2019 American Cinematheque

Award Honoree



South African born and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is one of the most celebrated actresses of our time, captivating audiences with her ability to embody a range of characters. Over the years, Theron has appeared in numerous films including The Devil’s AdvocateThe Cider House Rules; the critically acclaimed Monster for which she earned an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Independent Spirit Award; North Country, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics Choice Award; HancockYoung Adult, for which she garnered a Golden Globe nomination; HBO’s The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, for which she received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy nominations; Snow White and the HuntsmanA Million Ways to Die in the WestMad Max: Fury RoadDark PlacesKubo and the Two Strings; and The Fate of The Furious.

In 2017, Theron produced (under her production company Denver & Delilah) and starred in the Universal film Atomic Blonde, alongside James McAvoy. Denver & Delilah also produced Mindhunter, the hit Netflix crime drama that same year. The show has since been renewed for a second season.
In 2018, Theron produced and starred in Amazon’s Gringo alongside Joel Edgerton and Amanda Seyfried. Theron reunited with Diablo Cody on the comedy Tully as both an actor and producer. She received a 2019 Golden Globe nomination for her work in the title role. In 2018, she also produced A Private War, a film based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War.”

Theron most recently starred opposite Seth Rogen and produced the Lionsgate comedy Long Shot that hit theaters in May. Next up, Theron will voice Morticia Adams in the animated revival of The Addams Family, coming October 2019. In December of this year, she will portray Megyn Kelly in the Untitled Roger Ailes Project, which her production company is producing. Theron is currently filming The Old Guard, based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández that her production company is also producing.
In addition to Theron’s acting success and principal involvement with her production company Denver & Delilah, Charlize serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP). CTAOP’s mission is to help keep African youth safe from HIV through its support of on the ground, community-engaged organizations. CTAOP serves as a vehicle for communities to empower themselves and their youth in order to prevent the spread of HIV. Learn more about CTAOP at

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