In 2010,Sandra won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role playing Leigh Anne Tuohy on The Blind Side.
Sandra almost turned down the role of Leigh Ann Touhy for the 2009 film The Blind Side. She knew the film was intended to be an inspirational story about a wealthy wife/mother who took in an African American teenager, and she was afraid that the character would be too cheesy. However, she had a change of heart when she met the real-life Mrs. Touhy, and she realized that the woman was actually strong-willed, opinionated, and real. At this moment, Sandra believed that the film could be told honestly and realistically. It all ended well, because her performance earned her a Best Actress Academy Award for the first time in 2010.
Sandra and her husband, Jesse James, were involved in a car accident on April 18 2008, when they were hit by a drunk driver. Fortunately no one was injured.
Sandra was listed at #65 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.
Sandra was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual '100 Most Beautiful People in the World', in May 2007.
In April 2007, an obsessed fan was discovered lying in Sandra and husband Jesse James' driveway. After being confronted, the woman got into her car and tried to run over Jesse three or four times. The woman was given bail and appeared in court on May 22nd, 2007. Sandra was granted a three-year restraining order against the fan.
Sandra loves those studies that point out the differences between the sexes.
She wrote a $1 million dollar check for Asia's tsunami victims and has worked to improve housing in New Orleans – but keeps her involvement behind the scenes.
Sandra is a real fan of rarefied couture.
Sandra uses acupuncture as a weight loss technique.
Sandra is friends with actress Samantha Mathis.
Sandra married Monster Garage host Jesse James on July 16, 2005.
Sandra, along with Queen Latifah, was honored as a 'Woman of the Year' at the 17th Annual Glamour Women of the Year awards on October 30th, 2006.
Sandra and her husband adopted two dogs, both with missing legs, in 2006.
Sandra's sixth grade boyfriend dumped her for a girl with bigger breasts.
Sandra describes herself as an aggressive driver.
Sandra likes to eat raw cookie dough right out of the tube.
Sandra was voted "Most Likely to Brighten Up Your Day" by her high school class.
Sandra appeared on MTV's Total Request Live in June 2006 wearing an outfit designed by her husband and made by his clothing line, West Coast Choppers.
Sandra sister Gesine Bullock-Prado is the vice president of Sandra's production company, Fortis Films.
Sandra has twice donated $1 million to the American Red Cross- first to it's Liberty Disaster Relief Fund and then to the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis.
Sandra first notable movie appearance was as Lt. Lenina Huxley in Demolition Man in 1993.
Sandra stands at 5'7½.
Sandra received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. Her star is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Sandra moved to New York after college and did waitress work until she found her fame.
Sandra studied ballet when she was very young.
Sandra claims her favorite perfume is "Dune" by Christian Dior.
Sandra owns a house in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Sandra speaks fluent German.
Sandra had her nose broken by accident by her sister when she elbowed Sandra while opening their garage door.
Sandra has a scar on her head when she fell into the lake and cracked her head on a rock.
Sandra spent time at a Rehabilitation Clinic before playing the role of Gwen in 28 Days, in 2000.
Sandra participated in cheerleading while she was in high school.
Sandra loves horses but is allergic to them and found this out when she was filming Two If by Sea, in 1996.
Most of Sandra friends call her Sandy.
Sandra was the composer and performer of the song 'Heaven knocking On My Door' in the movie The Thing Called Love in 1993.
Sandra directed, wrote and starred in the film Making Sandwiches in 1998.
Sandra starred in and was executive producer for the movie Murder by Numbers, in 2002.
Sandra starred as Gracie Hart in the 2000 movie Miss Congeniality. She reprised the role for the sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous in 2005.
Sandra played the role of Kate Forster in the 2006 movie The Lake House. She played opposite her Speed co-star Keanu Reeves.
Sandra plays Linda in the movie Premonition to be released in 2007.
At the MTV Movie Awards 1995, Sandra won Best Female Performance, Best On Screen Duo (with Keanu Reeves) and Most Desirable Female. All the wins were for the movie Speed.
Sandra won a Saturn award in 1995 for her role as Annie Porter in Speed. She tied with Jamie Lee Curtis.
Sandra won a Teen Choice award for 'Choice Movie Actress - Comedy' for her role as Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.
Sandra was nominated twice for the movie Two Weeks Notice at the 2003 Teen Choice Awards for 'Choice Movie Actress - Comedy' and 'Choice Hissy Fit'.
For Speed (1994), Sandra was paid $500,000 but in the sequel, Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), her salary was $12,500,000.
Sandra was considered for the lead in Runaway Bride, but the role went to Julia Roberts.
Sandra appeared in Bob Schneider's video for "Round and Round".
In 1997, Sandra presented the Oscar for "Best Art Direction".
Sandra turned down the role of Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby.
For the 1998 movie, Hope Floats, Sandra earned $12,500,000.
Sandra favorite time of day is dusk.
Sandra replaced Lori Petty in Demolition Man in 1993.
Sandra played Harper Lee in the film Infamous, in 2006.
In 1998, Sandra presented the Golden Globe award for "Best Movie Comedy/Musical".
Sandra earned a whopping $15,000,000 million for Murder by Numbers in 2002.
Sandra was once engaged to Tate Donovan.
Sandra shares her birthday with Kevin Spacey and Kate Beckinsale.
Sandra was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2001 for her work in Miss Congeniality (2000), as Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical.
Sandra has won three People's Choice Awards: 1999 - Won People's Choice Award Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1997 - Won People's Choice Award Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1996 - Won People's Choice Award Favorite Actress in a Motion Picture
The scar near Sandra left eye is the result of a childhood accident from jumping rock to rock in a creek
Sandra was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1996 for her work in While You Were Sleeping (1995), as Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical.
Sandra replaced Demi Moore for the role of Lucy in While You Were Sleeping, in 1995.
Sandra was #58 in Empire Magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list
Sandra was on People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' list in 1996 and again in 1999.
Sandra: (about having a private wedding) I have a friend who once said, "If you invite People Magazine to your wedding, then they should be allowed to come to the divorce". If we wanted our marriage to be public, it would have been. Oh, the money we could have made!
Sandra: Miss Congeniality is the furthest thing from me. I relate to the woman in Crash – not the bigotry but the rage. That came easily. My brother-in-law says Premonition is close to the real me. But how can we ever know? I know who I am.
Sandra: My mother looked like a combination of Jackie O and Maria Callas. She always said 'Be original.' I understand that now more than ever.
Sandra: (on opening a restaurant in Austin) It's the male side of me. I do have one. It used to fight with the female, and now they don't fight anymore.
Sandra: Everything happened when it was supposed to – and everything happened when I was ready for it.
Sandra: I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you. It's what you choose to do with it, the people you choose to surround yourself with. Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student. Once you find yourself to be the teacher, you've lost it.
Sandra: I have an expensive hobby, buying homes, redoing them, tearing them down and building them up the way they want to be built. I think I would go back to school to be an architect.
Sandra: Directing a film was a good education. I learned how disgusting actors are.
Sandra: I think that's the problem with sequels. You sort of want to stay true to the first one and when you do it you sometimes go too much back to the first one and just repeat what you did before. If you go too far from the first one you lose what it was.
Sandra: (after taking 18 months off) I just needed to do some other stuff. I wanted a life again. I'm sort of a workaholic and I use that as an excuse not to stop. And I didn't know what was going on in my life anymore or what time I liked to get up anymore what I liked to for a living or who I was.
Sandra: I don't know if I always want to be in front of the camera. I love producing, I love the camaraderie. I love the adventures. I love the stress. It's sort of an investment with the next step of my career; where I want to do. I love watching people be creative, and being amazing and putting those people together. Fun stories. It is the other part of my life which I'm moving more towards. Less desire to be in front of the cameras. So it's both.
Sandra: (about murder and violent crimes) It's been going on for thousands of years, but until we've had the media we haven't been able to bring it to the public eye. Lately it seems like there's an influx of these events. Maybe there is. Maybe there isn't, but it's something that does need to be addressed now because we need to look at our society. And we need to look at our home life. What is it that's making these people so young, so unhappy, so angry and so capable of doing something like this. You know, I think unless you address it, it's not going to be solved.
Sandra: (on her film "Murder by Numbers") I do whatever turns me on at the moment. And I wanted to do a psychological thriller. I didn't think I would find one. I'd been looking for a couple of years.
Sandra: (about her film "Murder by Numbers") Show what makes you uncomfortable as possible and address issues. You're dealing with violence, abuse, spousal abuse. You're dealing with this weird subject matter in this film. You have a tale that in the end has a moral solution; which is, you cannot negate your life. You have to own up to it. You can't suppress what exists already. And as an adult, you're responsible for that.
Sandra: (Sandra thanks her husband during an acceptance speech) And I'd like to thank my boyfriend whom I happen to be married to. You inspire me with the good loving you give me every day - and especially last night! Really, you have NO idea.
Sandra: (about what she will do with her 'Best Supporting Actress' award) Yeah, I'm just going to put it on the dash of my car. I'm gonna replace the hula girl with whatever the award looks like.
Sandra: When I come to meet the press to publicise my films, I get free food, so that's a day when I saved some money, which has to be a good thing!
Sandra: Makeup is scary. When I do it myself, it's just mascara, and sometimes I forget even to do that.
Sandra: I was a contestant in the Tobacco Queen Festival. I did a spicy little jazz number for my talent. That's what's going to show up on video.
Sandra: I do a little butt watching. I look at Matthew McConaughey's naked butt.
Sandra: I can remember the first and last names of every single person that terrorized me in junior high. It taught me to be incredibly kind to people.
Sandra: I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I'm learning how to do basic wiring.
Sandra: I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.
Sandra: I always fear that's it's hard for a guy to be with me. I'm probably every guy's worst nightmare, because I will not listen.
Sandra: Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me fantasize about the person for a week.
Sandra: Forensics I've always found absolutely fascinating. Anything to do with clues. And checking things out and solving.
Sandra: Falling in love-you should go with it, regardless of whether or not your heart gets smashed. You'll be a better person.
Sandra: After a while, you have no idea how old you are because you've lied so many times.
Sandra: There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that.
Sandra: Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a bus movie.
Sandra: I don't like to talk about personal things. ... And by keeping it private, you have a better shot at a healthy relationship. I learned at a young age that there are certain things you just don't talk about.
Sandra: The Acadamy Awards shouldn't even nominate Meryl Streep anymore. She should just be given an award every year. There should just be the Meryl Streep category.
Sandra: Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a little faster.
Sandra: I've always been very sceptical about marriage, because I only want to do it once; I want to do it the right way.
Sandra: Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts. You have to remember this when you find yourself at the beginning.
Sandra: The key to any good relationship, on-screen and off, is communication, respect and I guess you have to like the way the other person smells - and he smelled real nice.
Sandra: Women are like ovens. We need 5 to 15 minutes to heat up.
Sandra: I love humor. I always will fall back on humor. That's something that I think you can't ever get enough of and if it's done well, it's great. When it's bad, it's horrible.
Sandra: I didn't know Bacardi should be mixed with anything so I just drank it straight. My mom took me to hospital because she thought I'd taken drugs.
Sandra: He (her husband) dresses me. I said I want a jumpsuit and he's got a clothing company and he made me a jumpsuit. On her husband designing some of her clothing.
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