The 2004 Oscar-winning film stars an ensemble cast chockfull of prominent actors, and while Bullock’s part may be small, it’s just as memorable as some of the bigger ones in her career.
The movie raked in more than $212 million at the box office, turning Bullock into America’s sweetheart and cementing her status as one of industry’s most bankable stars.
It also earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy.
In the film, she plays a tough-as-nails book editor, who forces her assistant (Reynolds) to marry her in order to avoid deportation back to her native Canada.
The premise is far from original and critics weren’t exactly thrilled with the script, but Bullock earned praise for her on-screen chemistry with Reynolds and her skillful physical comedy.
The role also helped solidify the public’s perception of the actress as both a star and the appealing girl next door.