Actress Susan Sarandon has been enjoying a long and varied career. The earliest movie I've seen her in is Billy WIlder's 1974 remake of 'The Front Page,' in which she sings between films at a movie theater and tries to lure Jack Lemmon away from journalism into a life of respectability. It's a far cry from her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in 'Dead Man Walking,' which won her a Best Actress Oscar in 1996.
She's danced around in lingerie in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' defied authority in 'Thelma and Louise,' and threatened to destroy Manhattan as the wicked Queen Narissa in' Enchanted.' She's played one of the most understanding mothers in American literature -- Marmee in 'Little Women' -- and also one of the meanest bitch moms ever to scorch the screen in 'Igby Goes Down.' Over the years, she's moved from perky heroines to memorable moms and in last year's 'The Lovely Bones,' even a feisty grandmother.