It seems like only yesterday that Charlize Theron was a fresh-faced up-and-comer making a name for herself in films like "The Devil's Advocate" and "The Cider House Rules."
In their determination to make even the most beautiful among us feel old, the cruel folks at the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) are reminding the Oscar-winning actress of just how long she's been a star.
Theron will receive the "Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award" at CinemaCon, the annual exhibitor confab that NATO hosts in Las Vegas. Theron will pick up her prize at the April 26 awards ceremony on the convention's closing night.
“Over the past decade, Charlize Theron has proven that as an actor, she can do it all. Whether her role be comedic or dramatic, she never ceases to entertain audiences with her unique ability to capture the essence of any character,” Mitch Neuhauser, CinemaCon's managing director, said in a statement. “Her thought-provoking, engaging and riveting performances have garnered her critical acclaim and multiple awards and nominations.”
Theron recently earned raves for her acidic performance as a novelist in "Young Adult." She will next be seen gnawing the scenery as the evil queen in “Snow White and the Huntsman" and outrunning extraterrestrials in "Prometheus," both of which hit theaters next summer.
Theron won an Oscar playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in "Monster" and earned another Academy Award nomination for "North Country."