Sandra Bullock

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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.

In The Blind Side, Bullock helps bring NFL star Michael Oher's inspiring true story to the big screen. Bullock won for her portrayal of Oher's adoptive mother, Leigh Anne Tuohy, a Southern spitfire with a commanding presence and charming drawl. From the moment she comes on screen, Bullock is the heart of this feel-good hit.