History Creator / CharlizeTheron

11th May '16 7:51:38 AM 06tele
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* ChronicallyKilledActor: Has died in a wide variety of ways throughout her career: impaled by a giant plant demon; shot in the gut; committed suicide after being raped by Satan; died of cancer; executed by lethal injection; fallen from a great height; crushed to death by a spaceship falling on her, etc.
4th May '16 5:39:20 PM 04tele
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After working as a model in her teens, she took a one-way trip to Los Angeles in 1998 with the hope of getting into films. She played a non-speaking victim role in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIIIUrbanHarvest'' but got attention as the glamorous girlfriend of Creator/JamesSpader in ''2 Days in the Valley''; this marked the beginning of her tendency to play characters who get physically punished [[spoiler: in that Theron's character Helga gets shot in the gut at the beginning of the third act and takes a long time to die.]]

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After working as a model in her teens, she took a one-way trip to Los Angeles in 1998 with the hope of getting into films. She played a non-speaking victim role in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIIIUrbanHarvest'' but got attention as the glamorous ruthless girlfriend of Creator/JamesSpader in ''2 Days in the Valley''; this marked the beginning of her tendency to play characters who get physically punished [[spoiler: in that Theron's character Helga gets shot in the gut at the beginning of the third act and takes a long time to die.]]
4th May '16 8:16:26 AM 06tele
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4th May '16 7:51:10 AM 06tele
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* RapeAsDrama: Happens to many of her characters. Joked in a press conference that she sometimes thinks that producers say of a character [[BlackComedy "Does she get raped and cry? Send it to Charlize."]]
4th May '16 7:49:58 AM 06tele
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: She won an Oscar for playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ''Monster'' and later portrayed the evil witch in ''Snow White and the Huntsman''. In contrast, she has been involved with numerous charities.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: She won an Oscar for playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ''Monster'' and later portrayed the evil witch in ''Snow White and the Huntsman''. Huntsman'' and the gobsmackingly selfish, insensitive and immature Mavis Gary in ''Young Adult''. In contrast, she has been herself is a UN Messenger of Peace and her charity CTAOP helps to keep young African people from HIV/AIDS. She's also involved with numerous charities.in women's rights organisations, is pro-choice, and announced that she wouldn't get married until same-sex marriage was legal across the US.
4th May '16 7:19:42 AM 06tele
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has played quite a few characters who have this, Aileen Wuornos and Imperator Furiosa being the most glaring examples.[[note]]Also true of Theron herself, inasmuch as her dad was an abusive alcoholic who beat her mother and verbally threatened both her and her mother, until Gerda Theron shot and killed him in self-defence.[[/note]]
4th May '16 5:31:09 AM 06tele
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After working as a model in her teens, she took a one-way trip to Los Angeles in 1998 with the hope of getting into films. She played a non-speaking victim role in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIIIUrbanHarvest'' but got attention as the glamorous girlfriend of Creator/JamesSpader in ''2 Days in the Valley''; this marked the beginning of her tendency to play characters who get physically punished [[spoiler: in that Theron's character Helga gets shot in the gut at the beginning of the third act and takes a long time to die.]]

After a string of major roles in not entirely unforgettable movies, she played serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ''Monster'' and got the Academy Award for Best Actress. Since then she's sought out complex and sometimes unsympathetic roles in quality pictures. She was highly praised for her work as the {{Jerkass}} protagonist of ''Young Adult'', and the fandom went wild when she shaved her head and went ActionGirl in ''Mad Max: Fury Road'', in which she was the SupportingProtagonist.


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* SupportingProtagonist: Her performance as Imperator Furiosa in ''Mad Max: Fury Road'' provides the trope image.
12th Apr '16 8:06:12 AM Gerryfromderry
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* DyeingForYourArt:
** She put on over 20 pounds of weight, shaved off her eyebrows and wore prostethic teeth while filming ''Film/{{Monster}}''.
** She also dyed her hair black to play title character in ''Film/AeonFlux''.
** She also shaved her head to play Furiosa in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', and did it again for reshoots after it grew back.
* FakeNationality: Charlize has yet to play someone who's actually South African (although her character in ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'' lives in Africa, she's American).
17th Feb '16 4:59:41 AM JamesAustin
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[[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South African]]-American actress, born August 7, 1975, best known for such movies as ''Film/{{Monster}}'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/{{The Italian Job|2003}}'' remake, ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'', ''Film/AeonFlux'', ''Film/TheRoad'', ''Film/YoungAdult'' and ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''.

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[[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South African]]-American actress, born Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975, 1975) is a UsefulNotes/{{South Africa}}n-American actress, best known for such movies as ''Film/{{Monster}}'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/{{The Italian Job|2003}}'' remake, ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'', ''Film/AeonFlux'', ''Film/TheRoad'', ''Film/YoungAdult'' and ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''.



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* EruditeStoner: Was once photographed by paparazzi making a bong out of an apple.
* {{Dyeing for Your Art}}: She put on over 20 pounds of weight, shaved off her eyebrows and wore prostethic teeth while filming ''Film/{{Monster}}''.

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* EruditeStoner: Was once photographed by paparazzi making a bong out of an apple.
* {{Dyeing for Your Art}}:
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She put on over 20 pounds of weight, shaved off her eyebrows and wore prostethic teeth while filming ''Film/{{Monster}}''.''Film/{{Monster}}''.
** She also dyed her hair black to play title character in ''Film/AeonFlux''.



** She also dyed her hair black to play title character in ''Film/AeonFlux''.



* NoPronunciationGuide: In trailers and media appearances, her last name is pronounced "Ther-ON." If you encounter any white South Africans (Afrikaners) and mention her by name, they will go out of their way to remind you that her name is pronounced like "throne."
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: She won an Oscar for playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ''Monster'' and later portrayed the evil witch in the film mentioned above. In contrast, she has been involved with numerous charities.
* OneOfUs: Apparently, she's hugely into ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* OldShame:
** She isn't fond of being in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIIIUrbanHarvest'' - then again, seeing as her death scene in it was like [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a Tentacle Hentai]] [[{{Squick}} gone horribly]] [[FanDisservice HORRIBLY wrong,]] you really can't blame her.
** She doesn't care much for ''Film/ReindeerGames''.
* PrettyInMink: In ''Film/MenOfHonor'', she was a {{Socialite}} in a blue dress and brown mink stole. She invites Carl, who is aspiring to the the first black American naval diver, to an all white club, just for a lark. Sunday even notes her attire to ascertain her motives.
** In a 1999 issue of ''Magazine/VanityFair'', Charlize [[NakedInMink posed nude save for being wrapped in a full length white fox coat]]. The cover even declared her a "[[http://cdn-1.historyguy.com/moviesandtvhistory/charlize-theron-vanity-fair-cover.jpg White Hot Venus]]".
* UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica: Became famous at a time when it still wasn't very popular to be white and from South Africa, thanks to apartheid. When she hosted ''Saturday Night Live'' during the 26th season (2000-2001), Tracy Morgan pointed out that technically Charlize Theron is African-American (despite being of white European ancestry), since she was born in an African country and came to America.
** Jay Leno made the same joke after she won the Oscar, saying that she was the second African-American woman (after Halle Berry) to win Best Actress.
* StatuesqueStunner

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* NoPronunciationGuide: In trailers and media appearances, her last name is pronounced "Ther-ON." If you encounter any white South Africans (Afrikaners) and mention her by name, they will go out of their way to remind you that her name is pronounced like "throne."
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:
MeanCharacterNiceActor: She won an Oscar for playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in ''Monster'' and later portrayed the evil witch in ''Snow White and the film mentioned above.Huntsman''. In contrast, she has been involved with numerous charities.
* OneOfUs: Apparently, she's hugely into ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* OldShame:
** She isn't fond of being in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIIIUrbanHarvest'' - then again, seeing as her death scene in it was like [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a Tentacle Hentai]] [[{{Squick}} gone horribly]] [[FanDisservice HORRIBLY wrong,]] you really can't blame her.
** She doesn't care much for ''Film/ReindeerGames''.
* PrettyInMink: In ''Film/MenOfHonor'', she was a {{Socialite}} {{socialite}} in a blue dress and brown mink stole. She invites Carl, who is aspiring to the the first black American naval diver, to an all white club, just for a lark. Sunday even notes her attire to ascertain her motives.
** In a 1999 issue of ''Magazine/VanityFair'', Charlize [[NakedInMink posed nude save for being wrapped in a full length white fox coat]]. The cover even declared her a "[[http://cdn-1.historyguy.com/moviesandtvhistory/charlize-theron-vanity-fair-cover.jpg White Hot Venus]]".
* UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica: Became famous at a time when it still wasn't very popular to be white and from South Africa, thanks to apartheid. When she hosted ''Saturday Night Live'' during the 26th season (2000-2001), Tracy Morgan pointed out that technically Charlize Theron is African-American (despite being of white European ancestry), since she was born in an African country and came to America.
** Jay Leno made the same joke after she won the Oscar, saying that she was the second African-American woman (after Halle Berry) to win Best Actress.
* StatuesqueStunner
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23rd Sep '15 10:10:06 PM babyhenchy1
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[[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South African]]-American actress, born August 7, 1975, best known for such movies as ''Film/{{Monster}}'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/{{The Italian Job|2003}}'' remake, ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'', ''Film/AeonFlux'', ''Film/TheRoad'', ''Film/YoungAdult'' and ''Film/MadMax:FuryRoad''.

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[[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South African]]-American actress, born August 7, 1975, best known for such movies as ''Film/{{Monster}}'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/{{The Italian Job|2003}}'' remake, ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'', ''Film/AeonFlux'', ''Film/TheRoad'', ''Film/YoungAdult'' and ''Film/MadMax:FuryRoad''.
''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''.
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