Michael Oher is the African-American football player and the offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Oher is recently very active in the movie industries.
Michael Oher said that the movie, The Blind Side has hurt his football career. The blind side is a sport-drama about a boy who is adopted and later on realizes that he has potential to play football. The movie contains real Oher’s experience.
Michael Oher says that people take away things from him because of the movie. He says he doesn't get the respect that he deserves. He gives all the credit to the football, not the movie. Life is hard. It is not as simple as it is shown in the movie.
People have higher expectations from him after watching the movie. He has not been performing at that level as he is injured but the lead to disappointment for the people.
Michael Oher says “I’m tired of the movie. I’m here to play football. Football is what got me here and the movie, it wasn’t me. I always knew how to play football growing up. It was different personalities, stuff like that. Playing football is what got me to this point.”
The movie was a big hit in the box office with more than $300 million collections, but it did not bring happiness in the face of Oher. People always focus on the play of Ohio. This brings him a bit of discomfort nowadays.
Michael Ohio says that he knows what kind of player he is, so nothing worries him nowadays. You may be surprised to know that the movie was Oscar-nominated. In the movie, Quinton Aaron has played the role of Ohio.
The movie has achieved various awards such as Best Sports Movie ESPY award, Academy award for best Actress (Sandra Bullock). Golden Globe award for Best Actress and much more.
The movie brought Michael Oher’s family to the limelight. The story of how he was adopted went viral all over. Michael is very happy to get such family. He is found sharing his family photos on Instagram very often.
Many interviews were taken with Michael’s family. When the news about movie ruining his career went viral, he tweeted that he actually didn’t mean to say that but everything happens for a reason.
— Michael Oher (@MichaelOher) June 18, 2015