'Being Julia' opens Toronto film fest

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Toronto International Film Festival opened with the premiere of "Being Julia," starring Annette Bening, the first of 328 films screening during the event.

Sandra Bullock in court over home dispute

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock was in an Austin, Texas, courtroom for a battle with a local developer who claimed the actress failed to pay him for a lakefront home. Bullock has countersued, claiming shoddy construction.

Gwyneth Paltrow to play singer Peggy Lee

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Gwyneth Paltrow is to star as the late singer Peggy Lee in a film about the life of "In Cold Blood" writer Truman Capote.

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Today is Monday, July 26, the 208th day of 2004 with 158 to follow.
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Smoking in films encourages teens to smoke

SAN DIEGO, June 29 (UPI) -- Teenage girls are more likely to start smoking if they see their favorite movie stars puffing away on-screen, a U.S. study had found.

Stars line up to be Oscar presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Susan Sarandon, John Travolta and Sandra Bullock are set to be Oscar presenters at the 76th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood later this month.

Gibson ranks as favorite movie star

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Americans have voted Australian actor Mel Gibson their favorite movie star, according to survey results released by the Harris Poll in Rochester, N.Y.

Affleck likes Southern hospitality

SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Affleck is so taken with Southern charm that he has purchased an estate on Georgia's Hampton Island, Zap2It.com reports.

Michael Caine in role reversal

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Michael Caine is planning a remake of "Sleuth," the 1972 mystery-comedy in which he co-starred with Laurence Oliver, according to a report in Daily Variety.

Cast for 'Crash' expands

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Nine actors are confirmed to be on board for roles in Bull's Entertainment's "Crash," the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Armstrong denies Bullock romance

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Five-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is denying rumors that he and actress Sandra Bullock have a romantic interest.

Here comes Miss Congeniality -- again

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock will produce and star in a sequel to the Warner Brothers Pictures hit, "Miss Congeniality," the Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

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Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2003 with 158 to follow.
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Analysis: Movie sequels hit the skids

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood is once again struggling to find the fine line between cashing in on sequels and going to the well once too often.
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Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock arrives on the red carpet for the 83rd annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Sandra Annette Bullock ( /ˈbʊlək/; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and producer who rose to fame in the 1990s, after roles in successful films such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping. She has since established her career with films such as Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, and Crash, the third of which received critical acclaim. In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of $85 million. In 2009, Bullock starred in the most financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, daughter of John W. Bullock (born 1925), an Army employee and part time-voice coach from Birmingham, Alabama, and his wife Helga D. Meyer (1942–2000), a German opera singer and voice teacher. Bullock's maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg, Germany. John Bullock, then in charge of the Army's Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met his wife. They married in Germany, soon moving to Arlington, where John Bullock worked with the Army Materiel Command, before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon.

Bullock frequently accompanied her mother on her opera tours throughout Europe. She spent time in Salzburg and Nuremberg, where she stayed with her aunt and grandmother and became fluent in German. Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child, taking small parts in her mother's opera productions. She sang in the operas children's choir at the Staatstheater Nürnberg.

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