The Nov. 20, 2009, release of ''The Blind Side'' brought Oscar gold to Bullock's already glittery résumé, which includes a combined box office gross of more than $1.6 billion.

By Keith Staskiewicz
Updated November 11, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST

Hope Floats

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Nov. 13, 1992
Big hair, bigger smile: Bullock first catches our attention in the enamoring Love Potion #9.

Aug. 27, 1993
See Sandy sing country (badly!) in the Nashville-set The Thing Called Love, costarring River Phoenix.

June 10, 1994
Her turn in the Keanu Reeves hit Speed puts the actress on an express bus to Famoustown.

April 21, 1995
While You Were Sleeping makes Bullock a romantic-comedy star, grossing $182 million worldwide.

Dec. 22, 2000
After a fallow period (see: The Net, Hope Floats), she gets funny-tough in Miss Congeniality.

June 19, 2009
Her one-two box office punch of The Proposal and The Blind Side earns a combined $419.9 million.

March 7, 2010
Her Blind Side Oscar win is instantly marred by husband Jesse James’ cheating scandal.

Nov. 21, 2012
Bullock and George Clooney will hang out in outer space in Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi film Gravity.

Hope Floats

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