Although Sandy B sometimes resides in Austin, her Hollywood life can be hard times.
Good roles are few and far between, and their paychecks are usually smaller than those of their male co-stars.
And if you’re a woman over 40, you might as well just play a grandma.
The roles are even scarcer.
But last year Sandra Bullock bucked the trend in a big way. “The Proposal” grossed $320 million on an estimated budget of $40 million.
“The Blind Side” hit theaters five months later. Based on a true story about a white family that took in an African-American football prodigy, the film earned an amazing $310 million at the box office on an estimated budget of only $30 million.
Between her earnings on “The Proposal” and “The Blind Side,” Bullock earned $56 million between June 2009 and June 2010, tops among Hollywood’s leading ladies.
Add in a messy divorce that had her on the front of tabloids almost every week, the adoption of a baby that she will now raise on her own, and her first Oscar, and Bullock had one hell of a year.
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