Susan Sarandon's memorable performances have made her an American icon. Passionate and outspoken, she's often controversial. Why did Sarandon choose acting as a career? What is her acting philosophy? How does she select roles? What motivates her to promote social and political causes? Why do some people object to this? How do critics rate her work and her movies? Betty Jo Tucker answers these questions and more in an analysis of Sarandon's achievements from a film critic's perspective. Tucker's book also includes an annotated filmography of Sarandon's movies and selected reviews of her key films from a variety of critics.
"Film critic Betty Jo Tucker is a graceful, intelligent judge of cinematic offerings. She approaches her subject with measured dignity and mature enthusiasm. Her bravura
Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick captures the full essence of Sarandon's work."
~ Phil Hall, book editor, New York Resident
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Hats Off Books
(April 30, 2004)
Honorable Mention from the 2007 New York Book Festival