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SUSAN SARANDON

Susan Sarandon. Born in New York in 1946. Her first part was in the film "Joe" from 1970, which launched her career as an actress. Five years later, she played Janet in the cult classic, "Rocky Horror Picture Show." In subsequent years, she appeared in smaller films; but, in 1980, her career took off, when she landed a role in "Atlantic City," which led to an Oscar nomination. As a 40-year old, she appeared in the baseball comedy, "Bull Durham" (1988), which once and for all established her status as a successful actress.

Susan Sarandon later received Oscar nominations for her roles in "Thelma and Louise" (1991), "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992), and "The Client" (1994). In 1995, she won an Oscar for "Dead Man Walking." She has also appeared in such films as "Twilight" (1998), "Stepmom" (1998), and "Igby Goes Down" (2002).