Sunday, November 13, 2011

Actress: Charlize Theron, my pick for the Marilyn Monroe Movie.

No disrespect to Michelle Williams, but in my opinion.. I would have loved to have seen Charlize Theron, get the part in the new movie.. My Week With Marilyn Monroe. I think that she looks more like, Marilyn Monroe.

Charlize Theron(born 7 August 1975). At the age of sixteen, Theron travelled to Milan after winning a local competition. She went to New York with Pauline's Model Management. After her one year contract ended, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer. A knee injury ended her career at 19.

After which, Theron flew to Los Angeles on a one-way ticket. Soon after, she went to a bank to cash a cheque her mother had sent her, the teller refused to cash it. After getting into a shouting match with her, a talent agent in line behind her handed her his business card and introduced her to some casting agents and got her into acting school.

After several months, she was cast in a non-speaking role in the film, Children of the Corn III (1995). Her first speaking role was in the film, 2 Days in the Valley. Larger roles films followed, The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Hot Venus".

Theron, later starred as the serial killer in the film, Monster (2003). Film critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema". For this role, Theron won the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards in February 2004,as well as the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award.She is the first South African to win an Oscar for Best Actress.

On 30 September 2005, Theron received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the same year, she starred in the science fiction thriller, Æon Flux. Theron received Best Actress Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in the drama, North Country.

In 2005 Theron portrayed Rita, in the television series, Arrested Development. She also received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her role in the 2004 HBO film, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

In 2008, she also starred in the film, Hancock and in late 2008 she was asked to be a UN Messenger of Peace by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

In October 2009, Theron was cast to star in a sequel to the Mad Max films, titled Mad Max: Road Fury, which filmed at Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia in late 2010. Theron has been cast in the role of the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron


  1. Sorry Dawn, that I ask that: Were Charlize Theron and Marilyn Monroe paired up in this Battle of the Blondes series on TCM?

    Or do you make a kind of dream cast for a film about Marilyn Monroe?

    Or is it one of your "XX looks like XY" posts?

    Sorry that I don't get it. I certainly have to work on my English! :"(

    Anyway: Have a great Sunday!!

  2. Irene Palfy, You caught me!! I accidenally hit the wrong button before I was finished writting my post.

  3. Whew! Great! :") Thank you!! I was starting to get annoyed by my lack of English.. = starting to feel like an idiot.. (well.. doesn't take much to make me feel like that..)

    And: Like you I think Charlize Theron would have been marvellous as Marilyn Monroe! Well.. Who knows.. There are a lot of films to be made.. ;")

  4. It certainly ought to be an interesting film!

    By the way, I don't know if you get your comments emailed to you, so I wanted to let you know that I finally remembered the other Coop mustache movie, so I commented on that post again.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  5. Dawn - I think Charlize could play just about anyone - blonde, brunette or redhead - and in the stills you posted she looks ultra-Monroe. She has always reminded me more of Grace Kelly, though, with her sculptured bones and cool beauty. In fact, I was once thinking of blogging about post-Hitchcock era actresses that would've made great Hitchcock blondes - came up with Faye Dunaway of the '70s, Michelle Pfeiffer of the '80s, Sharon Stone of the '90s and Charlize Theron of the 00's...

  6. Patti, Thank you. I will run over and see what other Coop mustache movie is.

    The Lady Eve, I agree.. I found pictures of her as a
    blonde, brunette or redhead. She also, reminded me of Grace Kelly. Matter of fact, I was putiing together a Charlize Theron, "looks like" Grace Kelly post, until I found the pictures of her posing as Marilyn Monroe. Then I put that post on the back burner.

    I'm looking forward to reading your "Hitchcock era actresses that would've made great Hitchcock blondes". I know it is going to be an amazing post.

  7. A wonderful choice, Dawn! I wouldn't have thought of Charlize immediately, but agree that she has the acting chops and the looks to play Miss Monroe.

  8. Dawn,
    I like your choice! Now get to work and make that happen. : )

  9. Rick, Thank you. I have not seen all of Charlize's movies, but the ones I have seen, she gave an awesome performance.

    Page, I would love the job casting movies.. I will put in my application. Can I use you for a reference? :)

  10. Dawn , one of my favorites is a early role in the Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do I love that film. Try to see the directors cut , her part is larger in that version.

  11. Thank you Paul2, I will check it out.


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