The bigger the flop, the more overpaid the actor or actress, according to Forbes. And this year’s actor who earned the biggest salary for the smallest box office returns is a repeat winner—or loser, depending on how you look at it.
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For actors, the secret to big earnings usually lies in a prime position in a big franchise. But as Sandra Bullock proved this year, sometimes a one-off role does just as well.
The Gravity star topped Forbes’s list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses this year with an estimated $51 million in earnings between June 2013 and June 2014, much of it from the sci-fi film, which made $716 million at the global box office and took home seven Academy Awards.
Sandra Bullock didn’t win 2014’s Best Actress Oscar — but she did win this year’s “Decade of Hotness” Award. Silver lining?
Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, and Charlize Theron are a few of the other actresses Spike TV has honored with its equivalent of a Lifetime Achievement prize at its annual Guys Choice Awards. Other awards handed out at the event include “Our New Girlfriend” (Chrissy Teigan was last year’s) and “Most Manticipated Movie” (Man of Steel snagged that one in 2013).
Bullock won an Academy Award in 2010 for her work in The Blind Side and was nominated this year for her role as a stranded astronaut in Gravity. (Honors that barely matter next to this one, to be sure.) The Guys Choice Awards air June 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV.
Commencement speeches can be boring. Just when you think you’re done with lectures, here’s one more person ranting to you about how to live your life as you wait to receive your diploma. But if that person is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Charlie Day or Sandra Bullock, listening to “follow your heart” becomes much more enjoyable.
Though 12 Years a Slave may have won the top prize, Gravity was the big winner at this year’s Academy Awards, taking home seven gold statuettes, the most of any film, including Best Director and Best Visual Effects.
Now the Gravity team is receiving a congratulatory message from some guys who really do know a lot about the subject. NASA astronauts Michael S. Hopkins and Richard A. Mastracchio, along with JAXA (Japan’s NASA equivalent) astronaut Koichi Wakata, were so impressed by the film’s production team after watching the movie about the International Space Station, that they decided to film themselves out in space to show their enthusiasm for the film and its realistic depiction of their everyday lives — besides the whole stranded in space thing. Sorry, Sandra, you’re on your own with that one.
Watch the out-of-this-world message below: READ FULL STORY
Release date: Oct. 4, 2013
DVD release date: Feb. 25
Run time: 1 hour, 31 mins
Box office: Opening weekend: $55.8 million; Total domestic box office: $268.4 million; Worldwide gross to date: $701.0 million
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent
Gravity movie math: (2001: A Space Odyssey + Apollo 13) x (Moon + Alien)
Tweetable description: Two astronauts get lost in space after their shuttle is riddled by high-speed debris. Time is running out. But the view is fantastic.
Over the years, a lot (a lot) of famous people have hated on Jay Leno. Sandra Bullock, however, has always been a fan — and she told the Tonight Show staple as much Wednesday, during Leno’s penultimate episode as host.
“You’ve always been so kind,” the Oscar winner told the comedian as tears began to well up. “You were always so welcoming and every single person on your crew was that way consistently, and I just felt special even when I felt very insecure. And everyone, I think, in this room and in this country, has felt that every day that you’ve been in their homes. I’m so grateful that I got to be a part of this.”
Watch the moment in our highlight video below — and keep a box of tissues handy, just in case.
And EW’s Entertainer of the Year is…Sandra Bullock!
She is the gift that keeps on giving. First the 49-year-old Oscar winner teamed up with the uproarious Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig’s winning buddy cop comedy The Heat. Then, as Dr. Ryan Stone in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Bullock gives an emotionally naked performance that will likely earn her an Oscar nomination. Bullock’s tremendous talent and range — to say nothing of the woman’s trademark grace and good humor in good times and bad — is what earned her the top spot on our annual list of the most exciting performers in 2013.
Bullock’s one-two punch demanded a fair amount of give and take from the actor. When she signed on to The Heat Bullock didn’t expect to be playing straight man to McCarthy’s firehose-blast of a performance. “Once I realized that that drove the film I had to step back,” she says. “Otherwise I would’ve been fighting for something that would’ve ended up on the cutting room floor. It wasn’t what I was hoping for but the end result was the success of the film and people liking us together.” While Bullock nixes any talk of The Heat 2, she says she’s keen for another project with her fast friend McCarthy. (Hollywood, get on this!) READ FULL STORY
Twenty five years later, Tom Hanks proves he hasn’t lost a step.
Appearing on British ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show, the Captain Phillips star took a stab at tickling the ivory keys once again just like he did 1988’s BIG – hopping on an over-sized keyboard with Gravity star Sandra Bullock for a rendition of “Chopsticks.”
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