Sunday, October 11, 2015

Charlize Theron, South African Superstar

Charlize Theron Was Magnificent in Aeon Flux

Charlize Theron is an Academy Award-winning actress from South Africa. She was born on 7 August 1975. She has been in many high profile films such as "Aeon Flux" (actually "Æon Flux") and "Monster," about a female serial killer. She reportedly was discovered by a talent agent after she got in a screaming match with a bank teller who wouldn't cash her check.

Charlize Theron South Africa

Charlize was in a high profile relationship with Sean Penn during 2014 - 2015. After they split up, she adoped a second child, a baby girl. She joined her son Jackson.

Charlize Theron South Africa

Charlize reportedly broke up with Penn after they attended the Cannes Film Festival. She had had enough and stopped responding to his phone calls and texts.

Charlize Theron South Africa

When Theron was 15 years old and had just returned home from boarding school, she was involved in a great tragedy.. Her parents had a troubled marriage, but they did not consider divorce.

"My dad was a big guy, tall, skinny legs, big belly," Theron told Sawyer. "[He] could be very serious but loved to laugh as well, and enjoyed life. He also had a disease. He was an alcoholic."

Theron says her father never physically abused her, but concedes "he was a verbal abuser."

Charlize Theron South Africa

On the night of June 21, 1991, Theron's father and his brother were returning home after a bout of drinking. An aunt called to warn of his condition. "Nature gives you instinct. And I knew something bad was going to happen," Theron said.

Unfortunately, he had a gun. When he arrived home, her father began shooting, first at the locked gate to the home, then through the kitchen door, according to her mother's later testimony. He began banging angrily on the door of Charlize's bedroom, saying, according to the testimony, "Tonight I'm going to kill you both with the shotgun."

Charlize Theron South Africa

"The terrible thing is that everybody in South Africa has a gun … You know, but that's just the lifestyle there. And those things are handy; terrible things happen," Theron said.

"You shouldn't have those things around because when people get irrational and emotional and drunk, terrible things can happen."

‘Those Are the Sacrifices’

Charlize Theron South Africa

After his threat, Theron's father fired his gun again — into her room. Her mother grabbed her own handgun and shot the two men, killing her husband and wounding his brother.

Charlize Theron South Africa

According to Theron's sworn statement to police, she asked her mom: "What happened?" The answer: "Charlize, I shot them … I shot them."

Charlize Theron South Africa

So, ever since, Charlize has lived with the fact that she was involved in a family tragedy.

Charlize Theron South Africa


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