Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger

  • Highest Rated: 91% Queen Mimi (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% The Bachelor (1999)
  • Birthday: Apr 25, 1969
  • Birthplace: Katy, Texas, USA
  • Until she headlined Jerry Maguire opposite Tom Cruise in late 1996, Renée Zellweger claimed extremely limited public recognition. Though Zellweger essayed several key roles before Maguire, the vulnerability and versatility that the actress exhibited as Cruise's (long undeclared) love interest in Cameron Crowe's seriocomedy netted much-deserved praise from critics and audiences alike. Though the Academy passed her over when that year's Oscar nominations rolled around, she received several other laurels for her work in Maguire, including the title of Best Breakthrough Performer by the National Board of Review.Born April 25th, 1969, the willowy, strawberry blonde Zellweger began life in Katy, TX, a small town on the outskirts of Houston. The town was so small that it possessed neither cable television nor a movie theater. As a result, Zellweger reportedly did not see her first art film until she was a student at the University of Texas in Austin. Her career at U.T. was an exceptional one; a regular on the Dean's List, she graduated a year early with a B.A. in Radio, Film, and Television. While in college, Zellweger took an acting class and discovered a knack for performing; following graduation, she made her feature-film debut with a bit part in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993). She then landed a role playing a whacked-out waitress in Love and a .45 (1994), for which she won her first Independent Spirit Award nomination; she won a second nomination for The Whole Wide World (1996), earning additional acclaim at various film festivals.Following the tremendous success of Jerry Maguire, Zellweger went on to prove herself as a versatile actress able to play roles ranging from an ambitious journalist (who temporarily shelves her career to care for her mother) in One True Thing (1998) to a rebellious Hassidic Jew in Boaz Yakin's A Price Above Rubies (1998). She then exhibited a capacity for romantic comedy in The Bachelor (1999), starring as the long-suffering girlfriend of a commitment-phobic Chris O'Donnell. Zellweger's second role as a deeply confused soap opera fanatic in Neil LaBute's offbeat crime comedy Nurse Betty won her the Best Actress in a Comedy Award at the 2000 Golden Globes. Nominated for yet another Golden Globe the following year for her memorable performance in Bridget Jones' Diary (2001), that same role also earned Zellweger her maiden Oscar nod. The following few years found Zellweger's leading lady status growing and numerous lucrative film offers flowing in, and the release of White Oleander (2002) the starlet received numerous positive reviews despite the film's lackluster performance. Later that same year, Zellweger was on top of the world when she received rave reviews for her role in Chicago. Based on the popular Broadway musical of the same name, director Rob Marshall's flashy cinematic extravaganza received nearly unanimous praise accompanied by multiple Academy Award nominations, including a second Best Actress in a Leading Role nod to Ms. Zellweger for her lively performance.Zellweger lost the award bid to Nicole Kidman, and then teamed up with that actress for Anthony Minghella's epic Cold Mountain. The performance netted Zellweger her third Oscar nomination, and on February 29, 2004, her losing streak ended as she took home the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Attempting to keep up the momentum, Zellweger then returned to the character that earned her her first Oscar nod, starring in the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). Unfortunately, that outing (directed by To Wong Foo helmer Beeban Kidron) failed to draw the critical acclaim of its predecessor and was widely greeted with public apathy in the States, but in the final analysis, it grossed nearly as much as the premier outing (with a massive overseas take). After the second Bridget Jones installment, Zellweger's screen activity decrescendoed somewhat, but she placed a heightened emphasis

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

86% Judy Judy Garland 2019
23% Here and Now (Blue Night) Tessa 2018
33% Same Kind of Different As Me Deborah $6.5M 2017
33% The Whole Truth Loretta 2016
78% Bridget Jones's Baby Bridget Jones $24.1M 2016
91% Queen Mimi Actor 2016
21% Case 39 Emily Jenkins $13.3M 2010
No Score Yet My Own Love Song Jane 2010
68% My One and Only Ann Devereaux $2.4M 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens Katie $198.4M 2009
28% New In Town Lucy Hill $16.7M 2009
No Score Yet Living Proof Producer Executive Producer 2008
76% Appaloosa Allie $20.2M 2008
52% Leatherheads Lexie Littleton $31.2M 2008
50% Bee Movie Vanessa Bloome $126.6M 2007
67% Miss Potter Beatrix Potter Executive Producer $2.9M 2007
80% Cinderella Man Mae Braddock $61.7M 2005
27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Bridget Jones $40.3M 2004
36% Shark Tale Angie $160.8M 2004
71% Cold Mountain Ruby Thewes 2003
60% Down With Love Barbara Novak $20.2M 2003
85% Chicago Roxie Hart 2002
69% White Oleander Claire Richards $16.3M 2002
81% Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones 2001
83% Nurse Betty Betty 2000
47% Me, Myself & Irene Irene P. Waters $0.6M 2000
9% The Bachelor Anne 1999
89% One True Thing Ellen Gulden 1998
57% A Price Above Rubies Sonia 1998
48% Deceiver Elizabeth $0.6M 1998
83% Jerry Maguire Dorothy Boyd 1996
76% The Whole Wide World Novalyne Price 1996
56% The Low Life Poet 1996
29% Empire Records Gina 1995
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock! Actor 1994
83% Love and a .45 Starlene Cheatham 1994
14% Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Jenny 1994
31% 8 Seconds Prescott Motel Buckle Bunny 1994
66% Reality Bites Tami 1993
No Score Yet A Taste for Killing Mary Lou 1992

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
40% What/If
2019
Anne
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Bachelor
2002
Reality cast member
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003-2018
Reality cast member
  • 2007
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
Appearing Host
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 2001
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Mindy
  • 1991

QUOTES FROM Renée Zellweger CHARACTERS

Ruby Thewes
This world won't stand long. God won't let it stand this way long.
Ruby Thewes
Have you been shot?
Inman
Not lately.
Ruby Thewes
Let's put him in a pot.
Ruby Thewes
Old lady Swanger says you need help. Here I am.
Ruby Thewes
If I cry one tear for my daddy I stole it off a crocodile.
Ruby Thewes
I despise a floggin' rooster.
Bridget Jones
It is a magic mushroom moment, isn't it?
Vanessa Bloome
[shock] How did you learn to do that?
Vanessa Bloome
How did you learn to do that?
Barry B. Benson
Do what?
Vanessa Bloome
That, that-- the talking thing?
Barry B. Benson
Same way you did, I guess. Mama, dada, honey, you pick it up.
Betty Sizemore
I just know there's something special out there for me.
Ada Monroe
I wouldn't go near that rooster if I was you. He's the devil I'm sure of it. He's Lucifer himself.
Ruby Thewes
Why I depise a floggin' rooster.
Ada Monroe
I wouldn't go near that rooster if I were you. He's the devil I'm sure of it. He's Lucifer himself.
Ruby Thewes
Why I despise a flogging rooster!
Roxie Hart
Forget it. It'll never work.
Velma Kelly
Why not?
Roxie Hart
'Cause I hate you.
Velma Kelly
There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.....[She raises her eyebrow, grins slyly and Roxie turned around and change her sad mood into a glad condition.]
Velma Kelly
There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.
Velma Kelly
We can make a couple hundred a week. Think about it, Roxie. Our faces back in the papers, our names on the marquee.Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart.
Roxie Hart
Shouldn't it be alphabetical?
Velma Kelly
That could work.
Roxie Hart
A couple hundred? Maybe we could ask for a thousand.
Velma Kelly
We're worth it...
Velma Kelly
We're worth it.
Beatrix Potter
You think that's lucky? Your mother is a monster! No, its fine. My mother and I have come to an understanding. We've agreed to not understand each other.
Lexie Littleton
And don't think just 'cause you haven't said anything that I don't know what you're up to. I'm talking to you, behind the magazine. Don't you know I could have you arrested for eavesdropping?
Dodge Connolly
Excuse me?
Lexie Littleton
Or are you really an avid reader of "Ladies Home Journal?"
Dodge Connolly
I never miss an issue.
Lexie Littleton
Sure. Yeah. These are a lot like your plays, only a little more... effective.
Lexie Littleton
Sure. Yeah. These are a lot like your plays, only a little more effective.
Dodge Connolly
I'm not afraid to say it. I'm in love with Leonard. Go ahead and laugh, everyone does. We had something beautiful until you came along. You think you can just toss him away like a sack of flour?
Carter Rutherford
Wait. Where were you two?
Dodge Connolly
Out.
Lexie Littleton
Nowhere.
Carter Rutherford
Did you *kiss* her?
Carter Rutherford
Did you kiss her?
Lexie Littleton
Now wait a minute.
Carter Rutherford
I want answers!
Dodge Connolly
Yeah, I kissed her! On the mouth, twice! And I liked it. A lot!
Carter Rutherford
Oh you did, did you?
Dodge Connolly
Yeah!
Lexie Littleton
Thanks.
Dodge Connolly
You're welcome.
Dodge Connolly
So you flying solo, or is the Bullet casting about?
Dodge Connolly
So you flying solo or is the Bullet casting about?
Lexie Littleton
What do you care? You're here to entertain Miss Nipplewidth.
Dodge Connolly
It wouldn't look good for you to get caught in a place like this.
Lexie Littleton
I dare say it wouldn't look good for *anyone* to be caught in a place like this.
Lexie Littleton
I dare say it wouldn't look good for anyone to be caught in a place like this.
Dodge Connolly
Being the slickest operator in Duluth is sort of like being the world's tallest midget, if you ask me!
Lexie Littleton
You know, it's too bad we are so much alike, otherwise we would have gotten along perfectly!
Dodge Connolly
I'll live.
Lexie Littleton
Alone!
Dodge Connolly
So here we are.
Lexie Littleton
Not sure what the next move is.
Dodge Connolly
It happens.
Lexie Littleton
It's the first time for me.
Dodge Connolly
They all say that.
Beatrix Potter
There's something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.
Ruby Thewes
Number one - shut this, it's freezin'. Number two - shut that door, it's freezin'. I'm layin' on my back, with two fingers poked my ears tryin' to shut out who's got a bag of diamonds and who's carryin' a tray. If you wanna get three feet up a bull's ass, listen to what sweethearts whisper to each other.
Jerry Maguire
Hello. I'm looking for my wife. Alright. If this is where it has to happen, then this is where it has to happen. I'm not letting you get rid of me. How about that? This used to be my specialty. I was good in a living room. Send me in there, I'll do it alone. And now I just... I don't know...but our little company had a good night tonight. A really big night. But it wasn't complete, it wasn't nearly close to being in the same vicinity as complete, because I couldn't share it with you. I couldn't hear your voice, or laugh about it with you. I missed my wife. We live in a cynical world, and we work in a business of tough competitors, I love you. You complete me. And I just...
Dorothy Boyd
Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at hello.
Bridget's Dad
Dad: Ciggy? Bridget Jones: No, no, thanks. I've given up again. Dad: Shame. I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact they might kill me before things get worse.
Bridget's Dad
Ciggy?
Bridget Jones
No, no, thanks. I've given up again.
Bridget's Dad
Shame. I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact they might kill me before things get worse.
Dorothy Boyd
First class, that's what's wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it's a better life.
Dorothy Boyd
In this age, optimism like that is a revolutionary act.
Ada Monroe
Ruby... I'm sorry...
Ruby Thewes
Every piece of this is a man's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say 'Shit! It's raining!' [starts to cry]
Katie
B.O.B.: Wait, is it the whole 'there isn't a jar in the world I can't open' thing again? Did you find a jar you couldn't open? Did it have pickles in it? Where is the giant jar of pickles!?
B.O.B.
Wait, is it the whole 'there isn't a jar in the world I can't open' thing again? Did you find a jar you couldn't open? Did it have pickles in it? Where is the giant jar of pickles!?
Ada Monroe
Ruby... I'm sorry...
Ruby Thewes
Every piece of this is a ma's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say "Shit!!! it's raining!!!".... (starts to cry)...
Ruby Thewes
Every piece of this is a ma's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say 'Shit!!! it's raining!' [starts to cry]
Ruby Thewes
Every piece of this is a ma's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say 'Shit! It's raining!' [starts to cry]
Ruby Thewes
Number one - shut this door, it's freezing. Number two - shut that door, it's freezing. I'm laying on my back, with my fingers poked in my ears trying to shut out who's got a bag of diamonds and who's carrying a tray. If you want to get three feet up a bull's ass, listen to what sweethearts whisper to each other.
Ruby Thewes
Have you been shot?
Inman
Not lately.
Ruby Thewes
[On discussing the war's origin] Every piece of this is man's bullshit. They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'
Velma Kelly
Me and Roxie, We just like to say thank you!!!
Velma Kelly
Me and Roxie, We just like to say thank you!
Roxie Hart
Thank you!!! Believe us we could not have done it,...without you!!!
Roxie Hart
Thank you! Believe us we could not have done it, without you!
Mae Braddock
Every time you get hit, it feels like I'm getting hit, too.
Ruby Thewes
Catastrophe. I can spell it too. Learned it in the same place you did: a school house. "Ruby Thewes. You are a c-a-t-a-s-t-r-o-p-h-e."
Ruby Thewes
Catastrophe. I can spell it too. Learned it in the same place you did: a school house. 'Ruby Thewes. You are a c-a-t-a-s-t-r-o-p-h-e.'
Ruby Thewes
This world won't stand long. God won't let it stand this way long.
Dorothy Boyd
First class, that's what's wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it's a better life.
Jerry Maguire
I love you. You... you complete me. And I just...
Dorothy Boyd
Shut up, just shut up. You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd
Shut up, just shut up. You had me at 'hello'.
Dorothy Boyd
I just want to be inspired.
Dorothy Boyd
I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he almost is.
Roxie Hart
Baby what baby? oh!.. Jesus...
Roxie Hart
Baby what baby? Oh!.. Jesus...
Emily Jenkins
are you scared?(Lilith is trembling) well i'm not..
Emily Jenkins
Are you scared?[Lilith is trembling] Well I'm not...
Bridget Jones
Now I'll go home and.......de-bunny
Bridget Jones
Now, I'll go home and... de-bunny.
Ruby Thewes
They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'.
Ruby Thewes
They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'
Ruby Thewes
They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'shit, it's raining!'
Velma Kelly
First of all i'd like to point out the qoute about being burgled was said by roxie hart.... Person: DO you swear to tell the whole truth nothing but the truth so help you god Velma: and then some
Roxie Hart
You want some advice, well here's a piece of advice from me to you, lay, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Dorothy Boyd
Stop...just stop. You had me at hello.
Dorothy Boyd
Stop... just stop. You had me at hello.
Kate Gulden
Welcome! There's no place like home!
Kate Gulden
[dressed as Dorothy] Welcome! There's no place like home!
Ellen Gulden
Thank God.
Ellen Gulden
[silently, to herself] Thank God.
Bridget Jones
And that was it. Right there. Right there, that was the moment... I suddenly realized that unless something change soon I was going to live a life where my major relationship was with a bottle of wine and I'd finally die fat and alone and be found three weeks later half-eaten by Alsatians, or I was about to turn into Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.
Bridget Jones
Interviewer: What do you think about the El Nino phenomenon? Bridget: It's a blip. Latin music's on its way out.
Interviewer 1
What do you think about the El Nino phenomenon?
Bridget Jones
It's a blip. Latin music's on its way out.
Bridget Jones
Wait a minute... nice boys don't kiss like that.
Mark Darcy
Oh yes, they fuckin' do.
Bridget Jones
This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.
Bridget Jones
After all, what's worse than a smug married couple? Lots of smug married couples.
Bridget Jones
The only thing worse than smug married couple; lots of smug married couples.
Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess with a very bad man between her thighs... Mum, hi.
Bridget Jones
Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess, with a very bad man between her thighs... Mum... Hi.
Wayne
i interviewed many children till now but never felt like this
Wayne
I interviewed many children till now, but never felt like this.
Emily Jenkins
how did you feel
Emily Jenkins
How did you feel?
Wayne
threatened...
Wayne
Threatened.
Ann Deveraux
I love my sister. It's being around her I hate.
Ann Deveraux
I love my sister, George. It's being near her that I hate.
Velma Kelly
He was trying to burgle me.
Roxie Hart
He was trying to burgle me.
Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison
From what I hear, he's been burgling you three times a week for the past month.
Martin Harrison
From what I hear, he's been burgling you three times a week for the past month.
Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison
This is hanging case, and we're ready to go to in front of the jury tomorrow.
Roxie Hart
Wha-Wha-What do you mean hanging?
Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison
You're not so tough now, are you?
Velma Kelly
What do ya mean hanging?
Bridget Jones
At least, now that I'm in my thirties, I can hold my drink.
Roxie Hart
Don't you wanna take my picture?
Emily Jenkins
They say when you're born you're given your eternal soul. The part of you that lives on, lives again. Whatever evil she is,didn't come from us. It was already there. From the moment she came into being, she brought something with her. Something older, destructive. Soul of a demon.
Dorothy Boyd
You had me at 'Hello'.