05/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jesse James: Sandra Bullock 'Takes My Breath Away'

Jesse James may be a tough guy who builds motorcycles and performs death-defying stunts, but he's not above the pomp of the Oscars -- or being a plus-1 to the night's most celebrated actress, his wife Sandra Bullock.

"It's awesome," he told PEOPLE of being her date as they made their way into the Governor's Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom after the Oscar ceremony Sunday. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to support my wife and her work. She does it all the time for me. She goes to Mexico, to the desert, to the hospital -- a lot -- to support me and my work. The least I can do is put on a suit and support her."

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