Chris Sarandon

Chris Sarandon

  • Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
  • Birthday: Jul 24, 1942
  • Birthplace: Beckley, West Virginia, USA
  • 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. He continued to work steadily into the 21st century in a variety of projects including Voices in Wartime, Loggerheads, The Chosen One, the remake of Fright Night, and 2012's Safe.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% I Smile Back Roger $50.6K 2015
38% Big Stone Gap Mario Barbari $1.1M 2015
58% Safe Mayor Tremello $17.2M 2012
72% Fright Night Jay Dee $18.3M 2011
5% Multiple Sarcasms Larry 2010
No Score Yet Cyrano De Bergerac Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Chosen One Zeb Kirk 2008
81% Voices in Wartime Actor 2005
74% Loggerheads Rev. Robert Austin 2005
No Score Yet The Dead Will Tell Paul Hamlin 2004
11% Perfume Gary Packer 2001
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' Actor 2001
No Score Yet Carrera contra el Tiempo Anton Stoffles 2000
57% Let the Devil Wear Black Jack's Father 1999
No Score Yet Terminal Justice Actor 1998
No Score Yet Reaper Luke Sinclair 1998
No Score Yet Edie & Pen Max 1997
No Score Yet Road Ends Estaban Maceda 1997
No Score Yet American Perfekt Sammy 1997
12% Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Rev. Current 1996
No Score Yet No Greater Love Actor 1996
24% Just Cause Lyle Morgan 1995
No Score Yet Terminal Justice Reginald Matthews 1995
No Score Yet Temptress Matt Christianson 1995
No Score Yet David's Mother Philip Goodson 1994
95% The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington $8.7M 1993
No Score Yet Dark Tide Tim 1993
No Score Yet Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Actor 1993
No Score Yet A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Paul Solomon 1992
No Score Yet The Resurrected Charles 1991
No Score Yet The Stranger Within Dan 1990
No Score Yet Forced March Ben Kline 1990
No Score Yet Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy Actor 1989
No Score Yet Collision Course Philip 1989
13% Slaves of New York Victor Okrent 1989
No Score Yet Whispers Tony 1989
67% Child's Play Mike Norris 1988
No Score Yet Resurrected Actor 1988
No Score Yet Mayflower Madam Matt Whittington 1987
97% The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck 1987
88% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika) Kurotowa (English) 1985
91% Fright Night Jerry Dandrige 1985
25% Protocol Michael 1984
44% The Osterman Weekend Cardone 1983
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Cities Charles Darnay 1980
45% Cuba Juan Pulido 1979
47% The Sentinel Michael Lerman 1977
13% Lipstick Gordon Stuart 1976
95% Dog Day Afternoon Leon 1975
No Score Yet Thursday's Game Counselor 1974

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet God in America
2010
Abraham Lincoln
  • 2010
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Judge Howard Matchick
  • 2010
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer Comte de Guiche
  • 2009
78% The Unusuals
2009
Walter Shraeger
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Wesley Masoner
  • 2006
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Signor Naccarelli
  • 2006
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Adam Clarke
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Clark Howard Pincham Haold Pincham
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Necromancer
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Judge Barry Krumble
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. Burke
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Dr. McGrath
  • 1999
0% Stark Raving Mad
1999-2000
Cesar
  • 1999
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Cardiologist Gordon Mays
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Doctor
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • 1994
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Cole
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Chris Sarandon CHARACTERS

Prince Humperdinck
It's iocane powder. I swear my life on it!
Count Rugen
Are you coming down into the pit? Westly's got his strength back, I'm starting him on the machine tonight.
Prince Humperdinck
Tyron. You know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Gilda to blame for it. I'm swamped.
Det. Mike Norris
Mrs. Barclay what are you doing back here?
Karen Barclay
Andy was telling the truth. Chucky is alive and he killed Eddie Caputo.
Det. Mike Norris
What?
Karen Barclay
I took him home to my apartment, I was about to throw away the box when we came in, the batteries fell out. Don't you see? He's been moving and talking for days without any batteries in him.
Det. Mike Norris
What are you talkin' about?
Karen Barclay
How I found out the doll was alive. See, I threatened to throw him in the fireplace. When all of a sudden, he came alive in my hand. I dropped him and then he ran out of the apartment.
Prince Humperdinck
But first things first. To the death!
Westley
No! To the pain!
Prince Humperdinck
I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase
Prince Humperdinck
I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase.
Det. Mike Norris
(Chucky has just attempted to strangle Jack) Believe me now?
Jack Santos
Yeah...but who's gonna believe ME?
Jack Santos
Yeah, but who's gonna believe ME?
Det. Mike Norris
(pulls his gun out on the homeless people) - What about the rest of you? You wanna party too?
Det. Mike Norris
(pulls his gun out on the homeless people) What about the rest of you? You wanna party too?
Det. Mike Norris
(talking to Jack about destroying Chucky) - You don't believe me? Go on. Check it out in the hall. He's scattered all over the hall. But don't touch it. Understand?
Det. Mike Norris
(talking to Jack about destroying Chucky) You don't believe me? Go on. Check it out in the hall. He's scattered all over the hall. But don't touch it. Understand?
Det. Mike Norris
It's an abandoned wreck of a store. Why don't you believe me? It was struck by lightning the night Charles Lee Ray died.
Karen Barclay
How do you know that?
Det. Mike Norris
(shouts) - Because I was there! I was the man who killed him!
Det. Mike Norris
(shouts) Because I was there! I was the man who killed him!
Jerry Dandridge
(after he hears a scream from upstairs, where vampire Amy is sleeping) - I think she just opened her eyes.
Jerry Dandridge
(after he hears a scream from upstairs, where vampire Amy is sleeping) I think she just opened her eyes.
Peter Vincent
(holds a crucifix up to Jerry's face) - Back, spawn of Satan!
Peter Vincent
(holds a crucifix up to Jerry's face) Back, spawn of Satan!
Jerry Dandridge
(laughs) - Oh, really? You have to have faith...for this to work on me...Mr. Vincent!
Jerry Dandridge
(laughs) Oh, really? You have to have faith for this to work on me Mr. Vincent!
Jerry Dandridge
Welcome to Fright Night...For real.
Jerry Dandridge
Welcome to Fright Night. For real.
Jerry Dandridge
(fighting with Charley in a night club) - Shouldn't lose your temper, Charley...It isn't polite.
Jerry Dandridge
(fighting with Charley in a night club) Shouldn't lose your temper, Charley. It isn't polite.
Charley Brewster
You can't kill me here
Jerry Dandridge
(laughs) - I don't wanna kill you, Charley. I want you to bring Peter Vincent to my house-- just the two of you. That is...if you ever want to see Amy again.
Jerry Dandridge
(laughs) I don't wanna kill you, Charley. I want you to bring Peter Vincent to my house just the two of you. That is if you ever want to see Amy again.
Jerry Dandridge
(corners Evil Ed, alone in the street) - Hello, Edward. You don't have to be afraid of me. I know what it's like being different. Only they won't pick on you any more...or beat you up. I'll see to that. All you have to do is take my hand...Here, Edward...Take my hand.
Jerry Dandridge
(corners Evil Ed, alone in the street) Hello, Edward. You don't have to be afraid of me. I know what it's like being different. Only they won't pick on you any more, or beat you up. I'll see to that. All you have to do is take my hand. Here, Edward. Take my hand.
Jerry Dandridge
(to Charley) - You've already caused your friends quite enough pain. You wouldn't want to cause them anymore...would you?
Jerry Dandridge
(to Charley) You've already caused your friends quite enough pain. You wouldn't want to cause them anymore, would you?
Jerry Dandridge
(after softly kissing Amy on her hand) ...charmed.
Jerry Dandridge
(after softly kissing Amy on her hand) Charmed.
Jerry Dandridge
What's the matter, Charley...scared? You started this, Charley, and I'm gonna finish it. I just destroyed your car, Charley. But that's nothing compared to what I'm gonna do to you...tomorrow night.
Jerry Dandridge
What's the matter, Charley...scared? You started this, Charley, and I'm gonna finish it. I just destroyed your car, Charley. But that's nothing compared to what I'm gonna do to you tomorrow night.
Jerry Dandridge
(attacking Charley in his bedroom) - We wouldn't want to wake your mother, would we? Then I'd have to kill her too. Right up? - Do you realize how much trouble you've caused me? Spying on me...Almost disturbing my sleep this afternoon. Telling policemen about me! You deserve to die, boy. Of course, I could give you something I don't have. A choice. Forget about me, Charley. Forget about me, and I'll forget about you. What do you say, Charley?
Jerry Dandridge
(attacking Charley in his bedroom) We wouldn't want to wake your mother, would we? Then I'd have to kill her too. Right up? Do you realize how much trouble you've caused me? Spying on me. Almost disturbing my sleep this afternoon. Telling policemen about me! You deserve to die, boy. Of course, I could give you something I don't have. A choice. Forget about me, Charley. Forget about me, and I'll forget about you. What do you say, Charley?
Judy Brewster
Charley, this is our next-door neighbor...Jerry Dandrige.
Judy Brewster
Charley, this is our next-door neighbor, Jerry Dandrige.
Jerry Dandridge
Hello, Charley.
Judy Brewster
Charley, don't be rude. Shake hands.
Charley Brewster
(scared) - What's he doing here?
Charley Brewster
(scared) What's he doing here?
Judy Brewster
I invited him for a drink.
Charley Brewster
You what?!
Judy Brewster
I invited him over. Why?
Jerry Dandridge
What's the matter, Charley? Afraid I'd never come over without being invited first? You're quite right. Of course, now that I've been made welcome... I'll probably drop by quite a bit. In fact, anytime I feel like it...With your mother's kind permission, of course.
Jerry Dandridge
What's the matter, Charley? Afraid I'd never come over without being invited first? You're quite right. Of course, now that I've been made welcome I'll probably drop by quite a bit. In fact, anytime I feel like it, with your mother's kind permission, of course.
Judy Brewster
Oh, Jerry, anytime.