Actor Profile: Sandra Bullock

A lot of big names born today. I’m going to do two profiles today, the first being Sandra Bullock.

The first time I saw Sandra Bullock in a film was probably The Net. I actually hadn’t seen While You Were Sleeping until about a year ago, and I watched Speed much later than 1994 (since my mom never let me watch it). So my first “Sandra Bullock” film was The Net. For some reason, the perception I had was that no one really took her seriously as an actress, but it seemed like she was trying to be taken seriously. I’m glad that she’s really stood the test of time as one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood still to this day.

BEST PERFORMANCE:
This is such a tough one because I’ve seen so many of her performances. Dramatically, her best performance is probably Gravity, but her role in Miss Congeniality I thought was the best use of her as a comedienne. There are a few other roles that I thought she was great in, but you’ll see those below.

MOST ICONIC PERFORMANCE:
She’s either best known now for her Oscar winning turn as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side, though she’s probably still really recognized for Hope Floats, Speed, and more recently Gravity and The Heat.

MOST UNDERRATED PERFORMANCE:
I thought she was actually really good in Hope Floats, but she gets written off a lot for that. She was also good in Murder By Numbers, 28 Days, and Crash, all long before Oscar came calling.

BEST PERFORMANCE I’VE HEARD WAS GOOD AND HAVEN’T SEEN:
I heard she was good in Infamous, but I never got around to seeing it.

WORST PERFORMANCE:
I really hated Premonition as a film, but her performance in All About Steve was probably worse.

TOP 10 SANDRA BULLOCK PERFORMANCES:
1) Ryan Stone in Gravity
2) Birdee in Hope Floats
3) Cassie in Murder By Numbers
4) Gracie in Miss Congeniality
5) Jean in Crash
6) Ashburn in The Heat
7) Lucy in While You Were Sleeping
8) Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side
9) Angela Bennett in The Net
10) Gwen in 28 Days

ROLES I’VE SEEN:
1) Speed (1994)
2) While You Were Sleeping (1995)
3) The Net (1995)
4) Two If By Sea (1996)
5) Love and War (1996)
6) Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
7) Hope Floats (1998)
8) Practical Magic (1998)
9) The Prince Of Egypt (1998)
10) Forces Of Nature (1999)
11) Gun Shy (2000)
12) 28 Days (2000)
13) Miss Congeniality (2000)
14) Murder By Numbers (2001)
15) Two Weeks Notice (2002)
16) Crash (2004)
17) Miss Congeniality 2 (2005)
18) The Lake House (2006)
19) Premonition (2007)
20) The Proposal (2009)
21) All About Steve (2009)
22) The Blind Side (2009)
23) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
24) The Heat (2013)
25) Gravity (2013)
26) Minions (2016)

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