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Mix Up Star: CHARLIZE THERON


Age: 45

Birthday: 7th August


Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, Theron is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.



Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for playing a woman seeking justice in the drama North Country (2005).



Theron has since starred in several commercially successful action films, including The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and The Fate of the Furious (2017). She also received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult (2011) and Tully (2018), and for portraying Megyn Kelly in the biographical drama Bombshell (2019), receiving a third Academy Award nomination for the last.





ACADEMY AWARD: NOMINATIONS: 3 WINS: 1

2020 - Best Leading Actress: BOMBSHELL

2006 - Best Leading Actress: NORTH COUNTRY

2004 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress: MONSTER


BAFTA: NOMINATIONS: 3

2020 - Best Leading Actress: BOMBSHELL

2006 - Best Leading Actress: NORTH COUNTRY

2004 - Best Leading Actress: MONSTER


GOLDEN GLOBE: NOMINATIONS: 6 WINS: 1

2020 - Best Leading Actress: BOMBSHELL

2019 - Best Leading Actress: TULLY

2012 - Best Leading Actress: YOUNG ADULT

2006 - Best Leading Actress: NORTH COUNTRY

2005 - Best Supporting TV Actress: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS

2004 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress: MONSTER



How do you rate Charlize Theron's movies?




 

WATCH CHARLIZE THERON THIS WEEK




ON TV:

FILM: The Fate of the Furious (2017) (Age 12A)

Sky Cinema Fast & Furious, All Week

Theron joins the Fast & Furious ensemble as the latest villain. Appearing also in F9 that comes out later this year - at the cinema!



FILM: Hancock (2008) (Age 12A)

Monday 17th May, Sky Cinema Hits, 5:10pm

Theron stars in this superhero comedy alongside Will Smith.



FILM: The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Thursday 20th May, Film4, 6:50pm

Theron returns as the evil queen for this gritty take on the Snow White fable.



FILM: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Saturday 22nd May, Film4, 11:00am

Theron has an unusual vocal role as the talking monkey in this fantastic adventure.


ON NETFLIX:

FILM: The Italian Job (Age 12A)

Before the Fast & The Furious, Theron starred in this car based thriller.


ON AMAZON PRIME:

FILM: The Road (2009) (Age 15)

Theron stars in this post apocalyptic drama for older students.




What's your favourite Charlize Theron movie / performance?














 

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