Did we really say, Sandra Bullock?
Yes, you heard that right!
Sandra Annette Bullock, American-German actress, producer and philanthropist, was the world’s highest-paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. She had received several awards and recognition including the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award. Sandra who is often called the Queen of Romantic Comedies made her acting debut in the film, “Hangmen”. Sandra’s latest movie was Bird Box, which received a lot of praises from critics all over the world.
Today at Watch Tank we discuss 5 Reasons why people love Sandra Bullock.
5. She is very Generous
Sandra is a beauty with hearts and brains.She has donated nearly $1 million to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami fund and to the Haiti earthquake fund. She is a public supporter of the American Red Cross and donated $1 million to the organization at least five times. In 2013, she was awarded the Favorite Humanitarian Award during the 39th People’s Choice Awards. She was awarded for her contributions during Hurricane Katrina.
Remember the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?
During that time, Sandra had filed a petition along with other stars, while urging people to sign the petition for clean-up efforts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Her first public donation was to the Red Cross’s Liberty Disaster Relief Funds. She also joined the Kindred Life Foundation with many other actors in 2008 to help poor families in need.
Do you know Sandra Bullock was named the Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine in 2015?
Well, that was not the first time. In 1996 and 1999, she was selected as one of the 50 most beautiful women by People. When Sandra was awarded the 2015 Most Beautiful Woman Award, she said, “Real Beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it’s just so hard not to say, ‘Oh, I need to look like that’. No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they’re in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.” With this humble and gorgeous lady, who has more than four decades of acting experience, you can only expect similar great things in future.
3. Sandra’s Humble Nature
Remember when she won the Oscars?
“Did I really earn this? Or did I just wear y’all down?” This was the beautiful actress’s reaction when she won the Oscars, for her role in The Blind Side. The way she politely got to the stage to receive her award, and she not emoting her emotions shows how humble and down to earth this beautiful actress is.
This was the best award that Sandra could have received during her career.
Now, in the same year, Sandra received The Razzies also known as the Golden Raspberry Awards. The award is given to the worst movies and characters of the year. Sandra won the Worst Actress Razzies award for her role in All About Steve. Normally actors avoid this show, but Sandra showed up to the award night and made a humorous speech while receiving the award. She also handed out free DVDs of her movie.
Like who would do such a hilarious thing when receiving the worst award of their career?
Well, Sandra is the only actress to have won the worst and the best in the same year.
2. She Drives a Bus
Remember Annie driving a bus in The Speed when the driver got injured?
Well, Sandra did drive the bus in the movie The Speed. Also, the that jump scene is said to be the greatest stunt in the entire movie.
For the bus driving scene, Sandra had to undergo an exam which she passed on her first attempt. This 1994 movie had an amazing storyline.
Howard Payne, a retired Atlanta bomb squad, has wired a passenger bus to explode. The conditions are that the bus speeds at 50 miles per hour in order for the bomb not to discharge, whereas if the bus slows down and drops below 50 miles per hour the bus explodes. Payne demands $3 million dollars, saying that if Jack Traven a young S.W.A.T cop in the Los Angeles police department or any other passenger tried to get off the bus, he was going to detonate the bomb. Thus, Jack with help of one of the passengers, Annie (Sandra Bullock) who drives the bus when the driver is injured, tries to keep the passengers alive while maintaining the bus speed at 50 miles per hour. During that time, the S.W.A.T team and Jack’s partner, an explosives expert Harry Temple, tries to defuse the bomb.
Before moving on to number one in the list
Here are the special mentions
Sandra’s Business Ventures
Sandra Bullock has her own production company Fortis Films. She was the executive producer of the George Lopez sitcom. Her company also produced All About Steve for which she received the Worst Actress Award by The Razzies. John Bullock, her father was the CEO of the company and Gesine Bullock-Prado, her sister, was the former President of the organization.
Well, her businesses do not end with Business Ventures.
Do you know any other business ventures by her?
She also opened multiple businesses which includes Walton’s Fancy and Staple as well as Bess Bistro. Walton’s was a bakery, floral shop and upscale restaurant.
She’s a Nerd
Remember Raj from The Big Bang Theory?
He had a crush on Sandra Bullock.
Well, now you why!
She is not exactly a nerd, but she surely knows how to play a nerd character with perfection. In “The Net”,which was released in 1995, Sandra played the role of an IT nerd who was the first to order pizza online in the entire movie.
She did not stop there. She also played nerdish characters in the movies All About Steve, Two Weeks Notice, Gun Shy and Miss Congeniality.
Also, remember The Heat where Sandra plays the role of an FBI agent who sometimes acts Geeky? Well, her geeky roles does not mean she is in reality. She’s entirely different from her on-screen characters.
1. She can sing and write songs
Ever heard the song Heaven Knocked on My Door?
Well, it was written by Sandra Bullock. She wrote the song for the movie ‘The Things Called Love’, which is a story about struggling musicians in Nashville.
Many celebrities have already proven that they can sing beautifully, but Sandra never shows the singer inside her.
She avoids singing publicly as she focuses on her career in acting. Sandra has proven that even with her fame and wealth she does not need a music album to prove her worth.
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