Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is a South African actress, film producer and former fashion model. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. In recent years, she has moved into the field of producing, both in television and film. She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012, she appeared in Snow White & the Huntsman and Prometheus, both of which were box office successes. Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda (née Maritz) and Charles Theron (born 27 November 1947). Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. Her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [tɜːron], although she ...

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The Italian Job (2003)

HeistEnjoyableAction-packedAdventurous

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Charlize Theron  •  Edward Burns  •  Kelsey Grammer

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Charlize Theron  •  Edward Burns  •  Kelsey Grammer

Æon Flux (2005)

400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karyn Kusama
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Marton Csokas  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Sophie Okonedo

400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karyn Kusama
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Marton Csokas  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Sophie Okonedo

Celebrity (1998)

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. The terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents in the city. The younger brother takes some corn seeds along for the road and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D.R. Hickox
CAST:  Dano Cerny  •  Ron Melendez  •  Jim Metzler  •  Nancy Lee Grahn

Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. The terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents in the city. The younger brother takes some corn seeds along for the road and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D.R. Hickox
CAST:  Dano Cerny  •  Ron Melendez  •  Jim Metzler  •  Nancy Lee Grahn

Head in the Clouds (2004)

A romantic drama set in 1930s England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

A romantic drama set in 1930s England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Bill Paxton  •  Regina King

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Bill Paxton  •  Regina King

Monster (2003)

An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes the United States' first female serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bruce Dern  •  Lee Tergesen

An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes the United States' first female serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bruce Dern  •  Lee Tergesen

North Country (2005)

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Elle Peterson  •  Thomas Curtis  •  Frances McDormand

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Elle Peterson  •  Thomas Curtis  •  Frances McDormand

Reindeer Games (2000)

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gary Sinise  •  Charlize Theron  •  Dennis Farina

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gary Sinise  •  Charlize Theron  •  Dennis Farina

Sweet November (2001)

Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Greg Germann

Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Greg Germann

That Thing You Do! (1996)

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks
CAST:  Tom Everett Scott  •  Liv Tyler  •  Johnathon Schaech  •  Steve Zahn

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks
CAST:  Tom Everett Scott  •  Liv Tyler  •  Johnathon Schaech  •  Steve Zahn

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems to have changed, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rand Ravich
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Joe Morton  •  Nick Cassavetes  •  Clea DuVall

When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems to have changed, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rand Ravich
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Joe Morton  •  Nick Cassavetes  •  Clea DuVall

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Slow movingDark

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Charlize Theron  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Paul Rudd

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Charlize Theron  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Paul Rudd

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they think. During a night out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Helen Hunt  •  John Tormey  •  John Schuck

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they think. During a night out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Helen Hunt  •  John Tormey  •  John Schuck

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Bruce McGill  •  Joel Gretsch  •  J. Michael Moncrief  •  Wilbur Fitzgerald

World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Bruce McGill  •  Joel Gretsch  •  J. Michael Moncrief  •  Wilbur Fitzgerald

Trial and Error (1997)

An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Charlize Theron  •  Michael Richards  •  Jessica Steen

An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Charlize Theron  •  Michael Richards  •  Jessica Steen

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Action-packedFast pacedThrillingViolent

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Charlize Theron  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Charlize Theron  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The Yards (2000)

In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Charlize Theron  •  James Caan

In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Charlize Theron  •  James Caan
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