TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06:  Susan Sarandon attends the "Blackbird" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 06, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
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Susan Sarandon Thinks Her Big Break Story Shows How 'Stupid' Acting Can Be
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, best known for films like "Thelma and Louise" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," is, by all means, a fantastic Hollywood success story. Sarandon, who is also a prominent political activist, didn't expect her big break in acting to be coming, but it arrived in a way that felt very arbitrary and somewhat unearned to her.
Her husband at the time, Chris Sarandon, was auditioning for movies and needed a scene partner, so Susan got an agent, did some auditions, and suddenly, it was her getting noticed rather than her husband. She was cast in the movie "Joe," which successfully led Sarandon to further opportunities.
"And because it was this huge hit, not necessarily a brilliant film, nor was I necessarily amazing [in] it, but it definitely got me in the door for other low-level jobs," said Sarandon. It shows that show business can be "stupid," a Sarandon called it, and it can often come down to pure luck.