Appropriately, the two appeared at “Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table,” a fundraiser for programs seeking to empower women in the fight against global hunger.
Davis and Sarandon hardly look like more than two decades have passed since they both earned Oscar nominations for “Thelma and Louise” — though the presence of Sarandon’s equally gorgeous daughter Eva Amurri Martino, who was only six years old when the movie came out, was a reminder of how much time has passed.
Davis and Sarandon were already stars when “Thelma and Louise” arrived in 1991, but the film, which earned five Oscar nominations and one win (for best screenplay), kicked both actresses into the upper levels of the A-list.
After making her screen debut with a small but memorable role in 1982′s “Tootsie,” Davis impressed both critics and audiences and had won a Best Supporting Oscar for her role in 1988′s “The Accidental Tourist.” But after “Thelma” she was a confirmed leading lady, next appearing in 1992′s “A League of Their Own.”
Sarandon, meanwhile, was a comparatively old hand when she came to “Thelma.” She had made her screen debut two decades before in 1970 and after accumulating a diverse list of credits that included “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Pretty Baby,” Bull Durham,” and “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Thelma and Louise” gave her status as a major box-office draw. Since then, she’s appeared in more than 45 feature films and “Enchanted,” winning an Academy Award for 1995′s “Dead Man Walking.”
“Thelma and Louise” didn’t hurt Pitt’s career, who is also another charitable celebrity. It was one of his first roles to connect with critics and audiences, and he’s since gone on to … well, being Brad Pitt, with all that implies.
While a sequel to “Thelma and Louise” is impossible for obvious reasons (watch the movie if you don’t know why), seeing Davis and Sarandon together again on the red carpet ignites hope that the two will team up on another film.