Renee Zellweger, 50, reveals that she wanted to be a journalist before she pursued acting

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Renee Zellweger joked being an actress means she 'failed' at her journalism goal.

The 50-year-old star admitted a film career was never her plan as she actually studied with the aim of becoming a writer, before taking a drama course during her time at the University of Texas at Austin which sparked her interest in the art.

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'This was actually not on the agenda,' the actress - who has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Judy - told Extra. 'I went to UT to write; I was going to be a journalist or writer in some capacity, so this is failure at becoming a journalist.'

Renee's career has gone from strength to strength, and the actress revealed this time of year is a reminder of how far she's come.

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'I watched something, an acceptance speech by Gary Oldman, I guess a couple years ago. He was accepting his award and he said, the coolest part about it is he can say, "I was there,"' she said.

'And to be in the company of so many people that have so much history in this industry and to look at all they've contributed and the significance of their work and what it means after so many years.

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'It's very moving, actually. It's very moving to feel that, "Ooh, some of these folks are my contemporaries."

'It's surprising to look around and realize so much time has passed in the company of so many fantastic people for so many years. It's just a very special night.'

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Meanwhile, this week Renee - who had already won a Golden Globe this month for her role as Judy Garland - paid tribute to the iconic actress as she accepted a Critics' Choice Award for the same performance.

She said: 'I feel so lucky to be a part of this...
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