Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2020
SEX WORKER ROLE
Elizabeth in Deceiver 1997
Character Is A Prostitute
Renée Zellweger in Deceiver 1997
In this whodunit mystery movie, Renée is the murder victim. She plays Elizabeth, an enigmatic prostitute who is found sliced into two pieces and dumped in a park. Renée appears via flashbacks, as the other characters answer questions to detectives about their relationship with Elizabeth. Despite being the central figure in this movie, Renée’s part is very tiny. Almost like a cameo role.
Though Entertainment Weekly did write rave about her performance writing.
“piquant small performance that lets vulnerability peer out from behind a sexy-glossy facade.”
And the trade publication Variety wrote:
“Zellweger’s fleeting presence provides a welcome glimpse of human warmth.”
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