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Susan Sarandon

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Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress.

Susan Sarandon in David. Letterman Show 22 December 2009 by fantasytoreality99

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She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner who is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of causes.

The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

The British Academy Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Social justice is the fair and just relation between the individual and society.

TIME Interviews Susan Sarandon by TIME

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She was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.

The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations program headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger.

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Sarandon began her career in the 1970 film Joe, before appearing in the soap opera A World Apart.

Joe is a 1970 drama film distributed by Cannon Films and starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick and Susan Sarandon in her film debut.

A World Apart is an American daytime drama which ran from March 30, 1970, to June 25, 1971, on the ABC television network.

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In 1975, she starred in the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman.

A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture.

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She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Atlantic City, Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo's Oil and The Client, before winning for Dead Man Walking.

Dead Man Walking is a 1995 American crime drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced and directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of the same name.

The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, and starring Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Brad Renfro.

Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American road film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri.

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She has also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Client, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for Dead Man Walking.

Best Actress in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film.

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She made her Broadway debut in An Evening with Richard Nixon in 1972, and went on to receive Drama Desk Award nominations for the Off-Broadway plays, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and Extremities.

Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

The Drama Desk Awards are presented annually by The Drama Desk Organisation, and were first awarded in 1955 to recognize excellence in New York theatre productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.

An Evening With Richard Nixon, originally billed as An Evening With Richard Nixon and..., is a play by Gore Vidal which opened at the Shubert Theatre in April 1972.

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She returned to Broadway in the 2009 revival of Exit the King.

Exit the King is an absurdist drama by Eugène Ionesco that premiered in 1962.

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On television, she is a five-time Emmy Award nominee, including for her guest roles on the sitcoms Friends and Malcolm in the Middle, and the TV films Bernard and Doris and You Don't Know Jack.

You Don't Know Jack is a 2010 television film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian, based in part on the book, Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia.

Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

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Her other films include Pretty Baby, The Hunger, The Witches of Eastwick, Bull Durham, White Palace, Little Women, Stepmom, Igby Goes Down, Enchanted, The Lovely Bones, Arbitrage and Tammy.

Igby Goes Down is a 2002 comedy-drama film that follows the life of Igby Slocumb, a rebellious and sardonic New York City teenager who attempts to break free of his familial ties and wealthy, overbearing mother.

White Palace is a 1990 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates, Steven Hill, Jeremy Piven, and Renee Taylor.

Enchanted is a 2007 American live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment.

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