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For a movie star who has made their mark, the "One for me, one for Them" stratagem is a good way of maintaining one's career path. By taking "one for them," i.e. commercial pictures that pay well even if they're not hugely artistic, they can give themselves the freedom and clout to take "one for me," i.e. more creatively challenging/daring projects. It's the Matt Damon approach. The George Clooney approach. And it seems to have been, at least for the last six years or so, the Susan Sarandon approach. Sarandon has reached that precarious age in Hollywood where good roles for women are even harder to come by than usual (and they're already pretty hard to come by). In the 1990s, there were few actresses more prominent than she, but as the 2000s rolled on, navigating the waters of studio/indie cinema became something of a dance. »

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