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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 and 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; 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; Tim Robbins' drama "Cradle Will Rock"; Wayne Wang's "Anywhere But Here"; and 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" and served 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 also 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 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 Nielson -- based on Nielson's real life survival story -- and 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 and was previously seen in Gore Vidal's "An Evening with Richard Nixon" and received critical acclaim for her performances. Off-Broadway she acted in "A Coupla of White Chicks Sitting Around Talkin'" and the thriller "Extremities." She also appeared, Off-Off-Broadway, in the moving post-September 11th stage play "The Guys."
Upcoming projects include Peter Jackson's "Lovely Bones," "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 will soon start work on "Wall Street 2" for Oliver Stone.