Steven Spielberg Didn’t Find Sandra Bullock Good Enough for His Movie That Made Nearly 1600% Profit at the Box-Office

Steven Spielberg Didn’t Find Sandra Bullock Good Enough for His Movie That Made Nearly 1600% Profit at the Box-Office
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Back in 1993, Hollywood was taken by storm when director Steven Spielberg created the franchise of a lifetime. Talking about the classic movie Jurassic Park, Spielberg received unprecedented love from the people since the movie was something entirely new and an emphasis was given to the animation!

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Sandra Bullock, the actress known for several movies like Speed, Gravity, and, Ocean’s 8 was so close to starring in the movie but was ultimately not selected. For reasons unknown, Sandra Bullock was rejected by Steven Spielberg for starring in his movie which could have gone quite well if he had indeed chosen Bullock.

A still of Laura Dern and Sam Neill from Jurassic Park (1993).
A still of Laura Dern and Sam Neill from Jurassic Park (1993).

Sandra Bullock Was Almost Considered For Jurassic Park

Being a new actor in the Hollywood industry is never easy. It was the unfortunate luck of Sandra Bullock that during the production of the 1993 movie, the actress did not have many movies to her name. Bullock was still trying to find her footing when the casting call for Jurassic Park came and yet, she was still considered for the role of the lead character Dr. Ellie Sattler.

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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity (2013)
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity (2013)

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Since Dr. Sattler was going to be featured heavily throughout the movie, the role was to be given to a strong and credible actress. Sandra Bullock, at that time, was not famous and was featured in small roles in television series or some movies. According to trivia, the casting team considered Sandra Bullock in the lead role!

After some pretty heavy consideration, the role of Dr. Ellie Sattler was given to Laura Dern who had already established herself as a credible actress with several iconic movies to her name. The choice of casting Laura Dern couldn’t have been any better as she was praised around the world for her role. It was unfortunate for the Speed actress not to get the role but the actress would go on to shine in the 1994 blockbuster Speed while starring alongside Keanu Reeves.

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Sandra Bullock Once Gifted Ben Affleck A Box of Mints

Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock
Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock

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After finding a strong footing in Hollywood, Sandra Bullock found fame and iconic roles throughout her career. Having the courage to talk to other actors comfortably, she once gifted Ben Affleck a box of mints because his breath smelled of cigarettes.

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Starring together in the 1999 movie Forces of Nature, the actress had to kiss Affleck in a scene. She wasn’t able to get through the scene because Ben Affleck’s breath smelled of cigarettes. As per the sources, the Gravity star went ahead and gifted Affleck a box of mints for his breath! The scene later on went ahead as planned and Bullock and Affleck added one more movie to their portfolio.

As for Jurassic Park, the movie was made with a budget of $63 million, went on to earn almost a billion dollars worldwide. The iconic Steven Spielberg movie which almost had Sandra Bullock in it, is available to stream on Peacock TV in the U.S.

Source: The Things

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.