Theron also captivated audiences in HBO’s The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers opposite Geoffery Rush, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Emmys.
In 2007, Charlize played Detective Emily Sanders in the film In the Valley of Elah written and directed by Paul Haggis.
Followed by Hancock starring alongside Will Smith and Jason Bateman. The hit film, directed by Peter Berg, was released in the summer of 2008 and grossed over half a billion dollars worldwide. Her next film, The Burning Plain, premiered at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Next she will be seen in Battle in Seattle, the directorial debut of Stuart Townsend. Next ahead is The Road. Based on Cormac McCarthy’s award winning novel, The Road stars Viggo Mortensen and is set to arrive in theaters November of 2008.
Moviegoers were first introduced to the seductive charm of Charlize Theron in her feature film debut, MGM’s 2 Days in the Valley, with James Spader, Eric Stoltz, and Jeff Daniels. She’s also been seen co-starring alongside Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in Devils Advocate, with Tom Hanks in That Thing You Do and in Jonathan Lynn’s Trial and Error. In addition Theron starred in Woody Allen’s Celebrity which she then followed with Mighty Joe Young with Bill Paxton. In 1999 Theron starred in the Oscar nominated The Cider House Rules and in New Line Cinema’s The Astronaut’s Wife with Johnny Depp. Soon following in 2000, the much in-demand Theron tackled back-to-back roles in the following movies: Robert Redford’s The Legend of Bagger Vance with Will Smith and Matt Damon, Fox 2000’s Men of Honor with Robert DeNiro and Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Frankenheimer’s Reindeer Games with Ben Affleck and Miramax’s The Yards co-starring Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, James Caan and Faye Dunaway.