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Susan Sarandon

Actress, Activist, Pro-Palestinian Advocate

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Date of Birth:

1946

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New York, New York, U.S.

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Why Featured?

Award-winning acting career and significant contributions to pro-Palestinian activism.

Brief bio

Susan Sarandon is an American actress and activist, renowned for her dynamic film roles and deep emotional performances. She has won an Academy Award for her role in "Dead Man Walking" and is recognized for her activism, particularly her pro-Palestinian stance. She has been involved in various protests supporting Palestinian rights and has made public statements advocating for their cause.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 1968: Graduated with a drama degree from Catholic University of America.

  • 1975: Gained recognition in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

  • 1981: First Oscar nomination for "Atlantic City."

  • 1988: Starred in "Bull Durham," meeting Tim Robbins.

  • 1996: Won an Academy Award for "Dead Man Walking."

  • Advocacy at Pro-Palestinian Rallies: Participated in several rallies, notably in New York, speaking out for Palestinian rights and against Israeli actions in Gaza​​​​...See More

  • Public Statements on Palestinian Issues: Made powerful statements supporting a ceasefire in Gaza and decried the deaths of children in the conflict as war crimes​​...See More

  • Support Letter to Mayor of Barcelona: Signed a letter supporting Barcelona's decision to break diplomatic relations with Israel and end its twinning agreement with Tel Aviv​​.

  • Social Media Activism: Actively shared pro-Palestinian messages and retweeted messages advocating for peace and the end of war​​.

  • Controversial Remarks: Made statements highlighting the discrimination faced by various religious communities in the U.S., sparking wider dialogues on fear and discrimination

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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