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Velma Kelly, Chicago (2002)
Performed by Catherine Zeta-Jones
Velma is just the greatest character ever created. Not only is this musical set in one of my favorite time periods, it deals with women who just didn’t want to put up with shit anymore and decided to kill the men in their lives. You could easily hate them all and you don’t! Velma’s kinda the bad guy and it doesn’t matter. She killed her husband and her own sister but when it’s done to lively jazz, period costumes, and bouncy choreography, I don’t care, they had it comin’! She’s the best character in the film and that says A LOT.
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Mister Cellophane, Chicago (2002)
Performed by John C. Reilly
It’s just so simple. It’s just him on a dimly-lit stage with a few scattered audience members barely paying attention. It’s not a crazy costume, it’s not a dance or a particularly exciting song, like the others in the film. It’s just a man and a stage and his performance has to drive the whole thing. Your heart aches for him, you cheer him on, you want to stand up and sing on the top of your lungs with him because he made you feel what it’s like to be invisible. Ugh, it’s absolutely perfect, and it’s my favorite moment in the film.
Rene Zellweger on the set of CHICAGO (2002).