the actress remains fully present emotionally, projecting a very appealing combo of vulnerability, intelligence and determination that not only wins us over immediately, but sustains attention all the way through the cathartic closing reels." That same year, Bullock also starred in and co-executive produced the comedy-drama film Our Brand Is Crisis.

By 2016, Bullock's films had grossed over .1 billion worldwide, which makes her the 25th most profitable movie star according to The Numbers. At the 2009 release of The Proposal, Mark Kermode said Bullock had made only three good films: Speed, While You Were Sleeping, and Crash, and added that "she's funny, she's gorgeous, it's impossible not to love her, and yet she makes rotten film after rotten film".s Entertainer of the Year due to her success with The Heat and Gravity, which Entertainment Weekly believed would earn her an Oscar nomination.

The film premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival, and was released on October 4, 2013 to coincide with the beginning of World Space Week.

"Bullock inhabits the role with grave dignity and hints at Stone's past scars with sensitivity and tact, and she holds the screen effortlessly once Gravity becomes a veritable one-woman show...

It grossed over $309 million, making it her domestic highest-grossing film, her fourth highest-grossing film worldwide, and the first one in history to pass the $200 million mark with only one top-billed female star.

She was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress.

Speed took in $350 million at the box office worldwide.

A string of successes during the mid-1990s included While You Were Sleeping (1995), for which she received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, The Net (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996).She was an executive producer of the ABC sitcom, George Lopez, and made several appearances during its run. She sang in the opera's children's choir at the Staatstheater Nürnberg.She attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader and performed in high school theater productions.Bullock shared the title with other distinguished people in the industry such as the creators of the television show Breaking Bad, Matthew Mc Conaughey, Jennifer Lawrence, "Grumpy Cat" and others.Bullock runs her own production company, Fortis Films. Toole's short story Million-Dollar Baby but could not interest the studios in a female boxing drama.Bullock received million for Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), which she agreed to star in for financial backing for her own project, Hope Floats (1998).