Ever been curious just what happened to Michael Oher, the gentle giant whose life was the inspiration of the 2009 family drama called "The Blind Side?"
People assumed that Oher's star would rise even further following the success of the movie, which starred Hollywood powerhouse Sandra Bullock. In fact, her role as Oher's adoptive Southern football mother Leigh Anne Tuohy won the actress an Oscar.
But apparently, the movie only ruined Oher's career, and the football player is sharing with ESPN how "The Blind Side" affected the sport he loved:
"People look at me, and they take things away from me because of a movie. They don't really see the skills and the kind of player I am. That's why I get downgraded so much, because of something off the field," he lamented.
"This stuff, calling me a bust, people saying if I can play or not -that has nothing to do with football. It's something else off the field. That's why I don't like that movie," he added.
Oher currently plays for the Carolina Panthers but Oher said he has struggled for the past few years after playing on the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 Super Bowl-winning team.
Earlier, Oher even spoke out against the movie's portrayal of him, and he insists that it only misrepresented his real personality.
"The Blind Side" is written and directed by John Lee Hancock. It is based on the 2006 book called "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" written by Michael Lewis.
It told the rags to riches story of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans and now the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League (NFL).
The movie shared details of his impoverished upbringing, until he met Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, who opened up their hearts and home to Oher.
Oher's character is portrayed Quinton Aaron, Sean Tuohy was played by Tim McGraw, and "American Horror Story" star Kathy Bates was Miss Sue. The sports drama was a box office success, grossing over $300 million, and it was even well-received by critics.
Bullock received the most praise - aside from her Oscar win, she also took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. The film itself meanwhile received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.