June 3, 2004 |
Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci Columbia TriStar, $27 Charlize Theron won just about every award in the book, including the Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild prizes, for her performance as Aileen Wuornos, the serial killer and prostitute who murdered at least seven of her clients in Florida. Theron gained 30 pounds and wore prosthetics and makeup for the role, and the transformation is remarkable.
August 14, 2004 |
Actress Charlize Theron has signed a contract with Christian Dior to be the face of its bestselling perfume J'adore, pitting her against fellow Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, who will launch a similar campaign for Chanel. Theron, who won the 2003 Oscar for best actress for her performance as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in "Monster," is due to star in print and television advertisements for J'adore starting in the autumn, a spokeswoman for Parfums Christian Dior said Friday.
March 2, 2004 |
Charlize Theron's Oscar win for best actress took her native South Africa by storm Monday, drawing adulation from fans who hailed the former farm girl as a role model for her Academy Award victory. President Thabo Mbeki led the country in extending congratulations to Theron, who left the small town of Benoni as a teenager to pursue her dream of stardom.
September 17, 2004 |
In her first film released since winning an Oscar as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in "Monster," Charlize Theron has chosen a part that on the surface could not be more different from the seedy, desperate hard-scrabble Florida prostitute. In Australian filmmaker John Duigan's romantic historical epic "Head in the Clouds," Theron's Gilda Besse is the daughter of a super-rich French champagne magnate (Steven Berkoff) and a rich American socialite.
May 30, 1997 |
Most big-budget, dream-cast comedies are a lot like pea soup: A creamy mass, with the occasional lump of ham. "Trial and Error," starring "Seinfeld's" Michael Richards (in a very Kramer-esque performance), is a pretty soupy mess, but the croutons are fabulous--i.e. the statuesque Charlize Theron ("Two Days in the Valley"), with whom director Jonathan Lynn is either madly in love or knows a good thing when she comes into focus.
July 10, 2012 |
Now what are you going to do with the rest of your summer? The Carp-O-Rama Family Fishing Event scheduled for July 14 at Lake Maloney State Recreation Area south of North Platte, Neb., has been canceled because of a recent carp die-off . . . . On a lighter note, you can't kill salsa. The annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is still a go, July 28-29 in downtown Oxnard. Parking and admission are free, but the Salsa Tasting Tent costs $5. Still, a great bargain for a traditional fun weekend.
August 30, 1999 |
Rand Ravich's "The Astronaut's Wife" is a moderately diverting thriller that builds suspense and entertains effectively--but don't ask any more of this sleek, costly production, whose strongest selling point is Charlize Theron. Since her debut in "2 Days in the Valley" she's appeared in a string of major features, but it's surprising that so early on in her career she's able to carry so big a picture with ease and finesse.
November 6, 2011 |
Loopy on a powerful cocktail of Zithromax and DayQuil to fight an infection that's making him cough like a "fat Doc Holliday," Patton Oswalt is on a tear. Bouncing from the merits of podcasting to the taboos of Comic-Con, the 42-year-old comedian is a veritable human Wikipedia, tossing thoughtful film and book references into every topic he touches. Flu medicine notwithstanding, it's a thinking man's stream-of-consciousness conversation. What makes it all so much fun is that Oswalt is doing the exact thing he's supposed to be doing.
March 16, 2003 |
On most days, Charlize Theron would sit pretty high on any list of the world's most beautiful movie stars. But when the blond and blue-eyed model-turned-actress stomps through the back door of this central Florida city's seedy biker bar Last Resort, she's utterly unrecognizable. Theron has been here for the past month playing Florida serial killer Aileen Wuornos in a new independent film, "Monster." And she's got the look down cold.
December 4, 2011 |
It was the last day of a speedy, 30-day shoot for Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" and the crew was ready to escape the cutting cold of suburban New York last November. But Reitman wasn't yet satisfied, even though all the scene he was shooting required was that his star, Charlize Theron, pull an audiocassette out of a bag and stick it into her car's tape player. Theron was playing the unstable ghost writer Mavis Gary, and the tape was a talisman of a life she once led that had vanished along with her youth, leaving Mavis a sad, 37-year-old singleton.