Sandra Bullock: I Made the Mistake of Googling Myself

Sandra Bullock: I Made the Mistake of Googling Myself
Sandra Bullock
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updated 01/05/2014 at 01:00 PM EST

originally published 01/05/2014 01:30PM

Sandra Bullock is no stranger to the Internet.

The Academy Award winner, 49, admitted she recently did a little search on the web that gave her a bit of insight.

"So, I Googled myself and read the comments section, thinking I could get some tidbits of what people really think of me," Bullock said while accepting her actress of the year honor for the film Gravity at the Palm Springs International Film Festival's opening night on Saturday. "No human being should ever read the comments sections or ever Google one's self at any time."

But the star, who said she learned "a lot about myself," opened up about her discoveries – good and bad.



"Some things I was very well aware of," she said. " 'Sandra Bullock is over 40' came up a lot. I know that. 'Sandra Bullock's way past 40.' Yeah, I know that, too … 'There's absolutely nothing special about her acting. She's not particularly attractive, I can't stand her, she's mediocre. She's over 40.' And apparently Julia [Roberts] … You and I are in a dispute over George Clooney. We talked about this, right? It's shared custody and we're both fine with it."

Going off of that, Bullock – who hasn't publicly dated anyone since her divorce from cheating ex-husband Jesse James – also touched on relationship rumors.

"[There were] lots and lots of comments about who I've dated. Some are true and some I'll never admit to," she said.

One person she didn't necessarily date, but revealed she had a moment – of sorts – with? A fellow awards season regular.



"I was reminded I made out with Meryl Streep," Bullock revealed of her online dirt. "Off-screen, not necessarily her choice. I kind of took her by surprise."

But behind all the jokes and silly revelations, the actress, most importantly, acknowledged: "Some commenters thought I had good hair and good teeth. And I made some young girls and some over 40 girls laugh with some chick flicks. I sparked with Betty White and I've flown into space. I've had a pretty good life and a pretty good career."
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