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Release Date: October 26, 2012
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Screenwriter: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R



TOM HANKS (Dr. Henry Goose, Hotel Manager, Isaac Sachs, Dermot Hoggins, Cavendish Look-a-like Actor, Zachry) is an award-winning actor, producer and director. One of only two actors in history to win back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards®, he won his first Oscar® in 1994 for his moving portrayal of AIDS-stricken lawyer Andrew Beckett in Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia." The following year, he took home his second Oscar® for his unforgettable performance in the title role of Robert Zemeckis' "Forrest Gump." He also won Golden Globe Awards for both films, as well as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® for the latter.

Hanks has also been honored with Academy Award® nominations for his performances in Penny Marshall's "Big," Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan," and Robert Zemeckis' "Cast Away," also winning Golden Globes for "Big" and "Cast Away." In 2002, Hanks received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hanks will next be seen starring as the title character in Paul Greengrass' "Captain Philips," based on real-life Captain Richard Phillips' encounter with Somali pirates, which is set for release next October. Slated for release in 2014 is John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks," a drama about how the classic film "Mary Poppins" came to be, with Hanks in the role of Walt Disney.

He most recently portrayed Thomas Schell, alongside Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn, in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," Stephen Daldry's Oscar®-nominated drama set against the backdrop of 9/11, adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's acclaimed novel of the same name. His other feature credits include the animated adventure "The Polar Express," which he also executive produced and which reunited him with director Robert Zemeckis; the Coen brothers' "The Ladykillers"; Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal" and "Catch Me If You Can"; Sam Mendes' "Road to Perdition"; Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile"; Nora Ephron's "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle"; Penny Marshall's "A League of Their Own"; Ron Howard's "Apollo 13," "The Da Vinci Code," "Angels & Demons" and "Splash"; and the computer-animated blockbusters "Cars," "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2" and "Toy Story 3."

Hanks' work on the big screen has translated to success on the small screen. Following "Apollo 13," he executive produced and hosted the acclaimed HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon," also directing one segment, and writing several others. His work on the miniseries brought him Emmy, Golden Globe and Producers Guild Awards, as well as an Emmy nomination for Best Director.

His collaboration with Steven Spielberg on "Saving Private Ryan" led to them executive producing the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," based on the book by Stephen Ambrose. Hanks also directed a segment and wrote another segment of the fact-based miniseries, which won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Miniseries. In addition, Hanks earned an Emmy Award for Best Director and an Emmy nomination for Best Writing, and received another Producers Guild Award for his work on the project.

In 2008, Hanks executive produced the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "John Adams," starring Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. It won 13 Emmy Awards, including the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Miniseries, and a PGA Award. More recently, Hanks and Spielberg re-teamed for the award-winning HBO miniseries "The Pacific," for which Hanks once again served as executive producer. The ten-part program won eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, and brought Hanks his fourth PGA Award.

Hanks most recently executive produced the HBO political drama starring Julianne Moore and Ed Harris, which follows Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate in his 2008 Presidential campaign. "Game Change" garnered 12 Emmy Award nominations in 2012, including Best Miniseries. He will next serve as host, narrator and historical commentator for the two hour National Geographic television movie based on the best-selling book Killing Lincoln, which is set for release in 2013.

In 1996, Hanks made his successful feature film writing and directing debut with "That Thing You Do," in which he also starred. He more recently wrote, produced, directed and starred in "Larry Crowne," with Julia Roberts. Under his own Playtone banner, Hanks, together with his wife, Rita Wilson, and partner, Gary Goetzman, produced 2002's smash hit romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Other producing credits include "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Polar Express," "The Ant Bully," "Charlie Wilson's War," "Mamma Mia!," "The Great Buck Howard," "Starter for 10" and the HBO series "Big Love."

HALLE BERRY (Native Woman, Jocasta Ayrs, Luisa Rey, Indian Party Guest, Ovid, Meronym) is an Oscar®-winning actress who has been honored for her work in both film and television.

Berry won an Academy Award®, a Screen Actors Guild® (SAG) Award and the Berlin Silver Bear Award and was named Best Actress by the National Board of Review for her brilliant performance as a woman who becomes involved with a racist prison guard in "Monster's Ball." She also earned the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG® and NAACP Image Award for her extraordinary portrayal of the actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge, the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award®, in HBO's telefilm "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," which she also produced.

She previously received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations both for her role as Janie in "Their Eyes Were Watching God," adapted from the novel and produced by Oprah Winfrey, and also for her work as an executive producer on the HBO film "Lackawanna Blues." For her starring role in the 2010 biographical drama "Frankie and Alice," she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress and won an Image Award in the same category. Berry also earned critical acclaim for her starring role as a widow in "Things We Lost in the Fire," written by Sam Mendes and directed by Susanne Bier. In recognition for her achievements as an actress, the Harvard Foundation at Harvard University honored Berry as Cultural Artist of the Year.

Berry most recently wrapped Brad Anderson's thriller "The Hive," starring opposite Abigail Breslin and Michael Imperioli, and was seen in Garry Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy "New Years Eve."

Berry made her feature film debut in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever." She went on to star opposite Warren Beatty in the socio-political comedy "Bulworth." Among her additional credits are starring as Storm in the worldwide hit "X-Men," "X2," and "X-Men: The Last Stand"; "Catwoman"; "Gothika"; starring as Jinx in the James Bond feature "Die Another Day," which was then the largest-grossing Bond film in the franchise; "Losing Isaiah," opposite Jessica Lange; "Executive Decision"; the live-action film "The Flintstones"; "The Last Boy Scout" and "The Perfect Stranger," opposite Bruce Willis; "Strictly Business"; "Boomerang," alongside Eddie Murphy; and "Swordfish," with John Travolta and Hugh Jackman. She also lent her voice to the role of Cappy in the animated hit "Robots."

Her additional television credits include the highly rated ABC miniseries "Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding," directed by Charles Burnett, and the title role in Alex Haley's miniseries, "Queen," a performance that earned Berry her first NAACP Image Award for Best Actress, as well as the Best Newcomer Award from the Hollywood Women's Press Club. She also starred in Showtime's original telefilm "Solomon and Sheba."

JIM BROADBENT (Captain Molyneux, Vyvyan Ayrs, Timothy Cavendish, Korean Musician, Prescient 2) won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Richard Eyre's 2001 biopic "Iris," opposite Judi Dench. Broadbent's portrayal of Iris Murdoch's devoted husband, John Bayley, also brought him a National Board of Review Award, as well as Screen Actors Guild Award® and BAFTA Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. In addition, he won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for his work in both "Iris" and Baz Luhrmann's groundbreaking musical "Moulin Rouge!," also winning a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for the latter.

Broadbent earlier won a London Film Critics Circle Award and the Best Actor Award at the 1999 Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of W.S. Gilbert, of Gilbert & Sullivan, in Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy." Leigh has also directed Broadbent in the acclaimed films "Life is Sweet," "Vera Drake" and most recently in the 2010 drama "Another Year." In 2012, Broadbent's performance alongside Meryl Streep in the critically acclaimed drama "The Iron Lady" earned a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Broadbent's additional film credits include "Animals United," "Perrier's Bounty, the worldwide blockbusters "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II" and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"; Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; the fantasy adventure "Inkheart," the historical drama "The Young Victoria," the British independent film "The Damned United"; "Hot Fuzz"; "Art School Confidential"; "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"; "Bridget Jones's Diary" and the sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"; Mira Nair's "Vanity Fair"; "Bright Young Things," for director Stephen Fry; "Gangs of New York," under the direction of Martin Scorsese; Richard Loncraine's "Richard III"; Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"; "Enchanted April," directed by Mike Newell; and Neil Jordan's "The Crying Game," to name only a portion. He was also heard in the animated features "Valiant" "Robots" and more recently, "Arthur Christmas."

Honored for his work on television, Broadbent recently won the UK's Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for "Any Human Heart," which also received a BAFTA TV Award nomination. Previously, he won Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards and garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Actor for the titular role in the telefilm "Longford." He had earlier received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his performance in the historical HBO movie "The Gathering Storm." He was also in the HBO movie "Einstein and Eddington" and has appeared in more than 40 other television and cable projects, including miniseries, movies and series.

Broadbent studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and has performed extensively on the stage, most notably with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

HUGO WEAVING (Haskell Moore, Tadeusz Kesselring, Bill Smoke, Nurse Noakes, Boardman Mephi, Old Georgie) is widely known for his role as Agent Smith in the Wachowskis' highly acclaimed Matrix trilogy, for his starring role in "V for Vendetta," and as Elrond in the award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. He recently reprised the role of Elrond in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," in theatres in December. The film is the first of three movies Jackson will direct based on the book The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

He previously starred as Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in Joe Johnston's "Captain America" and in Johnston's "The Wolfman," and "The Keyman." Weaving's numerous credits in voice work include the characters of Megatron in Michael Bay's blockbuster "Transformers" and its sequels, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; as well as Noctus/Grimble in Zack Snyder's "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"; Noah the Elder in George Miller's award winning "Happy Feet," and "Happy Feet Two"; and Rex the Sheepdog in "Babe" and its sequel, "Babe: Pig in the City."

Weaving is the recipient of four Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, receiving the first in 1991 for Best Actor for his portrayal of a blind photographer in Jocelyn Moorhouse's breakthrough feature "Proof." He received a nomination in the same category in 1994 for the role of Mitzi Del Bra in Stephan Elliott's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." Weaving won his second AFI Award for Best Actor in 1998 for his role in "The Interview," written and directed by Craig Monahan, for which he also received the 1998 Best Actor Award at the World Film Festival in Montreal. In 2005, his role in the critically acclaimed "Little Fish," opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, earned Weaving his third AFI Award for Best Actor. In 2012, he was honored with his fourth AFI Award, for Best Supporting actor, for his role in "Oranges and Sunshine," opposite Emma Watson and David Wenham, which also received the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Weaving's extensive stage credits include roles in the Sydney Theatre Company's "Uncle Vanya," opposite Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh; "Hedda Gabler," opposite Cate Blanchett; "Riflemind," directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and numerous productions with Sydney's acclaimed Belvoir St Theatre, including "The Alchemist" and "The Popular Mechanicals," with Geoffrey Rush.

JIM STURGESS (Adam Ewing, Poor Hotel Guest, Megan's Dad, Highlander, Hae-Joo Chang, Adam/Zachry's Brother in Law) recently completed production on Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Best Offer," starring opposite Geoffrey Rush, and "Ashes," starring opposite Lesley Manville. Later this year, he will also star opposite Kirsten Dunst in the sci-fi fantasy "Upside Down."

His other recent credits include Lone Scherfig's "One Day," opposite Anne Hathaway; Zack Snyder's "Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"; Philip Ridley's critically acclaimed UK release "Heartless" ; and Peter Weir's fact-based "The Way Back," starring opposite Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.

Sturgess was previously seen in Kari Skogland's award-winning independent film "Fifty Dead Men Walking," starring opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the drama based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life as an undercover spy who infiltrated the IRA. The film premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and Sturgess was nominated for the 2009 Vancouver Film Critics (VFC) Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Canadian Film.

He also starred in Robert Luketic's 2008 box office hit "21," alongside Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey; "The Other Boleyn Girl," opposite Natalie Portman; and with Evan Rachel Wood in Julie Taymor's critically acclaimed film "Across the Universe."

Sturgess was nominated as the Best Newcomer by the Empire Film Awards in 2009.

DOONA BAE (Tilda, Megan's Mom, Mexican Woman, Sonmi-451, Sonmi-351, Sonmi Prostitute)
has become a very familiar name in Korea in a short amount of time and is widely and critically acclaimed for her film and television work. "Cloud Atlas" marks Bae's first English language film.

In 2000, she was honored with a Best New Actress Blue Dragon Award for her role in "Barking Dogs Never Bite," directed by Bong Joon-ho. Her other films include leading roles in "Take Care of My Cat," directed by Jung Jae-un, and Park Chan-wook's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," which both garnered her several festival awards and the AKOFIC Best Actress Awards in 2001 and 2002. She also received a Director's Cut Actress of the Year Award for her performance in "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" in 2002, and again in 2006 for Bong Joon-ho's "The Host."

Bae also played lead roles in the Japanese films "Linda, Linda, Linda," directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita, and Koreeda Hirokazu's "Air Doll." For the latter, she was honored in 2010 as Best Actress at the Japanese Academy Awards, and in the same category at the Tokyo Sports Movie Awards, Takasaki Film Festival, and Japan Professional Film Awards.

Already famous as a model in the Korean fashion industry, Bae made her screen debut in the film "Ring" and subsequently played the lead in the Korean TV series "The School."

BEN WHISHAW (Cabin Boy, Robert Frobisher, Store Clerk, Georgette, Tribesman) reunites with Tom Tykwer for the third time, having previously starred in the lead role of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in Tykwer's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, " based on the acclaimed novel, for which he received the BAFTA Rising Star Nomination in 2007. He also starred alongside Clive Owen and Naomi Watts in Tykwer's action thriller "The International." He will next be seen in November as Q in the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, "Skyfall," starring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.

Among his other feature film credits are "My Brother Tom," for which he received a British Independent Film Award in 2001 for Most Promising Newcomer in the title role; and "I'm Not There," portraying a young Bob Dylan, for which he was honored in 2008 by the Independent Spirit Awards' prestigious Robert Altman Award, shared with director Todd Haynes and the cast, including Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere and Heath Ledger. Most recently he was in Julian Jarrold's "Brideshead Revisited," and Julie Taymor's "The Tempest," opposite Helen Mirren and Russell Brand.

Whishaw's television performances include "Criminal Justice," for which he received both a 2009 Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and the Royal Television Society, UK (RTS) Award for Best Male Actor, in addition to a BAFTA TV Award nomination. His other television performances include "Nathan Barley," BBC's "The Hour," and most recently the lead, alongside James Purefoy and Patrick Stewart in the BBC's adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard II."

For the stage, Whishaw received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for his performance as Hamlet in Trevor Nunn's electric youth version of Phillip Pullman's "His Dark Materials," at the Old Vic, having made his West End debut at the National Theatre in their stage adaptation. He also appeared at the National Theatre in Katie Mitchell's 2006 version of "The Seagull," and 2008's "The Idiot," in which he played the lead.

A native of Hertfordshire, Whishaw graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2003. Prior to drama school, he played supporting roles in the 1999 films "The Trench," directed by William Boyd and Michel Blanc's "Mauvaise Passe." After graduation he went on to appear in Roger Michell's "Enduring Love," the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel; Matthew Vaughan's "Layer Cake"; "The Booze Cruise"; and portrayed Keith Richards in "Stoned."

JAMES D'ARCY (Young Rufus Sixsmith, Old Rufus Sixsmith, Nurse James, Archivist) will next be seen alongside Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel playing the role of Anthony Perkins in "Hitchcock," which follows the making of the famed director's "Psycho"; as well as the dramas "The Philosophers," written and directed by John Huddles, and "The Domino Effect."

His most recent film credits include the independents "In Their Skin," a thriller which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April; the comedy "Overnight"; and Madonna's historically based romance "W.E.," in which he portrayed King Edward VIII, starring opposite Abbie Cornish and Andrea Riseborough.

Among Darcy's previous features are the drama "Screwed"; "Rise: Blood Hunter," starring Lucy Liu; "An American Haunting," with Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland; Renny Harlin's "Exorcist: The Beginning"; Peter Weir's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany; "Dot the I," with Gael Garcia Bernal and Tom Hardy; and William Boyd's war film "The Trench," starring Daniel Craig.

D'Arcy graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in July 1995, and quickly became a popular face on British screens with lead roles as Nicholas Hawthorne in Ruth Rendell's "Bribery and Corruption," Lord Cheshire in "The Canterville Ghost" and Jonathan Maybury in "The Ice House." His additional television credits include the BBC hit miniseries "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling"; "Sherlock Holmes: Case of Evil"; the television series "POW"; and Stephen Whittaker's "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby." More recently, he starred as Tom Bertram in "Mansfield Park," opposite Billie Piper, Hayley Atwell and Blake Ritson, and he has also had a recurring role in the hit series "The Secret Diary of a Call Girl."

In 2002, D'Arcy was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award for his portrayal of Piers Gaveston in Michael Grandage's production of "Edward II" at the Crucible Theatre, where he performed opposite Joseph Fiennes and Lloyd Owen.

XUN ZHOU (Talbot/Hotel Manager, Yoona-939, Rose) is one of Asia's most acclaimed and admired actresses and the only Chinese actress to have won all the major Chinese-language film awards, including China's Hundred Flowers Awards, the Hong Kong Film Awards and Hong Kong's Golden Bauhinia Awards, Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, and Asian Film Awards, among others. Her performances have made her a household name in greater China and earned her many accolades abroad.

She has performed in art house classics such as "Suzhou River," "The Little Chinese Seamstress" and "The Equation of Love & Death," to such blockbuster hits as "Perhaps Love," with Takeshi Kaneshiro, Shakespeare's "The Banquet," starring Ziyi Zhang, "Painted Skin," with Donnie Yen, "The Message," and "Confucius," with Chow Yun-Fat.

More recently Zhou appeared alongside Michelle Yeoh in "True Legend" and recently completed filming on "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate," with Jet Li, and "The Great Magician," with Tony Leung.

Zhou has become a champion for the environment and the Earth, pioneering "green living" in China. In 2008, she was appointed United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) first national Goodwill Ambassador and initiated "Our Part," an environmental awareness campaign to influence China's youth. For her continued efforts, UNDP honored her with the Champions of the Earth Award in April 2010. She was the only female award winner of the year, and the first winner from the entertainment industry.

In 2011, Zhou was elected as one of the Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum and spoke at the Summer Davos in Dalian, China.

KEITH DAVID (Kupaka, Napier, An-Kor-Apis, Prescient) has over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name. Among his on-screen feature film roles are Oliver Stone's Academy Award®-winning "Platoon"; Clint Eastwood's "Bird"; Paul Haggis' Academy Award®-winning "Crash"; "There's Something About Mary"; "Armageddon"; "Pitch Black"; "The Chronicles of Riddick"; "Requiem for a Dream"; "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"; and "Barbershop."

On television, David's role in "The Tiger Woods Story" earned an Emmy Award nomination. His other projects include TVOne's "Belle's" and NBC's "The Cape," guest-starring arcs on "ER" and "7th Heaven" and appearances on "Law & Order" and "CSI."

He has also been honored for his voice work, including Emmy Awards for Ken Burns' "The War" and "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson," and an Emmy Award nomination for "Jazz." David also lent his voice to the jazz singing, evil nemesis Dr. Facilier in "Princess and The Frog," released in December 2009, and the Black Cat in "Coraline." Internationally known as the voice behind Goliath from "Gargoyles" and the title character in the "Spawn" animated series, he also voices Vhailor in the video game "Planescape: Torment," The Arbiter in "Halo 2," and the wildly popular "Call To Duty: Modern Warfare 2." His other voiceover credits include A&E's "City Confidential," U.S. Navy television commercials, and the voice of Los Angeles' 94.7 The WAVE's smooth jazz.

On stage, the Juilliard voice and theatre student garnered a 1992 Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the classic Broadway play "Jelly's Last Jam." Some additional stage credits are: Sarah Pia Anderson's revival of "Hedda Gabler" and Lloyd Richards' original Broadway staging of the late August Wilson's "Seven Guitars."

A native New Yorker, the accomplished singer/songwriter has his own band, which currently performs with symphonies and orchestras across the country.

DAVID GYASI (Autua, Lester Rey, Duophysite) was most recently seen in the World War II film "Red Tails," based on John B. Holway's Red Tails, Black Wings: The Men of America's Black Air Force, starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. In 2005, he portrayed Hutu school worker Francois, alongside John Hurt and Hugh Dancy in Michael Caton-Jones' "Beyond the Gates," which chronicles BBC news producer David Belton's experience in a genocide-ridden Rwanda.

In addition to his many appearances on British television series he has also played leading roles in the hit BBC One series "White Heat," opposite Sam Claflin, Claire Foy and Reece Ritchie, and ITV's "Mike Bassett: Manager."

Gyasi trained at Middlesex University, studying arts and drama. In 2008, he took to the stage in the National Theatre's multi-award winning production of "War Horse," playing the role of Captain Stewart.

SUSAN SARANDON (Madame Horrox, Older Ursula, Yusouf Suleiman, Abbess) brings her own brand of fierce intelligence to every role she plays, from her acclaimed, fearless portrayal in "Bull Durham" to her Oscar®-nominated performances in "Atlantic City," "Thelma & Louise," "Lorenzo's Oil" and "The Client," to her Academy Award®-winning and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award®-winning work in "Dead Man Walking."

Sarandon has also been honored for her distinguished work in television. Among her numerous accolades, she recently received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries for her role in the HBO film "Bernard and Doris," as well as Golden Globe and SAG® Award nominations in the same category. In 2010, Sarandon received Emmy and SAG® nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role opposite Al Pacino in HBO's "You Don't Know Jack," directed by Barry Levinson. Her other HBO miniseries include "Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce," opposite Bob Hoskins and Anthony Hopkins, and James Lapine's "Earthly Possessions," based on the Anne Tyler novel.

Her more recent performances include the films "Jeff, Who Lives at Home"; "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps," for director Oliver Stone; and Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones." Sarandon also appeared on Broadway in 2009 in "Exit the King" with Geoffrey Rush, and in Gore Vidal's "An Evening with Richard Nixon." She received critical acclaim for her Off-Broadway turn in "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talkin'" and the thriller "Extremities," and also appeared Off-Off-Broadway in the moving post-September 11th stage play "The Guys."

Among Sarandon's additional feature credits are the Wachowskis' "Speed Racer," "Enchanted," Mr. Woodcock," Paul Haggis' "In the Valley of Elah," Romance and Cigarettes," Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown," "Alfie," "Shall We Dance?," "Moonlight Mile," "The Banger Sisters," "Igby Goes Down," "Cradle Will Rock," "Step Mom," "Twilight," "Safe Passage," "Little Women," "Bob Roberts," "Light Sleeper," "White Palace," "A Dry White Season," "The January Man," "Sweet Hearts Dance," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Compromising Positions," "The Buddy System," "The Hunger" and "King of the Gypsies."

Sarandon made her acting debut in the movie "Joe," which she followed with a continuing role in the TV daytime drama "A World Apart." Her early film credits include "The Great Waldo Pepper," "Lovin' Molly," Billy Wilder's "The Front Page," the 1975 cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and Louis Malle's controversial "Pretty Baby."

In addition to her many on-screen credits, she lent her vocal talents to the animated features "Rugrats in Paris," "James and the Giant Peach," and "Cats & Dogs," and has provided the narration for many documentaries, including Laleh Khadivi's "900 Women," about female prison inmates.

Her other television credits include starring in "Ice Bound" as Dr. Jerri Nielson, based on Nielson's real life survival story; as Princess Wensicia Corrino in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Children of Dune"; "The Exonerated," directed by Bob Balaban; and "Women of Valor." She has also made guest appearances on "The Big C," "30 Rock" and in the highly popular "Mother Lover" video on "Saturday Night Live."

HUGH GRANT (Rev. Giles Horrox, Hotel Heavy, Lloyd Hooks, Denholme Cavendish, Seer Rhee, Kona Chief) is an award-winning actor who has received acclaim for his work in a wide range of films, which have grossed more than $2.5 billion combined worldwide. He most recently lent his voice to the lead role of The Pirate Captain in the animated film "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," and starred in "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

His other credits include "Music and Lyrics"; "American Dreamz"; "Bridget Jones's Diary" and its sequel, "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason"; the ensemble comedy hit "Love Actually"; and "Two Weeks' Notice." He won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA for his performance in "Four Weddings and a Funeral," and was nominated for Golden Globes for his performances in "Notting Hill" and "About a Boy." Among his many feature film credits are "An Awfully Big Adventure," "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain," "Sense and Sensibility," "Mickey Blue Eyes," "Small Time Crooks," and "Extreme Measures," which he also produced.

In addition to his Golden Globe and BAFTA honors, Grant has been awarded The Peter Sellers Award for Comedy, Best Actor at The Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Cesar Award.

An active supporter of the Hacked Off campaign, Grant's other interests include art, football, golf and cars.

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