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'The Blind Side,' Michael Lewis and Leigh Ann Tuohy

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Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher and Sandra Bullock as Leigh Ann Tuohy in "The Blind Side."
Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher and Sandra Bullock as Leigh Ann Tuohy in "The Blind Side."

Sandra Bullock won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for her role as Leigh Ann Tuohy in "The Blind Side," the story of NFL player Michael Oher and the woman who took him in as a homeless teenager and helped him turn his life around.

Back in 2006, On Point talked with author Michael Lewis, on whose book the film is based, and with the real Leigh Ann Tuohy — the woman played by Bullock. We thought you might enjoy listening back to our conversation.

If you've seen the movie, how does Bullock's Tuohy compare with the real person? And if you've read the book and seen the film, how does Lewis's story translate onto the screen?

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