Charlize came to Los Angeles in 1994 with a one-way ticket from her mother. She was found when talent agent John Crosby witnessed her shouting at a cashier for not cashing her cheque.
Casting agents recognized Theron in Los Angeles. 1995’s ‘Children of the Corn III’ was her debut cinematic role.
She was in the thriller “The Devil’s Advocate” in 1997. Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves were also in the film’s main roles. In 1999, when “The Cider House Rules” was made into a movie, Theron played Candy Kendall. Most critics liked the movie, and it won two Academy Awards.
In the early 2000s, Theron continued to work steadily, and her breakthrough role in the box office blockbuster The Italian Job, released in 2003, brought her international fame. As Aileen Wuornos in the 2003 film, “Monster,” she also had a career-changing performance.
She also produced it. Roger Ebert called Theron’s performance “one of the best in film.” She was the first South African born actress to win an Oscar for Best Actress in 2004. Her success put her at No. 7 on the Hollywood Reporter’s 2006 list of highest-paid actresses, earning $10 million per picture.
In the 2004 movie “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” which was the film adaptation of life of the English comedian Peter Sellers, she played Britt Ekland. Stephen Hopkins served as the film’s director.
In the 2005 drama film ‘North Country,’ she portrayed the lead character, Josey Aimes.
Guillermo Arriaga’s drama ‘The Burning Plain,’ in which she portrayed Sylvia, was released in 2009. The story of the movie isn’t told in a straight line, but it’s made up of several parts that all fit together.
Actress Charlize Theron continued to find strong parts in the 2000s that earned her critical accolades and nominations until taking a two-year break in 2011.
As Snow White and the Huntsman’s Princess, she returned to the industry and starred in the 2012 fantasy/adventure film with Kristen Stewart. The movie was a great hit at the box office, but critical reception was divided. In 2015, she starred in the movie Mad Max: Fury road.
In 2017, she played the primary antagonist in The Fate of the Furious. It made $1.2 billion worldwide, becoming it Theron’s biggest hit. Furthermore, Theron starred in the movie ‘Tully’ in 2018. She was an overwrought mother of three here, this film was directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. In addition, “A Private War” with Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan and “Long Shot” in 2019 were both produced by Theron.
In 2019, Charlize was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress for Bombshell, which she co-produced. As of early 2020, Charlize has 100 nominations and 39 wins.
In 2007, outside her acting career, Charlize founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project to aid African youngsters in the battle against HIV/AIDS. The initiative, based in South Africa, aims to help community groups that address disease causes via grant-giving, networking, and highlighting their work on the ground. Next year, Theron was named a UN Messenger of Peace for her work with CTAOP. CTAOP raised $6,300,000 by November 2017.