Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon is an American actor who is best known for playing Prince Humperdinck in the film The Princess Bride, the vampire Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night and Detective Mike Norris in the first entry of the Child's Play series, and providing the speaking voice of Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Leon in Dog Day Afternoon.
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The Most Beloved Quotes from 'The Princess Bride' on its 28th Anniversary
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On October 9, 1987, The Princess Bride debuted in theaters. Legendary scribe William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Marathon Man, All the President's Men) adapted the screenplay from his novel of the same name. It would take 14 years for the book to became a movie, but it was well worth the wait. Part comedy, part adventure, part fairy tale, part love story, director Rob Reiner assembled a dream team cast which included Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Mel Smith and André the Giant. Beloved by millions of fans (which includes Bill Clinton and and the late Pope John Paul II), the American Film Institute ranks The Princess Bride in the top 100 Greatest Love Stories. And the Writers Guild of America says that Goldman's script is one of greatest 100 screenplays of all time. Many people can quote every last line. And Cary Elwes who played the dashing Westley wrot ...
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Susan Sarandon Reveals How She Really Feels About Marriage
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Susan Sarandon stopped by Huffpost Live on Wednesday to dish on her latest film, "The Big Wedding." Also on the agenda? Marriage, naturally. Sarandon, whose 12-year marriage to college sweetheart Chris Sarandon ended in 1979, admitted that married life is "difficult." "I think it's a challenge to be with another person," she said. "The hardest thing is really deciding if you want to be intimate with another human being and I think it's a very hard job to do that, and then you throw in kids and it's even more difficult." Following her divorce, Sarandon coupled up with Tim Robbins for 23 years until they split in 2009. The former pair have two children together, and Sarandon has another daughter from a previous relationship. Watch the clip above for more on Sarandon's views on marriage, then click through the slideshow below for photos of the actress through the years: Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook and Twitter. Keep in touch! Check ...
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Is Tim Burton The King Of The Modern Creeper?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
With the recent release of Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' and Halloween upon us, it seems as good as any to remember why Tim Burton can - arguably! - lay claim to the title of darkest imagination sitting in a director's chair today, with his gleeful blending of fantasy and horror. Exhibit A - these five films... can you think of any other director more suitable for Halloween? Dark Shadows (2012) Barnabas (Johnny Depp) is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death by turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. Edward Scissor Hands (1990) Eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny D ...
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Chris Jancelewicz: Upon Watching 'The Princess Bride' For The First Time, At 33
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I can't even count the number of times I've been chastised for not seeing The Princess Bride -- especially in my capacity as an entertainment editor. I don't even really have an excuse, other than my eight-year-old self in 1987 was more interested in Star Wars and The NeverEnding Story than a movie about a princess being kidnapped. It sounded boring, and how could anything trump the kid-appealing glory of The Goonies, which had come out two years earlier? So I finally did it. I watched The Princess Bride at age 33 (obviously with a grain of salt, since the effects and graphics are pretty terrible). While watching, my mind was flooded with images of other movies in the era -- the comedy of Monty Python and the campiness of Labyrinth, combined with a dash of Willow. I could see how it fit into the '80s movie canon, and as the film progressed, I could also understand how legions of fans fell in love with this classic. It dawned on me about halfway through the film that I w ...
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'Princess Bride' Cast Reuniting
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As you wish: The Film Society of Lincoln Center officially announced on Monday that the "Princess Bride" will screen at this year's New York Film Festival to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary. The 1987 classic will screen in what the Film Society of Lincoln Center calls a "newly struck and pristine 35mm print." After the movie, cast members Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon and Robin Wright will join director Rob Reiner for a Q&A and discussion. Written by acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman (and based on his book of the same name), "The Princess Bride" has withstood the test of time and remains a beloved variation on the big-screen fairytale. Last year, director Jason Reitman staged a live read of the "Princess Bride" script, with Mindy Kaling playing the role of Princess Buttercup (originally portrayed by Wright) and Paul Rudd as Westley (originally played by Elwes). Elwes, in a cheeky casting decision, lent his voice to t ...
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Movie Review - Safe (2012)
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
Safe, 2012. Directed by Boaz Yakin. Starring Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, James Hong, Robert John Burke and Reggie Lee. SYNOPSIS: After his family are murdered by Russian gangsters, an ex-cop and second-rate cage fighter rescues a young girl whose memory contains a secret code worth millions and has to fight to keep her from the clutches of the mob, corrupt NYPD officers and Chinese Triads. The all-out action movie is dead, we all know this. The Mission: Impossible, Bond and Bourne series are spy films, the Transformers series is based on a cartoon and toy series, and the Fast and Furious series is… an anomaly. Gone are the days when cops chased drug dealers and everything went BOOM along the way, and I for one miss that. I would, however, prefer action films never to be made again rather than seeing B-movie output in the shape of Safe taking over the mantle. That’s not to say that Safe is a terrible film because it does have its merits in 2012. The action ...
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Safe Review
Koimoi - almost 5 years
A former New York city cop (Jason Statham) makes saving a young Chinese girl (Catherine Chan) his life’s mission. Find out more in the review of Safe. Safe Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 (Two-and-a-half stars) Star Cast: Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon, Anson Mount, James Hong, Reggie Lee. What’s Good: The action sequences; the interesting progression of the screenplay. What’s Bad: The preposterous story; the unanswered questions. Verdict: Safe is a safe bet if you want to watch a Jason Statham action movie. User rating: Safe is about a former New York city cop who is about to commit suicide when a young girl ‘saves’ him. Then, he makes saving the girl his life’s mission. Mei (Catherine Chan) is a young Chinese girl who is very good with numbers. She is forcefully brought to New York by a gang of Chinese criminals who want to keep their accounts out of computers, which can leave a trail. So Mei, whose sick mother is back in China, spends about a year w ...
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Movie Review: "Safe"
Opposing Views - almost 5 years
"Safe" (Lionsgate) First off let me say I am a big Jason Statham fan. I have been from the days of “Transporter,” “Cellular” and “The Italian Job.” In my opinion he is the go to man for action adventure movies and in his latest, “Safe,” he does not disappoint. This film moves at breakneck speed from beginning to end, but also manages to eke out a sweet story of his character as a protector for a fascinating young Chinese girl. Still the main draw is Statham and he delivers everything you want in an action hero. Statham plays Luke Wright, an ex-cop reduced to cage fighting whose life is on a downward slide. It gets so bad that Luke is on the verge of jumping in front of a subway train. What stops him is the appearance of Mei (Catherine Chan) who is being pursued by a group of malevolent men who look like they want to do her harm. Luke cancels his suicide plans and goes forward to protect Mei and the film never slows down from t ...
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Jason Statham has No Time for Talking in New Action Clip from Safe - almost 5 years
Jason Statham returns with his usual great blend of action-thriller in Safe, due out in UK cinemas this weekend. Statham has been brilliant in turning his tough-guy image into a career built on no-nonsense characters who do whatever they have to to get the job done, and it looks like Safe will be another in that vein. A new action-packed clip has surfaced online, courtesy of Yahoo Movies, to give you an idea of what to expect. “A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change… until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed. But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, be ...
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“Safe” Review in Brief
The Faster Times - almost 5 years
In which a former cage fighter and sudden widower played by Jason Statham fends off battalions of corrupt New York cops and thugs both Russian and Chinese just to protect a little girl who’s memorized a valuable code. Boring us with superfluous setup, writer-director Boaz Yakin does at least take care to spread a pulp of uniform coarseness; at its best his dialogue approximates the grimly expository B-noir patter of half a century ago. The problem, inasmuch as this stuff even deserves critique, is that it’s a trill-less thriller, without even enough cathartic brutality. Quick cuts and camera jitters make the action hard to see and therefore less worth waiting for. Badness of this sort is not offensive, just deadeningly mediocre. Catherine Chan, James Hong, Chris Sarandon, and Robert John Burke co-star.
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'Safe' Review: Jason Statham Gives This B-Movie Some A-Movie Cred
The Wrap - almost 5 years
When a champion thoroughbred is great at running around the track, fans don't complain that the horse always does the same thing. No one suggests that the filly should perhaps go in the opposite direction or complete a race on its hind legs. So if Jason Statham's character in “Safe” isn't particularly distinguishable from the intense, violent men he plays in the “Transporter” or “Crank” movies, who cares? In an era where matinee idols like Tom Cruise and Matt Damon can be turned into action stars, Statham injects his films with the kind of old-school, tough-guy intensity that made Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson into international icons. “Safe” winds up being a B-movie with A-movie credentials, and all the more entertaining for it. Boaz Yakin, whose work spans from feel-good hit “Remember the Titans” to gritty Sundance fave “Fresh” to the fluffy “Uptown Girls,” directs his own script, with Kevin Spacey and Lawrence Bender producing, Mark Mothersbaugh (of Wes-Anderson-via- ...
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Susan Sarandon Says She 'Can't Imagine' Marrying Again
Popeater - almost 5 years
Is marriage in Susan Sarandon's future? The Academy Award-winning actress, whose 12-year marriage to Chris Sarandon was followed by a two-decade relationship with Tim Robbins, told Britain's The Telegraph on Tuesday that she "really can't imagine" marrying again. "Even when I got married, we never said it was going to be forever," said Sarandon, who married Chris Sarandon, her college sweetheart, in 1968, when she was 20. "It was a kind of practical decision. I don’t think I ever thought of it as something that would be a huge deal. But every year we renewed. We decided not with an actual ceremony, but just said ‘should we go through the next year? Actually, I think it’s a good relationship strategy. We should revisit this before we have children to see if everybody is still on the same page.” But when it came to her relationship with Robbins, the father of her sons, Jack Henry, 22, and Miles, 19, Sarandon said the habit of "renewing" wasn't necessary. "I ...
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Exclusive Images from Jason Statham’s ‘Safe’ - almost 5 years
Momentum have sent us these brand new images from Jason Statham’s new movie Safe which hits UK cinemas 4th May. The film is written and directed by Boaz Yakin and as well as Statham, stars Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, Reggie Lee, Danny Hoch and James Hong. In his latest movie, Safe, we see him looking like the usual hard man that he plays in all his other movies, except the difference here is he wears a beanie hat! Mei (Catherine Chan) is a 10 year-old Chinese math prodigy who is abducted from her home in Nanjing by the Triads; she is sent to America by the Triad Leader Han Jiao (James Hong), where she will serve as a “counter” for their extortion racquets. No computers, no paper trails – she keeps all the numbers in her head. One year later Mei’s new adopted “father” Chang (Reggie Lee) brings her along to count the numbers as he shakes-down his business operations. Luke Wright (Jason Statham) is a second rate cage fighter in the mixed martial arts circuit in New Jersey. W ...
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Chris Sarandon to host Poetry Out Loud finals
The Charleston Gazette - almost 5 years
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- <a class="fplink fp-48586" href="/Chris+Sarandon+1">Chris Sarandon</a> is back for his fifth year hosting the states Poetry Out Loud competition. "I wouldnt miss it for the world," he said. "Unless Im working, Ill be there. Its an extraordinary event." Poetry is i...
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Chris Sarandon Interview, Fright Night Remake -
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Sarandon is best known to most of you for his starring role in the original Fright Night movie where he played the vampire Jerry Dandridge. Many of you classic fans likely noticed his cameo in the new remake starring Colin Farrell. ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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WAMG Interview: FRIGHT NIGHT Writer Marti Noxon - We Are Movie Geeks
Google News - over 5 years
MM: At the screenings a few weeks ago, I could tell there were people in the theater that hadn&#39;ta clue who Chris Sarandon was when he popped up. Meanwhile, the rest of us went beserk - clapping and howling by the surprise. What would you say to all the
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Fright Night, One Day, Sarah's Key, Another Earth, Hobo with a Shotgun - Connect
Google News - over 5 years
... approach to the vampire genre and a lovely performance by Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent, a late-night horror-show host who helps teenage hero Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) defeat the bloodsucker (Chris Sarandon) who lives next door
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Sarandon
  • 2006
    Age 63
    He returned to Broadway in 2006 playing Signor Naccarelli in the six-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center.
    More Details Hide Details Most recently he appeared in Cyrano de Bergerac as Antoine de Guiche, alongside Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata. He is on the Advisory Board for the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
  • 1991
    Age 48
    In 1991 he performed on Broadway in the short-lived musical Nick & Nora (based on The Thin Man film) with Joanna Gleason, the daughter of Monty Hall. Sarandon married Gleason in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details They have appeared together in a number of films, including Edie & Pen (1996), American Perfekt (1997) and Let the Devil Wear Black (1999). In the 2000s he made guest appearances in several TV series, notably as the Necromancer demon, Armand, in Charmed, and as superior court judge Barry Krumble in six episodes of Judging Amy.
  • 1987
    Age 44
    He is best known in the film industry for his role as Prince Humperdinck in Rob Reiner's 1987 film The Princess Bride, though he also has had supporting parts in other successful films such as the original Child's Play (1988).
    More Details Hide Details In 1992, he played Joseph Curwen/Charles Dexter Ward in The Resurrected. He also provided the voice of Jack Skellington, the main character in Tim Burton's animated Disney film The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and has since reprised the role in other productions, including the Disney/Square video games Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II and the Capcom sequel to the original film, Oogie's Revenge. Sarandon also reprised his role as Jack Skellington for several Disneyland Halloween events and attractions including; Halloween Screams, the Frightfully Fun Parade, and the Haunted Mansion Holiday, a three-month overlay of the Haunted Mansion, where Jack and his friends take over the Mansion in an attempt to introduce Christmas, much as his character did in the film. Sarandon appeared in TV again with a recurring role as Dr. Burke on NBC's long-running medical drama ER.
  • 1986
    Age 43
    He starred in the 1986 TV film Liberty, which addressed the making of New York City's Lady Liberty.
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  • 1983
    Age 40
    He received accolades for his portrayal of Sydney Carton in a TV-film version of A Tale of Two Cities (1980), co-starred with Dennis Hopper in the 1983 film The Osterman Weekend, which was based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name, and co-starred with Goldie Hawn in Protocol (1984).
    More Details Hide Details These were followed by another mainstream success as the vampire-next-door in the teen horror film Fright Night (1985).
  • 1968
    Age 25
    In 1968, Sarandon moved to New York City, where he landed his first television role as Dr. Tom Halverson on The Guiding Light (1973 – 1974).
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in the primetime TV movies The Satan Murders (1974) and Thursday's Game before landing the role of Al Pacino's transsexual wife in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), a performance which earned him nominations for Best New Male Star of the Year at the Golden Globes and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sarandon appeared in The Rothschilds and The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Broadway, as well making regular appearances at numerous Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw festivals in the United States and Canada. He also 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. He also took roles in horror films opposite the late Margaux Hemingway in the thriller Lipstick (1976) and as a demon in the shocker The Sentinel (1977).
  • 1967
    Age 24
    While attending CUA, he married classmate Susan Tomalin in 1967. After graduating, they both pursued acting careers, with Susan taking his surname as her professional name and performing under the name Susan Sarandon. They were married until 1979.
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  • 1965
    Age 22
    After graduation, he toured with numerous improv companies and became heavily involved in regional theatre, making his professional debut in The Rose Tattoo in 1965.
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  • 1942
    Born on July 24, 1942.
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