Susan Sarandon is an actress and activist.
Susan Sarandon has worked in movies and television since 1969. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. As a professional actress, Sarandon regularly appears in PSA media, performing emotive appeals to television commercial audiences. Sarandon went to a casting call for the motion picture, Joe, in 1969 with her then-husband Chris Sarandon. Although he did not get a part, she was given a major co-starring role in the film, which was released in 1970. Between 1970 and 1972, Sarandon appeared on the soap operas “A World Apart” and “Search for Tomorrow,” playing the roles of Patrice Kahlman and Sarah Fairbanks respectively. On film, she acted in The Apprentice and Mario Monicelli’s Lady Liberty (both 1971). In 1974, Sarandon co-starred in a film remake of The Front Page, and later appeared as Anthony Perkins’ neglected wife in Lovin’ Molly. The following year, she starred as Janet in the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That same year, Susan starred opposite Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper. In Pretty Baby (1978), Sarandon played Brooke Shields’s character’s mother.
Susan Sarandon’s hand and foot prints can be found at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Sarandon received her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for her performance in Atlantic City (1980). In 1983, she appeared in Tony Scott’s The Hunger, which generated controversy due to her lesbian love scene with Catherine Deneuve. Four years later, Sarandon played Jane in The Witches of Eastwick, opposite Jack Nicholson. One of her biggest commercial successes came in 1988 when she starred in Bull Durham. In 1989, Sarandon co-starred with Marlon Brando in A Dry White Season, followed by White Palace (1990) with James Spader. In the early 1990s, Sarandon received three more Academy Award nominations for her roles in Thelma & Louise (1991), Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), and The Client (1994). In 1995, she won the award for Dead Man Walking. Sarandon was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award in 94′.
Sarandon has contributed the narration to two dozen documentary films, many of which dealt with social and political issues. Additionally, she has served as the presenter on many installments of the PBS documentary series, “Independent Lens.” In 1999 and 2000, Susan hosted and presented Mythos, a series of lectures by the late American mythology professor Joseph Campbell. Sarandon also participates as a member of the Jury for the NYICFF, a local New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films made for children between the ages of 3 and 18. Sarandon is noted for her active support of progressive and left-liberal political causes, ranging from donations to organizations, such as EMILY’s List, to participating in a 1983 delegation to Nicaragua sponsored by MADRE, an organization that promotes “social, environmental and economic justice.” Sarandon has expressed support for various human rights causes that are similar philosophically to ideas found among the Christian left.
In 1995, Sarandon was one of many Hollywood actors, directors and writers interviewed for the documentary “The Celluloid Closet,” which looked at how Hollywood films have depicted homosexuality. In 1999, she was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In that capacity, Susan has actively supported the organization’s global advocacy, as well as the work of the Canadian UNICEF Committee. Sarandon was appointed an FAO Goodwill Ambassador in 2010. “I am proud to help draw everyone’s attention to the very real and dramatic problems of hunger, food insecurity and extreme poverty,” she said. In 2006, Sarandon received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. She was honored for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, an advocate for victims of hunger and HIV/AIDS, and a spokesperson for Heifer International. In 2010, Sarandon was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Sarandon has been invited to inaugurate the 44th International Film Festival of India 2013 in Goa.
How Susan Sarandon Made Her Money – Acting and activism
Estimated Net Worth: $50 Million
Birthday: October 4, 1946