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Directed by: Patty Jenkins | 2003 | 1h 50m | Rated R

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1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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Charlize Theron stands as a paragon of extraordinary acting talent, versatility, and dedication in Hollywood. Her wide range of roles, from action heroines to deeply flawed individuals, demonstrates her impressive ability to wholly embody diverse characters, making her performances consistently believable and compelling. Her breakout role in MONSTER (2003), which earned her an Academy Award, highlighted her capacity to entirely transform herself, physically and emotionally, into her character. Theron’s impeccable acting is also often marked by a nuanced understanding of the human condition, allowing her to portray the complexities and vulnerabilities of her characters with intense authenticity. Beyond her acting prowess, Theron’s commitment to taking on roles that challenge societal norms and champion women’s issues makes her not just a great actor, but an influential figure in the film industry.

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In MONSTER, Charlize Theron delivers a riveting, unforgettable performance as Aileen Wuornos, a woman pushed to her breaking point, leading her down a dark path. This 2003 biographical crime drama reveals the life of Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in Florida in 2002 for killing six men during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Theron, disappearing into the role both physically and emotionally, inhabits Wuornos with a devastating rawness, embodying her turbulent emotions and desperate circumstances. The actress gained significant weight, wore prosthetic teeth, and darkened her skin to transform herself, but it’s her unflinching, humanizing portrayal of Wuornos’s inner struggles and grim reality that defines her performance.

In a story fraught with desperation, Theron’s Wuornos finds a glimmer of hope in a romance with Selby Wall, portrayed by Christina Ricci. Wall is a lonely young woman searching for connection, and their relationship provides both a sweet respite and a tragic counterpoint to the escalating violence of Wuornos’s actions.

MONSTER is a haunting study of how life’s brutal hardships can morph despair into lethal fury. Theron’s performance, brave, empathetic, and unsparingly honest, earned her an Academy Award and remains a tour de force in character transformation, reminding us of the power of cinema to evoke understanding and empathy for even the most tormented and marginalized individuals.

“This is one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema.”

“Theron’s transformation in Monster goes far beyond mere appearance. As Wuornos, the actress gets to display a blunt, graceless physicality that is rarely needed in women’s roles, which are traditionally internal.”

“Theron has rendered herself 100 percent unrecognizable. Not since Robert De Niro morphed into hulk dimensions to play heavyweight boxer Jake La Motta in “Raging Bull” has there been a transformation this powerful and effective.”

“In Monster Theron undergoes one of the most startling transformations in the history of movies.”

“It is Theron who transmutes and sustains this journey through the lower depths.”