Sandra Bullock: America's Sweetheart and Oscar Award Winning Actress

She is one of Hollywood's top-grossing actresses, and has come to be been regarded as "America's sweetheart." Rising to fame as a smart, capable and witty screen talent, her can-do energy has endeared her as a romantic comedy favorite, and she has consistently demonstrated her versatility by taking on several serious dramas. Earning her Academy Award in "The Blind Side", the actress has continued to attract much devotion from fans for appearing in offbeat comedies like "The Proposal", where she continues to entertain with her quirky personality and approachable beauty. Join WatchMojo.com as we take a look at the career of Hollywood sweetheart Sandra Bullock.
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Sandra Bullock: America's Sweetheart and Oscar Award Winning Actress


She’s one of the most popular entertainers in Hollywood due to her perky personality and heart of gold. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re taking a look at the career of Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock.

Born on July 26th, 1964 in Arlington, Virginia; she spent the majority of her childhood in Germany studying singing and ballet. As a teenager she re-located to the United States where she participated in theatre productions and as a cheerleader, before dropping out of East University to pursue a career as an actor in Manhattan.

There she studied acting, before landing a part in the made-for television movie, “Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.”

Following this, she landed a small part in the 1991 comedy “Love Potion No.9”, before making it big opposite Sylvester Stallone as a inexperienced cop in the 1993 futuristic action flick “Demolition Man.”

Making unprecedented headway in the film industry, she skyrocketed to prominence opposite Keanu Reeves as frantic and impromptu driver a bus rigged to explode in “Speed.”

Next, she earned a Golden Globe Nomination for her lovable persona in the highly successful romantic comedy, “While You Were Sleeping” and starred in the political thriller “The Net.”

In 1997, Bullock agreed to star in the universally panned sequel “Speed 2: Cruise Control”, in exchange for a spectacular 11 million dollar salary. Amazingly, the film’s terrible reception and box office gross didn’t slow down her blossoming career and she soon returned to star in more satisfying and successful projects.

Among these was the comedy “Miss Congeniality” in which she played a quirky and un-kept undercover cop entering a beauty pageant to stop a bomber from making a bang at the annual event. In fact, the part was so well received that she secured a second Golden Globe nomination and won the American Comedy Award for favorite actress in a motion picture.

Oddly, she later accepted the part of its ill-fated sequel, “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.”

In between these projects she continued to thrill female audiences with the romantic hits “Two Weeks Notice” and “Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood”; before stunning critics with her tremendous supportive role in “Crash”, and the drama “The Lake House.”

Little did she realize that 2009 would be her most eventful year in the media spotlight when she starred in the massively successful romantic comedy “The Proposal” and earned her first Oscar Award for Best Actress in “The Blind Side,” a part that she had ironically turned down three times due to her discomfort in portraying a devout Christian.

More shockingly, she had earned a Razzie Award for worst actress just days earlier for her part in the terrible comedy “All About Steve”, which caused her to be named both the best and worst actress of the year.

Sadly, she also had the misfortune of having to endure a personal crisis when her Husband Jesse James was discovered to be having various affairs.

Ending her marriage, Sandra Bullock then avoided the tabloid spotlight and began work on the action comedy ”Most Wanted.”
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