Preview: Discovering Film – Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon began her multi award-winning acting career in the 1970 film Joe, before appearing in the popular cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Her Academy Award nominated role in Atlantic City (1980), was followed by the iconic Thelma & Louise (1991), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), and The Client (1994), before winning The Academy Award for Dead Man Walking in 1995. Other notable films include: Pretty Baby (1978), The Hunger (1983), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Bull Durham (1988)

This week looks at Susan Sarandon, the American actress who is best known for appearing in several cult classics over the years. She first came on the scene in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) before really making her name in The Witches of Eastwick (1987) with Jack Nicholson and starring alongside Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise (1991).
She took on a number of challenging parts in the 1990s, which resulted in four Academy Award for various films and a Best Actress Oscar for her leading role in Dead Man Walking (1995). In later years, Sarandon has turned her hand to TV via Friends, ER, The Big C and Feud. She’s a talented actress who is also known in some circles for her social and political activism for a variety of causes.

Discovering Film: Susan Sarandon – Thursday 9.00pm on Sky Arts.