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Charlize accepts Half-Life Award (includes video)

The French poet and musician Serge Gainsbourg once said, “Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.” You get a sense that Charlize Theron might agree-but you also get a sense that such concerns of ugliness vs. beauty just don’t matter to her.

See, Theron is a classic screen beauty. The South African-born actress started as a dancer, as did Audrey Hepburn. She has the physical virtues that make her a natural for such roles as the dark heroine in Aeon Flux, the model muse to Kenneth Branagh’s stand-in Woody Allen in Celebrity, or as Peter Sellers’ put-upon lover in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Beautiful actresses are a dime a dozen. But actresses who transcend mere beauty are a gift.
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