Susan Sarandon

Actor, Producer, Model
As well known for her political activism as for her varied screen roles, actress Susan Sarandon defied being stereotyped in both her career and her personal life. The former Ford model, often playing seductive older ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1946 in Jackson Heights, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (221)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Oprah Presents: Master Class 2002 - 2003, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Real Time with Bill Maher 2002 - 2004, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving My Tomorrow 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Saving My Tomorrow 2002 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Generations 2015 (Movie)

Dolly (Actor)

Doll & Em 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hell & Back 2014 (Movie)

Barb the Angel (Voice)

Mike and Molly 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peacock 2014 (Movie)

Fanny Crill (Actor)

Ping-Pong Summer 2014 (Movie)

Randi Jammer (Actor)

Tammy 2014 (Movie)

Pearl (Actor)

The Calling 2014 (Movie)

Hazel Micallef (Actor)

The Last of Robin Hood 2014 (Movie)

Florence Aadland (Actor)

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

How to Make Money Selling Drugs 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Snitch 2013 (Movie)

Joanne Keeghan (Actor)

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Bebe (Actor)

The Company You Keep 2013 (Movie)

Sharon Solarz (Actor)

30 Rock 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

Ellen Miller (Actor)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

Madame Horrox / Older Ursula / Yusouf Suleiman / Abbess (Actor)

Jeff Who Lives At Home 2012 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

Louie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot & Frank 2012 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

Mary McGarricle - Present Day (Actor)

The Big C 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Leaves of Grass 2010 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Solitary Man 2010 (Movie)

Nancy Kalmen (Actor)

The Greatest 2010 (Movie)

Grace Brewer (Actor)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

Jake's Mother (Actor)

Who Do You Think You Are? 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

You Don't Know Jack 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Contra Franco 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Lovely Bones 2009 (Movie)

Grandma Lynn (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Middle of Nowhere 2008 (Movie)

Rhonda (Actor)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

Mom Racer (Actor)

Emotional Arithmetic 2007 (Movie)

Melanie Lansing (Actor)

Enchanted 2007 (Movie)

Queen Narissa (Actor)

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Home 2007 (Movie)

(Herself)

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

Joan Deerfield (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Mr. Woodcock 2007 (Movie)

Beverly (Actor)

Rescue Me 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

The BRICK Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hi-Jinks 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Irresistible 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Simpsons 1995, 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Washing Away: Losing Louisiana 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Narrator

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

Hollie Baylor (Actor)

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Secrets of the Code 2005 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

Lizzie (Actor)

Noel 2004 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Beverly Clark (Actor)

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years..100 Heroes and Villains 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Bound 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Company of Women 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

On the Record With Bob Costas 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party's Over 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nazi Officer's Wife 2003 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion 2003 (Movie)

Voice-over (Actor)

Women of Dune 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Labels 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Igby Goes Down 2002 (Movie)

Mimi Slocumb (Actor)

Malcolm in the Middle 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

JoJo Floss (Actor)

The Banger Sisters 2002 (Movie)

Lavinia (Actor)

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Education of Gore Vidal 2002 (Movie)

Reader (Actor)

The Ghosts of Attica 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 News Special: Islamabad Rock City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

900 Women: Inside St. Gabriel's Prison 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

of Ivy (Voice)

Dying to Be Thin 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Friends 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rudyland 2001 (Movie)

(Narrator)

SCI FI Presents New York's Halloween Parade 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual IFP Gotham Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Timothy Leary 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

We All Dream of Oz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Art on Trial 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Joe Gould's Secret 2000 (Movie)

Alice Neel (Actor)

Men Strike Back 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

of Coco La Bouche (Voice)

Secret Shelters, Secret Lives 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Essence Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

900 Women 1999 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

Adele August (Actor)

Cradle Will Rock 1999 (Movie)

Margherita Sarfatti (Actor)

Fresco 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Illuminata 1999 (Movie)

Celimene (Actor)

Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Secrets of the Humpback Whale 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (03/21/99) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

This is What Democracy Looks Like 1999 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

Jackie Harrison (Actor)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Twilight 1998 (Movie)

Catherine Ames (Actor)

The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lifetime Women's Film Festival 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gore Vidal's Gore Vidal 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

of Spider (Voice)

The Celluloid Closet 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Dead Man Walking 1995 (Movie)

Sister Helen Prejean (Actor)

From Fury to Forgiveness 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

One Woman, One Vote 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

Mrs March (Actor)

Safe Passage 1994 (Movie)

Mag Singer (Actor)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Reggie Love (Actor)

School of Assassins 1993 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Roberts 1992 (Movie)

News Anchor Tawna Titan (Actor)

Light Sleeper 1992 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

Michaela Odone (Actor)

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Living in America 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Thelma & Louise 1991 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Through the Wire 1990 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

White Palace 1990 (Movie)

Nora Baker (Actor)

A Dry White Season 1989 (Movie)

Melanie (Actor)

January Man 1989 (Movie)

Christine Starkey (Actor)

Postpartum: Beyond the Blues 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Monkey People 1989 (Movie)

English Narration (Actor)

Your Water, Your Life 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bull Durham 1988 (Movie)

Annie Savoy (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 1988 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Sweet Hearts Dance 1988 (Movie)

Sandra Boon (Actor)

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Witches of Eastwick 1987 (Movie)

Jane Spofford (Actor)

Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

A.D. 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Compromising Positions 1985 (Movie)

Judith Singer (Actor)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Hunger 1983 (Movie)

Sarah Roberts (Actor)

Tempest 1982 (Movie)

Aretha (Actor)

Atlantic City 1981 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Loving Couples 1980 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

King of the Gypsies 1978 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Pretty Baby 1978 (Movie)

Hattie (Actor)

Something Short of Paradise 1978 (Movie)

Madeleine Ross (Actor)

The Great Smokey Roadblock 1978 (Movie)

Ginny (Actor)

Crash 1977 (Movie)

C C Wainwright (Actor)

The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

Catherine Douglas (Actor)

The Great Waldo Pepper 1975 (Movie)

Mary Beth (Actor)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 (Movie)

Janet Weiss (Actor)

Dragonfly 1974 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

Lovin' Molly 1974 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The Front Page 1974 (Movie)

Peggy Grant (Actor)

A World Apart 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe 1970 (Movie)

Melissa Compton (Actor)

A Touch of Greatness (TV Show)

Host

And the Winner Is (TV Show)

Actor

Bernard and Doris (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Child (TV Show)

Narrator

Dirty Pictures (TV Show)

Actor

Earthly Possessions (TV Show)

Actor

June Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Los Angeles Now (TV Show)

Host

Our Friend, Martin (TV Show)

Voice

Oxbridge Blues (TV Show)

Actor

Poliwood (TV Show)

Actor

Red Hook Justice (TV Show)

Host

Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (TV Show)

Narrator

The Colossus (Movie)

(Actor)

The Exonerated (TV Show)

Actor

The Firebird (TV Show)

Narrator

The Rimers of Eldritch (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Life of Geisha (TV Show)

Narrator

The Whirlwind (TV Show)

Actor

Walk This Way (TV Show)

Narrator

Who Am I This Time? (TV Show)

Actor

Women of Valor (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 (Movie)

("Toucha Toucha Touch Me") (Song Performer)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

("The Girl That I Marry") (Song Performer)

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Cradle Will Rock 1999 (Movie)

("Croon Spoon") (Song Performer)
Producer (4)

Silenced 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

War Zone 1998 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)
Other (1)

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Archival Footage

Biography

As well known for her political activism as for her varied screen roles, actress Susan Sarandon defied being stereotyped in both her career and her personal life. The former Ford model, often playing seductive older women, demonstrated throughout her career considerable range and fearlessness, excelling equally as devoted mother and sultry screen siren. Though her film debut was in 1970, Sarandon made her first measurable impression as the wide-eyed, WASP-ish ingénue in the long-running "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), then achieved critical acclaim and an Oscar nod as a casino worker run afoul with the mob in "Atlantic City" (1980). But it was her performance as the sexy baseball groupie in "Bull Durham" (1988) that propelled her to stardom. What followed was a string of Oscar-nominated roles in "Thelma & Louise" (1991), "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992) and "The Client" (1994) that paved the way for Academy Award gold with a strong, dignified performance as a Catholic nun fighting for the redemption of a death row inmate (Sean Penn) in "Dead Man Walking" (1995). Though her career slacked a bit following that performance - especially in ill-received films like "The Banger Sisters" (2002) and "Elizabethtown" (2005) - Sarandon nonetheless kept working as a sultry leading lady, well past the age most actresses found themselves struggling to maintain their careers.

Relationships

Franco Amurri Director

Companion
Had one child together, daughter Eva Amurri

Jonathan Bricklin

Companion
Co-owned the NYC table tennis bar SPiN

Louis Malle Director

Companion
Had two-year relationship in the late 1970s Malle directed Sarandon in "Pretty Baby" (1978) and "Atlantic City" (1980)

Eva Amurri Martino Actor

Daughter
Born March 15, 1985; father, Franco Amurri Made screen debut in small role in "Dead Man Walking" (1995); played opposite mother in "The Banger Sisters" (2002)

Sean Penn Actor

Companion
Together briefly in 1984 No longer together Later co-starred in "Dead Man Walking" (1995)

Tim Robbins Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "Bull Durham" (1988) Sarandon also appeared in the Robbins-directed "Bob Roberts" (1992) She won an Oscar under his direction in "Dead Man Walking" (1995) Split in summer 2009

Jack Robbins

Son
Born May 1989; father, Tim Robbins Godfather, Ron Shelton

Miles Robbins

Son
Born May 5,1992; father, Tim Robbins Godfathers, Gore Vidal and Robert Altman

Chris Sarandon Actor

Husband
Married on Sept. 16, 1967 Divorced on Sept. 20, 1979

Phillip Tomalin

Father

Lenora Tomalin

Mother

Terry Tomalin

Brother

EDUCATION

Edison High School

Edison , New Jersey 1964

The Catholic University of America

Washington , Washington D.C. 1964 - 1968
Met and married Chris Sarandon; studied with noted drama coach and master teacher, Father Gilbert Hartke

The Catholic University of America

Washington , Washington D.C. 1964 - 1968
Met and married Chris Sarandon; studied with noted drama coach and master teacher, Father Gilbert Hartke

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Dwayne Johnson in action drama "Snitch"

2012

Co-starred in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" opposite Jason Segel and Ed Helms

2012

Re-teamed with Richard Gere as husband and wife in financial thriller "Arbitrage"

2012

Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer

2012

Co-starred with director Robert Redford in thriller "The Company You Keep"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries ("You Don't Know Jack")

2010

Co-starred as Hemlock Society activist Janet Good in the Barry Levinson directed HBO film "You Don't Know Jack," about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, played by Al Pacino; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

2010

Played the mother of twin sons (Edward Norton) in Tim Blake Nelson's "Leaves of Grass"

2010

Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie ("You Don't Know Jack")

2010

Appeared in Oliver Stone directed sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

2009

Returned to Broadway after more than 30 years as the elder ex-wife of a dying monarch, portrayed by Aussie actor Geoffrey Rush, in Eugene Ionesco's drama "Exit The King"

2009

Played the grandmother of a young girl who is murdered in the film adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller "The Lovely Bones"

2008

Played Mom Racer in the Wachowski brothers' live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese series "Speed Racer"

2008

Portrayed tobacco millionairess Doris Duke in the HBO film "Bernard and Doris"; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress in a TV-movie

2007

Played the evil queen in Disney's modern-day animation and live-action fairy tale "Enchanted"

2007

Co-starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in Paul Haggis' "In the Valley of Elah"

2006

Guest starred on several episodes of Denis Leary's FX drama "Rescue Me"

2005

Co-starred as James Gandolfini's wife in "Romance & Cigarettes," directed by John Turturro

2005

Played Orlando Bloom's mother in Cameron Crowe's drama "Elizabethtown"

2004

Cast as Richard Gere's wife in "Shall We Dance?" a remake of the 1996 Japanese film

2004

Starred opposite Jude Law in "Alfie," a remake of the 1966 film starring Michael Caine

2002

Co-starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in "Moonlight Mile"

2002

Played the title character's mother in "Igby Goes Down"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress

2002

Co-starred with Goldie Hawn in "The Banger Sisters"

2001

Voiced the dog Ivy in the feature "Cats & Dogs"

2001

Made guest appearance on an episode of "Friends" (NBC) playing a soap opera actress; received Emmy nomination

2000

Had cameo role as painter Alice Neel in "Joe Gould's Secret," directed by Stanley Tucci

2000

Provided the voice for Coco La Bouche in the animated film "Rugrats in Paris – The Movie"

1999

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1999

Starred as a single mother of a teenager in Wayne Wang's "Anywhere But Here"

1999

Made cameo appearance in Robbins' feature "The Cradle Will Rock"

1998

Cast as a movie star married to Gene Hackman who calls upon old friend detective Paul Newman for assistance in Robert Benton's "Twilight"

1998

Co-starred with Ed Harris and Julia Roberts in the comedy-drama "Stepmom"; also served as executive producer

1996

Provided the voice of the Spider for "James and the Giant Peach"

1995

Starred in Robbins' "Dead Man Walking" opposite Sean Penn; finally won Oscar as Best Actress; Robbins' nomination as Best Director made them the first couple since Cassavetes and Rowlands to be jointly nominated for their work together

1994

Picked up a fourth Best Actress Oscar nomination for her turn as a non-nonense Southern attorney in "The Client"

1994

Portrayed the matriarch of the March family in Gillian Armstrong's "Little Women"

1992

Reteamed with Miller for "Lorenzo's Oil," earning her third Best Actress Academy Award nomination

1992

Played small role in Robbins' feature directing debut "Bob Roberts"

1991

Made cameo appearance as herself in Robert Altman's "The Player," starring Robbins

1991

Co-starred with Geena Davis in the female buddy film "Thelma & Louise," directed by Ridley Scott; earned second Best Actress Oscar nomination

1990

Portrayed older waitress who becomes involved with younger yuppie James Spader in "White Palace"

1988

Met companion Tim Robbins while co-starring in hit comedy "Bull Durham"

1987

First film with director George Miller, "The Witches of Eastwick"

1985

Co-starred as Edda Ciano, the dictator's daughter in the HBO miniseries "Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce"

1985

Starred as a housewife investigating a murder in the comedy-drama "Compromising Positions"; was pregnant with first child during filming which was noticably visible in some scenes

1983

Love scene with Catherine Deneuve in Tony Scott's "The Hunger" created a minor furor

1982

Starred opposite Christopher Walken in the acclaimed PBS drama "Who Am I This Time?"

1982

Acted with John Cassavetes and wife Gena Rowlands in Paul Mazursky's "Tempest," loosely based on Shakespeare's play

1980

Reteamed with Malle for "Atlantic City"; earned first Best Actress Oscar nomination playing a young casino employee who falls for older Burt Lancaster

1980

Off-Broadway debut in "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking"

1978

First film with director Louis Malle, "Pretty Baby" playing Brooke Shields' prostitute mother

1975

Co-starred as newlywed Janet in cult hit "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

1975

Was leading lady to Robert Redford in "The Great Waldo Pepper"

1974

Played the fictionalized heroine in the TV dramatization "F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles" (ABC)

1972

Acted on the daytime soap "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS, NBC)

1972

Broadway debut as Tricia Nixon in Gore Vidal's "An Evening With Richard Nixon and . . ."

1969

First regular TV role, appeared on the ABC daytime soap "A World Apart"

1969

Screen debut in "Joe"; had accompanied then-husband Chris Sarandon to his audition for the film but she was hired instead

Born in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY and raised in Metuchen, NJ

Began career as a model with the Ford Agency

Bonus Trivia

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"Yes, in hindsight I'm proud of myself that I took an absolutely humiliating experience and turned it into a fairly decent performance. I was given my role very shortly before we began shooting. I learned a lot from 'Witches of Eastwick,' more to do with life lessons than acting. I learned a lot about the business, I learned a lot about blaming yourself for being taken advantage of, and how destructive that can be. And then I worked with [director] George Miller again, so what can I say?" – Sarandon speaking about her experience on "The Witches of Eastwick" to Movieline, January-February 1995

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"Well, I was always political. I was arrested in high school for Vietnam and civil rights protests and all kinds of things. When I was little, I would always make sure that my dolls alternated their clothes, I didn't want one to always be dressed nicer than the other." – Sarandon to Premiere, January 1996

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"I've started to go to the gym for the first time in years. I worry about keeping my strength up. I don't mind lines and wrinkles, but I'm not happy if I start to look kind of droopy. I've read that by the time you get into your 70s you've kind of moved beyond gender and just become a force. You're beyond the expectations and limitations that gender throws upon you. If I could end up like Melina Mercouri or Jeanne Moreau, where you can still see that fire, that would be fine." – Sarandon to Premiere, January 1996

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About attracting negative press at the 1992 Academy Awards ceremony when she spoke out about the plight of HIV-positive Haitian refugees incarcerated by the U.S. government at Guantanamo Bay: "Those people were so desperate that they were on a hunger strike. Most of them were very ill and they were choosing to die rather than live under the conditions that Amnesty International had already said were completely inhuman. Nothing was being done. It was my tax money keeping them there, so if it meant going on the air at a widely-publicized event and for 26 seconds drawing attention to it, and getting them out the next day, I have no regrets, absolutely."

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"I am a very ordinary person who just happens to be in an extraordinary position. I can garner the media attention that these causes so desperately need, and frankly, it's a good use of my time. But I don't put in even part of the hours that the people who run these organizations, day in and day out. Those are the real heroes we should be honoring." – Sarandon in Daily Variety, March 10, 1998

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Sarandon made it clear that disrupting the Oscar ceremony did not come easily to her. "I was raised a good Catholic girl, and you don't make waves. You smile, and you keep the conversation going, and you try to make everything go smoothly. I just felt there was no other choice. And the fact of the matter was, it worked. The last thing you want to do is to end up in a situation like in the 50s, where people were afraid to open their mouths. The right to speak out is what's great about this country." – to The Hollywood Reporter SHOWEST Talent Special Issue, March 12, 1998

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"The gift of acting is just numerous incarnations. Forget about walking in somebody else's moccasins. You're in their house. You're in their clothes. You're in their head. You're in their lives. When you do that it can all be reduced to what do people need? They want to be loved, they're afraid of dying, they want to reach out." – Sarandon on acting, to Paul Fischer of Cranky Critic, 2002

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"I think what makes a person sexy at any age is that they seem like they're saying yes to life, however that manifests itself." – Sarandon to Diane Sawyer for "Primetime" (ABC), Sept. 22, 2004

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In October 2011, during an interview with Bob Balaban at the Hamptoms Film Festival, Sarandon referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a "Nazi." The actress mentioned she had sent a copy of Sister Helen Prejean's book Dead Man Walking to the pontiff, but then clarified, "The last [pope]," referring to Pope John Paul II. "Not this Nazi one we have now." Sarandon then repeated her remark, which drew shocked reactions and some laughs from the audience.

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