Sandra Bullock Movie List
Sandra Bullock Movie Star And Oscar Winning Actress
Sandra Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia in 1964. Her mother was a German opera singer, and the family traveled extensively while she was a child. When she was a teenager, the family moved back to the Washington, D.C., area and Sandra later enrolled in North Carolina’s East Carolina University, where she studied acting.
She later moved to New York to pursue her acting career, and by her mid-twenties she was working on television and received some film roles. It wasn’t until her performance in “Speed” in 1994 that Sandra Bullock became a true movie star. That film launched her career to a new level, and over the subsequent 15 years she made a name for herself as a box-office draw as both a dramatic and comedic actor.
During the late 1990s, a new Sandra Bullock movie seemed to appear every few months! She continued that heavy workload for more than ten years, but became more selective about her movie roles during the new millennium. In 2009 she made a “comeback”, starring in three successful films that year. One of those films, “The Blind Side”, earned her multiple awards – among them, a Golden Globe, a SAG and the Academy Award for Best Actress – and became the first movie with a female lead to break the $200 million dollar box office mark.
One of the other films she starred in that year was “All About Steve”, for which she earned a Razzie Award. Sandra Bullock is now one of just four women to win both an Oscar for Best Actress and a Razzie for Worst Actress, but the only one to do so in the same year in the same year! The others are Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball” and “Catwoman”), Faye Dunaway (“Network” and “Mommie Dearest”) and Liza Minelli (“Cabaret” and “Arthur 2”).
Sandra Bullock received her Razzie Award just two days prior top accepting her Oscar, and she took the ignominious honor in stride.
List of Sandra Bullock Movies
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The Blind Side (2009)
Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for her performance in “The Blind Side”. She plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a real-life woman who took in a homeless teenager and gave him all the support he needed to succeed in life. The young man went on to qualify for a scholarship, and later became a first-round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens football team the same year that the film was released.
Buy "The Proposal" at Amazon.com
The Proposal (2009)
“The Proposal” was the first of the 2009 comeback movies for Sandra Bullock. She co-stars with Ryan Reynolds as a high-strung New York executive who faces deportation back to her native Canada when her work visa expires. In an effort to keep her job, she convinces her assistant (Reynolds) to marry her so that she can become an American citizen in exchange for a promotion. He agrees, and the hilarity ensues as he takes her home to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. Betty White steals the show in her hilarious turn as Reynolds’ grandmother!
Buy "While You Were Sleeping" at Amazon.com
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Sandra Bullock received her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in this romantic comedy about mistaken identity. After she rescues a man from a mugging and gets him to the hospital, his family mistakenly believes she is the man’s fiancé. She maintains the ruse and becomes close with the family, but what happens when he wakes up and doesn’t know who she is?
Buy "Hope Floats" at Amazon.com
Hope Floats (1998)
In “Hope Floats”, directed by Oscar-winningactorForest Whitaker, Sandra Bullock stars as a disgraced woman who returns to her small hometown after her husband reveals on national television that he’s been having an affair with her best friend. She returns home to find that she isn’t as popular as she once was – expect to her old friend, played by Harry Connick, Jr. Can she rebuild her life in this small town with this new man?
All About Steve (2009)
Sandra Bullock followed the release of “The Proposal” with the critically-panned “All About Steve”. She won a Razzie Award for her portrayal of a woman obsessed with Steve, a CNN reporter she meets on a blind date. Sure that he’s the man for her, she pursues him across the country, determined to unite with her “soulmate”.
"All About Steve" Tralier
Buy "Practical Magic" at Amazon.com
Practical Magic (1998)
In “Practical Magic”, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play sisters with a family history of witchcraft. They have to deal with the family curse – any man that falls in love with them will die an untimely death – while trying to escape the supernatural forces that are ruining their lives.
Buy "28 Days" at Amazon.com
28 Days (2000)
In “28 Days” Sandra Bullock plays a woman who is sentenced to rehab following a drunk driving arrest. She doesn’t thinks that she has a problem, but as she gets to know the other residents, she comes to realize that she is an addict, and her experience convinces to fix her life and admit her addiction.
A Time To Kill (1996)
In “A Time To Kill”, based on the John Grisham novel of the same name, Sandra Bullock co-stars as the assistant to an attorney, played by Matthew McConaughey. They are charged with defending a man who shot his daughter’s killers in a local courthouse when he felt sure that they would not be convicted. The legal team must try to defend their client in this examination of the role of race in the justice system.
By "Forces Of Nature" at Amazon.com
Forces of Nature (1999)
In “Forces of Nature” Sandra Bullock co-stars with Ben Affleck. They’re both on a flight to Savannah, but a collision with a bird causes their flight to be cancelled. He needs to get to his wedding, and so the two share a rental car and find themselves being attracted to each in spite of themselves.
Buy "The Lake House" at Amazon.com
The Lake House (2006)
“The LakeHouse” reunites the stars of “Speed”, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. The two exchange correspondence using the mailbox at a lake house, only to realize that they are living in different times – she’s living in 2006, he’s living in 2004, and the lake house’s mailbox is somehow a portal in time. Will the two ever be able to meet in person and explore the feelings they have developed through their letters?
Buy "The Net" at Amazon.com
The Net (1995)
In “The Net” Sandra Bullock stars as a computer software engineer who accidentally becomes embroiled in a computer espionage plot. Her laptop becomes the accidental storage location for some top-secret software, and as the bad guys attempt to retrieve it from her life is turned upside down.
Buy "Miss Congeniality 1 & 2" at Amazon.com
Miss Congeniality 1 & 2 (2000/2005)
Sandra Bullock received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as a bumbling FBI agent who must infiltrate a beauty pageant to prevent a bombing in “Miss Congeniality”. In the sequel, Bullock’s character is drawn into a kidnapping plot and must work with fellow agents to rescue the victims while avoiding interference from the local police.
Sandra Bullock received her first SAG Award as part of the ensemble cast of “Crash”, a film about the interweaving lives of a group of diverse Los Angeles residents. She plays the wife of the District Attorney, played by Brendan Fraser
“Speed” is the movie that made Sandra Bullock a star. She plays Annie, a passenger on a bus that has been targeted by a domestic terrorist. Once the bus reaches 50 miles per hour, it will explode if it drops below that speed. Heroic cop JackTraven, played by Keanu Reeves, must board the bus and thwart the bad guy with the help of Annie, who inadvertently takes over as the driver of the doomed bus.
2009 Oscar Actors Roundtable
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