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Biography #2 (for Speed Racer)

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 Shall We Dance with Richard Gere, in Alfie opposite Jude Law, and in Noel with Robin Williams, Paul Walker and Penelope Cruz. 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 Mini Series Children of Dune.

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 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. 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.

On Broadway, Sarandon appeared in Gore Vidal's An Evening with Richard Nixon and received critical acclaim for her performances Off-Broadway 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.

Sarandon also appeared in the TV Movie The Exonerated, directed by Bob Balaban.

She will soon be seen in a musical comedy for director John Turturro entitled Romance and Cigarettes, starring opposite James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet and Steve Buscemi, in the comedy Mr. Woodcock opposite Billy Bob Thornton, in the Disney movie Enchanted and in the Paul Haggis film In the Valley of Elah.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Speed Racer" (02-May-2008)


Biography #3 (for Shall We Dance)

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 and her Academy Award-winning and SAG Award winning role as Sister Helen, a nun consoling a death-row inmate, DEAD MAN WALKING. Sarandon made her acting debut in the movie JOE, and 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. Sarandon's feature credits also include KING OF THE GYPSIES, THE HUNGER, THE SWEET HEARTS DANCE, COMPROMISING POSITIONS, THE JANUARY MAN, WHITE PALACE, THE BUDDY SYSTEM, A DRY WHITE SEASON, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, BOB ROBERTS, LIGHT SLEEPER, LITTLE WOMEN, and SAFE PASSAGE. Sarandon starred opposite Paul Newman and Gene Hackman in TWILIGHT; with Julia Roberts in STEPMOM; 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. She provided one of the voices for the hit animated feature RUGRATS IN PARIS and served as narrator for Laleh Khadivi's documentary 900 WOMEN, about female prison inmates. She also starred in HBO's EARTHLY POSSESSIONS, based on the Anne Tyler novel. On Broadway, Sarandon appeared in An Evening with Richard Nixon and received critical acclaim for her performances Off-Broadway in A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talkin' and the thriller Extremities, and off-off-Broadway in The Guys.

Recently, Sarandon has been seen in Brad Silberling's MOONLIGHT MILE, with Dustin Hoffman, in the comedy IGBY GOES DOWN with Jeff Goldblum and in THE BANGER SISTERS, with Goldie Hawn and Geoffrey Rush. She was also in Children of Dune for the Sci-Fi channel and in Ice Bound for CBS. Her forthcoming films include WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT ALFIE starring Jude Law, NOEL directed by Chazz Palminteri and John Turturro's ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES.

Bio courtesy Miramax for "Shall We Dance" (03-Jan-2005)


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