She plays a woman who believes in this guy she loves, and reminds us that true love is about idealism." During an interview, Zellweger was reportedly asked the question of why an actress would "bother" working in a "small" film after the blockbuster success of Jerry Mc Guire, to which she responded that "she loved the idea of showing the public a more personal aspect of life" through roles like the one she played in the movie, according to entertainment website Pajiba.Also in 1998, Zellweger portrayed the character of Ellen in One True Thing opposite William Hurt and Meryl Streep.
She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009, Zellweger's first major film role came in the horror sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) which she followed with a critically acclaimed appearance in Empire Records (1995).She later gained widespread attention for her roles in the dramedy sports film Jerry Maguire (1996) and the comedy Nurse Betty (2000), for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.However, Janet Maslin of The New York Times, praised her and co-star Mc Conaughey, remarking that both "do show signs of what would soon make them famous. Zellweger, sweet and sprightly and a natural-born ditz, may be the only actress who could point a gun bravely at a killer, then simply shriek and drop it and scamper away".Her next film was Love and a .45 (1994), in which she played the role of Starlene Cheatham, a woman who plans a robbery with her boyfriend.She subsequently starred in the romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), obtaining nominations for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress.
Her role in musical Chicago (2002) earned her another Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and her second Golden Globe Award.
on Friday (February 24) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
During the ceremony, Nanci, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2014, was presented with the guild’s President’s Award.
“Nanci just keeps moving the goal post of things that she’s able to overcome and it’s extraordinary.
I love you,” Renee tearfully said during her speech.
Zellweger and Bramhall, both 43, were photographed kissing while trying to depart from LAX airport Wednesday.