Trivia / The Blind Side

  • California Doubling: The movie was filmed in Atlanta.
  • Dawson Casting: Quinton Aaron is two years older than the real Michael, despite playing the teen version of him.
  • The Danza: A strange version because Collins is played by an actress whose last name is Collins.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Michael Oher hates how the film depicted him as a passive, unskilled big guy who had to learn how to play football who became unstoppable after doing so. He feels that the latter aspect led to people having unrealistic expectations for his performance and hurt his football career.
  • Doing It for the Art: Sandra Bullock took a pay cut to make this film because she knew how hard John Lee Hancock was working on it.
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  • What Could Have Been: The producers were so intent on casting Julia Roberts as Leigh Anne Tuohy that if they couldn't get her they would either rewrite the film as a father-son story or scrap it altogether. Fortunately Sandra Bullock was up to the challenge.
  • Write Who You Know: Michael Lewis was initially reluctant to mine his friends' story for a book; he had been close to Sean for many years as a child, though at the time of the book they hadn't seen each other in a quarter-century.