Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Highest Rated: 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Last Face (2017)

Birthday: Aug 7, 1975

Birthplace: Benoni, South Africa

As legend has it, Charlize Theron was discovered by an agent while fighting with a bank manager on Hollywood Boulevard. Eighteen and starving, Theron purportedly got into the argument after the manager refused to cash her check. The outburst caught the agent's attention, and eight months later Theron got her first acting job. She subsequently went on to become one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood, thanks to a fortuitous combination of talent and the blonde, statuesque good looks so fervently adored by the camera. Born August 7, 1975, Theron was raised on a farm in Benoni, South Africa. Trained as a ballet dancer, she was sent to Milan at 16 to become a model following the death of her father (which, it was later revealed, occurred after he was shot by Theron's mother, who was defending herself from his drunken abuse). After tiring of modeling, Theron returned to her first love, dancing, which resulted in a move to New York to dance with the Joffrey Ballet. Unfortunately, her career was halted by a knee injury, which led Theron -- at her mother's behest -- to travel to Los Angeles to try her luck with acting. After a long, unprofitable struggle, fate smiled upon Theron in the form of the aforementioned bank encounter. Following an inauspicious bit part in 1994's Children of the Corn III, Theron won her first dose of recognition with 2 Days in the Valley (1996). The film wasn't particularly successful, but it did give her both much-needed exposure and critical praise. The film also served as the stepping stone to her first leading role, that of Keanu Reeves' embattled wife in The Devil's Advocate (1997). The film drew poor reviews, but Theron managed to win widespread praise for her performance. Her next project, Trial and Error (1997), surfaced briefly before disappearing with nary a trace, but the subsequent Mighty Joe Young (1998) netted Theron more positive notices. Her ascent was confirmed with her casting in Celebrity, Woody Allen's 1998 cameo-fest that also featured turns from everyone from Kenneth Branagh to Winona Ryder to Leonardo DiCaprio to Isaac Mizrahi. In her portrayal of a perpetually aroused supermodel, Theron shone in a role seemingly designed to allow her to flaunt her natural attributes and little else. She was rewarded with more substantial -- not to mention multilayered -- work in The Cider House Rules (1999), Lasse Hallström's Oscar-winning adaptation of John Irving's novel. As a troubled young woman with secrets to hide, Theron received star billing alongside Michael Caine and Tobey Maguire.In the wake of The Cider House Rules came a few highly publicized but ultimately disappointing projects, including John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games (2000), Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), and Sweet November (2001), the last of which reunited her with erstwhile co-star Keanu Reeves. Theron was also reunited with Woody Allen in his The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), another widely anticipated film that, despite a high-profile cast and stylish period design, was both a critical and commercial underachiever.None of this, however, nudged Theron from her A-list status, something that was confirmed by her casting in the flashy, star-studded 2003 remake of The Italian Job, a much-beloved 1969 comedy caper starring Michael Caine. The 2003 version featured Mark Wahlberg in the starring role, with Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, and Mos Def, among others, backing him up. That same year, Theron switched gears and dove headfirst into the "serious actress" category with her starring role in Monster, the crime drama based upon the real-life story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who, in the late '80s, murdered seven men in Florida. Co-starring Christina Ricci as Wuornos' lover, the film promised to show audiences a side of Theron that certainly hadn't been hinted at in her previous portrayals of models, girlfriends, and Southern debutantes. It was evidently successful as Theron was s

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% Bombshell Producer Megyn Kelly 2019
44% The Addams Family Morticia Addams 2019
81% Long Shot Charlotte Field 2019
No Score Yet Casi imposible Producer Charlotte Field 2019
89% A Private War Producer 2018
13% Brain on Fire Producer 2018
86% Tully Marlo Producer 2018
40% Gringo Producer Elaine Markinson 2018
78% Atomic Blonde Producer Lorraine Broughton $51.6M 2017
8% The Last Face Wren 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious Cipher $225.7M 2017
97% Kubo and the Two Strings Monkey $48.1M 2016
18% The Huntsman: Winter's War Ravenna $46.5M 2016
24% Dark Places Libby Day Producer $0.2M 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa $129.5M 2015
34% A Million Ways to Die in the West Anna $37.4M 2014
No Score Yet Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Actor 2014
No Score Yet Lady Vengeance Actor 2014
No Score Yet Angels in Exile Actor 2013
73% Prometheus Meredith Vickers $126.5M 2012
49% Snow White and the Huntsman Ravenna $155.1M 2012
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version) Actor 2012
80% Young Adult Mavis Gary $16.3M 2011
73% The Road Wife $8.1M 2009
50% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) "Our Friends" Narrator $19.6M 2009
38% The Burning Plain Executive Producer Sylvia $0.3M 2009
56% Battle in Seattle Ella 2008
41% Hancock Mary Embrey $228M 2008
17% Sleepwalking Joleen Producer 2008
73% In the Valley of Elah Det. Emily Sanders $6.6M 2007
75% East of Havana Producer 2007
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Actor 2006
9% Aeon Flux Aeon Flux $25.9M 2005
69% North Country Josey Aimes $18.4M 2005
16% Head in the Clouds Executive Producer Gilda Besse $0.2M 2004
81% Monster Aileen Wuornos Producer $34.2M 2004
69% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Britt Ekland 2004
73% The Italian Job Stella Bridger $106M 2003
13% Waking Up in Reno Candy Bush K. 2002
17% Trapped Karen $7M 2002
46% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Laura $6.8M 2001
32% 15 Minutes Rose Hearn $24.2M 2001
15% Sweet November Sara Deever $24.5M 2001
No Score Yet Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies Actor 2001
No Score Yet Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies Narrator 2001
42% Men of Honor Gwen Sunday 2000
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance Adele $30.4M 2000
64% The Yards Erica Stoltz 2000
25% Reindeer Games (Deception) Ashley 2000
71% The Cider House Rules Candy 1999
15% The Astronaut's Wife Jillian Armacost 1999
55% Mighty Joe Young Jill Young 1998
41% Celebrity Supermodel 1998
67% The Devil's Advocate Mary Ann Lomax 1997
51% Trial and Error Billie Taylor 1997
No Score Yet Hollywood Confidential Sally 1997
93% That Thing You Do! Tina 1996
59% 2 Days in the Valley Helga 1996
No Score Yet Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Young Woman 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2020
2019
2018
2017
2015
2012
100% Desus & Mero
2019
Guest 2019
100% Hyperdrive
2019
Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2017
97% Mindhunter
2017-2019
Executive Producer 2019
2017
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2017
2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2017
2015
2014
No Score Yet Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler
2018
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2018
2017
2014
2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2012
36% Girlboss
2017
Executive Producer 2017
65% The Orville
2017
Pria Lavesque 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Appearing Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Brokenwood Mysteries
2014
2016
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2014
2012
2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 2014
2000
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Top Chef
2006
Judge 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2012
2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2011
2008
2003
2001
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
Appearing 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2008
75% Arrested Development
2003-2019
Rita 2005

QUOTES FROM Charlize Theron CHARACTERS

Ravenna says: Learn from a loss Freya, and your day will come. Your possibilities will be endless once the magic awakens in your heart.

Freya says: It won't. We both know it won't, I'm not like you.

Ravenna says: All the women of our blood are gifted Freya, and in time, you will find the source of your power as i found mine.

Freya says: We'll see.

Freya says: Your turn.

Ravenna says: Why should I bother? You always win.

Freya says: You always let me win.

Ravenna says: *laughs* I suppose you are my weakness.

Ravenna says: I suppose you are my weakness.

Ravenna says: Have you lost your mind?

Freya says: How did you make me strong? How did you draw the weakness out?

Ravenna says: I shall give this wretched world the queen it deserves!

Imperator Furiosa says: Remember me?

Libby Day says: I'm not ready for this.

Libby Day says: I was eight the night they were killed. The little orphan girl from the Kansas prairie massacre.

Imperator Furiosa says: We go back?

Imperator Furiosa says: Don't breathe.

Imperator Furiosa says: We go back?

Imperator Furiosa says: Don't breathe.

Max Rockatansky says: Them?

Imperator Furiosa says: They are looking for hope.

Imperator Furiosa says: Out here, everything hurts.

Aileen Wuornos says: You'll never meet someone like me again.

Anna says: What's with this fair?

Albert says: Every year, people die.

Anna says: Really?

Rannulph Junuh says: Is there somethin' you wanna tell me?

Adele Invergordon says: Well, I'm tryin' to think of how to say it, Junuh, There is a purpose to this visit... and that's to apologize. But I'm not a naturally apologetic woman, so it takes me a little longer to get my thoughts in order.

Rannulph Junuh says: Interestin' match.

Adele Invergordon says: I've always thought so.

Jill Young says: Legends live forever.

Aeon Flux says: I had a family once, I had a life. Now all I have is a mission.

Adele Invergordon says: I don't want you think I'm cryin' over us, Junuh. 'Cause I'm not. I'm cryin' over Savannah and the pain it's people are sufferin'.

Rannulph Junuh says: You're cryin' for Savannah?

Adele Invergordon says: I truly, truly am.

Rannulph Junuh says: Then who'd you take your clothes off for? Chattanooga?

Aileen Wuornos says: So I made a deal. I said God I gotta spend this 5 bucks but when it's gone so am I so, if you got something for me in this life you better bring it on, and there she was.

Supermodel says: Hey...nice car.

Lee Simon says: Uh...thank - uh, would you...do you wanna drive it?

Supermodel says: It's yours?

Lee Simon says: It's, what am I a car thief or something? Of course it's mine, it's uh, it's an Aston Martin. You're very uh, you're so welcome because it's a, it's a great uh...you're, you're wearing a wig, which is uh...

Supermodel says: Gimme the keys.

Ravenna says: Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all?

Mirror Man says: It is you, my queen. Yet another kingdom falls to your glory. Is there no end to your power and beauty?

Meredith Vickers says: What's that on its head?

Elizabeth Shaw says: It's a new cell. In state of change.

Meredith Vickers says: Changing into what?

Tara says: [after she sees him staring at her] Uncle James, you're creeping me out.

Joleen says: Hey, you be nice to Uncle James. James, where do you keep the hangers?

James says: What?

Joleen says: Hangers! God, this place is such a mess. I should have brought some of my own furniture.And we're going to need another pillow for Tara, by the way.

Tara says: I'm not sleeping in the same bed as you, Mom!

Joleen says: You know, you could really start unpacking your own shit instead of sitting there and pretending to do your homework.

Tara says: I'm not pretending to do my homework, I'm pretending not to hate my life!

Joleen says: Well, you're not doing a very good job of pretending!

Tara says: Well, maybe I'm not applying myself!

Joleen says: I don't need this kind of shit from you right now, Tara!

Tara says: What kind of shit do you need from me right now, Mom?

Joleen says: [kicking a chest of drawers] What do you want from me? God, Tara!

Ravenna says: Do you hear that? It's the sound of battles fought and lives lost. It once pained me to know that I am the cause of such despair, but now their cries give me strength. Beauty is my power.

Aileen Wuornos says: I loved her. And the thing no one ever realized about me or believed was that I could learn. I could train myself into anything. People always look down their noses at hookers. Never give you a chance cause they think you took the easy way out. When no one could imagine the will power it took to do what we do, walking the streets night after night. Taking the hits and still getting back up. But I did and they'd all miss out. Cause they had no idea what I could discipline myself too and I believed in something - and I believed in her.

Aileen Wuornos says: People always look down their noses at hookers. Never give you a chance, because they think you took the easy way out, when no one could imagine the willpower it took to do what we do. Walking the streets, night after night, taking the hits and still getting back up.

Aileen Wuornos says: "All you need is love and to believe in yourself."

Aileen Wuornos says: All you need is love and to believe in yourself.

Aileen Wuornos says: [scoffs] Nice idea. It doesn't exactly work out that way. But I guess it was better to hear a flat-out lie than to know the truth at 13.

Ravenna says: Let them break their skulls on these stone walls.

Meredith Vickers says: A king has his reign, and then he dies. It's inevitable. That is the natural order of things.

Meredith Vickers says: Let's say I'm wrong, and you do find these "Engineers" down there. You won't engage them. You won't talk to them. You'll do nothing, but report to me.

Meredith Vickers says: Let's say I'm wrong, and you do find these 'Engineers' down there. You won't engage them. You won't talk to them. You'll do nothing, but report to me.

Wife says: They're gonna catch up with us. They're gonna catch up with us and they are going to kill us.

Ravenna says: let them come

Ravenna says: Let them come.

Ravenna says: I will give this wretched world the queen it deserves.

Ravenna says: Lips red as blood, hair black as night, bring me your heart, my dear, dear Snow White.

The Queen says: Snow White has to do what snow does best... fall

The Queen says: Snow White must do what snow does best, fall.

Mavis Gary says: Matt, don't you get it. Love conquers all. Have you not seen the graduate or like, I don't know, anything?

Mavis Gary says: Mother, I'm trying to tell a story here.

The Queen says: She's no good to me in the dark forest lost!!

The Queen says: She's no good to me in the dark forest lost!

Ravenna says: Lips red as blood, Hair dark as night, bring me your heart my dear dear snow white.

The Queen says: Only with a nail? if she'd had a sword she'd have taken my kingdom.

The Queen says: Only with a nail? If she'd had a sword she'd have taken my kingdom.

Meredith Vickers says: A king has its reign...and then he dies. Its inevitable.

Meredith Vickers says: If you're going down there, you're going to die.

Aileen Wuornos says: All you need is love and to believe in yourself. Nice idea. It doesn't exactly work out that way. But I guess it was better to hear a flat-out lie than to know the truth at 13.

Sandra Freehauf says: Take me with you.

Mavis Gary says: Excuse me?

Sandra Freehauf says: Take me with you. To the Mini Apple.

Mavis Gary says: You're good here, Sandra.

Mavis Gary says: Sometimes in order to heal a few people have to get hurt.

Mavis Gary says: Mary Ellen, you were great tonight. It's so inspiring to see a single mother with so much confidence on stage. Really.

The Queen says: Beauty is my power.

The Queen says: Find me someone who doesn't fear the dark forest to hunt her down!

Meredith Vickers says: 'A king has his reign, and then he dies. It's inevitable.'

Meredith Vickers says: A king has his reign, and then he dies.

Elizabeth Shaw says: Prometheus, are you seeing this?

Meredith Vickers says: They were right..

Janek says: You wanted them to be wrong?

Meredith Vickers says: If you're going down there, you're going to die.

Meredith Vickers says: Meet me in my room in ten minutes.

Meredith Vickers says: What did he say?

David says: I'm sorry that's confidential.

Meredith Vickers says: So help me God, I will find the cord that makes you run and I will cut it! What did he say?

David says: He said 'try harder'...

Meredith Vickers says: A king has his reign, and then he dies. It's inevitable.

Meredith Vickers says: A king has his reign and then he diesâ?¦ it's inevitable.

Meredith Vickers says: A king has his reign and then he dies, it's inevitable.

The Queen says: What would you give to see her again?

The Queen says: Mirror mirror, on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?

The Queen says: Only fairest blood can destroy the spell.

The Queen says: Do you hear that? It's the sound of battles fought and lives lost. It once pained me to know that I am the cause of such despair. But now their cries give me strength. Beauty is my power.

Meredith Vickers says: Cheers.

The Queen says: You are the only one who can break the spell and destroy me!

The Queen says: Find me someone who doesn't fear the dark forest to hunt her down!

Meredith Vickers says: A king has his reign, and then he dies. It's inevitable.

Meredith Vickers says: Get back on the ship now!

The Queen says: Come and avenge your father, who was too weak to raise his sword.

The Queen says: I should have killed her when she was a child.

The Queen says: Lips red as blood. Hair black as night. Bring me your heart, my dear, dear Snow White.

Meredith Vickers says: If your going sown there, your going to die

Meredith Vickers says: If you're going down there, you're going to die.

The Queen says: Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

Meredith Vickers says: Take us home!

Elizabeth Shaw says: If we don't stop it, there won't be any home to go back to!

The Queen says: I will give the world the queen it deserves.

The Queen says: I will give this wretched world the Queen it deserves.

Adele Invergordon says: I don't want you think I'm crying over us, Junuh. 'Cause I'm not. I'm crying over Savannah and the pain it's people are suffering.

Rannulph Junuh says: You're crying for Savannah?

Adele Invergordon says: I truly, truly am.

Rannulph Junuh says: Then who'd you take your clothes off for? Chattanooga?

Mavis Gary says: I'm crazy. And no one loves me.

The Queen says: it's none of your concerned..

The Queen says: It's none of your concerned..

The Queen says: Lips red as Blood. Hair black as Night. Bring me your heart, my dear, dear, Snow White...

Hedda Gary says: That new baby of his is just darling.

Mavis Gary says: Have you seen it? Up close?

Matt Freehauf says: '' Your a piece of work ''

Matt Freehauf says: Your a piece of work.

Matt Freehauf says: You're a piece of work.

Mavis Gary says: '' Your a piece of shit ''

Mavis Gary says: Your a piece of shit.

Mavis Gary says: You're a piece of shit.

Aileen Wuornos says: "Love conquers all." "Every cloud has a silver lining." "Faith can move mountains." "Love will always find a way." "Everything happens for a reason." "Where there is life, there is hope."

Aileen Wuornos says: Love conquers all. Every cloud has a silver lining. Faith can move mountains. Love will always find a way. Everything happens for a reason. Where there is life, there is hope.

Aileen Wuornos says: [Laughs]

Aileen Wuornos says: [laughs]

Aileen Wuornos says: Oh, well... They gotta tell you somethin'

Aileen Wuornos says: Oh, well... They gotta tell you somethin'.

Stella Bridger says: I trust everyone. It's the devil inside them I don't trust.

The Queen says: Lips red as blood, hair dark as night, bring me your heart my dear dear Snow White.

Mavis Gary says: I don't know about him... his face is doughy, like a murderer.

Matt Freehauf says: Mavis Gary? I think we went to high school together.

Mavis Gary says: At the same time?

The Queen says: Do you hear that? It's the sound of battles fought and lives lost.

Mavis Gary says: You can some to the city with me like we always planned.

Buddy Slade says: Mavis, I'm a married man.

Mavis Gary says: I know, we can beat this thing together.

Matt Freehauf says: You move back?

Mavis Gary says: Of course not... gross.

Mavis Gary says: Good 'cause I have a small dog... in my vehicle.

Stella Bridger says: I don't go out with strange men. I just met you five minutes ago.

Steve Frezelli says: I guess I'll just have to sabotage my cable, you know, till we get to know each other well enough.