  Sutherland's other notable film and television credits include Designated Survivor, Melancholia, Dark City, A Few Good Men, Flatliners, Young Guns, Young Guns II, The Lost Boys and Stand By Me.

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