Sandra Bullock (born 26.7.1964)
Sandra Bullock is an American actress, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her roles in films such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping.
Childhood: Sandra Bullock was born in Arlington County, Virginia. Her mother, Helga, was a German opera singer and her father, John, was a Pentagon contractor, as well as a part-time vocal coach, from Alabama.
Bullock lived in Nuremberg, Germany until she was 12 years old. She was a member of the children's opera choir at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. She would travel with her mother on opera tours and often took small parts in the productions herself. Bullock remains a German citizen.
Whilst living in the USA, Sandra Bullock attended Washington-Lee High School. She was involved in a number of school theatre performances, as well as being a member of the cheerleading squad. She later attended East Carolina University but dropped out shortly before she was due to graduate, in order to pursue her acting career.
Acting Career: Bullock moved to Manhattan and took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She eventually earned herself a role in the off-Broadway production of No Time Flat. Her performance impressed Alan J. Levi, who offered her a part in the 1989 TV movie Bionic Showdown: the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.
In the early 1990s, Bullock took roles in a number of independent productions and also took the lead role in a TV adaptation of the film Working Girl, which was shown in 1990. In 1993, she agreed to appear naked in Fire in the Amazon, as long as the nudity was shown tastefully. She reportedly used duct tape to retain some modesty but it proved somewhat painful to remove.
In 1993, Sandra Bullock starred alongside Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man. Although this was not one of her more memorable Hollywood performances, it did lead to her being cast in her breakthrough role in Speed.
Speed, which also starred Keanu Reeves, was a huge box office hit and propelled Bullock to international stardom. Sandra built on the success of Speed, with lead roles in While You Were Sleeping (replacing the original choice of Demi Moore for the role) and Miss Congeniality, a light-hearted comedy.
Bullock went on to reprise two of her hit roles. She starred in Speed 2, although Keanu Reeves declined the offer to re-appear in the sequel. She also starred in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous. By this point in her career, Bullock was commanding huge sums for her appearances, earning a reported $17.5 million for the Miss Congeniality sequel.
In 2002, Bullock starred opposite Hugh Grant in Two Weeks' Notice, a film that was reasonably well-received across the globe.
Two years later, Sandra Bullock appeared in Crash. Many film critics argued that it was a career-best performance for Bullock.
2006 saw Bullock appearing on screen with Keanu Reeves once more in The Lake House, a romantic drama that revolves around the notion of time travel. The next year, she starred in Premonition, with Julian McMahon.
Business: Sandra Bullock owns her own film production company, Fortis Films. Her sister Gesine is the company's president and her father is the CEO.
Bullock also runs a restaurant in Austin, Texas, named Bess Bistro.
Personal Life: Sandra Bullock once dated Tate Donovan. The pair were briefly engaged but spilt after just four years together.
Bullock has also been romantically linked to co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling, as well as the musician Bob Schneider and the football player Troy Aikman.
In 2005, Bullock married the host of Monster Garage, Jesse James.
In December 2000, Sandra Bullock survived a plane crash when a chartered business plane hit a snowbank at Jackson Hole Airport.
In 2007, Sandra Bullock won a restraining order against Marcia Diana Valentine, an obsessed fan who tried to run over Bullock's husband, Jesse James, in their own driveway.
Stars just love opening their hearts to the less fortunate.
Sandra Bullock welcomes a new addition to her family in the form of her 3-year-old adopted daughter Laila; a little girl from Louisiana who was previously living in foster care. And it seems she has fit in with Bullock and her new brother Louis just fine.
Sandra Bullock has adopted her second child
Bullock, who has no biological children, embarked on her first adoption venture in New Orleans with baby Louis who is now 5. And it seems that she can't get enough of life as a single parent because now she's added a little girl to her brood. Adoption is not uncommon amongst celebrities, who choose to use their privilege to help out the disadvantaged in society (whether it be local or overseas). To name just a few star parents...
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Sandra Bullock - The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 - Arrivals at Barker Hangar - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014
With mediocre reviews, even Bullock can't drag people to see her in this political comedy
Sandra Bullock’s Our Brand Is Crisis has given the Hollywood superstar her lowest opening Friday at the box office since she first graced our screens with her wonderful talent. The 51-year-old actress took the lead role in the political comedy but it is likely to sit as her lowest opening weekend ever for a remotely wide release.
Not even Sandra Bullock has been able to save this badly reviewed political comedy
Bullock stars as Jane Bodine, a political publicist trying to export US-style campaigning to a South American country.
The 'Gravity' star will once again work with George Clooney on the re-make.
Sandra Bullock is to lead the cast of an all-female re-boot of the classic movie Ocean’s Eleven, according to a new report. The project will also see her re-unite with her Our Brand Is Crisis collaborator George Clooney, who will be taking up a production role.
It’s the latest example of Hollywood’s recent preference for re-booting old movies with a female cast, such as the upcoming Ghostbusters movie which stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and the Marvel comic book adaptation Doctor Strange, which will feature Tilda Swinton as 'The Ancient One', a role that was originally thought to be occupied by a male actor.
Sandra Bullock will apparently be heading up an all-female re-make of 'Ocean's Eleven'
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The actress says the corrupt themes have always been a part of our society.
The lead role in the political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis was originally going to be played by one of the film's producers, George Clooney. When he dropped out, another producer stepped in: Sandra Bullock. Yes, the screenplay was revamped to change the gender of the character.
Sandra Bullock explores corporation corruption in 'Our Brand Is Crisis'
And Bullock loved playing her, even with the dark subtext. "What we show in the film is happening now for real - the backstabbing, the political chicanery and the rest," she says. "It happens every day, but not just in America and not just in politics. Every big business has its spin doctors, attorneys and manipulators, including the dark ones they never talk about who go in, fix and destroy things and then clean up the mess afterward. It's everywhere. Wherever there's money and power involved, you have levels of this happening."
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Sandra Bullock reminisces about how George Clooney once acted as her wing-man.
Sandra Bullock has revealed how George Clooney once acted as cupid and helped her find a boyfriend. On Monday (26th October), Bullock appeared at the L.A. premiere of her new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, when she detailed how Clooney once helped with her love life.
Sandra Bullock at the L.A. premiere of Our Brand Is Crisis, October 2015.
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Sandra Bullock wanted a director that could bring out the best in her.
Sandra Bullock leads the cast for true story drama 'Our Brand Is Crisis', and while she's well known for some impressive acting stints throughout her career, she's crediting director David Gordon Green for her work in this movie; a filmmaker who came on board after a long struggle to find the perfect director.
Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton star as arch-rivals in 'Our Brand Is Crisis'
Bullock stars as a political campaign expert named Jane with a questionable past, who nearly loses sight of her own morals in a bid to beat her rival Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton) in the presidential victory race and clear her less then clean record. It's not just a straightforward drama though; as can be expected from Bullock, there's plenty of humour there and a whole lot of heart, creating something that she describes as 'emotionally complex' and thus a daunting task for any director.
Jane 'Calamity' Bodine makes the brave move to come out of retirement as a top political consultant, despite having been responsible for one of the most catastrophic campaigns in history. It's time to put the past behind her and learn from her mistakes, by tackling her latest cause; a presidential candidate in Bolivia is desperate to win the 2002 election, but currently remains unpopular with the people of the country who are suffering in the delicate political and economic state. It's Bodine's job, along with the rest of an American strategist team, to help boost his numbers, but unfortunately for her the opposition has selected an all too familiar team to help them led by Bodine's long-time rival Pat Candy. Determined to finally beat him in the political stakes, she has her team spy on the other candidate's campaign and exploits the struggles of the people to give her client an emotional advantage. However, Bodine's soon made to realise that her attitude towards the job is seriously affecting her compassion for the people who are genuinely suffering, and she can't stay detached for long.
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The actress’ new man was said to have caused quite the stir at Jennifer Aniston’s wedding.
It seems Oscar winner Sandra Bullock has a hot new man in her life! The actress is reportedly dating photographer (and former model) Bryan Randall, who was her date to Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s surprise wedding on August 5th, and turned quite a few heads thanks to his good looks.
Sandra Bullock is said to be dating photographer Bryan Randall.
According to People magazine, Bullock has been dating the 49-year-old Portland, Oregon native for ‘several months’ after the pair met through a mutual friend. Randall is said to be based in Los Angles and was described as ‘super hot’ when he was seen at the Aniston-Theroux nuptials.
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Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Minions conquered the U.S. and Canadian Box Office this weekend (10th-12th July), raking in an incredible $115.2 million. The movie, which cost $74 million to make, has already made a substantial profit of just under $40 million.
Minions, the spin-off from the hugely popular Despicable Me films, has surpassed the earnings from the opening weekend of Despicable Me ($56.4 million) but hasn’t quite managed to beat the $142.1 million its sequel made when it was released in 2013. Both films have gone on to make huge profits. Despicable Me earned $543-million worldwide and the second film earned $970.7.
It’s hardly surprising the opening weekend of Minions has been so success. Universal Pictures has used some fairly hard sell tactics to ensure it’s the film everyone’s talking about. With adverts everywhere online and even a seemingly swearing Minions Happy Meal toy available in McDonald’s, it’s been difficult to avoid seeing these little yellow creatures.
Date of birth
26th July, 1964
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