As soon as we hear the name Charlize Theron, we picture extraordinary beauty and grace. But, throughout her career of movies, she has proved that she is not just a pretty face. Charlize Theron has gained the praise of critics and audience equally. The trained ballet dancer has been a fashion model and a producer.
Here, we have listed top 5 performances in movies by Charlize Theron:
The movie reached a grander scale because of Theron’s acting skills. In the movie, she took a detour from her usual roles and took the role of real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos. The plot of the movie was so gripping, and Theron took it to another level by portraying the mannerism, appearance, energy, and body language of Wuornos.
The role gave Theron one of her career-best and an Academy Award.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
This was the fourth part of Mad Max movies and was directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller. Though, the title has Max in it, the real hero in the movie is Theron’s character, Imperator Furiosa. She is smart, fierce, and protective for the survival of her cargo. Theron has brilliantly played Furiosa and her fierceness as she attempts to escape from the clutches of the evil Joe.
3. Young Adult
This is one of her best movies for which she gained lots of attention from the media and people. In Young Adult, Theron plays the role of Mavis Gary, a writer of the teenage series of books. The movie is a dark comedy drama. Theron did an honest and compelling performance. She fearlessly dares the audience to hate her. She created an insight into what happens to famous high school students and cannot adjust in the real world. She was an absolute spot-on playing the narcissist.
4. North Country
Charlize Theron plays the role of Josey Aimes, strong minded woman. Theron impressed everyone by her portrayal of a determined woman who is unafraid and determined to raise her children all by herself. North Country is an interesting portrayal of the 80s when gender inequality in the workplace existed. The movie owes its success to the strong and gripping performance by Theron. Charlize Theron was able to completely embody Aimes. Overall, history was made on the reel and in real due to this one of her brilliant movies.
5. The Road
The post-apocalyptic drama was based on the book by the same name. Theron plays the role of a mother who only comes to the screen in flashbacks. She is seen giving birth to her son and trying to survive in the new world. Although she is only in the flashbacks, her performance is memorable and powerful. The movie is a brilliant dark film. It is distressing to watch, but it is an interesting tale of the end of humanity and civilization.
Well, if you haven’t watched these movies. Time to watch now!!