Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron (7.8.1975)
Charlize Theron is an Academy Award winning actress from South Africa. She became an American citizen in 2007.

Childhood: Charlize Theron was born to Gerda and Charles Theron, in Benoni, South Africa. She is of French and German descent. Charlize's first language is Afrikaans but also speaks English and some Zulu.

Theron was raised on her parents' farm near Johannesburg and she attended Putfontein Primary School. At 13 years old, she was sent to boarding school, where she began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Two years later, Charlize would witness the death of her father. He was an abusive alcoholic and Gerda shot him in self-defence when he tried to attack her. No charges were brought against Gerda.

When she was 16, Charlize Theron travelled to Milan, Italy to complete a one-year modeling contract that she had won in a local competition. When the year was up, she moved to New York and signed to Pauline's Model Management. Whilst in New York, Theron attended the Joffrey Ballet School, though her dancing career was scuppered when she injured her knee at the age of 19.

Charlize Theron then moved to Los Angeles, where her path into acting took an unusual course. When a bank teller refused to cash a cheque that her mother had sent her, Charlize entered into a shouting match with the teller. A talent agent happened to be in the queue behind her at the bank, and handed her a business card.

The agent briefly worked as her manager but she soon fired him, as he was sending her scripts for films similar to Showgirls and Species. It was eight months into her stay in Los Angeles before she got her first film role. It was a non-speaking part in Children of the Corn III, which went straight to video.

However, more significant roles soon followed. In 1997, she appeared in Devil's Advocate, alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino and the following year, she starred in Mighty Joe Young opposite Bill Paxton.

In 1999, Charlize Theron earned her first taste of Academy Award success when she appeared in the award-winning film The Cider House Rules. Although Theron herself was not nominated, the film was nominated for Best Picture (among other awards) and Michael Caine won Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film also starred Erykah Badu, Tobey Maguire and Paul Rudd. Later that year, Vanity Fair magazine put Charlize Theron on the cover, dubbing her the 'White Hot Venus'.

In 2002, she worked alongside Courtney Love, Kevin Bacon and Dakota Fanning in Trapped.

A pivotal moment in Charlize Theron's career came in 2003 when she played Aileen Wuornos in Monster, based on the true story of a serial killer. In the film, Christina Ricci plays her lover. Theron won the Best Actress Oscar at the 76th Academy Awards, becoming the first African to win an Oscar. The win catapulted her Hollywood status and as a consequence, she earned $10 million for her next two films, North Country (with Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson) and Aeon Flux (a science fiction action film starring Sophie Okonedo and Jonny Lee Miller). She joined the ranks of Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore as one of the highest paid actresses in the US film industry.

In September 2005, Charlize Theron was granted her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In the third series of the acclaimed comedy show Arrested Development, Charlize Theron played the role of Rita, Michael Bluth's (Jason Bateman) love interest. The series also starred Portia de Rossi and Michael Cera.

Charlize Theron received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her role as Britt Ekland in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. The title role was played by Geoffrey Rush.

2008 saw Theron star alongside Will Smith in Hancock, which grossed almost $400 million across the world. Later that year, she was asked by Ban Ki-Moon to become a UN Messenger of Peace. It was also reported that Charlize Theron would star alongside Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl, the story of the first known person to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

Personal Life: Charlize Theron lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend Stuart Townsend.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Charlize Theron - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'The Last Face' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Friday 20th May 2016

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Exes Charlize Theron And Sean Penn Have Mega-Awkward Cannes Reunion


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Seeing your ex again is always awkward, but Hollywood stars Sean Penn and Charlize Theron were forced to reunite publicly on Friday (May 20th) to promote joint film The Last Face in Cannes. What made the situation even more uncomfortable was that the couple were said to have ended their relationship last year, straight after their appearance at the annual film festival.

Charlize Theron Sean PennKeeping their distance: Theron and Penn at Cannes.

Theron and Penn posed together at the film’s photocall on Friday, but managed to keep their distance from each other, making sure that actors Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos were between them at all times.

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Charlize Theron - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'The Last Face' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Friday 20th May 2016

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Charlize Theron , Javier Bardem - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'The Last Face' -Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Friday 20th May 2016

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Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adele Exarchopoulos , Sean Penn - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'The Last Face' - Photocall at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Friday 20th May 2016

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Charlize Theron Says Son Jackson Has A Crush On Co-Star Emily Blunt


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Actress Charlize Theron has said her four-year-old son, Jackson, developed a crush on her The Huntsman: Winter’s War co-star Emily Blunt, while spending time on set during filming. The two stars play rival sisters in the film, which serves as a a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron’s son had a crush on Emily Blunt during the The Huntsman: Winter’s War filming.

“My son is in love with her,” Theron told Extra TV. "He thinks she’s, like, the most beautiful princess ever. Yeah, it’s crazy. I didn’t even exist, he was just like, ‘Ahhh, she’s a princess.’ I’m like, ‘I’m a queen.’”

Continue reading: Charlize Theron Says Son Jackson Has A Crush On Co-Star Emily Blunt

Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer


Kubo is a young boy who lives with his mother. Kubo has always been influences by his vivid imagination and he's able to use magic spells to bring his stories to life to entertain the local towns folk. One night the winds change and Kubo finds himself being haunted by surrounding and characters that he's seen before - monsters, witches and devil like creatures from his stories. 

With little other option, Kubo's mother casts a spell on Kubo and sends him on a mission to find his father's armour. She doesn't leave her son alone though, she also brings a protector to life whose sole purpose is to protect the little boy. The only thing is Kubo's protector doesn't look human, she's a monkey who won't take any nonsense from the young boy. 

As they journey together, Kubo and Monkey meet another companion called Beetle. Monkey is reluctant to take in the new cohort but the boy is taken in by Beetles tales and knowledge of his father. Armed with his magical shamisen (a musical instrument) Kubo must battle demons and ancient gods to resolve the mystery of his father's life and death.

The Huntsman: Winter's War Review

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Aside from success at the box office, there was nothing about 2012's rather uneven fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman that screamed out for a sequel. And indeed, this prequel/sequel hybrid doesn't quite make sense, muddling its premise by straining to keep Snow White herself out of the story (she's always just off screen) while spinning a tale that feels so derivative that we feel like we've seen it all before. The powerhouse cast does what it can, aided by some fabulous costumes, but it's impossible to escape the feeling that there's nothing to it.

Decades before her encounter with Snow White, Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) was just beginning her violent march toward power when her sister Freya (Emily Blunt) suffered a terrible tragedy. Believing that love itself betrayed her, Freya moves to another kingdom and inflicts a frozen winter on her subjects, raiding the surrounding lands for children she will raise to fight, with love between them forbidden. When her two top fighters, Eric and Sara (Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain), can't help but fall for each other, they are severely punished. Years later, after Eric's adventure with Ravenna and Snow White, he sets out to get rid of Ravenna's pesky magic mirror, accompanied by four frisky dwarfs (Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith and Alexandra Roach). And this puts them all on a collision course with the icy Freya.

The script feels like it was written by a committee desperate to get something, anything on-screen. The first half of the film is essentially the backstory, and the second half is a Hobbit-style quest with moments of random Game of Thrones-style action thrown in simply to give the special effects team a workout. This isn't too surprising considering that the movie is the directing debut of effects expert Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. So if it makes little logical sense, at least it looks achingly cool, especially when the duelling divas are clad in spectacular frocks by Colleen Atwood.

Continue reading: The Huntsman: Winter's War Review

Charlize Theron Has Signed Up For Fast And Furious 8


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As the Fast and Furious franchise continues into an eighth film, it seems it has got itself a new action movie stalwart star to play its newest villain. Fresh from her stint in Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize Theron has reportedly signed up for the next Fast and Furious film.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron has signed up to star in Fast and Furious 8

As one of Hollywood’s most successful franchises, the news of Theron’s involvement in the latest film was finally confirmed by Variety after rumours continued to circulate.

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Chris Hemsworth Is Back In The 'Snow White' Prequel 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'


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Chris Hemsworth returns to the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' series with new prequel 'The Huntsman: Winter's War', alongside Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin, and new additions Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. This time, inspiration is taken from Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen', so get ready 'Frozen' fans!

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If you thought the wicked Queen Ravenna (Theron) was the only threat to the fairytale kingdom of the 'Snow White' saga, think again. For in the beginning, before her apparent defeat at the hands of her fair stepdaughter, she had another adversary; her darling sister Freya (Blunt). Consumed by jealousy, she did nothing as Freya became crippled with a heartbreaking betrayal, running to a kingdom far away where she wallowed in her newfound powers of frost and ice. 

Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth Is Back In The 'Snow White' Prequel 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

Charlize Theron Says 'Pretty People' Get Turned Away From Meatier Roles In Hollywood


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Charlize Theron has claimed that being ‘pretty’ in Hollywood means it’s harder to come by meatier roles. Speaking to GQ magazine, Theron said she’s been in the room when the good, meaty roles come in “and pretty people get turned away first”.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron says being pretty means its harder to get good roles in Hollywood.

"Jobs with real gravitas go to people that are physically right for them and that’s the end of the story,” Theron said. “How many roles are out there for the gorgeous, f***ing, gown-wearing eight-foot model? When meaty roles come through, I’ve been in the room and pretty people get turned away first.”

Continue reading: Charlize Theron Says 'Pretty People' Get Turned Away From Meatier Roles In Hollywood

The Huntsman: Winter's War Trailer


Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?' is a line from a fairy-tale echoed down the ages but not many know the story behind the famous fairy-tale and how one mothers love for her child unleashed a wrath which drastically changed the land. 

Freya, the Ice Queen flees her homeland and takes to a cold winter land where she raises a group of hardened soldiers, the huntsmen remain by her side for many years and they are her protectors; the only command issued to the fighters is that they must not love. 

As Freya learns of her demise, she decides that she will resurrect her sister with the help of the magic mirror, usually found at the side of her sister, evil Queen Ravenna. As Freya dispatches her army to capture the mirror two of her former huntsman decide that they must destroy the mirror as its power is too great for any person to harness. The fate of the Kingdom relies on the true huntsman.

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Charlize Theron Opens Up On Difficult Relationship With Tom Hardy During 'Mad Max' Filming


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Charlize Theron has described her difficult relationship with co-star Tom Hardy during the nine months they spent together filming Mad Max: Fury Road in 2014. Theron said the pair struggled with each other on set, but added that she believes it was probably more due to the characters they were playing.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron had a difficult relationship with Tom Hardy during Mad Max filming.

“From what I hear, he’s not like THAT on every movie - I hear he’s had good experiences,” she told Wall Street Journal Magazine. "Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other.”

Continue reading: Charlize Theron Opens Up On Difficult Relationship With Tom Hardy During 'Mad Max' Filming

Is Charlize Theron Set For Villain Role In 'Fast And Furious 8'?


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Charlize Theron is reportedly set to play the villain in the next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast 8. According to Deadline, the film will feature a sole female villain and Theron is the actress they have their eye on for the role.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron is reportedly set to star in Fast 8.

Sources told Deadline that director F. Gary Gray and screenwriter Chris Morgan are inserting a ‘fierce female villain into the story’. Theron is thought to be their first choice thanks to her performance in Mad Max Fury Road last year.

Continue reading: Is Charlize Theron Set For Villain Role In 'Fast And Furious 8'?

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Charlize Theron

Date of birth

7th August, 1975

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.77






Charlize Theron Movies

Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer

Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer

Kubo is a young boy who lives with his mother. Kubo has always been influences...

The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Review

The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Review

Aside from success at the box office, there was nothing about 2012's rather uneven fantasy...

The Huntsman: Winter's War Trailer

The Huntsman: Winter's War Trailer

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?' is a line from...

The Huntsman Winters War Trailer

The Huntsman Winters War Trailer

Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought to have been killed by Snow White,...

Dark Places - Clips Trailer

Dark Places - Clips Trailer

Libby Day is a fragile and unemployed woman struggling to get away from the demons...

Dark Places Trailer

Dark Places Trailer

Libby Day is a young woman, still permanently scarred from the events of her childhood....

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Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Review

Mad Max: Fury Road Movie Review

Leave it to a veteran to show the young sparks how to do it: it's...

Mad Max: Fury Road - Final Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road - Final Trailer

The world is messed up. Years after multiple calamities totally trashed the planet, the world...

Mad Max: Fury Road  - Extended Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road - Extended Trailer

Mad Max just keeps on running. With nothing else to lose in his life, his...

Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer

With the world first running out of oil, water soon followed. Planet Earth is now...

Mad Max Trailer

Mad Max Trailer

Max Rockatansky is a formidable traveller of the Australian outback, still fighting against the dystopian...

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

After the success of Ted, Seth MacFarlane gives himself his first leading-man role in this...

A Million Ways To Die In The West Trailer

A Million Ways To Die In The West Trailer

Albert is a rather introverted sheep farmer who tries at all costs to avoid confrontation...

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