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Charlize Theron

Born: August 7, 1975, Benoni, Gauteng - South Africa

Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer.

She is known for starring in numerous Hollywood films, such as “That Thing You Do!” (1996), “The Devil's Advocate” (1997), “Mighty Joe Young” (1998), “The Cider House Rules” (1999), “Monster” (2003), “The Italian Job” (2003), “Hancock” (2008), “The Road” (2009), “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012), “Prometheus” (2012), “A Million Ways to Die in the West” (2014), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), “The Fate of the Furious” (2017), and “Atomic Blonde” (2017).

Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster”, for which she won the Academy Award, Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress among other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.

She received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in the sexual harassment-themed drama “North Country” (2005), and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Jason Reitman's film “Young Adult” (2011).

Theron moved into the field of producing in the late 2000s. She founded and owns the production company Denver and Delilah Productions.

She has produced numerous films, many of which she had a starring role in, including “The Burning Plain” (2008) and “Dark Places” (2015).

Theron became a U.S. citizen in 2007 while retaining her South African citizenship. In 2016, Time named her in the annual Time 100 most influential people list.

Theron dated Irish actor Stuart Townsend after meeting him on the set of 2002's “Trapped”. The couple lived together in Los Angeles and Ireland. Theron split from Townsend when she came back from a holiday in Mexico in January 2010.

In December 2013, Theron began dating actor Sean Penn. The two announced their engagement in December 2014. Theron ended their relationship in June 2015.

Theron has two children, both adopted. In March 2012, she adopted a boy. In July 2015, she adopted a girl. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Long Shot (2019)

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When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

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Gringo (2018)

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An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth - or two steps ahead?

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Tully (2018)

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Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.

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Terror Nullius (2018)

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Hitch a ride into the dark heart of Australia with Soda_Jerk's TERROR NULLIUS, a blistering, badly behaved sample-based film that confronts the horror of our contemporary moment. Equal parts political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a rogue remapping of national mythology, where a misogynistic remark is met with the sharp beak of a bird, feminist bike gangs rampage and bicentenary celebrations are ravaged by flesh-eating sheep. By intricately remixing fragments of Australia's pop culture and film legacy, TERROR NULLIUS interrogates the unstable entanglement of fiction that underpins this country's vexed sense of self.

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The Fate of The Furious (2017)

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Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez lead an all-star cast as the global blockbuster franchise delivers its most action-packed, high octane adrenaline rush yet in The Fate of the Furious. Now that Dom (Diesel) and Letty (Rodriguez) are married and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner, Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

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Atomic Blonde (2017)

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An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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The Last Face (2017)

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Miguel, a heroic Spanish doctor, puts himself in harm's way to deliver medical treatment to the victims of military uprisings in Africa.

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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

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If it's the Snow White tale you're looking for, discover the story that came before…Theron stars as evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt) with an unforgiveable act, freezing Freya's heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. As war escalates between the two queens, Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), and his forbidden lover, Sara (Jessica Chastain), must help Freya vanquish her sister… or Ravenna's wickedness will rule for eternity.

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

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In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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From director George Miller comes the fourth adventure in the Mad Max film series. In a post-apocalyptic world, Max teams up with a mysterious woman, Furiosa, to try and survive.

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Dark Places (2015)

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A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

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Seth MacFarlane produces, writes and directs this comedy Western, in the tradition of Blazing Saddles. After a cowardly sheep farmer backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. The film boasts an all-star cast including Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Prometheus (2012)

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A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

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In this epic action-adventure, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman she wants dead has been training in the art of war with a huntsmen (Chris Hemsworth) who was dispatched to kill her. A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale, Snow White and the Huntsman also stars Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Sam Claflin and Academy Award-nominee Bob Hoskins.

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Young Adult (2011)

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A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

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Astro Boy (2009)

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Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving mans expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.

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The Road (2009)

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A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they dont know what, if anything, awaits them there.

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Hancock (2008)

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Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (Best Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006) stars in this action-packed comedy as Hancock, a sarcastic, hard-living and misunderstood superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public. When Hancock grudgingly agrees to an extreme makeover from idealistic publicist Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman, Juno), his life and reputation rise from the ashes and all seems right again-until he meets a woman (2003 Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Best Actress, Monster) with similar powers to his and the key to his secret past.

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The Burning Plain (2008)

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A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?

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Sleepwalking (2008)

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When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, and James is unable to meet his responsibilities. After Child Protective Services takes possession of Tara, James abducts her from a foster home, and the two travel from California to Utah, where his abusive father lives.

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In the Valley of Elah (2007)

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A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

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Battle in Seattle (2007)

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Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and eventually, a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.

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North Country (2005)

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A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

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Aeon Flux (2005)

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400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the worlds population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Aon Flux, the top operative in the underground Monican rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.

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Head in the Clouds (2004)

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A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel impelled to join the fight against fascism, and the three friends are separated.

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

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The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his movie fame rose, he began to lose his own personal identity to his movie characters, leading to self-doubt of himself as a person.

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Monster (2003)

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Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer. The film, based on a true story, centers more on the surrounding circumstances than on the murders.

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The Italian Job (2003)

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After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

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Waking Up in Reno (2002)

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Two couples, best friends since childhood, take a road trip from Arkansas to Reno for a monster truck show. Two of them are having an affair, two are trying to get pregnant, and one of them is waiting for the results of a secret medical test. But it's in Reno that things really get interesting.

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Trapped (2002)

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When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.

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15 Minutes (2001)

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When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show \Top Story.\

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The Yards (2000)

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In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts.

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Men of Honor (2000)

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Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.

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Reindeer Games (2000)

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After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

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World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance.

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The Astronauts Wife (1999)

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A NASA astronaut and his wifes lives are propelled into utter dismay upon his return home from a space mission that lost contact with Earth for two minutes. What happened during those frightening 120 seconds in space will effect their marriage, sanity, and ultimately threaten their lives.

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The Cider House Rules (1999)

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Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

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Mighty Joe Young (1998)

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After Mighty Joe Young is brought to America for safety reasons, he escapes and rampages through Hollywood, spurred by tormentors out for revenge.

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Celebrity (1998)

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The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to another and engages in numerous empty romances, he starts to doubt the worth of his work. Meanwhile, top TV producer Tony falls for Robin and introduces her to the world of celebrity.

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The Devil's Advocate (1997)

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A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

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That Thing You Do! (1996)

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A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

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2 Days in the Valley (1996)

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In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men, a mistress, a nurse, a vindictive ex-wife, a wealthy art dealer and his lovelorn assistant, a suicidal writer and his dog, and a bitter cop and his partner.

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