My Top Ten Renée Zellweger Movies

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on the 25th April, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA and studied acting at the University of Texas (Austin) gaining experience locally. After playing Starlene Cheatham in 'Love and a .45', Renée moved to LA.
Zellweger was awarded her Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame in 2005.
I love her presence on the screen and that she becomes the person that she is playing, whilst being equally at home with Drama or Comedy.
My List of best performances could always be amended in the future.
On Los Angeles: "It opens your eyes in this town, it's amazing. It's taught me who I don't want to be."
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1.
The Whole Wide World (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert Howard... (111 mins.)
Director: Dan Ireland
“ A beautiful little story based upon the memoirs of a Texas schoolteacher and her relationship with the fantasy author Robert E. 'Bob' Howard, creator of 'Conan the Barbarian'. When accepting her Academy award for 'Cold Mountain', Renee thanked Vincent D'Onofrio for teaching her to act.

"I don't love anyone. I don't love anyone at all. I don't love anyone. I did love you, but you weren't ready."

Miss Novalyne Price. ” - brickley220
 
2.
Cold Mountain (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. (154 mins.)
“ Another excellent historical film directed by the brilliant Anthony Minghella, this time it is the American Civil War that grabbed the limelight. Amongst a very talented cast, Renee shone like a beacon earning a very well deserved Academy Award for her supporting actress role.

"Hey, let's agree. You beat me, you abandoned me, you ignored me, and yet you beat me some more. And all that's better than Ruby with eyes that sparkle."

Ruby Thewes. ” - brickley220
 
3.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
“ Despite the controversy of casting a Texas Rose to play an English Rose, Renee proved herself worthy by putting on the pounds as well as a very credible accent. It achieved an Academy Award Nomination and a repeat performance.

"Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess, with a very bad man between her thighs... Dad... Hi."

Miss Bridget Jones. ” - brickley220
 
4.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ In this movie about integrity it is Renee's character as the accountant who believes in the 'Ace of the Base' Sports Agent and his Mission Staement who completes the plot.

"You had me at "hello"."

Dorothy Boyd. ” - brickley220
 
5.
Cinderella Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s. (144 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Ron Howard again proves that real life can be more dramatic than fiction in this story about the boxer James J. Braddock and his family during the Great Depression of late 1920's and 1930's. Renee plays Braddock's wife who cannot bear to see her man hurt but supports him in his chosen work for the good of the family and her man's pride.

"I came to pray for Jim."

Mrs Mae Braddock. ” - brickley220
 
6.
Nurse Betty (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
“ Renee plays everyones favourite waitress specialising in medical soap operas. When her two timing, car and drug dealing husband has a termination interview with a pair of cleaners, the waitress is traumatised and goes to find a new future with Dr. David Ravell. But where is the stash of drugs?

"No, I have to do this or he'll die. It's OK, I've seen it done once."

Mrs Betty Sizemore. ” - brickley220
 
7.
Down with Love (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Aaaah... it's New York City in 1962, and love is blooming between a journalist and a feminist advice author, who's falling head over heels despite her beau's playboy lifestyle. (101 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
“ I love this tribute to the 1960s Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall sitcoms which were such a vital aid to my puberty. We all know how droll David Hyde Pierce is, but it is a credit to Renee and Ewan that they can match him quip for quip. Tony Randall's cameo was great and Jeri Ryan added the cherry to the icing on the cake.

"And you think you could be comfortable in a position under a woman? "

Barbara Novak (Nancy Brown). ” - brickley220
 
8.
Miss Potter (2006)
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The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success. (88 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
“ Renee and Ewan pair up again in this delightful tale about the lady who created Peter Rabbit and friends. The bonus about this biopic is that it also shows how Beatrix put her money towards saving large chunks of land in the English Lake District for future generations.

"Our daughter is famous, Helen. You're the only person who doesn't know it."

Miss Beatrix Potter. ” - brickley220
 
9.
Chicago (2002)
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Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ With its origins in a 1926 play about two unrelated murders where the accused ladies were released, this film is based upon the 1975 Broadway Musical which was revived in 1996 and now has 6000 performances to its credit. It was fun to watch and I cannot understand those who complain about two talented actresses and an aging gigolo who put on a very entertaining show.

"And then I started foolin' around... and then I started screwin' around, which is foolin' around without dinner."

Roxie Hart. ” - brickley220
 
10.
Appaloosa (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow. (115 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
“ In this grey Western directed by Ed Harris and pairing him once more with Vigo Mortensen (as partner peace officers), Renee brings a little colour into their lives as the vivacious but broke widow looking for a safe harbour. The boys grab all the action but Renee is totally believeable as the Femme Fatale who is determined to survive whatever the cost.

"You're a bastard! Don't listen to him. He tried to put his hands on me when I showed him our house."

Mrs Allison 'Allie' French. ” - brickley220