Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2004
SEX WORKER ROLE
Wins Oscar For Playing A Prostitute
Charlize plays Aileen Wuornos – the most notorious female serial killer in American history. She killed seven men in one year while she was working as a prostitute. Aileen claimed all these men attempted to rape and was acting out of self-defense. Despite the valiant efforts of her lawyers, she was convicted of six of the murders and sentenced to death. Aileen was 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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