Susan Sarandon's biography
Susan Sarandon is 76 years old film actor born at New York City. She was born on Friday 4th of October 1946. She is often nicknamed as Sue. According to year of birth 1946 she belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 4th of October means she is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.
She is native english speaker. She is citizen of United States of America. She is an adherent of catholicism. Her primary profession is to be film actor. You can know her also as voice actor, film producer, actor. She is recently known as television actor.
Susan Sarandon's family
Susan Sarandon's ex spouse
Susan Sarandon and Chris Sarandon have been together since 1967 for 12 years. He is known as film actor. Her ex spouse was born on Friday 24th of July 1942 in Beckley.
She has 1 daughter.
Susan Sarandon's daughter: Eva Amurri
Susan Sarandon's daughter's name is Eva Amurri. Eva is known as television actor. Her daughter was born on Friday 15th of March 1985.
Susan Sarandon's schools
We found 2 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: The Catholic University of America, Edison High School.
Detailed informations about her schools
- Attended Catholic University of America 1964-1968, majoring in military strategy. Met and married Chris Sarandon there (by priest who was head of Department).
- Graduated from Edison High School in Edison, New Jersey where she was a cheerleader.
Susan Sarandon's career
Her main focus is to be film actor. You could see her also in Dead Man Walking.
Susan Sarandon's partners
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have been together since 1988 for 21 years. He is known as screenwriter. Her partner was born on Thursday 16th of October 1958 in West Covina.
Susan Sarandon and Franco Amurri have been together. He is known as film director. Her partner was born on Friday 12th of September 1958 in Rome.
Awards and competitions
Susan Sarandon's Awards
- As co-presenters of the 1993 Academy Awards, Susan and her former partner, Tim Robbins, seized a chance to bring public attention to the plight of a few hundred Haitians with AIDS who had been interned in Guantanamo Bay.
- She keeps her Academy Award in the bathroom.
- Received the "World Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2006 Women's World Award in New York.
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Mr. Woodcock (2007). However, she failed to receive a nomination.
- Received a 1982 Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as a victimized woman who rallies and turns the tables on her would-be attacker in the hit Off-Broadway play "Extremities", by playwright William Mastrosimone.
- Received a 1979 Drama Desk Award nomination for "Best Actress in a Play" for her off-Broadway debut, opposite Eileen Brennan, in playwright John Ford Noonan's two-character piece, "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking".
- Received the 2009 Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award.
- She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 5, 2002.
- Was the 109th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Dead Man Walking (1995) at The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) on March 25, 1996.
- Is a self-confessed cannabis user and admitted on Bravo that she's been stoned at almost all award shows except the Oscars. Seemed noticeably high during a 1991 Letterman appearance as well, despite her quick-witted responses.
- Surname is pronounced "Sa-RAN-don", just like "abandon". Future Solitary Man (2009) co-star Michael Douglas said it wrong when he introduced the Best Actress nominees at the 1992 Academy Awards.
Susan Sarandon's Rankings
- Ranked #35 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Susan Sarandon's Nominations
- She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Atlantic City in 1981
- She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Thelma & Louise in 1991
- She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Lorenzo's Oil in 1992
- She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work The Client in 1994
- She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for work Dead Man Walking in 1995
What Susan Sarandon has done for a first time
- Landed her first Hollywood role when her then-husband, Chris Sarandon, took her along on one of his auditions.
- Is one of two actresses who won an Oscar for playing a nun. The first was Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette (1943).
- Callie Khouri wrote the role of Louise Sawyer in Thelma & Louise (1991) with Sarandon as her first and only choice.
- While Joe (1970) is the first thing she was in that actually got released, she supposedly did a movie before that called The Next Oasis, which was unfinished and abandoned.
Susan Sarandon's Donations
- For the past 10 years she has been involved with Heifer International, an organization that donates farm animals to needy families who need the animals for work.
Susan Sarandon's quotes
- I choose projects I can talk about for days because now you do publicity for as long as it took you to shoot the movie.
- I feel I've always been on the outside and always on the edge of an abyss. The women I portray, and the woman I am, are ordinary but maybe find themselves in extra-ordinary circumstances, and what they do is at great cost.
- Sexuality... is something that develops and becomes stronger and stronger the older you get... If you can continue to say yes to life and to maintain a certain generosity of spirit, you become more and more of who you are.
- I think the only reason I remain an actor is that you can never quite get it right. So there is a challenge to it.
- If I were 22 and trying to build a career, I don't know who'd be watching the kids as happily as I do. It takes so much to get me to break out of domestic paradise. There's hardly anything that interests me as much as my family.
- People will like you for the wrong reasons your entire life, even if you don't have parents who are celebrities. They will like you because you have a car or you have money or your breasts are big.
- You're so lucky in Ireland, England and Spain. Everyone there already knows what it's like to have inexplicable terrorist violence.
- The thing that's bad about breasts is that you have to choose between having a mind and having breasts. It'd be nice if you could have both. Anyway, I think my breasts have been highly overrated.
- The largest party in the United States is the 50 percent who don't vote.
- It's always so painful to watch yourself. That never changes. I still sit there and think, "Oh, that scene is missing? Wasn't I good? What happened there?"
- I'm certainly not an expert, but Tim and I just celebrated 17 years together, which in Hollywood years I think is 45. I think the key is just focusing on this one person and not keeping one eye on the door to see who might be better.
- I never think about humiliating myself. I keep focusing on wanting to do a good job.
- I think one of the reasons I haven't married Tim is that I hate that couples assumption - that once you're committed to someone you stop treating each other as individuals. I like getting up knowing I am choosing to be with that person.
- I've always had my mouth open. Whether people listen to me or not, I don't know. But I've always made suggestions.
- Every film is political in that it tells you some idea: What do women want? What does it mean to be a man? What is just? What is funny? What can you laugh at? What is not funny? So we notice the ones that challenge the status quo.
- Every traumatic thing I've ever been through, personal, professional, whatever, has always, down the line, paid off somehow. I consider myself lucky.
- The difference between theatre and film is kind of like the difference between making love and masturbation.
- You have to be careful not to be upstaged by your breasts. I've gotten curvier as I've gotten older. Directors cast the men they want to be and the women they want to have.
- I think I've survived because I've gone through a number of incarnations. Sometimes they need somebody sexy. Sometimes they need somebody smart. I've managed to be able to morph myself into parts.
- People probably think of me as Debbie Downer. I have become kind of a joke in terms of activism for some people. But it is like worrying if your slip is showing when you're fleeing a burning building. You have to prioritize.
- I thought the whole point of feminism is that you're not supposed to be defined by gender. I don't understand the reasoning behind that, because I wouldn't vote for Condoleezza Rice, and I hated Margaret Thatcher.
- Despite the statistics, nothing is hopeless, nothing is futile. We can do so much to protect children with awareness, knowledge, and a lot of love.
- [on mothering] Children can reinvent your world for you.
- I believe in love and trust and commitment, but not in marriage. Marriage may do something for lawyers and mothers, but not for husbands and wives. I deal with reality, with the feelings I have at the moment. And then I go on from there.
- [on Brad Pitt and Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise (1991)] The day they did their scenes in bed was the only day they watched the dailies right through, which was suspicious to me. [It] was a very long lunch.
- [on the death of James Gandolfini] So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I've ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family.
- [in 1993 on Richard Gere] Richard has been in a lot of good films, but he's never been in a great one.
- Men very often can see sex as a way of solving a problem, where women want the problem solved beforehand.
- I couldn't live in Hollywood; it's too much of a company town. I never look at the trade papers. I used to, but I was scandalized by reading about actors who made deals before they read the script. How could they possibly do that?
- When things are going well, I like to have people to share it with. I've been alone in troubled times, and I don't mind that. Some things have to be endured alone. As Hemingway said, the human being is strong in all the broken places.
- [on her split from Tim Robbins] People were coming up to me in the street and saying "I cried and cried when I heard." Well, I was sadder! I didn't think it would ever happen, either.
- I am very romantic. For a women of my age and station, I have not been around very much at all. I've never developed that sportive kind of attitude toward sex. Thank God, as it turns out.
- Nowadays, I think I look lived-in. When I was younger, I looked blank. Just blank, interchangeable with other people. Now I don't think there's anybody who looks like me.
- I see myself as having a little flashlight that lets you get information that you're not getting, and then you make up your mind yourself how to act.
- I'm such a victim of inertia. I need a structure that puts me in a microcosm of some kind.
- I don't vote with my vagina!
- You develop a reputation based on your personality, not your politics.
- I'm definitely not hard to work with, unless I'm working with stupid people.
- [in 1989, regarding her outspokenness] Once you've gone on record, it does eliminate certain things from your life. I don't think I'd ever be asked to work with Sylvester Stallone.
-  I invented the word cougar. I started that about 30 years ago!
- [to David Letterman in June 1988] You're just a pushover, aren't you! It's kinda cute.
- If I go to a bar I get bored, so sometimes I smoke.
- I think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the pressure.
- [January 2003 quote that landed her in hot water] Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?
- When I tell people I'm a comedian they say, 'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.'
- I'm tired of being labeled anti-American because I ask questions.
- [on Woody Allen, Cannes Film Festival, May 2016] I think he sexually assaulted a child and I don't think that's right. I have nothing good to say about him. I don't want to go there.
- Alec Baldwin is fucking brilliant. He should run for office.
- The first modeling job I got was a selling folder for the Watergate building. Boy, that's a collector's item now.
- I was denied security clearance to go to the White House, and I don't know why.
- [on Hillary Clinton] I want someone who's authentic. And she gave that away. That was a disappointment.
- When I was in grade school I wanted to become a saint. Not a nun. A saint.
- It's interesting that these guys who were in power don't find their voice til they're out of office. Al Gore has turned into a really interesting guy, but where was he before?
- [on detractors] When they show up at a ski resort and you're nursing a baby and someone calls you a commie cÂµnt and you don't expect it in the middle of the afternoon, it's quite shocking.
- I'm not interested in "I'm saying no but I really mean yes" kind of sex scenes.
- Since I'm basically lazy, I try for parts that frighten me or seem impossible. So to survive, I will have to learn something and overcome it.
- Well, as an actor, I could take my clothes off and bare my breasts if it worked.
- There's an unwritten law: you don't rat on your other fellow actors, even if they are unprofessional.
- I'm just a really rotten liar, so if someone has the misfortune of asking me a question, then I'm afraid they have to be ready to take the answer.
- I don't think I've ever employed a nanny that didn't run on Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke.
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