Charlize Theron

Dark Horse Lead Actress: 'In the Valley of Elah'

Why: In a role that could’ve easily been overshadowed by Tommy Lee Jones’ powerhouse perf, Theron makes her presence known as a cop who won’t take guff from the boys while helping Jones uncover the case of his missing son. The Oscar winner seems equally comfortable in being a strong lead (“North Country”) or a supporting player.

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  • Emma Chambers'HOW DO YOU WANT ME'

    'Notting Hill' Actress Emma Chambers Dies at 53

    Why: In a role that could’ve easily been overshadowed by Tommy Lee Jones’ powerhouse perf, Theron makes her presence known as a cop who won’t take guff from the boys while helping Jones uncover the case of his missing son. The Oscar winner seems equally comfortable in being a strong lead (“North Country”) or a […]

  • Las herederas The Heiresses

    Berlin Double Silver Bear Winner 'The Heiresses' Sells Major Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

    Why: In a role that could’ve easily been overshadowed by Tommy Lee Jones’ powerhouse perf, Theron makes her presence known as a cop who won’t take guff from the boys while helping Jones uncover the case of his missing son. The Oscar winner seems equally comfortable in being a strong lead (“North Country”) or a […]

  • Touch Me Not

    Berlin Festival Awards: 'Touch Me Not' Wins Golden Bear for Best Film

    Why: In a role that could’ve easily been overshadowed by Tommy Lee Jones’ powerhouse perf, Theron makes her presence known as a cop who won’t take guff from the boys while helping Jones uncover the case of his missing son. The Oscar winner seems equally comfortable in being a strong lead (“North Country”) or a […]

  • Dovlatov

    Berlin: Netflix, Multiple Foreign Distributors Take Alpha Violet’s ‘Dovlatov’

    Why: In a role that could’ve easily been overshadowed by Tommy Lee Jones’ powerhouse perf, Theron makes her presence known as a cop who won’t take guff from the boys while helping Jones uncover the case of his missing son. The Oscar winner seems equally comfortable in being a strong lead (“North Country”) or a […]

  • Black Panther

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' to Snag More Than $100 Million in Second Weekend

    Why: In a role that could’ve easily been overshadowed by Tommy Lee Jones’ powerhouse perf, Theron makes her presence known as a cop who won’t take guff from the boys while helping Jones uncover the case of his missing son. The Oscar winner seems equally comfortable in being a strong lead (“North Country”) or a […]

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