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In this Sunday’s PARADE, actress Charlize Theron tells Jeanne Wolf about her hard-charging life philosophy, how she translated a modeling career into one that earned her an Oscar, her latest movie role, why she’s tired of political correctness and more. Below, tag along with Theron and interviewer Jeanne Wolf, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her PARADE photo shoot with photographer Robert Ascroft.

Parade’s photo shoot was just one small part of a few days in the life of Charlize Theron. Her schedule is as glamorous as you’d expect and a lot more rigorous than the surprisingly laid-back star lets on.

Right before we went to the studio, I watched her at a luncheon for the Hollywood Foreign Press at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Charlize—startlingly beautiful in a short high-fashion bright green dress—joined industry biggies and a roomful of Tinseltown establishment types, celebs and suits. She went to the podium to present a donation and joked as she held up the check, which got some big laughs. Who could tell that Charlize’s huge fear (which she confided to me) is public speaking?

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Categories Film News & Reviews In the Valley of Elah Interviews

Paul Haggis Interview, In The Valley of Elah

MoviesOnline sat down last weekend with Paul Haggis at the Los Angeles press day for his new film, “In the Valley of Elah,” which he wrote, directed, and produced. The suspense drama tells the story of a father’s (Tommy Lee Jones) search for his missing son, a soldier who is reported AWOL after recently returning from Iraq. Susan Sarandon and Charlize Theron also star. Haggis wrote two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back: “Million Dollar Baby” (2004) and “Crash” (2005). For “Crash,” Haggis won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, though the film also received an additional four nominations, including one for Haggis’ direction. “Crash” reaped numerous awards during its year of release from associations such as the IFP Spirit Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA.

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