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      Chris Sarandon

      Chris Sarandon

      Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Frank the Bastard (2013)

      Birthday: Jul 24, 1942

      Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, USA

      This tall, darkly handsome character actor first came to attention as Al Pacino's overwrought gay lover in Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975), a role that earned him an Oscar nomination, and later was amusingly wonderful as the villainous prince in Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride" (1987). Chris Sarandon came out of a decade of stage roles before working in front of the cameras. He first toured the US as a member of the Catholic University Players, performing works by Moliere and Shakespeare and later marked time with an improvisational company in Washington, DC, and with the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Sarandon made his Broadway debut in 1970 as Jacob Rothschild--the brother who takes France--in the musical "The Rothschilds," with Hal Linden and Robby Benson. In 1972, Sarandon replaced Raul Julia as Proteus in the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona," John Guare's musical adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Five years later, he was part of an all-star ensemble (including Madeline Kahn and Joel Grey) in Guare's "Marco Polo Sings a Solo" at the Public Theatre. Sarandon has continued to work on stage between film and TV assignments, including the ill-fated 1991 musical "Nick and Nora."

      Highest rated movies

      The Princess Bride poster The Princess Bride Dog Day Afternoon poster
      Dog Day Afternoon
      Fright Night poster Fright Night Loggerheads poster
      Loggerheads
      Child's Play poster Child's Play Safe poster
      Safe
      Let the Devil Wear Black poster
      Let the Devil Wear Black
      I Smile Back poster I Smile Back

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      49% 62% I Smile Back Roger (Character) $57.7K 2015
      33% 54% Big Stone Gap Mario Barbari (Character) $1.0M 2014
      10% 57% Frank the Bastard Tristan Pace (Character) - 2013
      60% 59% Safe Mayor Tramello (Character) $17.1M 2012
      No Score Yet 46% The Chosen One Zebulon 'Zeb' Kirk (Voice) - 2007
      73% 65% Loggerheads Rev. Robert Austin (Character) $115.2K 2005
      No Score Yet 25% The Dead Will Tell Paul Hamlin (Character) - 2004
      11% 51% Perfume Gary Packer (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 40% Reaper Luke Sinclair (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Against Time Dr. Anton Stofeles (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 33% Carrera contra el Tiempo Unknown (Character) - 2000
      57% 27% Let the Devil Wear Black Jack's Father (Character) - 1999
      14% 76% Louisa May Alcott's Little Men Fritz Bhaer (Character) $102.2K 1998
      No Score Yet 59% American Perfekt Deputy Sammy (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 20% Road Ends Esteban Maceda (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underworld Johnny (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 33% Edie & Pen Max (Character) - 1996
      15% 31% Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Rev. 'J.C.' Current (Character) $5.6M 1996
      No Score Yet 25% No Greater Love Sam Horowitz (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 33% Terminal Justice Reginald Matthews (Character) - 1995
      26% 46% Just Cause Lyle Morgan (Character) $35.7M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Dark Man Calls Lloyd Carson (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptress Matt Christianson (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 62% David's Mother Philip (Character) - 1994
      95% 91% The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack (Voice) $2.4M 1993
      No Score Yet 29% Dark Tide Tim (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 20% A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Paul Solomon (Character) - 1992
      40% 54% The Resurrected Charles Dexter Ward/Joseph Curwen (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 13% Whispers Tony (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stranger Within Dan (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced March Ben Kline/Miklos Radnoti (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 32% Collision Course Philip Madras (Character) - 1989
      30% 69% Slaves of New York Victor Okrent (Character) $294.4K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy John Lenczowski (Character) - 1989
      71% 64% Child's Play Mike Norris (Character) $32.8M 1988
      No Score Yet 100% Goodbye, Miss 4th of July George Janus (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayflower Madam Matt Whittington (Character) - 1987
      97% 94% The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck (Character) $26.9M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Liberty Jacque Marchant (Character) - 1986
      82% 77% Fright Night Jerry Dandrige (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Child Is Mine Craig Wilkerson (Character) - 1985
      89% 87% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Kurotowa (Voice) - 1984
      33% 37% Protocol Michael Ransome (Character) - 1984
      42% 38% The Osterman Weekend Joseph Cardone (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Promise Bud Griggs (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 35% A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton/Charles Darnay (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day Christ Died Jesus Christ (Character) - 1980
      45% 28% Cuba Juan Pulido (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Go Home Again George Webber (Character) - 1979
      45% 44% The Sentinel Michael Lerman (Character) - 1977
      20% 37% Lipstick Gordon Stuart (Character) - 1976
      96% 90% Dog Day Afternoon Leon Shermer (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 70% Thursday's Game Counselor (Character) - 1974

      TV

      Credit
      90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet God in America Unknown (Character) 2010
      93% 91% The Good Wife Judge Howard Matchick (Guest Star) 2010
      72% 100% The Unusuals Walter Shraeger (Guest Star) 2009
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wesley Masoner (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2004
      No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      70% No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 90% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Character) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      0% No Score Yet Stark Raving Mad Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 68% Felicity Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perversions of Science Unknown (Character) 1997
      No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
      91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Martus Mazur (Guest Star) 1994