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A History of Renée Zellweger Not Looking Like Renée Zellweger

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Photo: Getty
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Renée Zellweger attended the 2014 Elle Women In Hollywood Awards last night, looking not like herself. The world freaked. As it turns out, Renée rarely ever does "look like herself." As you might remember, Renée piled on twenty pounds to play Bridget Jones in 2000, and lost it all (and then some) by 2001. She got bangs in 2013. Her look is always changing, and last night's event is just another bullet added to the timeline of the Renée's facial evolution.

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This is probably how you remember Renée, in 2010.

But she already started looking different in May of 2013.

She lost the bangs by November 2013, throwing us another curveball. Here she sort of looks like Sarah Jessica Parker's sister, right?

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And then became unrecognizable again in March 2014.

Just last month, Renée looked like an older version of Kristen Wiig.

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And now she's just a mashup of Robin Wright and Cameron Diaz.

Update: Renée Zellweger figured it might be good to respond to the fact that she looks a whole lot different, especially since #ReneeZellwegerFace was trending on Twitter yesterday. She speaks:

I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows…My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn't doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn't allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.

I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself…People don't know me in my 40sPerhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I'm happy.

This is the face of the good life, people. Drink it in.

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