Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:00:00 GMT | By Sarah Hecks
Birthday Special: Ridley Scott

Thelma & Louise (1991)



Thelma & Louise (1991) (© Rex Features/Moviestore Collection)
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True to his policy of casting women as strong characters, Scott hired Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis (both nominated for Oscars for the roles) to portray Thelma and Louise – a pair of women who flee from their partners, children, jobs and a murder charge and hit the open roads of Arizona in a ’66 Cadillac. 

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