Sandra Bullock

Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and producer. She rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as Demolition Man (1993), Speed (1994), The Net (1995), While You Were Sleeping (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), and Hope Floats (1998). In the new millennium, Bullock starred in Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Lake House (2006), and the critically acclaimed Crash (2004). In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest woman in the entertainment industry with an estimated fortune of $85 million. In 2009, Bullock starred in two of the more financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Her father, John W. Bullock (born 1925), was a United States Army employee and part-time voice coach; her mother, Helga Mathilde Meyer (1942–2000), was an opera singer and voice teacher.Bullock's father was from Birmingham, Alabama, and had English, Irish, German, and French ancestry, while Bullock's mother was German. Bullock's maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg, Germany. Bullock's father, then in ...

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Gravity (2013)

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Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  George Clooney  •  Ed Harris  •  Orto Ignatiussen

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  George Clooney  •  Ed Harris  •  Orto Ignatiussen

28 Days (2000)

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After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dominic West  •  Elizabeth Perkins

After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dominic West  •  Elizabeth Perkins

A Time to Kill (1996)

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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

Crash (2004)

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In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

Demolition Man (1993)

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Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Callie Khouri
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  James Garner

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Callie Khouri
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  James Garner

Forces of Nature (1999)

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Affleck  •  Maura Tierney  •  Steve Zahn

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Affleck  •  Maura Tierney  •  Steve Zahn

Hope Floats (1998)

Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Mae Whitman

Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Mae Whitman

Infamous (2006)

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Toby Jones  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Sandra Bullock

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Toby Jones  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Sandra Bullock

Love Potion No. 9 (1992)

Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews visits gypsy Madame Rosa for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears it irresistible to the opposite sex for four hours. Paul and animal psychologist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dale Launer
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Tate Donovan  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Blake Clark

Unlucky in love, chemist Paul Matthews visits gypsy Madame Rosa for help. Quickly realizing he is a hopeless nerd, she gifts him with Love Potion No. 8, which makes anyone who wears it irresistible to the opposite sex for four hours. Paul and animal psychologist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dale Launer
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Tate Donovan  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Blake Clark

Miss Congeniality (2000)

When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only female Agent at the office, she's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Michael Caine  •  Candice Bergen

When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only female Agent at the office, she's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Michael Caine  •  Candice Bergen

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

After her triumph at the Miss United States pageant, FBI agent Gracie Hart becomes an overnight sensation -- and the new "face of the FBI". But it's time to spring into action again when the pageant's winner, Cheryl, and emcee, Stan, are abducted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Regina King  •  Enrique Murciano  •  William Shatner

After her triumph at the Miss United States pageant, FBI agent Gracie Hart becomes an overnight sensation -- and the new "face of the FBI". But it's time to spring into action again when the pageant's winner, Cheryl, and emcee, Stan, are abducted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pasquin
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Regina King  •  Enrique Murciano  •  William Shatner

Murder by Numbers (2002)

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Michael Pitt

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Michael Pitt

Practical Magic (1998)

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Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

Speed (1994)

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Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Jeff Daniels

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Jeff Daniels

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jason Patric  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Temuera Morrison

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jason Patric  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Temuera Morrison

The Lake House (2006)

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A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Agresti
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo  •  Christopher Plummer

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alejandro Agresti
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo  •  Christopher Plummer

The Net (1995)

Angela Bennett is a freelance software engineer who lives in a world of computer technology. When a cyber friend asks Bennett to debug a new game, she inadvertently becomes involved in a conspiracy that will soon turn her life upside down and make her the target of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Dennis Miller  •  Wendy Gazelle

Angela Bennett is a freelance software engineer who lives in a world of computer technology. When a cyber friend asks Bennett to debug a new game, she inadvertently becomes involved in a conspiracy that will soon turn her life upside down and make her the target of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Dennis Miller  •  Wendy Gazelle

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

The Vanishing (1993)

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Nancy Travis  •  Sandra Bullock

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sluizer
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Nancy Travis  •  Sandra Bullock
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