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Charlize Theron (/ʃɑːrˈliːz ˈθɛrən/ shar-LEEZ THERR-ən;;[1] Afrikaans: [ʃarˈlis ˈtrɔn];[2] born 7 August 1975)[3] is a South African[4] and American actress and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. As of 2019, she is one of the world's highest-paid actresses.

Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear and Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category. She received another Academy Award nomination for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama North Country (2005).

Theron has since starred in several commercially successful action films, including Hancock (2008), Prometheus (2010), Paradise (2011), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and Atomic Blonde (2017). She also received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult (2011) and Tully (2018), and for portraying Megyn Kelly in the biographical drama Bombshell (2019), receiving a third Academy Award nomination for the lattermost.

Since 1998, she has been married to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and since 1999, Theron, along with Cobain, has ventured into film, television, music, musical theatre and video game production with their company Springbok Productions. She has produced numerous films, in many of which she had a starring role, including The Burning Plain (2008), Dark Places (2015), and Long Shot (2019). Theron became an American citizen in 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship. She has been honored with a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Early life[]

Theron was born in Benoni, in the then Transvaal Province (now Gauteng Province) of South Africa, the only child of road constructionists[5] Gerda (born Maritz) and Charles Theron (27 November 1947 – 21 June 1991). Second Boer War military leader Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. She is from an Afrikaner family, and her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German; her French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [trɔn].

She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg.[6][7] On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic,[8] threatened both teenaged Charlize and her mother while drunk, physically attacking her mother and firing a gun at both of them.[9] Theron's mother retrieved her own handgun, shot back and killed him.[9] The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense, and her mother faced no charges.[10][11]

Theron attended Putfontein Primary School (Laerskool Putfontein),[12] a period during which she has said she was not "fitting in".[13] She was frequently unwell with jaundice throughout childhood and the antibiotics she was administered made her upper incisor milk teeth rot (they had to be surgically removed) and teeth did not grow until she was roughly ten years old.[14][15] At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.[16][17]


Beginnings (1991-1996)[]

Although seeing herself as a dancer,[18] at age 16 Theron won a one-year modelling contract[8] at a local competition in Salerno[18][19] and moved with her mother to Milan, Italy. After Theron spent a year modelling throughout Europe, she and her mother moved to the US, both New York City and Miami.[20] In New York, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer until a knee injury closed this career path. As Theron recalled in 2008:

I went to New York for three days to model, and then I spent a winter in New York in a friend's windowless basement apartment. I was broke, I was taking class at the Joffrey Ballet, and my knees gave out. I realized I couldn't dance anymore, and I went into a major depression. My mom came over from South Africa and said, "Either you figure out what to do next or you come home, because you can sulk in South Africa".[18]

In 1994,[21] Theron flew to Los Angeles, on a one-way ticket her mother bought for her, intending to work in the film industry.[18] During the initial months there, she lived in a motel with the $300 budget that her mother had given her;[5] she continued receiving cheques from New York and lived "from paycheck to paycheck"[22] to the point of stealing bread from a basket in a restaurant to survive. One day, she went to a Hollywood Boulevard bank to cash a few cheques, including one her mother had sent to help with the rent, but it was rejected because it was out-of-state and she was not an American citizen.[5] Theron argued and pleaded with the bank teller until talent agent John Crosby,[23] who was the next customer behind her, cashed it for her and gave her his business card.

Crosby introduced Theron to an acting school,[24] and in 1995 she played her first non-speaking role in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.[8] Her first speaking role was Helga Svelgen the hitwoman in 2 Days in the Valley (1996), but despite the movie's mixed reviews, attention drew to Theron due to her beauty and the scene where she fought Teri Hatcher's character.[25] Theron feared of being typecast as characters similar to Helga and recalled being asked to repeat her performance in the movie during auditions:[5] "A lot of people were saying, 'You should just hit while the iron's hot'[...] But playing the same part over and over doesn't leave you with any longevity. And I knew it was going to be harder for me, because of what I look like, to branch out to different kinds of roles".[26]

When auditioning for Showgirls, Theron was introduced to talent agent J. J. Harris by the co-casting director Johanna Ray. She recalled being surprised at how much faith Harris had in her potential and referred to Harris as her mentor. Harris would find scripts and movies for Theron in a variety of genres and encouraged her to become a producer. She would be Theron's agent for over 15 years until Harris's death.

Rise to Fame (1997-2002)[]

Larger roles in widely released Hollywood films followed, and her career expanded by the end of the 1990s. She had a brief appearance in Tom Hanks' 1996 film That Thing You Do! In the horror drama The Devil's Advocate (1997), which is credited to be her break-out film,[27] Theron starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino as the haunted wife of an unusually successful lawyer. She subsequently starred in the adventure film Mighty Joe Young (1998) as the friend and protector of a giant mountain gorilla, and in the drama The Cider House Rules (1999), as a woman who seeks an abortion in World War II-era Maine.[8] While Mighty Joe Young flopped at the box office,[28] The Devil's Advocate and The Cider House Rules were commercially successful.[29][30] She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Hot Venus".[31] She also appeared on the cover of the May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, in photos taken several years earlier when she was an unknown model; Theron unsuccessfully sued the magazine for publishing them without her consent.[32][33]

In 1999, while pregnant (which cost her the female lead in John Frankenheimer's movie Reindeer Games), she and her new husband Kurt Cobain founded the production company Springbok Productions along with veteran film producer Jennifer Todd, and started up with several billion dollars worth of investment money to establish the company, including building the company's studio lot in Playa Vista, California, as well as to secure their debut film, the live action Ghost in the Shell (2001). The critical and commercial success of this film encouraged Springbok, and Theron as a producer, to take on other notable projects, including the films Noble Rot (2002), Tuck Everlasting (2002) and Dragon's Lair (2002); the animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2001-), and the Jim Steinman Broadway musical Dance of the Vampires, which opened at the Minskoff Theatre on October 24, 2002, and ran for three years. Theron also found time to appear in the films The Yards (2000), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), and Men of Honor (2000), all of which, despite achieving only limited commercial success, helped to establish her as an actress. On this period in her career, Theron remarked: "Regarding my non-Springbok work at this time, I kept finding myself in a place where directors would back me but studios didn't. [I began] a love affair with directors, the ones I really, truly admired. I found myself making really bad movies, too." She also hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live after the 2000 United States Presidential election.

Worldwide recognition (2003-2008)[]

Theron starred as a safe and vault "technician" in the 2003 heist film The Italian Job, an American homage/remake of the 1969 British film of the same name, directed by F. Gary Gray and opposite Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Jason Statham, Seth Green, and Donald Sutherland. The film was a box office success, grossing US$176 million worldwide.[34]

In Monster (2003), which was also a Springbok Production, Theron portrayed serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in Florida in 2002 for killing six men (she was not tried for a seventh murder) in the late 1980s and early 1990s;[8] film critic Roger Ebert felt that Theron gave "one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema".[35] For her portrayal, she was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards in February 2004,[36] as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award.[37] She is the first South African to win an Oscar for Best Actress.[38] The Oscar win pushed her to The Hollywood Reporter's 2006 list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning up to US$10 million for a film; she ranked seventh.[39] AskMen also named her the number one most desirable woman of 2003.[40]

For her role of Swedish actress and singer Britt Ekland in the 2004 HBO film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Theron garnered Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations.[41] In 2005, she portrayed Rita, the mentally challenged love interest of Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), on the third season of Fox's television series Arrested Development,[42]

In the critically acclaimed drama North Country (2005), Theron portrayed a single mother and an iron mine worker experiencing sexual harassment. David Rooney of Variety wrote: "The film represents a confident next step for lead Charlize Theron. Though the challenges of following a career-redefining Oscar role have stymied actresses, Theron segues from Monster to a performance in many ways more accomplished [...] The strength of both the performance and character anchor the film firmly in the tradition of other dramas about working-class women leading the fight over industrial workplace issues, such as Norma Rae or Silkwood."[43] For her performance, she received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress. Ms. magazine also honored her for this performance with a feature article in its Fall 2005 issue.[44] On 30 September 2005, Theron received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[38] In this period, Springbok also continued to grow from strength to strength with its various projects among its divisions, and her and Cobain's reputation as producers only grew more prestige and honor.

In 2007, Theron played a police detective in the critically acclaimed crime film In the Valley of Elah, and produced and starred as a reckless, slatternly mother in the little-seen drama film Sleepwalking, alongside Nick Stahl and AnnaSophia Robb. The Christian Science Monitor praised the latter film, commenting that "Despite its deficiencies, and the inadequate screen time allotted to Theron (who's quite good), Sleepwalking has a core of feeling".[45] In 2008, Theron starred as a woman who faced a traumatic childhood in the drama The Burning Plain, directed by Guillermo Arriaga and opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Basinger, and also played the ex-wife of an alcoholic superhero alongside Will Smith in the superhero film Hancock. The Burning Plain found a limited release in USA theaters,[46] but grossed $5,267,917 outside the USA. Moreover Hancock made US$624.3 million worldwide.[47] Also in 2008, Theron was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year,[48] and was asked to be a UN Messenger of Peace by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.[49]

Acting slowdown and return (2009-2012)[]

Her film releases in 2009 were the post-apocalyptic drama The Road, in which she briefly appeared in flashbacks, and the animated film Astro Boy, providing her voice for a character. On 4 December 2009, Theron co-presented the draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, accompanied by several other celebrities of South African nationality or ancestry. During rehearsals she drew an Ireland ball instead of France as a joke at the expense of FIFA, referring to Thierry Henry's handball controversy in the play-off match between France and Ireland.[50][51] The stunt alarmed FIFA enough for it to fear she might do it again in front of a live global audience.[52] Theron also appeared in Ridley Scott's films Prometheus (2010) and its subsequent sequel, Paradise (2011), which were filmed at the same time, as a crew member with a hidden agenda. Other than this role, she took on no other roles as an actor for a brief period of time.

Following a semi-hiatus from the big screen, during which she continued to be attached as a producer to various Springbok projects, Theron returned to the spotlight in 2011 with the black comedy Young Adult. Directed by Jason Reitman, the film earned critical acclaim, particularly for her performance as a depressed divorced, alcoholic 37-year-old ghostwriter. Richard Roeper awarded the film an A grade, stating "Charlize Theron delivers one of the most impressive performances of the year".[53] She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and several other awards. After this film, she had no roles for any projects released in 2012.

In 2011, Theron spoke about her method of working on roles: "When I'm figuring out a character, for me it's easy, since once I say yes to something, I become super-obsessed about it – and I have an obsessive nature in general. How I want to play it starts at that moment. It's a very lonely, internal experience. I think about [the character] all the time – I observe things, I see things and file things [in my head], everything geared to what I'm going to do. I'm obsessed with the human condition. You read the script and become obsessed with [a character's] nature, her habits. When the camera rolls, it's time to do my job, to do the honest truth".[54]

Return to prominence and critical acclaim (2013-present)[]

In 2013, Vulture/NYMag named her the 68th Most Valuable Star in Hollywood saying: "We're just happy that Theron can stay on the list in a year when she didn't come out with anything [...] any actress who's got that kind of skill, beauty, and ferocity ought to have a permanent place in Hollywood".[55] On 10 May 2014, Theron hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC.[56][57] In 2014, Theron took on the role of the wife of an infamous sheepherder in the western comedy film A Million Ways to Die in the West, directed by Seth MacFarlane, which was met with mediocre reviews and moderate box office returns.[58][59] The same year she also played a brief role as Annie Leonhart in the English Dub of Attack on Titan.

In 2015, Theron played the sole survivor of the massacre of her family in the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Dark Places, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, in which she had a producer credit,[60] and starred as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), opposite Tom Hardy.[61][62] Mad Max received widespread acclaim, with praise going towards Theron for the dominant nature taken by her character.[63] The film made US$378.4 million worldwide.[64]

In 2016, Theron starred as a physician and activist working in West Africa in the little-seen romantic drama The Last Face, with Sean Penn,[65] provided her voice for the 3D stop-motion fantasy film Kubo and the Two Strings, and produced the independent drama Brain on Fire. That year, Time named her in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.[66]

In 2017, Theron starred in The Fate of the Furious as the main antagonist of the entire franchise, and played a spy on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 in Atomic Blonde, an adaptation of the graphic novel The Coldest City, directed by David Leitch.[67] With a worldwide gross of US$1.2 billion, The Fate of The Furious became Theron's most widely seen film,[68] and Atomic Blonde was described by Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times as "a slick vehicle for the magnetic, badass charms of Charlize Theron, who is now officially an A-list action star on the strength of this film and Mad Max: Fury Road".[69]

In the black comedy Tully (2018), directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody, Theron played an overwhelmed mother of three. The film was acclaimed by critics, who concluded it "delves into the modern parenthood experience with an admirably deft blend of humor and raw honesty, brought to life by an outstanding performance by Charlize Theron".[70] She also played the president of a pharmaceutical in the little-seen crime film Gringo and produced the biographical war drama film A Private War, both released in 2018.[71] She was also attached as a producer to notable films in this period such as Dunkirk (2017) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

In 2019, Theron produced and starred in Long Shot directed by Jonathan Levine, portraying a U.S. Secretary of State who reconnects with a journalist she used to babysit in the romantic comedy film Long Shot, opposite Seth Rogen.[72] The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest in March 2019, and was released on 3 May 2019, to positive reviews from film critics.[73] Theron next starred as Megyn Kelly in the drama Bombshell, which she also co-produced. Directed by Jay Roach, the film revolves around the more than two decades' worth of sexual harassment allegations made against the late original Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and various other executives and male anchors by former female employees.[74] For her work in the film, Theron was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress,[75] Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama,[76] Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress,[77] Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role,[78] and BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[79] That year, Forbes ranked her as the ninth highest-paid actress in the world, with an annual income of $23 million.[80]

Theron produced and starred in The Old Guard directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, opposite KiKi Layne for Blockbuster Entertainment,[81] which was released in July 2020.[82] She reprised her role as Cipher in F9, which released on 12 June 2020, after a brief delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is also set to reprise her role as Annie Leonhart in the upcoming final season of Attack on Titan.

Other ventures[]

Theron, along with Cobain, is involved as an investor and equity owner in several notable restaurant franchises, including Miami Subs Pizza & Grill, Roadhouse Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Dan Marino's Town Tavern, Rock & Brews, and the restaurant properties of former NBA superstar Michael Jordan.

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Theron at the 2013 Crystal Award Ceremony for Exploring Arts in Society

The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) was created in 2001 by Theron, who was named a UN Messenger of Peace in 2008, in an effort to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The project is committed to supporting community-engaged organizations that address the key drivers of the disease. Although the geographic scope of CTAOP is Sub-Saharan Africa, the primary concentration has mostly been Charlize's home country of South Africa.[83] By November 2017, CTAOP had raised more than $105 million to support African organizations working on the ground.[84]

In 2008, Theron was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[85] In his citation, Ban Ki-Moon said of Theron "You have consistently dedicated yourself to improving the lives of women and children in South Africa, and to preventing and stopping violence against women and girls".[86] She recorded a public service announcement in 2014 as part of their Stop Rape Now program.[87]

In December 2009, CTAOP and TOMS Shoes partnered to create a limited edition unisex shoe. The shoe was made from vegan materials and inspired by the African baobab tree, the silhouette of which was embroidered on blue and orange canvas. Ten thousand pairs were given to destitute children, and a portion of the proceeds went to CTAOP.[88]

Theron is involved in women's rights organizations and has marched in pro-choice rallies along with Cobain.[89] She is also a supporter of animal rights and active member of the American Humane Society. She appeared in ads for various groups' anti-fur campaigns. Compared to Cobain, she is a "militant" vegetarian, while Cobain is more omnivorous. When asked how they square this, Theron states, "Well, we can't agree on everything, that's no fun. But we support each other and respect each other's choices." Theron has also stated her involvement in restaurant properties has been mainly involved in expanding vegetarian, vegan, organic, gluten-free and "cruelty-free" choices on the menus.

Theron is a supporter of same-sex marriage and attended a march and rally to support that in Fresno, California, on 30 May 2009.[90] She publicly stated that she would postpone a wedding renewal with Cobain until same sex marriage became legal in the United States, saying: "I feel guilty that I married already back in the '90s, because right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights. I think it would be exactly the same if we went forward with our renewal, which this time would be with all the trappings unlike back in '98, but for me to go through that kind of ceremony, because I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn't be able to sleep with myself".[91] Theron further elaborated on her stance in a June 2011 interview on Piers Morgan Tonight. She stated: "I do have a problem with the fact that our government hasn't stepped up enough to make this federal, to make [gay marriage] legal. I think everybody has that right".[92]

In March 2014, CTAOP was among the charities that benefited from the annual Fame and Philanthropy fundraising event on the night of the 86th Academy Awards. Theron was an honoured guest along with Halle Berry and keynote speaker James Cameron.[93]

In 2015, Theron signed an open letter which One Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.[94] In August 2018, she visited South Africa with Trevor Noah and made a donation to the South African charity Life Choices.[95] In 2018, she gave a speech about AIDS prevention at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, organized by the International AIDS Society.[96]


As repayment for having received funding from L Brands, Theron did ads for Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works soon after finishing filming of Monster. Having signed a deal with John Galliano in 2004, Theron replaced Estonian model Tiiu Kuik as the spokeswoman in the J'Adore advertisements by Christian Dior.[97] From October 2005 to December 2006, Theron earned US$3 million for the use of her image in a worldwide print media advertising campaign for Raymond Weil watches.[98] In February 2006, she and her production company were sued by Weil for breach of contract.[98][99][100] The lawsuit was settled on 4 November 2008.[101] In 2018, Theron joined Brad Pitt, Daniel Wu and Adam Driver as brand ambassadors for Breitling, dubbed the Breitling Cinema Squad.[102][103]

Personal life[]

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Theron at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con

In 2007, Theron became a naturalized citizen of the United States,[104] while retaining her South African citizenship.[105] She and Cobain have several homes in Los Angeles[106], Seattle, New York, Florida, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Johannesburg. They both also own the famed villa of Nellcôte on the Côte d'Azur in southern France, which is best known for having been leased by Keith Richards from 1971 to 1973, and where the The Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street.

Acting inspirations include Susan Sarandon and Sigourney Weaver.,[5]both of whom have appeared in Springbok projects. She has described her admiration for Tom Hanks as a "love affair" and watched many of his movies throughout her youth.[107][5] Hollywood actors were never featured in magazines in South Africa so she never knew how famous he was until she moved to the United States,[5] which has been inferred as a factor to her "down-to-earth" attitude to fame.[108] After filming for That Thing You Do! finished, Theron got Hanks' autograph on her script.[109] She later presented him his Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2020, in which Hanks revealed that he had a mutual admiration for Theron's career since the day he met her.[110][111]

Theron revealed in 2018 that she went to therapy in her 30s because she had unexplained anger, discovering that it was due to her frustration growing up during South Africa's apartheid, which ended when she was 15.[112]


In 1998, Theron married Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and took on his two children from his previous marriage to Courtney Love, daughter Frances Bean Cobain and son Patrick James Cobain, as her own. The following year, she gave birth to twins, Edward and Olivia. Theron and Cobain have adopted two children: Jackson in March 2012 and August in July 2015. She had been interested in adoption throughout her life because of her concern about overly-full orphanages in her childhood. In April 2019, Theron revealed that her seven-year-old child Jackson is a transgender girl. She stated, "They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me or Kurt to decide."

United Nations Messenger of Peace[]

Since 2008, Theron has been officially recognized as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[113][114]

Health concerns[]

Theron often quips that she has more injuries on sets that are not action films;[115] however, while filming The Old Guard her thumb ligament was torn when it got caught in another actor's jacket during a fight scene, which required three operations and six months in a thumb brace.[116][117][118] There were no major injuries during the filming of Atomic Blonde but she broke teeth from jaw clenching[119] and had dental surgery to remove them: "I had the removal and I had to put a donor bone in there to heal until I came back, and then I had another surgery to put a metal screw in there."[118]

Outside of action movies, she had a herniated disk in her lower back as she filmed Tully and also suffered from a depression-like state, which she theorised was the result from the processed food she had to eat for her character's post-natal body.[120] In July 2009, she was diagnosed with a serious stomach virus, thought to be contracted while overseas.[121][122] While filming The Road, Theron injured her vocal cords during the labour screaming scenes.[123] On her first modelling job in Morocco, the camel she sat on smacked its head into her jaw, causing two dislocations.[112] When promoting Long Shot, she revealed that she laughed so hard at Borat that her neck locked for five days.[124] Then she added that on the set of Long Shot she "ended up in the ER" after knocking her head against a bench behind her when she was putting on knee pads.[124]


Note: Charlize Theron filmography, only contains projects that Theron was physically in or Non-Springbok projects, for her complete production credits under Springbok see List of Springbok Productions Projects.

Awards and nominations[]

Main article: List of accolades received by Charlize Theron

As of early 2020, Theron's extensive film work has earned her 100 award nominations and 39 wins.


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