By Gino Salomone Special to Published Nov 18, 2009 at 9:54 AM

"The Blindside" opens Nov. 20 in theaters. In it, Sandra Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a wealthy wife and mother who takes in a homeless boy off the street. It is a real life story of the Baltimore Ravens player Michael Oher. There is already possible Oscar talk for Bullock in this role.

I've had some very memorable interviews with Sandra Bullock. I've given her an engagement ring (made out of candy), brought her the original Lollipop Kid from the "Wizard of Oz" to sing to her, and brought in Florence Henderson as my mom to grill her.

In anticipation of interviewing her for "The Blindside" I went through tons of possibilities which all fell through.

What you see is my feeble attempt to make her laugh as I attempt to look like her husband, biker Jesse James.

I think I look more like an old gang member wannabe.

Gino Salomone Special to

Gino Salomone has loved movies and entertainment since he was a boy on Milwaukee's Northwest Side. He squinted from the glare of the movie lights that his family shot as a child, and his proudest high school accomplishment was a 30-minute "feature" he made for John Marshall High School.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Mass Communication.

Salomone created a business called Rerun Reunions through which he booked personal appearances for actors from "Gilligan's Island," "The Brady Bunch," "MASH," and from "Saturday Night Live."

Salomone has one screen credit, the Lab Technician in "Naked Gun 2 1/2." He was cut out of two other movies. Hollywood has not called since.

He is also the movie critic for WISN-TV where his feature, "Gino Goes to the Movies" airs on the weekend newscasts. He also reviews movies for the Dave and Carole Show on 96.5 WKLH radio. His interviews have been used by E! as well as the TV Guide Channel.