In 2010, Susan Sarandon made a road trip through Chile and met Jonathan Bricklin, a film producer and the son of famous businessman Malcolm Bricklin. Sarandon and Bricklin started dating shortly after meeting but kept their relationship under wraps due to their big age gap. Sarandon was 31 years older than Bricklin, but if they didn’t seem to mind about it, who are we to judge?
The couple paid no mind to the press calling Jonathan the actress’s “Boy-toy” and went on to have a loving relationship for six years. Honestly, with the way Sarandon sticks up for what she believes in, we wonder if they maybe could have gone even longer than that.
Life Goes On
Not lingering over the ended relationship, Susan Sarandon went straight back to work after her separation, starring in three major movies in 2010. Firstly, she starred as Janet Good in the movie “You Don’t Know Jack,” about famous euthanasia advocate Jack Kevorkian, played by Al Pacino.
Then she played Fanny Crill in the crime thriller “Peacock,” alongside Cillian Murphy, who you probably know from productions like the successful T.V. show "Peaky Blinders" or the much-talked-about movie "Oppenheimer". Lastly, she joined Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Josh Brolin in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” Sarandon plays Jake Moore’s (LaBeouf) mother.
Back to T.V.
Not one to chain herself to one genre or one medium, Susan wasn't specifically set on solely booking jobs on the big screen. It looks like she goes wherever her heart points to, no matter the role or prestige. Sarandon made a big return to television in 2011 and 2012, with appearances in “Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”, and “The Big C.”
In the hilarious “30 Rock”, Sarandon plays Lynn Onkamn, an old flame of Frank Rossitano (played by Judah Friedlander). In the famous Showtime drama “The Big C,” Sarandon plays motivational speaker Joy Kleinman, for six episodes, alongside the show’s star, Laura Linney.
Sarandon Loves Ping-Pong
With her past as a competitive swimmer and the fact that she actually held the Olympic flag alongside Sophia Loren, we are not surprised to learn that Sarandon is a big sports fan. As it turns out, Sarandon is a big fan of ping-pong and is actually incredibly good at it!
In fact, she and her then-boyfriend Jonathan Bricklin opened a table tennis club called SPiN, as well as a bar in New York. SPiN became so popular through the years that it eventually turned into a huge company franchise with clubs all over the world. The bars offer Olympic-style ping-pong tables and full-service restaurants with extensive menus.
Back to the Silver Screen
Sarandon continued to star in big Hollywood productions throughout the 2010s, including “Arbitrage” with Richard Gere, “Tammy,” with Melissa McCarthy, “Cloud Atlas,” “The Meddler,” “Mothers and Daughters,” “A Bad Moms Christmas,” and countless others.
Most notably, in 2017, Sarandon played famous actress Bette Davis in the F.X. anthology series, “Feud.” Playing opposite Jessica Lange, who was cast as Joan Crawford, Sarandon embodied the fierce spirit of Davis flawlessly. In fact, the actress later said that Bette Davis herself had reached out to her back in the 80s and told her she wanted Sarandon to portray her in a film biopic.