Renee Zellweger's Shocking New Look Makes Her Almost Unrecognizable (PHOTOS)

Renee Zellweger accepting her SAG award cold mountain 2004Perhaps for the first time since Jennifer Grey got a nose job and left us wondering why she completely abandoned Baby Houseman in the corner, the world is buzzing over another jaw-dropping celebrity transformation. Renee Zellweger stepped out last night at the 2014 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, looking ... nothing like Renee Zellweger.

Fact-checkers and copy editors everywhere are probably in a tizzy this morning, wondering if these new photos of Renee are actually mislabeled. Maybe it's really Robin Wright? Or someone else completely? Is that really you, Renee?!

See the absolute mind-boggling madness for yourself.

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What?!

Of course, there's no such thing as the Fountain of Youth (not even in Hollywood, although when you consider Susan Sarandon, Cindy Crawford, or Demi Moore who pretty much look the exact same as they did 20 years ago, you might believe otherwise!). We're all going to age at some point, and aging means your face will change and bone structure even changes! So that may explain how INSANELY different Renee looks these days.

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But, eh, more likely than not, it appears that the 45-year-old had some "work" done. Dr. Alex Karidis, who gave his expert opinion to MailOnline, says that he thinks the Bridget Jones' Diary actress probably had an upper eye lift, because "the distance between the brow and her eye is much smaller than before."

And her line-free forehead may be attributed to Botox. "You would expect more expressive wrinkles when she smiles which indicates a possible small dose of Botox between the eyelid and eye," Dr. Karidis explains.

Fair enough. Not like that's something positively UNHEARD of, particularly in showbiz! Still, whatever Renee did has rendered her somewhat unrecognizable. Check out this side-by-side comparison of the actress last night ... and only about a year and a half ago at the 2013 Academy Awards:

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Kinda makes you long to watch the "You had me at hello" scene of Jerry Maguire or, my personal favorite, the scene where she throws diet pills at Liv Tyler in Empire Records.

Ah, those were the days! Oh, well. It's a whole new era -- and an entirely new look for Renee, whether we like it (or are just plain confused by it) or not.

What's your reaction to Renee's new look? What would you guess she had 'done'?


Images via Kevin Winter/Getty, Jason Merritt/Getty, Frazer Harrison/Getty

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