Tomorrow the queen called Charlize will be turning 45 years awesome, and since I won't be online tomorrow -- Summer Fridays dontcha know -- I feel like celebrating her today. I've watched three Charlize movies during quarantine -- a re-watch of Mad Max Fury Road (yup still kicks all kinds of unholy arse) plus first-time viewings of her new Netflix joint The Old Guard (which I totally dug) and last year's political rom-com Long Shot with Seth Rogen, which was far funnier than I anticipated. I should've known those two wouldn't shovel shit in my face and tell me to smile. Anyway I was a little shocked after a cursory glance through our archives told me I've never done this before but there's no time like the present...
My 5 Favorite Charlize Performances
Aileen Wuornos, Monster (2003)
"I always wanted to be in the movies."
Furiosa, Mad Max Fury Road (2015)
"Out here everything hurts."
Marlo, Tully (2018)
"People used to eat flour back then."
Lorraine Broughton, Atomic Blonde (2017)
"I'm my own bitch now!"
Mavis Gary, Young Adult (2011)
"Theater fag is an expression, Buddy."