The extremely versatile Susan Sarandon brings her own brand of sex appeal and intelligence to every role, from her fearless portrayal in Bull Durham to her Oscar®-nominated performances in Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo’s Oil, The Client and Atlantic City to her Academy Award®-winning and SAG Award-winning role in Dead Man Walking as Sister Helen, a nun consoling a death-row inmate.
Sarandon was recently seen in Enchanted for Disney; in Speed Racer for Larry and Andy Wachowski; and in a musical comedy for director John Turturro entitled Romance & Cigarettes, starring opposite James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet and Steve Buscemi. Other recent releases include the comedy Mr. Woodcock opposite Billy Bob Thornton and the Paul Haggis film In the Valley of Elah.
She was also seen in Bernard and Doris, a highly acclaimed HBO film, opposite Ralph Fiennes. She was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as eccentric heiress Doris Duke.
Sarandon made her acting debut in the movie Joe, which she followed with a continuing role in the TV drama A World Apart. Her early film credits include The Great Waldo Pepper, Lovin’ Molly, The Front Page and the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1978, she played Brooke Shields’ mother in Louis Malle’s controversial Pretty Baby and went on to receive her first Oscar® nomination in Malle’s Atlantic City.
More recently, Sarandon was seen in Shall We Dance? with Richard Gere; in Alfie opposite Jude Law; and in Noel with Robin Williams, Paul Walker and Penelope Cruz. Sarandon also starred in Brad Silberling’s Moonlight Mile with Dustin Hoffman; in the comedy Igby Goes Down with Jeff Goldblum; in The Banger Sisters with Goldie Hawn and Geoffrey Rush; opposite Paul Newman and Gene Hackman in Twilight; in the poignant comedy Stepmom with Julia Roberts; in the erotic farce Illuminata directed by John Turturro; in Tim Robbins’ drama Cradle Will Rock; in Wayne Wang’s Anywhere But Here; and in Stanley Tucci’s Joe Gould’s Secret.
In addition to her many on-screen credits, she lent her vocal talents to the animated features Rugrats in Paris, James and the Giant Peach and Cats & Dogs, also serving as narrator for Laleh Khadivi’s documentary 900 Women, about female prison inmates.
The hard-working actress has made a career of choosing diverse and challenging projects both in film and television. Her additional feature credits include: King of the Gypsies, The Hunger, Compromising Positions, The January Man, White Palace, The Buddy System, Sweet Hearts Dance, A Dry White Season, The Witches of Eastwick, Bob Roberts, Light Sleeper, Little Women and Safe Passage.
On TV, Sarandon appeared opposite George Clooney in his final appearance on ER. She also has a recurring role on Rescue Me. She starred in HBO’s Earthly Possessions, based on the Anne Tyler novel and directed by James Lapine; in the CBS Movie Women of Valor; and in the HBO Miniseries Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce opposite Bob Hoskins and Anthony Hopkins. She also starred in the 2003 CBS movie Ice Bound as Dr. Jerri Nielsen. The film was based on Nielsen’s real-life survival story. She subsequently starred as Princess Wensicia Corrino in the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Children of Dune. Sarandon appeared in the TV movie The Exonerated directed by Bob Balaban.
On Broadway, Sarandon starred in Exit the King with Geoffrey Rush in 2009. She was previously seen in Gore Vidal’s An Evening with Richard Nixon and received critical acclaim for both performances. Off-Broadway she acted in A Coupla of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and the thriller Extremities. She also appeared, off-off-Broadway, in the moving post-September 11th play The Guys.
Upcoming projects include Solitary Man with Michael Douglas and Leaves of Grass with Edward Norton. Sarandon is currently shooting You Don’t Know Jack with Al Pacino for director Barry Levinson and Wall Street 2 for Oliver Stone.
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