Monday, Mar. 19, 2012

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon has built a career on playing outspoken characters, so it is fitting that she is often compelled to speak out in her personal life about political or social issues too. The Oscar-winning actress has supported a variety of liberal causes, among which was a 1999 protest over the police shooting of unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo in New York City. Sarandon, along with 218 others, was arrested outside NYPD headquarters, but her star power helped draw attention to the scourges of police brutality and racial profiling.