She s played everything from a crusading nun to a gun-toting road-tripper to a lusty vampire and yet, even at 67 years old, Susan Sarandon is still finding new on-screen challenges. The Oscar-winner, who plays a booze-swilling grandma in the new Melissa McCarthy film Tammy, spoke with Yahoo Movies about her illustrious r sum , revealing behind-the-scenes stories about five of her most unforgettable roles. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Throngs of Janet wannabes likely have no idea how difficult it was for Sarandon to play the iconic part of Janet, the virgin-turned-vixen. We never got warm. Bull Durham (1988) The late Roger Ebert said no one else could have played the memorable minor league baseball groupie, though Sarandon is open about the fact that she was far from the first choice. I was at the bottom of the list but everybody else turned it down because they didn t want to read. Beyond making the baseball scenes look real, the chemistry between Kevin Costner and his leading lady was supremely important to Bull Durham filmmakers and she proved she had just that right spark. Thelma and Louise (1991) Sarandon and Geena Davis both received Best Actress nominations for this now-classic road-trip drama a situation Sarandon calls very unusual. It was the fifth time in Oscar history that two actresses from the same film got a dueling nod, starting with Anne Baxter and Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950).
Adapted from the legendary comic strip, THE SPIRIT is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister FRANK MILLER (creator of 300 and SIN CITY). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the OCTOPUS (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he's going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City's rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront ... all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are ELLEN DOLAN (Sarah Paulson), the whip-smart girl-next-door; SILKEN FLOSS (Scarlett Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen; PLASTER OF PARIS (Paz Vega), a murderous French nightclub dancer; LORELEI (Jaime King), a phantom siren; and MORGENSTERN (Stana Katic), a sexy young cop.
Then of course, there's SAND SAREF (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She's the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him?
From the “The Thong Song” to handcuffs of all kinds, Melyssa Ford tells all.
A legendary queen of country music struggles to maintain her place in the spotlight while dealing with an ambitious rising pop-country vixen who wants to knock her off the throne.
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