Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2004
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
Charlize plays Aileen Wuornos – the most notorious female serial killer in American history. Aileen seven men between 1989 and 1990, claiming self-defense while she was working as a prostitute. Saying she killed these men because they attempted to rape her. She was convicted of six of the murders and sentenced to death. Aileen got executed in 2002.
Entertainment Weekly wrote of Charlize’s performance:
“This isn’t just a performance, it’s an act of obsession — an actress parading demons we might never have guessed she had — and it lends “Monster” a heightened aura of excitement, even if it isn’t, in the end, a very good movie.”
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