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Sandra Bullock

Highest Rated:   96% Gravity (2013)
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Birthplace:   Arlington, Virginia, USA
Giving new meaning to the term America's Sweetheart, Sandra Bullock won over scores of filmgoers and critics with her wholesome, exuberant portrayals of ordinary women in extraordinary circumstances. Since her breakthrough role as Speed's unwitting heroine, Bullock has enjoyed the type of popularity that was in the past reserved for actresses along the lines of Mary Pickford or Shirley Temple.Born in Washington, D.C., on July 26, 1964, Bullock was the elder daughter of a vocal coach dad and an opera singer mom. Touring through Europe with her mother, Bullock was given her first taste of show business while still a child. Back in the States, she attended high school in Virginia and was a popular cheerleader, whose classmates dubbed her the person Most Likely to Brighten Your Day. After a stint at East Carolina University, Bullock took her sunny nature to New York, where she began concentrating on an acting career. After tending bar and studying her craft with dramatician Sanford Meisner, she got her start with a number of stage productions. It was for one of these productions, the off-Broadway No Time Flat, that Bullock received a rave review for her portrayal of a Southern belle, the strength of which was enough to land her an agent. Television work followed, with a small role in the 1989 Bionic Showdown: The Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and, after her migration to Los Angeles, Melanie Griffith's role in the short-lived television version of Working Girl. Miraculously surviving the widespread career fallout that surrounded her first starring film role in Love Potion No. 9 (1992), the actress went on the following year to star in the similarly ill-fated The Thing Called Love. However, things began to look up the same year when the struggling actress became the last-minute replacement for Lori Petty in the Sylvester Stallone action flick Demolition Man. Though her role was essentially limited to intermittent saliva exchanges with Stallone, her performance won the attention of the film's producer, Joel Silver, who in turn recommended her to Jan de Bont. De Bont, then in the process of casting his upcoming bus-with-a-bomb action film, chose the struggling actress for the part of Annie, the film's reluctant heroine. In casting Bullock against Keanu Reeves, de Bont reportedly came up against considerable resistance from studio executives, who wanted someone blonde and buxom for the part. The director persevered and, in 1994, Bullock took her place in movie history as part of Speed, one of the most successful action films ever made. The film propelled the actress to stardom, surprising no one more than Bullock herself, who later remarked, "never in a million years did I think a bus movie would open every door I ever possibly wanted open."Doors now wide open, Bullock next starred in the 1995 romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping. The film was a critical and commercial hit, and the actress followed it up with a screen adaptation of John Grisham's A Time to Kill, co-starring Ashley Judd and Matthew McConaughey. The success of that film was the last that Bullock would enjoy for a while, as she then entered something of a sophomore slump with disappointments such as In Love and War (1996), Two If By Sea (1996), and, perhaps most excruciating, Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997). Fortunately for Bullock, her audiences seemed to be inclined to forgive and forget, and she had a modest rebound with the following year's Hope Floats, which also happened to be the first project of the production company she founded, Fortis Films. The same year, Bullock also starred in another romantic comedy, Practical Magic, opposite Nicole Kidman. The film provided another modest success for Bullock, who, back in the saddle again, proceeded to do yet another romantic comedy, this time starring with Ben Affleck in Forces of Nature (1999). Although the film proved to be a critical and commercial disappointment, Bullock was back on the radar with a nu

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ocean's Eight
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Tupperware Unsealed
  • Brownie Wise
2017
35% Our Brand is Crisis
  • Jane
  • Executive Producer
$4.9M 2015
29% The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers
  • Gold Meir
2015
56% Minions
  • Scarlett Overkill
$278M 2015
33% The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers
  • Actor
2013
96% Gravity
  • Dr. Ryan Stone
$274.1M 2013
65% The Heat
  • Ashburn
$158.3M 2013
46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Linda Schell
$31.9M 2012
66% The Blind Side
  • Leigh Anne Tuohy
$255.9M 2009
7% All About Steve
  • Mary Horowitz
  • Producer
$33.9M 2009
44% The Proposal
  • Margaret Tate
  • Executive Producer
$164M 2009
No Score Yet No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
  • Actor
2008
8% Premonition
  • Linda Hanson
$47.9M 2007
73% Infamous
  • Nelle Harper Lee
$1.1M 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
  • Actor
2006
17% Loverboy
  • Mrs. Harker
2006
35% The Lake House
  • Dr. Kate Forster
$52.4M 2006
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • Producer
  • Gracie Hart
$47.1M 2005
75% Crash
  • Jean Cabot
$55.4M 2004
42% Two Weeks Notice
  • Producer
  • Lucy Kelson
$93.3M 2002
No Score Yet Who Shot Patakango? (Breakin' the Rules) (Brooklyn Love Story) (Youngsters - Die Brooklyn Gang) (Who Shot Pat?)
  • Devlin
2002
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Siddalee Walker
$69.6M 2002
31% Murder by Numbers
  • Cassie Mayweather
  • Executive Producer
$31.9M 2002
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous
  • Herself
2001
42% Miss Congeniality
  • Gracie Hart
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Fire On The Amazon (Lost Paradise)
  • Alyssa Rothman
2000
31% 28 Days
  • Gwen
2000
24% Gun Shy
  • Judy Tipp
  • Producer
2000
45% Forces of Nature
  • Sarah
1999
79% The Prince of Egypt
  • Miriam
1998
20% Practical Magic
  • Executive Producer
  • Sally Owens
1998
24% Hope Floats
  • Executive Producer
  • Birdee Pruitt
$60.1M 1998
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood
  • Herself
1998
3% Speed 2 - Cruise Control
  • Annie Porter
1997
11% In Love and War
  • Agnes von Korowsky
1996
67% A Time to Kill
  • Ellen Roark
1996
36% The Net
  • Angela Bennett
1995
11% Two if by Sea
  • Roz
1995
80% While You Were Sleeping
  • Lucy Moderatz
1995
No Score Yet Me and the Mob
  • Lori
1994
93% Speed
  • Annie
1994
57% Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
  • Elaine
1994
64% Demolition Man
  • Lenina Huxley
1993
57% The Thing Called Love
  • Linda Lue Linden
1993
47% The Vanishing
  • Diane
1993
27% Love Potion No. 9
  • Diane Farrow
1992
No Score Yet When the Party's Over
  • Amanda
1991
No Score Yet The Preppie Murder
  • Stacy
1989
No Score Yet Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman
  • Kate Mason
1989
No Score Yet Religion, Inc.
  • Debby
1989
No Score Yet Hangmen
  • Lisa Edwards
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2000
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Amy
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2002

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