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How rich is Charlize Theron?

Charlize Theron net worth:
$110 Million

Charlize Theron information

Charlize Theron information

Birth date: August 7, 1975
Birth place: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Weight:120 lbs (54.5 kg)
Profession:Actor, Model, Film Producer, Spokesperson, Film director
Nationality:United States of America
Partner:Sean Penn (2014–)
Children:Jackson Theron
Parents:Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz, Charles Jacobus Theron

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Charlize Theron, also known as simply as Charlie, is an American and South African actress, film director, model and spokesperson who managed to estimate net worth as high as $110 million. Born in such faraway place as South Africa, Charlie was able to rise to fame and increase her net worth in United States after appearing in such famous movies as “Mighty Joe Young”, “The Devil’s Advocate” and “The Cider House Rules”. Since then she is known to be always in a demand in a different genres of movies, especially blockbusters and dramas where she was able to show her talent the best. Today Charlize Theron is considered to be one of the richest celebrities in the world.

Charlize Theron Net Worth $110 Million

Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975, in Benoni, Transvaal Province, South Africa. She is the only daughter in the family. She spent all her childhood in the parent’s farm in Johannesburg, but the childhood of Charlie wasn’t calm and happy at all. Her alcoholic father was trying to attack and hurt Charlize with mother, so mother had to shot and kill her husband. However, Charlize has been able to overcome the situation at her home and as 16 years old teenager already signed a modeling contract. Together with mother Charlie moved to Europe and there started to increase her net worth.

Charlize is also an active supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), a fighter for woman rights all around the world and also one of the most known supporters of a homosexual marriages in United States and other countries. And this fact is even more amazing as we know that somehow Charlie’s net worth can persuade people much better than many other activists.

Charlie’s net worth was huge enough to purchase some expensive properties. The first one, Malibu Beach Home, is located in Malibu, California, on La Costa Beach and was valued for $3.5 million in year 2003. However, this property was renewed so it became more expensive, and now it costs $6.5 million. 8 years after the purchase Charlie sold it to Ryan Murphy – American TV producer, screenwriter and director. Another property owned by Charlize Theron is a Hollywood Hills home located in Los Angeles. In 1998 this amazing building with the million dollar pad was purchased for $1.6 million by Charlie, and that’s one more answer to the question about how rich is Charlize Theron.

It is also needed to be mentioned that Charlize was rewarded for her hard work as an actress by receiving a numerous awards and being nominated to different awards too. Her first award she received in 1999 from the Bambi Award as the best Shooting Star in female category, but this was only the beginning. Charlize’s net worth increased even more after she received 20 more awards, including as popular and well-known ones as a Teen Choice Award, Satellite Award, Academy Award and even Golden Globe Award. That’s why Charlize’s net worth has grown as enormously big, and she doesn’t even plan to stop acting career in the nearest years.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Road 2009/I Woman
The Burning Plain 2008 Sylvia
Hancock 2008 Mary
Sleepwalking 2008 Joleen
Battle in Seattle 2007 Ella
In the Valley of Elah 2007 Det. Emily Sanders
Arrested Development 2005 TV Series Rita
Æon Flux 2005 Aeon Flux
Æon Flux 2005 Video Game Æon Flux (voice)
North Country 2005 Josey Aimes
Head in the Clouds 2004 Gilda Bessé
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 Britt Ekland
Monster 2003 Aileen
The Italian Job 2003 Stella Bridger
Waking Up in Reno 2002 Candy Kirkendall
Trapped 2002/I Karen
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001 Laura Kensington
15 Minutes 2001 Rose Hearn
Sweet November 2001 Sara Deever
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 Adele Invergordon
Men of Honor 2000 Gwen Sunday
The Yards 2000 Erica Soltz
Reindeer Games 2000 Ashley
The Cider House Rules 1999 Candy Kendall
The Astronaut's Wife 1999 Jillian Armacost
Mighty Joe Young 1998 Jill Young
Celebrity 1998 Supermodel
The Devil's Advocate 1997 Mary Ann Lomax
Trial and Error 1997 Billie Tyler
Hollywood Confidential 1997 TV Movie Sally
That Thing You Do! 1996 Tina
2 Days in the Valley 1996 Helga Svelgen
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest 1995 Eli's Follower (uncredited)
The Coldest City 2017 post-production Lorraine Broughton
Fast 8 2017 post-production Cipher
Tully 2017 post-production Marlo
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project 2017 post-production
Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 Monkey (voice)
The Last Face 2016 Wren
The Huntsman: Winter's War 2016 Ravenna
Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 Imperator Furiosa
Dark Places 2015 Libby Day
A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 Anna
Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 Ravenna
Prometheus 2012/I Meredith Vickers
Young Adult 2011 Mavis Gary
Brandon Flowers: Crossfire 2010 Video short Heroine
Astro Boy 2009 'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Coldest City 2017 producer post-production
Girlboss 2017 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode pre-production
Mindhunter 2017 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode pre-production
Tully 2017 producer post-production
Untitled Nash Edgerton Project 2017 producer post-production
Marie Colvin producer announced
Two Eyes Staring producer announced
Brain on Fire 2016 producer
Dark Places 2015 producer
Hatfields & McCoys 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Young Adult 2011 producer - uncredited
The Burning Plain 2008 executive producer
Sleepwalking 2008 producer
East of Havana 2006 Documentary producer
Monster 2003 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 2000-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special performer: "The Way You Look Tonight", "Be Our Guest"

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meatshake: A Musical 2009 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Diary of Jane Doe 2017 acknowledgment pre-production
Thirteen 2003 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Herself
The Huntsman: Winter's War - Reflection of Evil 2016 Video short Herself
The Huntsman: Winter's War - The Power of Women 2016 Video short Herself
Winter's Vistas: The Making of The Huntsman: Winter's War 2016 Video documentary short Herself
Extra 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg 2016 TV Series short Herself
Today 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2012-2016 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself
Rencontres de cinéma 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Winner / Presenter: Halsey / Nominee
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Herself
Angels in Exile 2016 Documentary Narrator
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2013-2016 TV Series Herself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Bringing 'Dark Places' to Light 2015 Video short Herself
Dark Places: About the Author: Gillian Flynn 2015 Video short Herself
The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa 2015 Video short Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2011-2015 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2004-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008-2015 TV Series documentary Herself
La nuit des Césars 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Nelson Mandela Redrawn 2014 Documentary Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2012-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2011-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 2000-2014 TV Series Herself - Host / Trisha Pendak / Miss Christine / ...
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
Sesame Street 2013 TV Series Herself
Fox News Sunday 2013 TV Series Herself - Power Player of the Week
After Lately 2013 TV Series Herself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Performer: The Way You Look Tonight & Be Our Guest and Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Original Screenplay
The Oscars Red Carpet Live 2013 TV Movie Herself - Interviewee
Miracle Rising: South Africa 2013 Documentary
Celebrity Style Story 2013 TV Series Herself
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus 2012 Documentary Herself
Weyland Corp Archive: The Making of 'Prometheus' 2012 Video documentary short Herself
Snow White and the Huntsman: A Legend Is Born 2012 Video documentary short Herself
Snow White and the Huntsman: Citizens of the Kingdom 2012 Video documentary short Herself
El hormiguero 2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta 2012 TV Series Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Conan 2012 TV Series Herself
2012 MTV Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Cinema 3 2012 TV Series Herself
Días de cine 2009-2012 TV Series Herself
HBO First Look 2000-2012 TV Series documentary Herself
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Misery Loves Company: The Making of Young Adult 2012 Video short Herself - 'Mavis Gary'
Top Chef 2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Judge
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Movie Talk with Peter Bart 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet 2012 TV Special Herself
The Project 2012 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2011 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Unite for Japan 2011 Short Herself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Herself - Interviewee / Actress
Iconoclasts 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2010 TV Movie Herself
Guys Choice 2010 TV Movie Herself
Wikus and Charlize 2010 Short Herself (voice)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter: 'Precious' Film Clip
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 2000-2009 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The View 2005-2009 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Herself
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis 2009 TV Series Herself
HARDtalk 2009 TV Series Herself
Alex Zane's GuestList 2009 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Richard & Judy's New Position 2009 TV Series Herself
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series Herself
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin 2008 TV Series Herself
Superhumans: The Making of 'Hancock' 2008 Video documentary short Herself
Tavis Smiley 2008 TV Series Herself
The Early Show 2008 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 2000-2008 TV Series Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Herself
Getaway 2008 TV Series Herself - Celebrity traveller
Total Request Live 2005-2008 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
2008 MTV Movie Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
MTV Movie Awards 2008 Pre-Show 2008 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Shootout 2004-2008 TV Series Herself
In the Valley of Elah: Documentary 2008 Video documentary Herself
Movies Rock 2007 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
La nit al dia 2007 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2007 TV Series Herself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Herself
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Herself
Creating a World: Aeon Flux 2006 Video short Herself - Aeon Flux
17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Film '72 2004-2006 TV Series Herself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Al Pacino: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie Herself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Herself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
THS Investigates: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Los Angeles 2005 Documentary short Herself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture [Drama] / Nominee: Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Based on a True Story: The Making of 'Monster' 2004 Video documentary short Herself
Eigo de shabera-night 2004 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep 2004 TV Special Herself
Filmland 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Herself
This Morning 2004 TV Series Herself
Liquid News 2004 TV Series Herself
Wetten, dass..? 2004 TV Series Herself
Caiga quien caiga 2004 TV Series Herself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Herself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress / Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Inside the Actors Studio 2004 TV Series Herself
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Herself
Primetime 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Making of the Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 Video short Herself / Britt Ekland
The GQ Men of the Year Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
High Octane: Stunts from 'The Italian Job' 2003 Video short Herself
Pedal to the Metal: The Making of 'The Italian Job' 2003 Video short Herself
The Italian Job: Driving School 2003 Video short Herself
The Mighty Minis of 'The Italian Job' 2003 Video short Herself
Trapped: From Within 2002 Video documentary short Herself / 'Karen Jennings'
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Awards
Rove Live 2002 TV Series Herself
The Pussycat Dolls Show 2002 Documentary short Herself
When I Was a Girl 2001 TV Series Narrator (voice)
Mundo VIP 2001 TV Series Herself
Master Chief: A Tribute to Carl Brashear 2001 Video short Herself
Biography 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Herself
Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Sweet November: From the Heart 2001 Video short Herself
The 5th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2000 TV Series Herself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
Oscar 2000 2000 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy / Favorite Motion Picture Comedy
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Cider House Rules: The Making of an American Classic 1999 Video documentary short Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards 1997 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Hollywood in my Huis 2014 Herself (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show 2012-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
#Yaprava 2013 TV Series Herself
Fox News Sunday 2013 TV Series Herself - Power Player of the Week
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories 2011-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Award Wining Actress / Herself - Award Winning Actress / ...
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Herself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis' 2009 Video Herself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots") / Herself
La rentadora 2006-2007 TV Series
Manufacturing Dissent 2007 Documentary Herself - at 2004 Cannes Film Festival (uncredited)
Silenci? 2006 TV Series Supermodel
Fashion Police 2006 TV Series Herself
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema 2006 Documentary Herself
VH1 News Presents: Hollywood Secrets Revealed - Scenes They Don't Want You to See 2006 TV Short Herself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Herself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Herself
The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself - #43 Passing on Big Role: Pearl Harbour
Michael Moore, el gran agitador 2004 TV Short documentary Herself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Female Action Star Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress in an Action Movie Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Female Action Star Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Female Action Hero Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Supporting Actress - Audience Award Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
2013 Acting and Activism Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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2012 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film
2012 Indie Impact Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2012 Chairman's Vanguard Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Young Adult (2011) · Jason Reitman (director)
· Diablo Cody (writer)
· Patton Oswalt (actor)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Hissy Fit Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
2011 Tribute Award Gotham Awards
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress of the Decade Monster (2003)
2010 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Actress of the Decade Monster (2003)
2008 Woman of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
2007 Half-Life Award CineVegas International Film Festival
2006 Vanguard Award GLAAD Media Awards
2006 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best International Actress
2006 Spirit of Independence Award Los Angeles Film Festival
2006 Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2005 Icon Award Elle Women in Hollywood Awards · Rachel Weisz
· Laura Linney
· Shirley MacLaine
2005 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Actress of the Year North Country (2005)
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Arrested Development (2003)
2005 VGA Spike Video Game Awards Best Performance by a Human Female Æon Flux (2005)
2005 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Awarded on September 29, 2005 at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
2005 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress North Country (2005)
2005 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Female Images in a Movie North Country (2005) · Frances McDormand
· Sissy Spacek
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Monster (2003)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Monster (2003)
2004 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 Krzysztof Kieslowski Award Camerimage
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress Monster (2003)
2004 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Monster (2003) · Patty Jenkins (director)
· Mark Damon (producer)
· Donald Kushner (producer)
· Clark Peterson (producer)
· Brad Wyman (producer)
2004 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Monster (2003)
2004 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Monster (2003)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Monster (2003)
2004 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actress Monster (2003)
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Monster (2003)
2003 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Monster (2003)
2003 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Actress Monster (2003)
2003 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actress Monster (2003)
2003 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2000 Bambi Bambi Awards Shooting Star: Female The Cider House Rules (1999)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 AFCA Award Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 AACTA Award Australian Film Institute Best Lead Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) · Courtney Eaton
· Megan Gale
· Tom Hardy
· Nicholas Hoult
· Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
· Melissa Jaffer
· Hugh Keays-Byrne
· Riley Keough
· Zoë Kravitz
· Abbey Lee
2016 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) · Tom Hardy
2016 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Movie Actress
2016 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Actress in a Foreign Film (Mejor Actriz en Película Extranjera) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
2015 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
2015 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
2015 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Combo A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) · Seth MacFarlane
2015 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Actress - International Competition Young Adult (2011)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Young Adult (2011)
2012 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Young Adult (2011)
2012 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Actress Young Adult (2011)
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista) Young Adult (2011)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Female Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
2011 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Young Adult (2011)
2011 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actress Young Adult (2011)
2011 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actress of the Year Young Adult (2011)
2011 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Young Adult (2011)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture Young Adult (2011)
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actress Young Adult (2011)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress The Burning Plain (2008)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Hancock (2008)
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role North Country (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama North Country (2005)
2006 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role North Country (2005)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress North Country (2005)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actress Arrested Development (2003)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role North Country (2005)
2006 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actress North Country (2005)
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Monster (2003)
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress North Country (2005)
2005 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actress The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista) Monster (2003)
2005 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actress of the Year Monster (2003)
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Movie Star
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama North Country (2005)
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actress North Country (2005)
2005 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actress Æon Flux (2005)
2005 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress North Country (2005)
2004 Audience Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actress Monster (2003)
2004 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Monster (2003)
2004 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Monster (2003) · Christina Ricci
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2004 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2003 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Performance Monster (2003)
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress Sweet November (2001)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Drama/Romance The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama The Cider House Rules (1999)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture The Cider House Rules (1999) · Jane Alexander
· Erykah Badu
· Kathy Baker
· Michael Caine
· Kieran Culkin
· Delroy Lindo
· Tobey Maguire
· Kate Nelligan
· Paul Rudd
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actress The Cider House Rules (1999)
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Mighty Joe Young (1998)
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama The Devil's Advocate (1997)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actress of the Year Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2015 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actress Young Adult (2011)
2004 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2004 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)
2003 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Monster (2003)

TitleSalary
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) $10,000,000 +
Æon Flux (2005) $10,000,000

#Fact
1 Has been in three movies with Eddie Marsan; Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and The Coldest City (2017).
2 Shaved her head for the role of Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
3 Has appeared in two different movies about post-apocalyptic dystopias that contain the word "road" in the title: The Road (2009) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
4 Has two adopted children: a son named Jackson Theron (b. November 2011, a. March 2012) and a daughter named August Theron (a.July 2015).
5 Was in a relationship with Sean Penn from early 2014 to June 2015.
6 Her first language is Afrikaans and she did not become fluent in English until she came to the United States. Consequently, American is her natural accent in English.
7 Ranked #24 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
8 Was the 125th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Monster (2003) at The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) on February 29, 2004.
9 Ranked #5 on the list of "Hollywood's Top-Earning Actresses in 2012" by Forbes magazine. Her income between May 2011 and May 2012 was estimated to be $18 million.
10 In June 2005 she took a vacation with Stuart Townsend on the Greek island Santorini.
11 United Nations Messenger of Peace.
12 Ranked one of the "most desirable" women on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2013.
13 Was in a relationship with Stuart Townsend from 2001 to 2010.
14 Returned to work four months after adopting her son Jackson in order to begin filming Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
15 On April 24, 2012, she received America's National Association of Theatre Owners - Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award, at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
16 In 2012 she was named as the "Sexiest Actress" by Victoria's Secret What Is Sexy list.
17 Friends with Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, and Bill Paxton.
18 Has her own charity called the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which is committed to reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and sexual violence among African youth.
19 Is a supporter of animal rights and appeared in a PETA ad for its anti-fur campaign.
20 Theron is involved in women's rights organizations, and has marched in pro-choice rallies.
21 The correct pronunciation of her name: Sharleese Ti-ron. The "Ti" pronounced as in till. The surname is a well known Afrikaans surname which originated from France, coming to South Africa by way of the immigration of the French Huguenots.
22 Suffers from OCD to the extent that, if renting a house/hotel room during a movie shoot, cannot relax until she has explored every closet, locker, and drawer in the premises.
23 Always speaks Afrikaans with her mother, who lives two minutes from her in Los Angeles. They have matching fish tattoos.
24 Ranked #20 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
25 Ranked #1 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2003.
26 Ranked #3 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2005.
27 Ranked #24 on the 2007 Ask men Australia top 99 "most desirable" women list. She was ranked #6 the previous year in 2006.
28 Received the "Decade of Hotness" award from Spike TV (Guy's Choice).
29 In 2007 she was named the "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine.
30 Was in consideration for the role of Helen Gandy in J. Edgar (2011), but Naomi Watts was cast instead.
31 Lives in Los Angeles and Malibu, California.
32 She is good friends with her North Country (2005) co-star, Jeremy Renner.
33 Was originally cast as Greta Wegener in The Danish Girl (2015) but after dropping out of the project when production was delayed she was replaced by Gwyneth Paltrow, who in turn was replaced by Marion Cotillard.
34 Replaced Angelina Jolie in the role Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) before being replaced by Taylor Schilling.
35 Was considered for the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001) but Nicole Kidman, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
36 Was considered for the role of Vickie Kittrie in Mercy (2000), which went to Peta Wilson.
37 Ranked #11 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
38 OnMarch 12, 2008 she announced on the Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that she is now a U.S. citizen.
39 Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year for 2008.
40 At 16 she won a modeling competition to go to Milan, Italy, and work on the catwalks and, at 18, won a scholarship to study ballet at the Joffrey School in New York. She turned to acting only because she injured both knees, dashing any hopes of a ballet career.
41 She earns $2 million per year endorsing Dior's "J'Adore" fragrance, as well as $2.5 million per year endorsing Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil.
42 "Entertainment Weekly" predicted her Oscar win for Monster (2003) 11 months before she won it.
43 In February 2006 she was chosen by Femme Fatales magazine as one of the "50 sexiest women on the planet".
44 Shares the same background as Daniel Bonjour, who also left South Africa as a teenage actor and traveled to Europe and then America. Both their parents are of European background. Also, both actors have found it easier to simply use an American accent in their work.
45 One of the first movies she ever went to see at the theater was Splash (1984). She confessed that after watching the movie, she felt jealous of Daryl Hannah and developed a crush on Tom Hanks. She even said to herself that she could have played the role of Madison better than Hannah.
46 Trained as a ballet dancer at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and performed in both "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker". Her dancing career ended after a knee injury.
47 Dyed her hair black for the title role in Æon Flux (2005).
48 Ranked #15 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
49 Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.
50 Ranked #4 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
51 Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actress category for her performance in Æon Flux (2005). However, she failed to receive a nomination (had she gotten the nomination, she would have been the first person to be nominated for both Leading Actress awards at the Oscars, for North Country (2005), and the Razzies.).
52 Ranked #15 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
53 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 29, 2005.
54 She is the second South African-born person to win an Academy Award--Ted Moore was the first. Basil Rathbone was the first South African-born actor to be nominated, followed by Cecil Kellaway. Theron was the first South African-born woman to win an Oscar.
55 Second actress (the first was Kim Basinger) to win an Oscar after appearing naked in Playboy magazine.
56 In 2005 she was the first person to sign on to be a presenter at the 77th Annual Academy Awards.
57 At the 2005 Golden Globe Awards she was sporting a new dark hair color. She is a current member of the celebrities who have dyed their hair from blonde to brown, or black. They include, among others: Mary-Kate Olsen; Nicky Hilton Rothschild; Mandy Moore; Renée Zellweger; Christina Aguilera, Melinda Messenger and Ashlee Simpson.
58 As a teenager in her native South Africa, she learned English by watching American television.
59 In 2004 she injured her neck while filming Æon Flux (2005). Fortunately the injury was not serious enough to put her in the hospital, but it did postpone production for several weeks.
60 Has said her favorite actor is Tom Hanks.
61 After winning her Oscar, she returned to great celebrations in her native South Africa, and she even met former South African President Nelson Mandela. When he praised her for putting their country on the map and gave her a hug, Theron broke into tears (she was guest of honor at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on March 11, 2004).
62 Won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003) on what would have been Aileen's 48th birthday: February 29, 2004.
63 On the show Shootout (2003) it was revealed that her manager discovered her in a Hollywood bank after he witnessed her shouting at a bank teller for refusing to cash her check.
64 She gained 30 pounds to play Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003).
65 Is the only child of Charles, whom she was named after, and Gerda Theron.
66 Used hypnotherapy as an aid to quit smoking.
67 In September 2002 she was voted #12 Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine.
68 Both of her parents were born and raised in South Africa. Her ancestry is largely Afrikaner (Dutch), as well as French Huguenot (the origin of her surname), and German.
69 Placed #1 on Beautiful People Internet Poll, narrowly beating Cameron Diaz in #2 and Kate Beckinsale in #3. The photo featured on the site was the famous 'Diving Board' photo.
70 Ranked #4 in the 2001 FHM Taiwan list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
71 Auditioned for the female lead of Nomi Malone in Showgirls (1995), which went to Elizabeth Berkley.
72 Turned down the female lead in Pearl Harbor (2001) to star alongside Keanu Reeves in Sweet November (2001).
73 In 2000 she was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
74 Became a fashion model at age 14.
75 Nude pictures of her taken years earlier appeared in the May 1999 issue of Playboy Magazine.
76 First language is Afrikaans, English is spoken as her second language.
77 When she was 15, her father attacked her mother, and her mother shot him in self-defense. He died, but her mother was not charged in the incident.

#Quote
1 [on South Africa] I have a lot of things I should probably sort out in therapy about my relationship with my country. Because it's affected me way more than I've ever acknowledged. And it was only when I got older that I started realizing that I had a lot of anger; there was a lot of unresolved stuff - apartheid, health care, AIDS, poverty - that still very much affects me. (...) It makes you realize that the circumstances of your formative years, it leaves a real scar - it marks you. It's the one thing that gets me really angry, really emotional. It's a lot of f-ing suffering, and unnecessary suffering. [2016]
2 [on her mother Gerda] I am the product of the mother who raised me. My mom would wake up every morning, get me ready for school, make my food, get me on the bus and then go run the third largest road construction business in South Africa - and do it in style, wearing suede boots, knee-high boots. I was so impressed by that. [2016]
3 I think the greatest characters are the unlikable ones, but mainly men get to play them. Rarely do women. And they are so delicious. Like Nicole Kidman in To Die For (1995), I wanted that character to live next to me. Did I want her to be my daughter? No. But those characters are so interesting.
4 [on Johnny Depp] -- There is nothing about working with Johnny as an actor that . . . um . . . starts to feel really comfortable or kind of falls into a rhythm, which is what I think makes him so brilliant. He would deliver a line and every single time it would have a different rhythm or a different . . . anything. Which is so incredible to work with because, for me, acting is really listening and responding to what somebody is giving you. He is a really gorgeous man. He is also a wonderful, instinctive actor. I loved watching him work, watching him layering on the complexities of his character.
5 [on her weak teeth in the 1980s from jaundice, during a 2012 interview] My early childhood was quite devastating. I had no teeth until I was 11. I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They cut them out. So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous.
6 You go through situations that don't work out, and then all of a sudden you have this baby in your hands and you forget about all of that.
7 I'm very attracted to characters who don't necessarily make it easy to be loved.
8 [on being cast in varying types of role] Every time, you start something from scratch. You can't really come into the new job carrying leftovers. But for me it's somewhat easy because I've never worked with two directors that are similar. I've never worked with material that you approached the same way. I think that's what makes it fun and makes it interesting.
9 I think the reason why female directors are so successful is because they're not just telling women stories. They might be telling stories that affect women but their studies on men are done so well so that they're universal directors. So I really believe this is a talent, and just understanding the human conflict is so good that they can tell any genre, any kind of story, and that's why I think they're doing so well.
10 [on Prometheus (2012) co-star Michael Fassbender] I saw him in Shame (2011), in which he plays a sex addict, and I didn't stop thinking about that film for weeks. No disrespect to the people who were nominated for Oscars, but the fact he wasn't to me was utter bulls**t. I think he's incredible. He's so effortless that I want to punch him! It just seeps out of him.
11 We all understand situations where it's swim or drown. Sometimes we surprise ourselves when we start swimming and see how well we can do it.
12 The people who inspire me are the ones who just live life and live it in a way that's good-natured. Do unto others what you want done unto yourself.
13 It's great fun when you have three people coming to your house, and one's doing your nails, one's doing your hair and one's doing your makeup. Two hours later, you look gorgeous. But that's not my life.
14 I wasn't technically the greatest, but I succeeded and got lead roles because when I died, I died, and when I was spinning into madness, I was spinning into madness.
15 Fur isn't necessary. It doesn't make sense to me to let these animals suffer for fashion.
16 If you wouldn't wear your dog, please don't wear any fur.
17 There's this kind of idea that someone like me would be horrible with women. That acknowledgement that if you look a certain way, you can't be a girl's girl. I have way deeper relationships with girls than I do with guys. I get along with guys. The women in my life are the ones who move me. It sounds so hokey, but I've been blessed with incredible women in my life.
18 I don't really talk about my personal life and I don't really talk about my relationships. I'm not a big partier. I like the simplicity of my life, and I've chosen the kind of life I really want to live. I don't think my life is boring at all.
19 All of that stuff is really nice. I do have a bit of a guilt--I don't know if it's the African in me--but I'm one person and how much makeup do I need? I have a normal-sized closet. I donate things. I don't have a nature in me to want things in excess. I actually don't like it. A lot of times, I will auction it off and have it go to charity. And my friends benefit a lot. I call it Narnia. When I see a girlfriend and say, "I like that top," she's like, "Narnia, from your closet.".
20 It's not like I've been [offered] any great glamorous roles that had great conflict and great storytelling. But I'm not going to be picky, because they're hard to come by. If I sit around waiting for a good, glamorous story to come around, I'm probably never going to work. So if you don't consider my character [in In the Valley of Elah (2007)] beautiful, I'm sorry, but that's really me. That's my natural hair color. That's me with very little make-up. There's no prosthetics. That's what I look like. I think we're starting to live in a culture where we're so celebrity-obsessed that we're starting to believe that when we see celebrities, they're supposed to look like they do on magazine covers. But that's about people doing hair and make-up for you, and wearing big gowns. I look for roles involving good stories and good filmmakers. And it's my job as an actor to service those stories as best I possibly can. It's not about how I look physically. Physical's the last thing I think of.
21 I live a very simple life. I don't have to make these giant movies. I don't have a yacht or a private plane. As long as I can maintain this life, which is pretty low-maintenance and simple, then all of a sudden you don't have to worry about all that stuff. It's such a blessed place to be in. I don't have to take a job to pay a mortgage on a house that I can't afford. My life comes first, then my job. I'm incredibly lucky to be in a position where I don't have to work all the time to live.
22 I've never been a fan of labels. And I'm not a big fan of overly justifying bad behavior, or why people are the way they are. I think it's a cop-out. And I don't have a lot of empathy for that.
23 [on reconnecting with her roots in South Africa] I've gone back several times. The only thing that really stuck with me the first time I went back was walking through the house that I grew up in, and everything seemed so small. It was such a bizarre feeling. I was like, "My mother made me sleep in a closet.".
24 I think women are way more conflicted than men, and I think we come from a society that's very comfortable with the Madonna / whore complex, you know. We're either really good hookers or really good mothers.
25 [after becoming a United States citizen in 2007] You're stuck with me now.
26 People want to think that I am this tortured soul, that my work is drawn only from this one well. And though I would never sit here and say that it didn't mark me, or mould me into the person that I am, my life has had many painful journeys and heartbreaks since my father died, many of which I draw on for my work.
27 I don't know how to say this without sounding strange. But I feel like having this tragedy [her mother shot her father] at such a young age has given me a leg up from other people. Because, man, from 16, I knew the value of life and I knew how quickly it could be taken away. And from that moment on, I made a choice to either swim or to drown, you know?
28 [when asked if beauty is a problem for her] No. But it seems to be a problem for journalists.
29 I do all this work with Guillermo Arriaga on The Burning Plain (2008) script, we explore all these themes, and then we come on these junkets and it's like, "So you don't play a glamorous role again." Sometimes I just want to look at people and say, "Have you really thought this through?". You know, how many great stories can you tell in a Dior dress? Or is it because I've done a J'adore perfume ad that I can only be one type of woman? I don't think women are that. We are many things. One day we wake up and we want to put on jeans and T-shirt, and the next day we want to fucking have our hair done. But that doesn't mean that I don't have access to raw emotion.
30 There were a lot of pros to winning the Oscar, but a lot of cons, too. Suddenly, it all became about transformation. Every movie I did after Monster (2003) was jumped upon as yet another transformation. Even when I only had dirt on my face, like in North Country (2005) it was transformation.
31 Look, I can't forget I'm a woman. I love being a woman and I love being feminine, so that will always be part of my work, obviously. But I approach the material with a more humanistic approach. I think that kind of stuff can become over-earnest if you approach it with a big hammer. Personally, I've been lucky. Maybe it's the way I was raised, but I know right from wrong and I know wrong when I walk into a room--and if I feel it's wrong, I walk right out again.
32 The reason I did North Country (2005) wasn't just because of what the women were going through. I was really fascinated to understand where the men came from. But what those women suffered was appalling. Just appalling. The real lady that this happened to is still in therapy and on medication. When you meet her, you understand that this has taken a real toll on her.
33 My mother was an incredible example to me. I can't imagine going through life without her. I think she has influenced who I am, but without intent really. She would always say, "That's how I feel, but you should figure it out for yourself." I think of my life now and I realize that the way I was brought up is why I can deal with so much now. I'm responsible for my own actions, my own decisions. So it's a weird one, because she didn't want me to be her, but I think now, at 32, I look at her and I kind of go, "Wow, I somehow aspire to be you." I think she really values me being independent and being myself.
34 [on her mother shooting her father] I don't think you can go through something like that and not kind of walk with it, hand in hand. But you try very hard to move on.
35 I can remember wing up in South Africa] we'd have to travel an hour to the nearest drive-in cinema, and we'd go and never really knew what was playing. But once you got there, it was an hour's drive back, so you may as well watch whatever it was. I was about eight or nine and Fatal Attraction (1987) was playing and Mom didn't want to turn all the way around, so she was like, "Well, this is as good a way for you to learn as any.".
36 I don't know if I would be who I am today if I'd grown up in a different country. In our house the news was always on, the newspaper was always on the dining room table and my parents had a real thirst for politics, and that's how I grew up. A lot of my American friends grew up in a different way, and because of what's happened in America in recent years, they are asking questions, playing catch-up. But I can understand that, because they were living in a country that was comfy and cozy. I wasn't. I want to know what is going on. I have an interest in world politics--how can you not when you live on this Earth? I'm just flabbergasted when people don't give a shit.
37 I don't avoid glamorous roles. I played Britt Ekland [in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)], who is one of the most beautiful women alive. But I don't see so many. You tell me one glamorous role that is in a good movie you have seen in the last ten years. My point is, it's not a case of wanting to be glamorous or not. It's about wanting to tell a good story. And the physical is at the bottom of the list for me. Your job, as an actor, is to be a clean canvas for your director, and you have to tell the story as authentically as possible.
38 [responding to a question as to why she doesn't have kids] I actually have seven children no one knows about--in a cave. They can see Russia from their house, too.
39 [responding to a reporter's question as to which side of the bed she sleeps on] The side that you're not on.
40 As you get older, you get wrinkles and your boobs sag. But you get wisdom, too. So it's not all bad!
41 [on her role in Hancock (2008)] I keep myself guessing. I get bored so quickly. I just really liked the material. And the girl was cool. I wasn't ticking any boxes. I just try and do good material and how it gets made is secondary . . . and anyway, it's really nice to get a decent paycheck.
42 I do like the challenge of finding material that people don't want to risk a lot of money on and that studios don't necessarily jump to go, "Yeah! We want to tell that story." And how could I not after I had done something like Monster (2003)? Everybody wondered how a movie like that could be successful.
43 [on her role in Monster (2003)] I never got offered parts like that, never. And it took a woman, a first-time female director, to offer me that role. Paul Haggis [the director of Crash (2004) and In the Valley of Elah (2007)] recently said to me, "You know, often it's the material that will define an actor, but you didn't do that. You defined yourself with what you chose to do." And I thought that was a nice compliment.
44 [on her role in Monster (2003)] I was trying to make the correlation between Aileen Wuornos and her experiences when she was very young. And I was reminded of something that happened to me. I was five years old and we were driving . . . all the cars stopped because a truck had rolled over and was ablaze. The doors were jammed and there was a man trapped inside. In South Africa everybody carries a weapon, and the man begged for someone to shoot him because he didn't want to burn to death. Nobody could get him out of the cab, so somebody shot him. It was horrific, but definitely a moment that made me have a great value for life. Other things in life have taught me not to take a moment for granted.
45 [on her mother shooting her father, who was in a drunken rage, which was ruled self-defense] You know, people drank. Some people drank more, but it was never considered that this might be a problem. It was just the way it was then.
46 [on being congratulated by Nelson Mandela and South African president Thabo Mbeki after winning a Best Actress Oscar for Monster (2003)] I don't think I want to be a pin-up for anything! The people who inspire me are the ones who just live life and live it in a way that's good-natured. Do unto others what you want done unto yourself. It's not that hard. Don't screw people over. Enjoy life, travel, adventure. Enjoy. I try to just live my life in as good and authentic a way as possible. And I just wish people would write about that and the matter-of-fact way that that is, rather than, "On a summer's day, her mother shot her father." It's like I walk around with this badge. I live my life the way I want to live my life. It's like I have chosen this life. I want to be able to go to sleep at night and feel that I'm not haunted and I'm happy and I enjoyed my day in London and that I enjoy my friends and my love, and that if this is all gone tomorrow, like that man who died so horribly in front of me when I was five, that it was good.
47 I don't believe in charmed lives. I think that tragedy is part of the lesson you learn to lift yourself up, to pick yourself up and to move on.
48 [on the media's reaction to her appearance in In the Valley of Elah (2007)] It just bummed me out because I was, "What do you want? Do you want me to play a detective from Albuquerque who's a single mom in a Dior dress?". The way they focused on my appearance, I felt like it hurt [the film] and I was embarrassed because [director] Paul Haggis had worked really hard, and just because I had a ponytail that's what they were talking about.
49 People just aren't willing to see conflict, or ugliness or the more flawed side of life through a female character's eyes. I mean, can you imagine a woman playing Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976)? When Robert De Niro does it it's fine, [but] people are very uncomfortable about seeing that through a woman's eyes. We aren't allowed complexity.
50 [on playing unglamorous characters yet posing for glamorous spreads] Well, guess what? I'm a sexual creature. There's nothing wrong with that. Why do we have to be ashamed of being so many different things? Why do we have to be only one thing, a good mother or a hooker? I don't think that what's under my clothes is evil. I'm a woman, I'm feminine. And I like the way I look. And I celebrate that. And I don't make excuses for that.
51 [on a possible biopic of her life] God, I hope not. I've been working harder than anything in my life to try and keep my life sacred. I really don't mind when I'm in front of a camera and playing a character I'm comfortable with . . . but I don't necessarily like the spotlight to be about me--not at all. The idea of sitting in Cannes and watching that . . . ugh. No.
52 I've always said that I worry about being with a man who doesn't flirt.
53 I live a very simple life. I don't have to make those giant movies. I don't have a yacht or a private plane. As long as I can maintain this life, which is pretty low-maintenance and simple, then all of a sudden you don't have to worry about all that stuff. I don't have to take a job to pay a mortgage on a house I can't afford.
54 What kind of stories can you tell with glamor? There are very few stories of conflict you can tell, right? I look for good stories; I'm not driven by anything other than good filmmakers and good stories. And then my job as an actor is to service those stories as well as I possibly can. The physical is the last thing that drives me.
55 Looks alone won't get you that far. It may get you in the door, but there's always somebody younger, somebody prettier. You have to rely on something else.
56 [on bad habits and guilty pleasures] Anything fried I'll take. Are you kidding me? I will fry my shoe and eat it.
57 [on accents] At first I found it really hard using three different English accents: South African, faking the American, faking the accent required by the job. I decided to make it easier for myself and just do one. I haven't lost my culture, just my accent.
58 [on marriage] I'm happy for people who want to get married, but it's not my thing. I'm extremely happy in my relationship and I would love to have kids.
59 [on the importance of the Toronto Film Festival for smaller films] If people, critics respond to the film there, it starts a nice little wave of chat, which for a movie like North Country (2005) is really important. It's one of those films that travels by word of mouth.
60 I think of myself as a highly sexual creature. I have to use that. I have no choice. I like it. I didn't grow up with a mother telling me what was under my clothes was bad or evil.
61 I'm 50-50 on glamour stuff. I'd rather put on a pair of jeans and get on my Harley and act like a guy.
62 I've always been very proud to be a South African and I've always been very honest to people about that. And whatever I can do in my power, I promise you, I will do. I don't think it's too much pressure. I think it's our duty as citizens of this country. You don't have to win an Oscar to do something good for your country. We all can do that. If I can be an encouragement for that I'll be glad to be that.
63 Women have conquered the world. And with everything we go through, it's about time we had a female president. I don't think we're that far away, but it should have happened already. I wouldn't be surprised if Hillary Clinton runs--I really admire her.
64 [on the revelation that her mother shot and killed her father while he was in a drunken rage, which was ruled self-defense] I was always Mama's girl, and I always felt like her protector.

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