Actually, I enjoyed watching Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking last night. Sarandon won an Academy Award for Best Actress, and Penn was nominated as Best Actor. Truly great film.
I enjoyed watching Susan Sarandon in "Atlantic City" (with Burt Lancaster) standing in front of a window washing her breasts with lemon juice to get the smell of fish off her skin from her job at a casino shucking oysters. She was pretty sexy in "White Castle" too.
...Actually, I enjoyed watching Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking last night. Sarandon won an Academy Award for Best Actress, and Penn was nominated as Best Actor. Truly great film....
As a resident of Louisiana where the film is set and having seen the film, I don't share your enthusiasm. As polite as I can say it, Sarandon does is not a "star" for her gifts in pretending to be someone else. Her gifts are that she performs great lewd sex on screen. See Bull Durham, White Palace, The Hunger, Thelma and Louise. Without these films her career would be as an unknown and in each her gift is not her strong pretending to be someone else.
I have no problem with naughty bits on screen (I kinda' like them) but that really is the extent of her talent.
The contribution of the performer in movies is seriously overrated. The writing (which gets short credit) is really the critical part of a movie or play. What ego driven half talents do is really unimportant.
That being said, Doug McClure and Roddy McDowell were overlooked giants.
posted on 02/08/2003 12:52:26 PM PST
(Freep on Brother)
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