Charlize Theron

Gender: female | Birthday: 1975-08-08 | Place of Birth: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) 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 has said that the way she pronounces it in South Africa is [θron]. She changed the pronunciation when she moved to the U.S. to give it a more "American" sound.She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and her mother faced no charges.Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein), a period she later characterised as not "fitting in". At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.

Movies of Charlize Theron

Atomic Blonde
Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde   2017

Release Date: 2017-07-26

Rating: 0

Production Companies: Focus Features /

Director: Susie Jones / Gabriella Winkler /

Stars: 
Til Schweiger  /  Sara Natasa Szonda  /  Cale Schultz
Fast & Furious 8
Fast & Furious 8

Fast & Furious 8   2017

Release Date: 2017-04-12

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Original Film /

Director: Vin Diesel / Susie Jones /

Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition
Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition

Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition   2016

Release Date: 2016-11-04

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: George Miller /

Kubo et l'Armure magique
Kubo et l'Armure magique

Kubo et l'Armure magique   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-18

Rating: 7.6

Production Companies: Laika Entertainment /

Director: Travis Knight / Ralph Fiennes /

The Last Face
The Last Face

The Last Face   2016

Release Date: 2016-05-20

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: Gerber Pictures / Mars Distribution /

Director: Jean Reno / Sean Penn /

Stars: 
Hopper Jack Penn  /  Denise Newman
Le Chasseur et la Reine des Glaces
Le Chasseur et la Reine des Glaces

Le Chasseur et la Reine des Glaces   2016

Release Date: 2016-04-06

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Perfect World Pictures /

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan /

Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road   2015

Release Date: 2015-05-13

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / Kennedy Miller Productions /

Director: Sophie Fabbri-Jackson / P.J. Voeten /

Dark places
Dark places

Dark places   2015

Release Date: 2015-03-31

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: Denver and Delilah Productions / Mandalay Vision /

Director: Carmen Soriano / Gilles Paquet-Brenner /

Albert à l'Ouest
Albert à l'Ouest

Albert à l'Ouest   2014

Release Date: 2014-05-22

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: Media Rights Capital / Fuzzy Door Productions /

Director: Ewan McGregor / Seth MacFarlane /

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus   2012

Release Date: 2012-10-11

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies: Brandywine Productions Ltd. / Dune Entertainment /

Director: Ridley Scott / Charles de Lauzirika /

Prometheus
Prometheus

Prometheus   2012

Release Date: 2012-05-30

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Dune Entertainment /

Director: Annie Penn / Amal Baggar /

Stars: 
Daniel James
Blanche-Neige et le Chasseur
Blanche-Neige et le Chasseur

Blanche-Neige et le Chasseur   2012

Release Date: 2012-05-30

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Roth Films /

Director: Jo Beckett / Christopher Obi /

Young Adult
Young Adult

Young Adult   2011

Release Date: 2011-12-16

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies:

Director: Jason Reitman /

La Route
La Route

La Route   2009

Release Date: 2009-11-25

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: 2929 Productions / Dimension Films /

Director: Robert Duvall / Molly Parker /

Astro Boy
Astro Boy

Astro Boy   2009

Release Date: 2009-10-15

Rating: 6

Production Companies: The Weinstein Company / Summit Entertainment /

Director: Pablo Calvillo / Earl A. Hibbert /

Loin de la terre brûlée
Loin de la terre brûlée

Loin de la terre brûlée   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-11

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: 2929 Productions / Costa Films /

Director: Brooke Satrazemis / Guillermo Arriaga /

Hancock
Hancock

Hancock   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-01

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Weed Road Pictures /

Director: Peter Berg / Jason Bateman /

Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking   2008

Release Date: 2008-01-14

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Infinity Features Entertainment / FilmEngine /

Director: William Maher / Dennis Hopper /

Bataille à Seattle
Bataille à Seattle

Bataille à Seattle   2007

Release Date: 2007-09-07

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Insight Film Studios / Redwood Palms Pictures /

Director: Rade Serbedzija / Stuart Townsend /

Dans la vallée d'Elah
Dans la vallée d'Elah

Dans la vallée d'Elah   2007

Release Date: 2007-08-31

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: Summit Entertainment / Blackfriars Bridge Films /

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom / Anna Rane /

Æon Flux
Æon Flux

Æon Flux   2005

Release Date: 2005-11-30

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies:

Director: Karyn Kusama /

L'Affaire Josey Aimes
L'Affaire Josey Aimes

L'Affaire Josey Aimes   2005

Release Date: 2005-02-12

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Participant Media /

Director: Niki Caro / Sean Bean /

Moi, Peter Sellers
Moi, Peter Sellers

Moi, Peter Sellers   2004

Release Date: 2004-05-21

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: BBC Films / Labrador Films /

Director: Stephen Fry / Nikki Clapp /

Nous étions libres
Nous étions libres

Nous étions libres   2004

Release Date: 2004-04-29

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies:

Director: John Duigan / Stuart Townsend /

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