Appreciating all that makes America special

Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock isn't just a terrific talent and a beautiful woman, she's also rich. That's a pretty heady trifecta. Uploaded by freecelebritywallpaper.net.

The curse of actors and actresses who are excellent in comedic roles is that they aren’t taken seriously in their industry. So it was for years with Sandra Bullock. Though it was obvious that she had that indefinable presence that stars possess, she didn’t get recognition for her talent. That changed for good when she received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her part in The Blind Side.

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Looking at this list of her most significant roles, it’s easy to see a career arc leading to stardom and then superstardom. Witness:

  • Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
  • Speed (1994)
  • While You Were Sleeping (1995)
  • The Net (1995)
  • A Time to Kill (1996)
  • Hope Floats (1998)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Miss Congeniality (2000)
  • Crash (2004)
  • The Proposal (2009)
  • The Blind Side (2009 – Best Actress)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

Awards and recognition are nice, but let’s look at what Hollywood values most: money. So far Sandra Bullock’s films have grossed $1.7 billion in the U.S., and $3.1 billion worldwide. That’s the kind of star power Tinseltown wants to see.

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