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Chris Sarandon

Chris Sarandon

Formerly husband to Susan Sarandon, whom he met while attending the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Chris Sarandon spent nearly a decade performing on-stage before making his first television appearance alongside Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart in Thursday's Game in 1974. While that appearance was well received by its audience, Sarandon wouldn't achieve widespread critical recognition from the film industry until his portrayal of an overwrought transsexual opposite Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Sarandon's performance earned him two prestigious nominations (New Star of the Year - Male from the Golden Globes and Best Actor from the Academy), and by all indications, Sarandon was headed toward a bright future on the silver screen. Rather than jumping into a full-time movie career, however, Sarandon continued his work in theater (he replaced Raul Julia in the Tony-winning Broadway musical The Two Gentlemen of Verona) and appeared in a series of television roles, some of which (such as A Tale of Two Cities in 1980) mirrored his affinity for the classics, while others -- namely The Day Christ Died, in which he played the title role -- offered an opportunity for the actor to get in touch with his religious side. Oddly enough, Sarandon would also appear in a slew of satanic or otherwise horror-themed films, including The Sentinel (1976), Fright Night (1985), and Child's Play (1988). It was his decidedly less grim role as the insidious Prince Humperdinck in Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride, however, that would bring his name back into the hearts of American audiences, albeit his place therein was reserved for fairy tale bad guys. Despite his success, Sarandon was unable to gain mainstream American recognition for a starring role, though his performance as a Holocaust survivor in Forced March (1990) did not go unnoticed by critics. Not long afterward, select U.S. filmgoers were treated to his portrayal of a man obsessed with his deceased ancestor's rumored ability to raise the dead in Alien scriptwriter Dan O'Bannon's The Resurrected (1991). In 1993, Sarandon earned no small amount of approval for giving voice to Jack Skellington, the bony star of Tim Burton's gleefully sinister The Nightmare Before Christmas. After participating in a vampire documentary, an episode of the cult-favorite Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood, and, of all things, the film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's family classic Little Men, Sarandon landed a recurring role as Dr. Burke on NBC's long-running medical drama ER. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide


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Chris Sarandon Trivia

When was Chris Sarandon born?
Chris Sarandon was born on July 24, 1942

What role did Chris Sarandon play in The Sentinel?
Chris Sarandon played Michael Lerman in The Sentinel

Who did Chris Sarandon portray in Fright Night?
Chris Sarandon was Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night

What role did Chris Sarandon play in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Chris Sarandon played Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas

Who did Chris Sarandon play in A Tale of Two Cities?
Chris Sarandon was Charles Darnay in A Tale of Two Cities

What role did Chris Sarandon portray in Protocol?
Chris Sarandon played Michael in Protocol

What role did Chris Sarandon play in Mayflower Madam?
Chris Sarandon played Matt Whittington in Mayflower Madam

What role did Chris Sarandon portray in Lipstick?
Chris Sarandon played Gordon Stuart in Lipstick

Who did Chris Sarandon play in Child's Play?
Chris Sarandon was Det. Mike Norris in Child's Play

What role did Chris Sarandon portray in Road Ends?
Chris Sarandon played Estaban Maceda in Road Ends

What role did Chris Sarandon portray in The Resurrected?
Chris Sarandon played Charles Dexter Ward in The Resurrected

Who did Chris Sarandon portray in Collision Course?
Chris Sarandon was Philip Madras in Collision Course

What role did Chris Sarandon play in Loggerheads?
Chris Sarandon played Robert in Loggerheads

Who did Chris Sarandon play in Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood?
Chris Sarandon was Reverend Current in Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood

Who did Chris Sarandon play in The Princess Bride?
Chris Sarandon was Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride

Who did Chris Sarandon portray in Cuba?
Chris Sarandon was Juan Pulido in Cuba

Who did Chris Sarandon portray in The Osterman Weekend?
Chris Sarandon was Joseph Cardone in The Osterman Weekend

What role did Chris Sarandon portray in Dog Day Afternoon?
Chris Sarandon played Leon in Dog Day Afternoon

Who did Chris Sarandon play in Slaves of New York?
Chris Sarandon was Victor Okrent in Slaves of New York

What role did Chris Sarandon play in Perfume?
Chris Sarandon played Gary Packer in Perfume

What role did Chris Sarandon play in American Perfekt?
Chris Sarandon played Sammy in American Perfekt

Who did Chris Sarandon portray in Edie & Pen?
Chris Sarandon was Max in Edie & Pen

Who did Chris Sarandon portray in Just Cause?
Chris Sarandon was Lyle Morgan in Just Cause


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