Sandra Bullock is considered to be one of the most prominent actors of Hollywood. Ever since her first major role in 1993’s Demolition Man, she has been an audience favourite. She has that girl-next-door quality with a touch of the wild side thrown in for good measure. This 53 year old American beauty is one of the most successful actors around the globe. Over the course of time, she has proved that she can excel in both comedic and drama roles. Here are seven of the most memorable films from the Oscar-winning actress:
Looking at Sandra Bullock’s career, Speed is one her most amazing movies till date. The thriller which released in 1994 featured Sandra Bullock alongside Keanu Reeves and Jeff Daniels. The movie proved the her ability to shine alongside already established movie stars. In the film, Bullock played Annie Porter, a passenger who ends up taking control of a runaway bus rigged with bombs that will explode should it drop below 50 mph. Sandra’s performance was highly acclaimed.
The Blind Side
Bullock gave one of her best performances to date in this 2009 semi-biographical sports drama. The movie did exceptionally well at the box office collecting over $300 million. Bullock’s moving portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy, a hardworking mom who takes in a troubled teen and ends up helping turn into a football star. The actress won her first ever Oscar award for her exceptional performance.
The 2013 space adventure film Gravity showcased another stellar performance by Sandra Bullock. She featured opposite George Clooney. The movie earned critical acclaim and Bullock’s performance got rave reviews from critics all over the world. Many people often called this one the best performance of her career. She was seen portraying the character of Dr. Ryan Stone, a biomedical engineer on her first space mission, who is left adrift in orbit after a catastrophe destroys her shuttle. Gravity grossed $715 million at the box office worldwide, making it Bullock’s most successful movie till date. It also earned her a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars.
The actress put her comic chops on display in this 2000 comedy where she plays Gracie Hart, an FBI agent who goes undercover as a beauty queen in the Miss America Pageant. Miss Congeniality raked in more than $212 million at the box office. The movie established her as one of the most successful stars. It also earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy.
The 2004 Oscar-winning film stars an ensemble cast comprising of some prominent actors. Sandra Bullock displayed her exceptional acting ability while portraying the character of Jean Cabot, the wife of a successful district attorney who harbors racial paranoia, partly due to a past robbery. Bullock showcased her ability to stand out among a crowd of movie stars, bringing the controversial character to life with her impressive performance. The movie also proved that she isn’t one to shy away from sensitive and socially charged roles.
Sandra Bullock will be remembered for her performance in this 2013 buddy cop comedy. Bullock who featured in a series of serious roles before the movie went through a complete makeover for this comic drama where she played the role of Sarah Ashburn, who comes to Boston to track an elusive drug lord and bag a promotion for herself. The Heat became the second highest grossing comedy of the year, earning around $230 million at the box office.
Taking about the times Sandra Bullock charmed us, how can we not mention the cult comedy The Proposal. Featuring opposite the dapper actor Ryan Reynolds, Bullock played a book editor, who forces her assistant to marry her in order to avoid deportation back to her native Canada. Bullock earned immense praise for her on-screen chemistry with Reynolds. Having earned $317.4 million worldwide, the movie marked another box office hit for Bullock.
Upcoming Project: Ocean’s 8
The stunning diva is back to charm her fans with her upcoming movie Ocean’s 8. A spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, the movie will see Bullock in the role of Debbie Ocean, who gathers an all-female crew to attempt the biggest heist of her life. Featuring big names like Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter Ocean’s 8 promises some spectacular action and drama. This one is sure to be another milestone in Bullock’s splendid acting career. Let’s wait for 22nd June to witness another spectacular performance from the gorgeous Sandra Bullock.