12/27/2011 01:50 pm ET Updated Feb 26, 2012

Sandra Bullock On Her Return To Acting: 'I Was Content To Be Permanently Broken'

"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," which opened on Christmas in a few theaters for an Oscar qualifying run, is Sandra Bullock's first movie since her Oscar-winning turn in "The Blind Side."

It's also her first movie since the scandal that ended her marriage to Jesse James, which broke right after her Oscar win in 2010. She wasn't sure she was ready to come back with this movie, based on Jonathan Safran Foer's post-9/11 novel, but the role and director Stephen Daldry won her over.

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