American actress and activist, Susan Sarandon has received several accolades, including a ‘British Academy Film Award,’ a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award,’ and an ‘Academy Award.’ She has earned nine ‘Golden Globe Award,’ six ‘Primetime Award’ and six ‘Emmy Award’ nominations. She was first seen on-screen in ‘Joe.’ She then starred in ‘A World Apart,’ a soap opera. She was then seen in movies like ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and ‘The Last of the Belles’ before being nominated for the ‘Academy Award’ for films like ‘The Client,’ ‘Thelma & Louise,’ ‘Atlantic City,’ and ‘Lorenzo’s Oil.’ She earned her first ‘Academy Award’ and the ‘Screens Actor Guild Award’ for ‘Dead Man Walking.’ Some of her other notable works include, ‘Enchanted,’ ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ ‘A Bad Moms Christmas,’ ‘Pretty Baby,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘The Meddler,’ ‘Bull Durham,’ ‘The Lovely Bones,’ ‘Stepmom,’ ‘The Hunger,’ ‘Tammy,’ ‘White Palace,’ etc. ‘An Evening with Richard Nixon’ marked her Broadway debut.
Some of her noteworthy appearances on television include ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ ‘You Don’t Know Jack,’ ‘Friends,’ ‘Bernard and Doris,’ and ‘Feud.’ She also received a ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ nomination for ‘Cool Women in History.’
The movie follows the newly engaged Brad Majors and Janet Weiss who find themselves trapped in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist from Transsexual, Transylvania. As they lose their innocence, Frank creates a man named Rocky. Frank is later revealed to be an alien and his servants revolt to free the prisoners.
Poncelet is awaiting execution for rape and murder of a teenage couple. As the day of his execution nears he writes to Sister Helen Prejean, hoping that she will help him with his appeal. Based on a true incident, the story focuses on Sister Prejean’s interaction with Poncelet and how she guided the arrogant and remorseless man to open admission of his crime and acceptance divine forgiveness. .
The science-fiction drama intertwines six interconnected storylines spread over multiple eras of time. Cloud Atlas portrays the reincarnation of souls through time and explores the ripple effect caused by the consequences of actions and kindness through time and space. It remains one of the most expensive independent movies ever made.
The Player is an American satirical black comedy film, which tells the story of Hollywood film producer Griffin Mill, who starts receiving threats anonymously. However, he is certain that David, a scriptwriter is behind it. He invites the latter to sort things out, but things take an ugly turn, and he ends up murdering him.
Two friends, tame housewife Thelma and abused waitress Louise, decide to break away from their regular routine by going on a weekend fishing trip, which soon turns into a nightmare after Louise kills a man attempting to rape Thelma. Hunted by the police, they decide to flee to Mexico, committing one crime after another to secure save passage.
Little Women is a family drama film, which tells the story of the March sisters, and their struggles to live and grow in a 19th century America that is struck by the Civil War, after their father leaves to fight for the Union Army.
After Mike Deerfield a soldier who returned from Iraq goes missing, his father Hank tries to find out what happened to his son. Later when Mike’s burned and dismembered body is discovered, Hank finds out the horrifying truth with the help of police detective Emily Sanders, with little cooperation from the army.
Bull Durham is a romantic comedy sports film, which tells the story of Crash Davis, a veteran catcher in baseball, who is hired to coach Ebby Calvin LaLoosh, a beginner who is quite dim-witted. Both of them eventually get involved with a fan named Annie Savoy.
Set in the near future, the film focuses on an aging ex convict, who receives a robot companion, programmed to provide him with therapeutic care. Initially wary, he soon realizes that the robot cannot distinguish between ethical and criminal activities. It rejuvenates the old man and he soon trains the root so that he can help him to commit heists.
The Client is a 1994 legal thriller film, which tells the story of a young boy who witnesses the suicide of a lawyer, and also has information regarding the disappearance of a politician. He hires a lawyer for protection when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down the mobsters.
Defiant and sardonic 17-year-old Jason ‘Igby’ Slocumb Jr. doesn’t leave any opportunity to rebel against his severe, moneyed East Coast family. Feeling stifled by the expectations of the wealthy family that comprised of a schizophrenic and institutionalized father; a self-centered, detached mother; and a young Republican for an older brother, Igby tries to break away in search of a better world out there.
Based on a Peter Mass book, the movie adaptation narrates the story of modern-day New York gypsy Dave Stepanowicz. When Dave’s grandfather, the gypsy king Zharko Stepanowicz, names him heir instead of his own son Groffo, violence erupts leading to a major confrontation between Dave and Groffo.
Luke and Jackie, parents of Anna and Ben, are divorced and Luke now lives with his fashion photographer girlfriend Isabel who strives to make Luke’s children comfortable. However, the children resist her efforts as Jackie remains resentful towards Isabel. But when Jackie is diagnosed with terminal illness, both women have to keep aside their differences and learn to work as a family.
A fourteen years old Susie Salmon wakes up as a spirit to find that she has been brutally murdered by her neighbor, serial killer George Harvey. As she watches over her family’s attempts to find the truth and heal, she refuses to enter Heaven and must find peace and bring George to justice.
Robert Miller, a business magnate, faces one crisis after another. In order to protect his family and business empire from falling, he turns to an unlikely person for help.
The story centers on three small town friends, each of whom has lost the man in their life and leads an unfulfilled existence. Then a stranger comes to town and starts courting them one by one, eventually persuading them to live in his house. Living together, they soon realize that they are witches; and also start worrying about the man’s ultimate intension.
Jason Collins is framed into accepting the delivery of a package containing drugs and arrested by the DEA. When his father, John Matthews, finds out about this, John makes a deal with government authorities to go undercover and bring down bigger players. Unfortunately, lives are put at risk when vicious cartel kingpin Pintera gets involved.
This comedy film is about a 30 year old unemployed slacker named Jeff, who is always on the lookout for his destiny in random occurrences. One day, due to a wrong number, he is led on a series of misadventures that might help him find what he is looking for.
Leaves of Grass is a black comedy drama film which tells the story of Bill, a professor, who is lured back to Oklahoma, his hometown, after Brady, his twin brother who is a cannabis seller, gets into a feud with a drug lord, and plans to take him down.
The story focuses on an aspiring shoe designer, who has recently been shamed and fired from his high profile job. In desperation, he breaks up with his girlfriend and becomes suicidal. At this point, news comes that his father has passed away, requiring him to return to his hometown, Elizabethtown. On the way, he meets a lovely fight attendant.
Adapted from a 1966 eponymous British film, the story revolves around a British born sex hungry New York City limousine driver, who prefers to sleep around rather than to go steady with one. But sooner or later, his actions catch up with him and he learns the hard way the danger of his philandering ways.
Based on Larry McMurtry's 1962 novel, Leaving Cheyenne, the story is spread over a period of forty years. At the centre are two farm boys, who are good friends; but compete for the love of the rancher’s daughter. She on her part cares for both of them; but finally marries a third man, having three sons from her three suitors.
After his identity is revealed by a journalist, a former member of a revolutionary group is forced to go on the run. Now he must find his ex-lover, the only person who can clear his name, before he is caught by the FBI.
Single mother Emily Price is raising her son, Tim, but hides where they live so that Tim can attend a better school. When Officer Joe, who is also an aspiring novelist and inventor comes for a residency check, he develops a bond with Emily and Tim. Joe now has to choose between Emily and his self-absorbed girlfriend Carrie.
Shall We Dance is a romantic comedy film, which tells us the story of a bored, overworked estate lawyer, who falls in love at first sight, with a beautiful dance instructor. With the hope of meeting her, he signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
After being released from prison for insider trading and securities fraud Gordon Gekko, is a successful writer with his book ‘Is Greed Good?’. He tries to reconnect with his daughter Winnie using her boyfriend Jacob Moore but ends up betraying them both and stealing Winnie’s money.
Two Italian coworkers fall in love; but cannot marry because he is married and Italy does not permit divorce. So he moves to the USA and the lady follows him four years later. The problem is that the US customs will not allow the mortadella she has brought with her and she will not leave without it. Meanwhile she meets a reporter.
Based on an anime and manga series of the same name, the film focuses on eighteen-year old Speed Racer, whose family runs the Racer Motors. Passionate about automobile racing, he drives his late brother’s March 5, aspiring to be a champion some day. Trouble starts when he turns down an astounding offer from the owner of Royalton Industries.
An aging truck driver, Elegant John, gets his truck repossessed by a finance company, while he is in a hospital. However, he escapes from the hospital, and steals back his truck and decides to make one last perfect cross-country run.
When Greg crashes his sports car, he is saved by a doctor Evelyn. Though both of them are married, they soon start an affair. When their partners learn about it, they begin an affair of their own. However, things get funny and complicated when the both of the couples plan a vacation at the same resort.
Teenager Donny fathers a son with his teacher, Mary McGarricle, who is later sentenced to prison when the relationship is discovered. An immature Donny abandons the child. 28 years later, Donny trying to avoid prison shows up in his son Todd’s life and turns his life upside down.
The Big Wedding is a romantic comedy drama film, which tells the story of a long-divorced couple who must now pretend to be married as their family unites for a wedding.
Amy, Kiki and Carla are dealing with the burden of preparing for Christmas, while they are visited unexpectedly by their own mothers.
Cats & Dogs is a spy action-comedy film which revolves around an espionage war going on between dogs and cats, about which their human owners are totally unaware of.
A successful self-help author returns to his hometown in Nebraska to discover that his widowed mother is dating his former high school gym teacher, who he remembers to be an abusive bully. The American sports comedy follows his attempts to keep them from getting married.
Tammy is a road comedy film, which tells the story of a woman who after losing her job, also finds out that her husband has been unfaithful to her. She decides to hit the road with her alcoholic grandmother.
After leading reclusive lives away from modeling world for long time, models Derek and Hansel are enlisted by Interpol to investigate a series of murders of celebrities who died with a Zoolander-special ‘Blue Steel’ look. As they meet special agent Valentina Valencia at Rome fashion event, they uncover a sinister plot designed by fashion-magnate Mugatu, who is after the ‘Fountain of Youth.’
Giselle, a beautiful maiden in the animated fairytale kingdom of Andalasia, is preparing for her marriage with handsome Prince Edward when evil Queen Narissa banishes her to the gritty world of New York City. She becomes conflicted about true love after developing feelings for Robert, a cynical divorced lawyer who helps her cope with the real world.
Based on Ronald Dahl’s much loved eponymous children’s book, this musical fantasy film is centered on James, an orphaned British boy forced to live with his cruel aunts. One day he is given a bag full of magical crocodile tongues for saving a spider from his aunt and accidentally drops it near a peach tree to find an enormous peach growing on it.
Susan Sarandon Awards
|Dead Man Walking||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1996|
|The Client||Best Actress||1995|