For the first decade of her career, Renee Zellweger was everywhere and in everything, from the generation-defining Dazed and Confused, Empire Records, and Reality Bites to the award-winning Jerry Maguire to me falling deeply in love with her in Nurse Betty and Me, Myself, & Irene. Also, the impossibly popular Bridget Jones’s Diary and Chicago and Cold Mountain, etc.
Zellweger was an A-list star, but in the mid-2000s, she started taking smaller roles in less successful projects, like Leatherheads and New In Town. Whether that’s because Hollywood is a horrible, sexist monster to women in their late 30s or for other reasons is up for you to decide, but for the first time since 2010, she has a new movie coming out, The Whole Truth.
Not that you’d know it’s her, because she looks like a completely different person.
You had me at…what happened? Anyway, Zellweger going away for a decade was still a better career choice than “Cuba Gooding Jr. in Snow Dogs.”