Women Who Ruled Movies in 2009

From Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side to Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, see which top film actresses stole the show this year. By Thelma Adams (13 Photos)

Thelma Adams on Dec 28, 2009 at 5:00AM

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Women Who Ruled Movies in 2009

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Sandra Bullock in 'The Blind Slide'

She's got the power: 2009's favorite Soccer Mom demonstrated that charity begins at the McMansion. By taking in a homeless African American teen, Sandra Bullock's character gave him the structure he needed to make it all the way to the NFL. And Bullock herself kicked butt, receiving two Golden Globe nominations (for The Blind Side and The Proposal) and helping blaze the latest trail for actresses over forty who seek meaty starring roles.

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