Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
After taking home a Golden Globe® and a Screen Actors Guild® (SAG) award for her role in The Blind Side, actress Sandra Bullock became an early Oscar favorite. During her SAG acceptance speech, Bullock said she stopped acting for a few years because she wasn't doing good work...but her fans might disagree. Since Bullock took the wheel in the 1994 action hit Speed, she's been one of Hollywood's top-earning actresses.
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