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.

Filed Under:

Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters!
Post A Comment 0