Charlize Theron: 3 Iconic Performances By The Oscar-Winning Actress

By Anthony K

Charlize Theron has proven her phenomenon with outstanding performances in different on-screen roles, earning her various nominations and awards like the prestigious Oscar.

Read on to learn more about how the South African-born star immerses herself in compelling characters.

2 Days in the Valley

Theron attributes her break into the main screen to her role in 2 Days in the Valley. She portrayed a hitman’s girlfriend in a controversial role that propelled her to success.

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The actress admits she felt an initial discomfort being cast as a sex bomb but settled in without regrets. She asserted that this picture allowed her to explore a passion for poetry, arts, music, and dance.

The Italian Job

Theron portrayed an exceptional safe cracker in The Italian Job and believes the role allows her to live vicariously. The actress’ exceptional experience involved learning to break safes from a professional safe-cracker and improving her getaway driving skills.

Charlize Theron admits that her role in The Italian Job helped her learn the importance of completing her stunts for the fun and chance to learn alongside big names like Jason Statham and Mark Wahlberg.

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Charlize Theron also plays an outstanding role alongside Geffrey Rush while portraying the Swedish actress Britt Ekland, who would marry Peter Sellers in 1964.

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Ekland had threatened to sue, claiming that Theron was taller and older than her when she married Sellers. A meeting between the actress and the real-life version of the character settled the waters, and the former would accompany the Oscar winner to the premiere of the film at the Cannes festival.

Charlize Theron has also made outstanding appearances in movies like The Devil’s Advocate, Sweet November, Monster, The Old Guard, The Fate of the Furious, Æon Flux, North Country, In the Valley of Ellah, Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, Tully, and Bombshell.