Charlize Theron filmography

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A photograph of Theron attending the 2012 WonderCon
Theron promoting Prometheus at the 2012 WonderCon

Charlize Theron is a South African-born American actress who made her film debut in an uncredited role as a follower of a cult in the 1995 horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.[1][2] Theron followed this with appearances as a hitwoman in 2 Days in the Valley,[3] a waitress in the romantic comedy Trial and Error (1997),[4] and a woman plagued with demonic visions in the mystery thriller The Devil's Advocate (1997) with Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino.[5] She appeared in the science fiction thriller The Astronaut's Wife with Johnny Depp, and Lasse Hallström's The Cider House Rules (both in 1999). For her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the crime drama Monster (2003), Theron received the Academy Award for Best Actress,[6] the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama,[7] and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.[8] The following year, she played Swedish entertainer Britt Ekland in the biographical film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

Theron played the eponymous rebel assassin in the science fiction action film Æon Flux,[9] and a miner fighting sexual harassment in the drama North Country (both in 2005).[10] The latter role earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards[11] and the BAFTAs.[12] In the same year, she voiced Æon Flux in the tie-in video game adaptation to the film for which she received the Best Performance by a Female award at the Spike Video Game Awards.[13] Three years later, Theron starred in the superhero film Hancock with Will Smith. The film grossed over $624 million at the worldwide box office.[14] She received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as an alcoholic writer in the comedy-drama Young Adult (2011).[15][16] The following year, Theron appeared in the action adventure film Snow White and the Huntsman and Ridley Scott's science fiction film Prometheus. In 2015, she played rebel soldier Imperator Furiosa in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road.[17] Two years later, Theron appeared an MI6 field agent in the action film Atomic Blonde and as a cyberterrorist in the action film The Fate of the Furious, which grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office—her highest grossing as of May 2017.[18] Theron followed this with acclaimed performances in the comedy-drama Tully (2018), the romantic comedy Long Shot (2019), and the biographical drama Bombshell (2019), the lattermost of which earned her a third Academy Award nomination.[19]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Eli's Follower Uncredited
Direct-to-video
[2][20]
1996 2 Days in the Valley Helga Svelgen [21][22]
That Thing You Do! Tina Powers [23][24]
1997 Trial and Error Billie Tyler [4]
The Devil's Advocate Mary Ann Lomax [25]
1998 Celebrity Supermodel [26]
Mighty Joe Young Jill Young [25]
1999 The Astronaut's Wife Jillian Armacost [27]
The Cider House Rules Candy Kendall [25]
2000 Reindeer Games Ashley Mercer [28][24]
The Yards Erica Stoltz [25]
Men of Honor Gwen Sunday [29]
The Legend of Bagger Vance Adele Invergordon [25]
2001 Sweet November Sara Deever [25]
15 Minutes Rose Hearn [30]
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Laura Kensington [25]
2002 Trapped Karen Jennings [31]
Waking Up in Reno Candy Kirkendall [32]
2003 The Italian Job Stella Bridger [25]
Monster Aileen Wuornos Also producer [33]
2004 Head in the Clouds Gilda Bessé [25]
2005 North Country Josey Aimes [25]
Æon Flux Æon Flux [34]
2006 East of Havana Producer
Documentary
[35][36]
2007 In the Valley of Elah Det. Emily Sanders [25]
Battle in Seattle Ella [25][37]
2008 Sleepwalking Joleen Reedy Also producer [38]
Hancock Mary Embrey [25]
The Burning Plain Sylvia Also executive producer [25][39]
2009 The Road Wife [25]
Astro Boy Narrator (voice) [25]
2011 Young Adult Mavis Gary [25]
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Queen Ravenna [40]
Prometheus Meredith Vickers [41]
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Anna [25]
2015 Dark Places Libby Day Also producer [42]
Mad Max: Fury Road Imperator Furiosa [43]
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Queen Ravenna [44]
The Last Face Wren Petersen [45]
Kubo and the Two Strings Monkey (voice) [46][47]
Brain on Fire Producer [48]
2017 Atomic Blonde Lorraine Broughton Also producer [49]
The Fate of the Furious Cipher [50]
2018 Tully Marlo Also producer [51]
Gringo Elaine Markinson Also producer [52]
2019 Long Shot Charlotte Field Also producer [53]
Murder Mystery Executive producer [54]
The Addams Family Morticia Addams (voice) Also executive producer [55]
Bombshell Megyn Kelly Also producer [56]
2020 The Old Guard Andy / Andromache of Scythia Also producer [57]
2021 F9 Films that have not yet been released Cipher Post-production [58]
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Notes Ref(s)
1997 Hollywood Confidential Sally Bowen Television film [59]
2000 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Charlize Theron / Paul Simon" [60]
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Britt Ekland Television film [61]
2005 Arrested Development Rita Leeds 5 episodes [62]
2006 Robot Chicken Daniel's Mom / Mother / Waitress (voice) Episode: "Book of Corrine" [63]
2013 Hatfields & McCoys Executive producer; television pilot [64]
2014 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Charlize Theron / The Black Keys" [65]
2017 Girlboss Executive producer; 13 episodes [66]
The Orville Pria Lavesque Episode: "Pria" [67]
2017–2019 Mindhunter Executive producer; 19 episodes [68]
2019 Hyperdrive Executive producer; 10 episodes [69]
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride Fezzik Episode: "Have Fun Storming The Castle!" [70]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes Ref(s)
2005 Æon Flux Æon Flux [71]

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2009 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Herself [72]
2012 Charlize Theron Got Hacked Herself [73]
2017 10 Ways To Drive Him Wild (ft. Charlize Theron) Herself [74]

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