Jack Bauer Voted for Obama

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Unshaven in November. Photo: Getty Images

"Because I'm not a Republican, and I created the character." Kiefer Sutherland insists that Jack Bauer is a Democrat [Guardian]

"I had just been trying to do Warren Oates from The Wild Bunch meets Eli Wallach from The Good The Bad And The Ugly. Guys like that. Those are guys I was trying to impersonate, mixed in with some Strother Martin... And later I saw Alien again, and it turns out I was just doing Yaphet Kotto." Adam Baldwin on his character in Firefly [A.V. Club]

"We knew Coraline needed to be a lot more expressive than Jack Skellington, because he's really just a ping-pong ball with no eyeballs, and a mouth." Henry Selick on the difference between animating Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas [A.V. Club]

"It was like being in a House of Wax on very bad drugs." —Franz Ferdinand's Paul Thomson on performing a "live mash-up" with the Black Eyed Peas and Maroon 5 at the 2005 Grammys [Pitchfork]

"We had this two-step sort of polka song once. We tried these super happy, bubbly songs, and they just come out cheesy. In a sense, we're cursed with the suffering singer thing." —The Fray's Isaac Slade doesn't know how to write happy songs [NYP]

"One would hope for — and I'm saying this as myself — a lot of comfortable silk pajamas and lounging and soft round beds, and being fed various cheeses by really hot women while getting a massage. But that's probably not gonna happen. I'm probably gonna end up in some embarrassing situation with most of my clothes off, covered in some sort of goo." David Cross on the future of Tobias Fünke [NYP]