Anyone would agree to that Charlize Theron She is an amazing actress, with her performances becoming milestones in the history of cinema. The actress, who has received a slew of awards throughout her career, didn’t always envision a career in acting. In fact, she had a different path in mind: ballet. Theron spent many years training as a ballet dancer, until a severe knee injury forced her to rethink her future. After quitting ballet and spending a year modeling in Europe, she lands in the film industry as a fluke, after a chance meeting with talent agent John Crosby at a bank. Soon after, Theron made her film debut with an uncredited role in 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest And then, in Two days in the valley.
After her first roles, most notably her participation in the 1997 movie Devil’s AdvocateTheron’s career quickly took off. She has now been in the industry for the past 28 years and has starred in many high profile projects, such as Mad Max: Fury RoadAnd Monster And Snow White and the Huntsman. Not only has Charlize excelled in films of all genres, but also as a producer through her company Denver and Delilah Productions, founded in 2003. Despite her career filled with success, year after year she manages to dazzle audiences with entirely new challenges that earn her even more recognition. . Here’s a look back at her best movies, according to Rotten tomatoes.
10 in the Elah Valley – 74%
in the Elah Valley It is a 2007 production that quickly became one of the best productions of the year. Written and directed by Paul Haggis, this film is based on true events and follows retired military detective Hank as he searches for his son, a soldier who mysteriously disappeared without trace. On this difficult journey, the man enlists the help of Emily Sanders, a detective who has emerged as his key ally to confront the hostility of the authorities and the possibility that his son’s disappearance may be hiding dark secrets.
Tommy Lee Jones and Theron star in this crime drama, alongside Susan Sarandon, Jonathan Tucker, James Franco and Josh Brolin. Despite underperforming in theatres, in the Elah Valley It garnered rave reviews upon its release.
9 atomic blond – 79%
in Atomic blondeTheron plays Lorraine Broughton, a highly skilled spy tasked with the task of finding a double agent list taken from MI6 agent James Gascoigne before he was murdered within days of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. She is assisted in this task by David, the head of the Berlin station, who offers all his expertise to put an end to the threat that haunts all agents.
This 2017 film was the directorial debut of David Leitch, a director who previously served as an uncredited co-director and producer for John Wick. Joining Theron in the cast are James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger and Eddie Marsan. A sequel to this production is currently being worked on, although no release date has been announced yet.
8 youth – 80%
In 2007, director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody worked together on the hit comedy-drama JunoFour years later, they collaborated again on a new project of the same kind: Young. This 2011 production stars Theron alongside Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser and Colette Wolfe. Young It follows Mavis, a recently divorced ghostwriter who returns to the small town in which she grew up to win back her teenage boyfriend.
However, this woman hasn’t matured much over the years and is overwhelmed to discover that her crush has continued into his life and he is now married with a child. After much avoidance, Mavis is forced to confront her ghosts and let go of the past once and for all, but an old friend helps her in this daunting task. For her leading role in this production, Theron was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award.
7 The Old Guard at 80%
Theron, Kiki Laine, Marouane Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Harry Melling old guard, a 2020 Netflix film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and based on the graphic novel of the same name. This production follows Andy, Booker, Joe, Nikki, and Neil, a small group of mercenaries who have a strange anomaly: they are immortal and their wounds heal on their own. The team hides its trail to survive, and spends its days fighting various enemies to protect the community.
However, things get complicated when unknown forces reveal their secret and set out on a mission to capture them in order to replicate and utilize their powers. An upcoming sequel to this production is in the works, with the main cast reprising their roles under the direction of Victoria Mahoney.
6 Long shot – 81%
2019 saw the release of long stroke, a film by Jonathan Levine, despite getting rave reviews, failed to become a hit at the box office. It stars Theron and Seth Rogen, alongside O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, John Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgard. This romantic comedy centers around Fred Flarsky, a talented journalist in trouble who has just quit his job and meets Charlotte, his childhood nanny. This woman, who was also his secret crush, grew up to be a major political figure running for president. Their connection is instant, so Charlotte decides to hire Fred as a political speechwriter, a deal that fuels the fire of an intense and unexpected romance.
5 Beast – 81%
Monster It is one of the most popular films in Theron’s repertoire, and the film that won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. This 2003 production marked the directorial debut of Patty Jenkins, who also worked as a writer, and starred Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, and Lee Tergesen.
Monster Inspired by the life of Aileen Wuornos, a sex worker with a tragic childhood and adolescence who murdered many of her clients because they believed they tried to abuse her. Along the way, Aileen meets and quickly falls in love with Selby, a young woman who has been thrown out of her family because of her sexual orientation. The film was a box office hit and was widely acclaimed by critics, garnering several award nominations and awards.
4 Tully – 87%
After success Young, Reitman and Cody are back together for a third collaboration, bringing back Theron to helm the cast. Thus, in 2018, took over It was released, a comedy-drama starring Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston and Mark Duplass. took over It introduces Marlowe, a struggling mother who has just given birth to her third child and is overwhelmed by the situation. Her husband works a lot, and she spends all day taking care of her children, unable to get the rest she needs.
To help her through this new phase, her brother hires her a night nanny, and thus Tully finds her way into the family home. With time, these two women were able to overcome their initial awkwardness and forge a beautiful friendship. took over It was highly acclaimed and won several awards and nominations. Charlize was honored with a Jupiter Award for Best International Actress and a Golden Globe nomination.
3 This is something you do! – 94%
Besides being a great actor and producer, Tom Hanks has also tried to make his mark as a director and writer. Thus, in 1996 he made his debut in both roles with the comedy This is something you do!, a film that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. This production stars Tom Everett Scott, Jonathon Shayk, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Liv Tyler, Theron, and Hanks himself, and follows Jay Patterson, a hardware salesman who wants to make it big as a drummer and whose life is turned upside down after he gets the chance to play with a rising band. to fame in one fell swoop. In this production, Theron plays Tina Powers, a friend of the drummer.
2 Kobo and the strings – 97%
Art Parkinson, Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, and Matthew McConaughey co-star Kubo and the two threads, a stop-motion animated film that marks the directorial debut of Travis Knight and was produced by Leica. The film is about Kubo, a young boy from a small coastal town who delights the locals with his storytelling skills and spends his days caring for his ailing mother. But after inadvertently summoning an evil spirit seeking revenge, he is forced to confront gods and monsters in order to defend his family with the help of a monkey, a beetle, and a magical Japanese tool known as a shamisen.
Kubo and the Two Strings was widely critically acclaimed and earned two Academy Award nominations, among other accolades, though its theatrical run did not fare as well as might have been expected, grossing only the original budget.
1 Mad Max: Fury Road – 97%
Rounding out this list is Theron’s highest-scoring Rotten Tomatoes film and also one of his most popular roles to date: Mad Max: Fury Road. This is the fourth installment of the 2015 movie Mad Max franchise, which started in 1979 with Mad Max It includes two more productions from 1981 and 1985.
Directed by George Miller and co-written with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris, the action film follows Max Rockatansky, a survivor of a collapsed and under-resourced world who must join forces with the mysterious war captain Imperator Furiosa to defeat the immortal leader Joe and his sidekick. a whole army. With a total gross of US$415 million, the film became the franchise’s highest-grossing production and prompted development Furiosaa sequel starring Anya Taylor-Joy to be released in 2024.