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Old 03-09-2004, 04:50 AM
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Renée Zellweger Appreciation Thread #1: The Oscar Winner!

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Biography

Rene Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA to parents Emil Zellweiger, a Swiss-born engineer who married Rene's mother Kjellfrid Zellweiger, a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife in 1963. Rene also has a brother named Drew Zellweiger, a marketing executive born on February 15, 1967. Rene got interested in acting in high school while working on the drama club. She also took an acting class at the University of Texas, where she began looking towards acting as a career. After graduation, she wanted to continue acting, but Hollywood is a tough town to break into. So Rene decided to stay in Texas, and auditioned for roles around Houston where she managed to grab roles in such films as Reality Bites (1994) and Empire Records (1995). She then took a role in the sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, where she met Matthew McConaughey, another Hollywood up-and-comer. He was working on a project at the time that Renee was interested in, auditioned for and won the role in the film Love and a .45 (1994), which earned her enough critical praise that she decided to move to Los Angeles. Another role in Whole Wide World, The (1996) followed which led to her big break. Cameron Crowe was busy casting his next film, Jerry Maguire (1996), starring Tom Cruise. Crowe was considering such actresses as Cameron Diaz, Bridget Fonda, Winona Ryder, and Marisa Tomei, when he heard of Zellweger's performance in Whole Wide World, The (1996). He auditioned Zellweger and was sure he'd found his Dorothy Boyd. Rene followed her huge success with a few small independent films and after receiving further critical praise, she felt confident enough to reenter the world of big-budget Hollywood films. She starred opposite Meryl Streep in the tear-jerker One True Thing (1998). She also took a role in Me, Myself & Irene (2000), opposite Jim Carrey. And soon after began dating Carrey. The two denied their relationship at first, but finally gave in and admitted their love; but today they are no longer together. Also in 2000 she starred in the title role in Nurse Betty (2000), where she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical. In 2001, she received even more critical and commercial success in the yet again title role in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001).



Filmography

Piece of My Heart (2005) - Janis Joplin
Shark Tale (2004) - Angie (voice)
Cinderella Man (2004) - Unknown
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) - Bridget Jones
Cold Mountain (2003) - Ruby Thewes
Down With Love (2003) - Barbara Novak
Chicago (2002) - Roxie Hart
White Oleander (2002) - Claire Richard
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) - Bridget Jones
Me, Myself & Irene (2000) - Irene P. Waters
Nurse Betty (2000) - Betty Sizemore
The Bachelor (1999) - Anne Arden
One True Thing (1998) - Ellen Gulden
A Price Above Rubies (1998) - Sonia Horowitz
Deceiver (1997) - Elizabeth
Jerry Maguire (1996) - Dorothy Boyd Maguire
The Low Life (1996) - Poet
The Whole Wide World (1996) - Novalyne Price
Empire Records (1995) - Gina
Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994/TV) - Susan
The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1994) - Jenny
Love and a .45 (1994) - Starlene Cheatham
8 Seconds (1994) - Prescott Motel Buckle Bunny
Reality Bites (1994) - Tami
My Boyfriend's Back (1993) - uncredited
Murder in the Heartland (1993/TV) - Barbara
A Taste for Killing (1992/TV) - Mary Lou



Awards

2004
Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress - Cold Mountain (W)
Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actress - Cold Mountain (W)
BAFTA Awards - Best Supporting Actress - Cold Mountain (W)
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Best Supporting Actress - Cold Mountain (W)
Critic's Choice Awards - Best Supporting Actress - Cold Mountain (W)
San Diego Film Critics - Best Supporting Actress - Cold Mountain (W)
Houston/Austin Film Critics - Best Supporting Actress - Cold Mountain (W)

2003
Academy Awards - Best Actress - Chicago (N)
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Best Ensemble Cast - Chicago (W)
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Best Actress - Chicago (W)
Golden Globes - Best Actress Musical or Comedy - Chicago (W)
BAFTA Awards - Best Actress - Chicago (N)

2002
Academy Awards - Best Actress - Bridget Jones's Diary (N)
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Best Actress - Bridget Jones's Diary (N)
Golden Globes - Best Actress Musical or Comedy - Bridget Jones's Diary (N)
BAFTA Awards - Best Actress - Bridget Jones's Diary (N)

2001
Golden Globes - Best Actress Musical or Comedy - Nurse Betty (W)

2000
Golden Satellite - Best Actress Musical or Comedy - Nurse Betty (W)

1997
Blockbuster Awards - Favorite Supporting Actress - Jerry Maguire (W)
Broadcast Film Critics Awards - Breakthrough Artist - Jerry Maguire (W)

1996
National Board of Review - Breakthrough Performance - Jerry Maguire (W)
Mar Del Plata Film Festival - Best Actress - The Whole Wide World (W)



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Old 03-09-2004, 06:27 AM
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[img]smilies/wave.gif[/img] Hey Linda!

Wohooo! [img]smilies/party.gif[/img] A Renee thread! [img]smilies/blinkie.gif[/img]

I haven't seen her earlier work, but I loved her in Jerry Maguire and Cold Mountain (those are probably my two favourite Renee roles) and also Down With Love which I've just seen recently, Chicago (she stole the movie IMO), Nurse Betty and, of course, Bridget Jones's Diary! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

I was so happy to see her win the Oscar and I can't wait to see what she does next!
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Old 03-16-2004, 01:57 PM
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[img]smilies/wave.gif[/img] Tery

Bridget Jones's Diary is my favourite, too. I laughed from the start to the end! [img]smilies/lol.gif[/img] I'm looking forward to Cold Moutain, I saw trailers only and think she is really good in it!

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Old 04-13-2004, 07:29 AM
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I like Rene [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Bency, that last picture of her is just great!!! She looks so beautiful in it.
I couldn't say which of her movies is my favorite. All I know is that IMO Nurse Betty was an unbelievably bad movie. And I don't think it was the fault of any of the actors...

I haven't see White Oleander yet. I'll have to get to a video store and rent that. I have seen trailers and it looked good to me. It's not a movie for my BF though [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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Thanks, Caradeangel [img]smilies/hug.gif[/img] I like every pic of Rene, however, the last is the best [img]smilies/thumbs_up.gif[/img] Have you already seen White Oleander? I wonder what your BF said about it! [img]smilies/lol.gif[/img]

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Old 05-10-2004, 06:36 AM
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I just saw Cold Mountain... I think it's great story! It has impressive plot and excellent performances, above all Rene is wonderful.
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Old 06-10-2004, 07:08 PM
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Renee is simply brilliant. She has been outstanding in every role I've seen her in

In particular I loved Nurse Betty - any thoughts on that role?
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Old 06-11-2004, 06:34 AM
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My friend has Nurse Betty DVD so that I'm going to watch it soon.
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Old 06-26-2004, 01:13 AM
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Renee Zellweger officially allowed to lose weight!
London | June 14, 2004 3:28:29 PM IST

Actress Renee Zellweger is all set to get back into shape now.

According to Teen Hollywood, the actress has now been granted permission to start losing weight after filming for 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason' has finished.'

Zellweger had gained almost 30lbs to play the famous role and she was not allowed to lose weight until the producers were sure that there was no need to re-shoot any of the scenes.

"Renee is thrilled that she can stop gorging on fatty food. She's started eating healthily again and is working with two personal trainers in a bid to lose the excess weight.She liked having curves, but she is looking orward to being slim again,"the report quoted a source as saying.



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Old 07-08-2004, 05:38 AM
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I finally saw "Nurse Betty". Rene is great but the story is uncredibly boring for me.
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:59 AM
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Renee Zellweger officially allowed to lose weight!
London | June 14, 2004 3:28:29 PM IST

Actress Renee Zellweger is all set to get back into shape now.

According to Teen Hollywood, the actress has now been granted permission to start losing weight after filming for 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason' has finished.'

Zellweger had gained almost 30lbs to play the famous role and she was not allowed to lose weight until the producers were sure that there was no need to re-shoot any of the scenes.

"Renee is thrilled that she can stop gorging on fatty food. She's started eating healthily again and is working with two personal trainers in a bid to lose the excess weight.She liked having curves, but she is looking orward to being slim again,"the report quoted a source as saying.



New here!

I think she looked so much better when she was curvy! She looked beautiful! But it's all lgood though, Renee looks good in any size.
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:06 AM
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New here!

I think she looked so much better when she was curvy! She looked beautiful! But it's all lgood though, Renee looks good in any size.
Hey Lal

I agree with you! But she wants to be slim... No matter she's great actress regardless of her body.
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I'm new here. Renee is awesome!
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:37 PM
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Hey!

I love Renee! I can't wait to see The Edge Of The Reason! I'm sure the movie is gonna be a hit too!
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:44 PM
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Glad to see new Rene devotees coming!

Do you know the release date of The Edge of Reason?
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