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Real name

Susan Abigail Tomaling

Date of birth (location)

4 October 1946, New York, USA., New York, USA.

biography

It was after the 1968 Democratic convention and there was a casting call for a film with several roles for the kind of young people who had disrupted the convention. Two recent graduates of Catholic University in Washington DC, went to the audition in New York for Joe (1970). Chris Sarandon, who had studied to be an actor, was passed over. His wife Susan got the major role of the daughter of an advertising executive. Dad kills her drug dealer boyfriend and befriends an opinionated assembly line worker who collects guns. Five years later Sarandon made the film where fans of cult classics have come to know her as Janet, who gets entangled with transvestite Dr. Frank n Furter in _Rocky Rocky Horror Picture Show, The (1975). More than 15 years after beginning her career Sarandon at last actively campaigned for a great role -- Annie in Bull Durham (1988), flying at her own expense from Rome to Los Angeles. "It was such a wonderful script ... and did away with a lot of myths and challenged the American definition of success", she said. "When I got there, I spent some time with Kevin [Costner], kissed some ass at the studio and got back on a plane". Her romance with the "Bull Durham" supporting actor, Tim Robbins, had produced three sons by 1992 and put Sarandon in the position of leaving her domestic paradise only to accept roles that really challenged her. The result was four Academy Award nominations in the 1990s and best actress for Dead Man Walking (1995). Her first Academy Award nomination was for Louis Malle's Atlantic City (1980). When Robert Hofler, writing a 1994 article for BUZZ, asked Sarandon whether it was difficult being directed by the man she lived with {Tim Robbins for "Dead Man Walking"), she answered: "I lived and worked with another director, and when you do that, you're in a real hostage situation. There are situations where you'd walk off the picture, but you can't walk because you've gotta go home and make the tuna melt". Hofler: "You're talking about Louis Malle?" Sarandon: "Yeah". Hofler: "Malle directed you in 'Pretty Baby' and 'Atlantic City'. Did working with him contribute to your breaking up? Sarandon: "Nah. I'd quote Proust on that one. It was just time."

Spouse

Tim Robbins (1988 - present) (common - law); 2 childrenChris Sarandon (1968 - ?)

Current opinion of RHPS: Finds it amusing, but doesn't understand why people are so obsessed with it