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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.



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Charlize Theron out and about in Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 8th February 2017

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Fast and Furious 8 (The Fate Of The Furious) Super Bowl Trailer


Just what does Dominic Toretto think he's doing? It seems the original team has disbanded, with Brian and Mia having retired from the fast life (literally) and the world of crime, and it seemed like Dom and Letty had a normal life ahead of them following their marriage. But that's just not the way life goes for Dom, whose love of danger seems to far outweigh his love for his friends and family. Just when you thought that their lives couldn't get anymore complicated, a mysterious woman walks in and threatens to dismantle everything, encouraging Dom to betray those he holds dear for one more adventure. Hobbs, meanwhile, isn't about to let Dom get away with it this time, and he and his team cross terrains of every kind from Cuba to the Arctic in a bid to take him down once and for all. 

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Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer


If you thought things had cooled down for the 'Fast and Furious' team in the last film, you were wrong. They compromised their amnesty over their past crimes with events in 'Furious 7', and now most fo the group has disbanded, Brian and Mia have retired from their street-racing-cum-crime careers and Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are intending to follow a normal life following their honeymoon. Unfortunately, Dom's love of danger draws him to a mysterious stranger who enlists him into another crime-fuelled adventure which takes him everywhere from Cuba to New York to the Arctic. He ends up betraying his closest friends, people who have become more like family, as he embarks on a journey that will bring him challenges that he's never experience before.

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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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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, Javier Bardem , Adele Exarchopoulos - Photo call for "The Last Face" during the 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Friday 20th May 2016

Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos
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Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos
Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos
Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos
Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem and Adele Exarchopoulos

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.

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!

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth is back as a huntsman

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. 

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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 - Charlize Theron seen filming her latest movie 'The Coldest City' at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin - Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 9th February 2016

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From Mad Max To Suffragette: 12 Films That Awakened Our Inner Feminist In 2015


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We like to think 2015 has seen Hollywood re-define womanhood with various movies depicting unusually interesting roles for women. Some, of course, are true stories or documentaries, but others truly mark a true progression in the film industry. Here are just a few of this year's movies that have done women proud.

Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury RoadCharlize Theron is as badass as it gets in 'Mad Max'

1. Mad Max: Fury Road - We haven't seen a character as badass as Furiosa in movies for a while, and Charlize Theron really nailed it as a shaven-headed renegade with a mechanical arm who had grown up around men. She rescues the five wives from her tyrannical boss and gives Max a run for his money with her ability to fire a weapon.

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Leads Critics Choice Awards Nominations


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Mad Max Fury Road leads this year’s Critics' Choice Awards nominations, picking up a massive 13 nods. It follows an already long list of nominations the action film has so far received, including from the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Mad Max Fury RoadMax Mad Fury Road has been nominated for 13 Critics Choice Awards.

In the Critics Choice Awards Mad Max has been nominated for Best Picture while Charlize Theron has picked up a nod for Best Actress and Best Actress in an Action Movie and Tom Hardy is also in the running for Best Actor in an Action Movie.

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The Huntsman Winters War Trailer


Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought to have been killed by Snow White, she sat idly by as her sister Freya fled their kingdom after suffering devastating heartbreak and betrayal.

Armed with her power to freeze any enemy, Freya the ice queen spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen, including Eric and warrior Sara. But Freya soon discovered that he two most prized fighters had defied her by breaking her most important rule of all: Forever harden your hearts to love.

After learning of her sister's demise, Freya then summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But when she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the two sisters threaten their enchanted land with twice the darkest force it's ever seen. 

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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn - Charlize Theron and Sean Penn seen leaving Royal Festival Hall at Royal Festival Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th February 2015

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Charlize Theron

Date of birth

7th August, 1975

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Charlize Theron Movies

Fast and Furious 8 (The Fate Of The Furious) Super Bowl Trailer

Fast and Furious 8 (The Fate Of The Furious) Super Bowl Trailer

Just what does Dominic Toretto think he's doing? It seems the original team has disbanded,...

Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer

Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer

If you thought things had cooled down for the 'Fast and Furious' team in the...

Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review

Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review

From Laika (The Boxtrolls), this is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated animated films in...

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,...

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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....

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...

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