THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE
RENE RUSSO (Natasha Fatale) made her motion picture debut
in 1989 as Tom Berenger's girlfriend in the comedy Major League. Since
then she has earned accolades for her range and versatility in a variety of
roles in which she has displayed a combination of sly humor, wry sassiness and a
She most recently received critical praise for her fiery and sexy portrayal
of a tough insurance investigator romanced by a millionaire playboy and thief
(Pierce Brosnan) in John McTiernan's remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.
Russo has also won acclaim as the feisty Internal Affairs detective, Lorna
Cole the female counterpart to Mel Gibson's crazed cop, Martin Riggs, in Lethal
Weapon 3. She reprised that role in the box office hit Lethal Weapon 4
and reunited with Gibson in Ron Howard's hit dramatic thriller, Ransom,
playing the distraught mother of a kidnapped son.
Opposite Clint Eastwood, Russo starred as Lily Raines, the gutsy Secret
Service cop assigned to protect the President of the United States while
romancing her aging colleague (played by Eastwood) in In the Line of Fire.
She also starred in another audience favorite, Outbreak, as a virologist
who, with ex-husband Dustin Hoffman, tracks down a killer virus that threatens
mankind. Displaying her flair for comedy, she starred opposite John Travolta,
Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito as the screaming queen of Hollywood B-movies in Get
Shorty, and as a flaky psychologist who falls for a down-and-out golf pro
played by Kevin Costner, in Tin Cup. She then returned to a more dramatic
role in Buddy, the true story of Gertrude Lintz, the New York socialite
and eccentric who kept a menagerie of exotic animals in her Manhattan apartment.
Her earlier film roles include One Good Cop opposite Michael Keaton, Mr.
Destiny and Freejack with Emilio Estevez.
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