9 Things About Miss Congeniality That Are Better Than April 25th

- Page 1

It's been 17 years since we were blessed with Miss Congeniality, and it still holds up as a comedic classic. It was the first time we really got to see Sandra Bullock in her element, and once she found the spotlight she never left it.

But there are some things about the movie you may not have know, and frankly they're more perfect than April 25th.

International Business Times

1. Mr. Ed

You probably know him as Richard Gilmore, but the late, legendary Ed Herrmann was set to make a cameo in Miss Congeniality. He was set to play Gracie's father, and can even be seen in the film's first trailer. Unfortunately, Herrmann's entire cameo was cut from the final version of the film.

2. Stunt Sandra


Though some people write it off as a comedy, Miss Congeniality was a fairly action-packed movie. But because she's a professional, Bullock did most of her own stunts.

“She jumped right in," said stunt-coordinator Jack Gill. "She picked it up really quick. She listens very well. She’s very athletic.”

In a behind-the-scenes feature, Bullock says the physical aspect was far from the most difficult part.

"The most difficult thing for me is to actually walk and talk with breasts that aren’t mine and six-inch stiletto heels. That’s my action. The leaping and jumping? That’s no problem. It’s the walking and talking with the breasts that’s going to be my…difficult part,” she joked.

3. Pre vs Post


When it came to hair and makeup, Bullock said she identified more with the pre-makeover Gracie as opposed to post-makeover. It only took 30 minutes to get into pre-makeover character, but a whole 2.5 hours to get beauty-pageant ready!

4. Just Keep Swimming

Get The Gloss

Most beauty pageants require a swimsuit portion, but Sandra Bullock didn't want the movie to have one. Considering herself a tomboy, Bullock was reluctant to be on screen in a two-piece.

"That was a huge bone of contention for me. I was trying to get it written out so many times and it’s in the script,” she said.

5. Midnight Cowboy

When Gracie is learning how to properly "glide," as demonstrated by Michael Caine, a taxi almost hits her. Gracie yells, "Hey, I'm glidin' here!" which is a nod to Dustin Hoffman's character in Midnight Cowboy, who yells "I'm walking here!"

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks


8 Things Today's Teenagers Will Have Never Seen

Teenagers today missed out on a lot of stuff, sure they just have the better, upgraded version of what we had growing up, but they never got to experience where that all came from. Here are eight things today's teenagers would have never remembered. 1. BlockbusterToday's teenagers will never get to experience the thrill of getting to rent a blockbuster movie, or even having their trusty blockbuster membership card in their wallets at all times. Sure, maybe none of us went to Blockbuster at the end, and maybe we would rather die then have Netflix traded in for Blockbuster, but


She Was Hollywood's "It Girl," So Why Did Shannyn Sossamon Disappear?

As we've explained before, some actresses just seem to become mega stars one minute before vanishing from Hollywood without a trace.It's not a case of their careers fizzling out, so there must be something to explain their disappearing act.Shannyn Sossamon was one of the biggest names to hit the scene and then leave just a few years later. The actress had moved to L.A. to study dance, and was working as a DJ and model before she was discovered by a casting director.Her breakout role was as Lady Jocelyn, Heath Ledger's love interest in A Knight's


The First Trailer Of The 'Incredibles 2' Has Been Released And We Can't Be More Excited

After an agonizing 14-year wait, Disney-Pixar has finally blessed us with the return of our favorite superhero family.After its announced in 2014, we've finally been gifted the fist official trailer, and boy it didn't disappoint!As previously mentioned, the highly anticipated sequel will center on the Parr family's matriarch Elastigirl returning to her superhero calling. The Incredibles 2 will take place just after the events of the first movie, and also focus the switch of old-fashioned parental roles, as Mr. Incredible becomes a stay-at-home father. “I’ve got to succeed, so she can succeed,” as the father-of-three explains to