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

Rated: 0

Production Companies: Focus Features /

Director: Susie Jones / Gabriella Winkler /

Stars: 
Charlize Theron  /  James McAvoy  /  Sofia Boutella
The Fate of the Furious
The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious   2017

Release Date: 2017-04-12

Rated: 6.8

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Original Film /

Director: Vin Diesel / Susie Jones /

Stars: 
Vin Diesel  /  Dwayne Johnson  /  Jason Statham
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

Rated: 0

Production Companies:

Director: George Miller /

Stars: 
Tom Hardy  /  Charlize Theron  /  Nicholas Hoult
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-18

Rated: 7.6

Production Companies: Laika Entertainment /

Director: Travis Knight / Ralph Fiennes /

Stars: 
Art Parkinson  /  Charlize Theron  /  Rooney Mara
The Last Face
The Last Face

The Last Face   2016

Release Date: 2016-05-20

Rated: 5.5

Production Companies: Gerber Pictures / Mars Distribution /

Director: Jean Reno / Sean Penn /

The Huntsman: Winter's War
The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Huntsman: Winter's War   2016

Release Date: 2016-04-06

Rated: 6

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Perfect World Pictures /

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan /

Stars: 
Chris Hemsworth  /  Charlize Theron  /  Emily Blunt
Journey to the Oscars
Journey to the Oscars

Journey to the Oscars   2016

Release Date: 2016-02-26

Rated: 6.9

Production Companies:

Director: Glenn Weiss / Chris Rock /

Stars: 
Chris Rock  /  Emily Blunt  /  Charlize Theron
Take Flight
Take Flight

Take Flight   2015

Release Date: 2015-12-11

Rated: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Benicio del Toro / Daniel Askill /

Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road   2015

Release Date: 2015-05-13

Rated: 7.2

Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / Kennedy Miller Productions /

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

Stars: 
Tom Hardy  /  Charlize Theron  /  Nicholas Hoult
Dark Places
Dark Places

Dark Places   2015

Release Date: 2015-03-31

Rated: 5.7

Production Companies: Denver and Delilah Productions / Mandalay Vision /

Director: Carmen Soriano / Gilles Paquet-Brenner /

A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West   2014

Release Date: 2014-05-22

Rated: 5.8

Production Companies: Media Rights Capital / Fuzzy Door Productions /

Director: Ewan McGregor / Seth MacFarlane /

Stars: 
Seth MacFarlane  /  Charlize Theron  /  Liam Neeson
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus   2012

Release Date: 2012-10-11

Rated: 5.2

Production Companies: Brandywine Productions Ltd. / Dune Entertainment /

Director: Ridley Scott / Charles de Lauzirika /

Stars: 
Ridley Scott  /  Noomi Rapace  /  Michael Fassbender
Prometheus
Prometheus

Prometheus   2012

Release Date: 2012-05-30

Rated: 6.3

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

Director: Annie Penn / Amal Baggar /

Snow White and the Huntsman
Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman   2012

Release Date: 2012-05-30

Rated: 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

Rated: 5.6

Production Companies:

Director: Jason Reitman /

Stars: 
Charlize Theron  /  Patton Oswalt  /  Patrick Wilson
The Road
The Road

The Road   2009

Release Date: 2009-11-25

Rated: 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

Rated: 6

Production Companies: The Weinstein Company / Summit Entertainment /

Director: Pablo Calvillo / Earl A. Hibbert /

Stars: 
Nicolas Cage  /  Kristen Bell  /  Bill Nighy
The Burning Plain
The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-11

Rated: 6.6

Production Companies: 2929 Productions / Costa Films /

Director: Brooke Satrazemis / Guillermo Arriaga /

Hancock
Hancock

Hancock   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-01

Rated: 6.1

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Weed Road Pictures /

Director: Peter Berg / Jason Bateman /

Stars: 
Will Smith  /  Charlize Theron  /  Jason Bateman
Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking   2008

Release Date: 2008-01-14

Rated: 6.5

Production Companies: Infinity Features Entertainment / FilmEngine /

Director: William Maher / Dennis Hopper /

Stars: 
Nick Stahl  /  AnnaSophia Robb  /  Charlize Theron
Battle in Seattle
Battle in Seattle

Battle in Seattle   2007

Release Date: 2007-09-07

Rated: 6.3

Production Companies: Insight Film Studios / Redwood Palms Pictures /

Director: Rade Serbedzija / Stuart Townsend /

In the Valley of Elah
In the Valley of Elah

In the Valley of Elah   2007

Release Date: 2007-08-31

Rated: 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

Rated: 5.4

Production Companies:

Director: Karyn Kusama /

North Country
North Country

North Country   2005

Release Date: 2005-02-12

Rated: 6.8

Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Participant Media /

Director: Niki Caro / Sean Bean /

Stars: 
Charlize Theron  /  Elle Peterson  /  Thomas Curtis
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