Trivia / Charlize Theron

  • Doing It for the Art: invoked Says that her main motivation is the chance to work with people such as John Frankenheimer, Ridley Scott, Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody, and George Miller.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: invoked
    • She put on over 20 pounds of weight, shaved off her eyebrows and wore prostethic teeth while filming Monster.
    • She also dyed her hair black to play title character in Ĉon Flux.
    • She also shaved her head to play Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, and did it again for re-shoots after it grew back. As a result, she had to wear a wig for A Million Ways to Die in the West.
  • Fake American: invoked Has yet to play someone who's actually South African (although her character in Mighty Joe Young lives in Africa, she's American).note 
  • Fake Brit: She puts on a passable English accent for her role as Queen Ravenna.
  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: Inverted. Known for playing various dark characters, and she's found herself playing a lot of humourless Ice Queens in The New '10s. In interviews she's very goofy, and claims that when she met Barack Obama, she accidentally invited him to a strip club. She also happily describes herself as a Gasshole on set.
  • Money, Dear Boy: The Sony email hacks revealed that Chris Hemsworth was being paid $10 million to do The Huntsman: Winter's War, Charlize refused to reprise her role unless she was paid the same amount. As she was a proven Box Office draw, she was granted this.
  • Old Shame: invoked While she doesn't regret getting the chance to work with John Frankenheimer, like everybody else involved in Reindeer Games she doesn't think much of the final film.
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