C is for… Charlize
You can’t move without seeing Charlize Theron’s face on a billboard or a bus these days, oh lucky lucky us! With two movies (Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman) in theatres at the moment she is doing the talk show circuit too. My eternal thanks to whoever decided on her films being released in or around the same time, whoever it was must have been aware that my birthday was earlier this month and what a wonderful gift you gave me.
Theron was born in South Africa in 1975 (I get to write about an adult at last), but it was in the USA in the late 90′s that she made her name as an actor. Roles in box office successes like The Devil’s Advocate (1997), and The Cider House Rules (1999) got her name out there, although I think it was a few years later before anyone knew how to pronounce it correctly. I would imagine that when most people hear her name they understandably think of her beauty but to be fair Charlize has not traded on her looks, you need only look to her 2003 Oscar winning performance as Aileen Wuornos in Monster for proof of that. Film critic Roger Ebert went as far as to say
What Charlize Theron achieves in Patty Jenkins’ Monster isn’t a performance but an embodiment… This is one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema
You can’t get much better than that. Since the success of Monster Theron has followed up with award nominated performances in North County (2005) and Young Adult (2011), her diversity as an actor is there for all to see. She is also an accomplished producer, producing not only some of her own films, such as Monster and Young Adult but also projects like the documentary East of Havana.
It has to be said though, she is just beautiful and in the most classic way. You look at any image of her and it’s like a work of art. She also comes across as very genuine when interviewed, its nice to see someone who seems to have it all coming across as humble. She is a new mom too, her son Jackson is just gorgeous, I saw her on Ellen recently talking about him and her two dogs and it was lovely. Everyone deserves a family and she seems delighted with hers, you go girl!
Charlize has also spoken out many times on gay rights, not leased in her open support of marriage equality. In 2006 GLAAD honored Theron with the prestigious Vanguard Award, at the time she pledged not to marry until everyone had that right. Swoon.
I don’t like living in an elitist world, it bothers me. I don’t want to be part of an elitist sexual preference. Maybe it’s because I come from a country where I lived under apartheid. This is a form of apartheid and I don’t want to be a part of that (link)
Now that her relationship with Dubliner Stuart Townsend is over I can’t help but wonder if another Dubliner might float her boat – I’m single Charlize, pick me pick me!
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