Tuesday, March 9, 2010

10 Reasons We Love Sandra Bullock

While searching the internet during lunch I found a post that is too good not to re-post here, because its about someone that I have admired for years. Posted at The Frisky.com (direct link HERE) Kate (great name) admits that she was one in 10 people who did not drool on everything Sandra Bullock did but has quickly changed that tune. Her like many other people in America were won over during Sandras amazing acceptance speech for her Oscar. Yet, unlike Kate this Katie has loved Sandra for years and years. Yes, ever since Speed, A Time to Kill, 28 Days, Ya-Ya Sisterhood and most recently The Blind Side. To me she could do almost no wrong...almost. So it was not suprising to me to read that more and more people are falling in love with the person who is Sandra Bullock. And this article basically sums up the 10 best reasons on why everyone should love this unlikely Oscar winner (again by the other Kate).

  1. Her acceptance speech was gracious, funny, and sincere. “Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you down?” she said. “I share this award with [the other nominees]. Gabby, you are exquisite. Carey, your grace and your beauty and your talent ... make me sick. Helen, I don’t have the words to express what you mean to me. And Meryl, you are such a good kisser.” Ha!
  2. For accepting her Razzie—for Worst Actress of the Year in “All About Steve”—with just as much grace as she did the Oscar. “I think this is an extraordinary award,” she said. “And I didn’t realize that, in Hollywood, all you had to do was say you’d show up, and then you’d get the award. If I’d known that, I would have said I was appearing at the Oscars a long time ago.”
  3. For having an exceptionally cool upbringing. She’s the granddaughter of a rocket scientist and the daughter of a German opera singer. She lived in Germany until she was 12 and sang in the opera’s children’s choir there. Yet she didn’t sing her way to an Oscar.
  4. Because her breakout role was “Speed,” which is still an awesome flick. Good enough that we’ll forgive her and Keanu for the debacle that was “The Lake House.”
  5. For having a production company that’s a family affair—her dad is the CEO and, until recently, her sister was president. She evidently tried to make “Million Dollar Baby” before Clint Eastwood did, though everyone told her no one would be interested in a female boxing movie. (Contact Music)
  6. For moving on from dating predictable guys like Tate Donovan and Matthew McConaughey, and falling for motorcycle maven Jesse James, who’s covered in tattoos and used to be married to a porn star. We adore how genuinely in love they are.
  7. For not even thinking about getting married until she was 40. And she dedicated her Oscar to “moms who take care of babies, no matter where they came from.” Was she referencing the fact that she’s now a step-mom to Jesse’s kids?
  8. For surviving a plane crash. In 2000, her plane landed in a blizzard and crashed into a snow bank, totally mangling the plane. “We prayed that the plane wouldn’t explode,” she said. (Cinema)
  9. For flipping the tables and asking Barbara Walters, “What kind of tree are you?” and “What do you want 10 years from now?” in the final moments of her last “Barbara Walters Oscar Special.”
  10. For being tired of romantic comedies. “They’re not funny, they’re not romantic, they’re not written well for women anymore,” she said. “I’m done.” And actually making herself break out of that role with “The Blind Side.” We’re glad she’s been rewarded for taking that chance.
10 Great reasons on why everyone should love the latest Academy Award winner. Bravo Sandy.

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