Bring home US troops from Iraq – Theron

Charlize Theron is the latest Hollywood star to call for US troops to leave Iraq.

The Oscar-winning actress spoke at the Venice Film Festival, where her latest movie is in competition.

In The Valley of Elah is based on the true story of a soldier who goes missing on his first weekend back after serving in Iraq and is reported AWOL.

Theron plays Emily Sanders, the detective leading the investigation into his disappearance.

Fellow actress Scarlett Johansson is planning a morale-boosting visit to troops stationed in Iraq.

Asked if she would do the same, Theron replied: “I think it’s great that she’s doing that, but I’d like to see them come home – be looked after, be nurtured.

“Nothing would give me more joy than to see them back in America.

“They are doing a very, very important job and it’s a dangerous one. Hopefully they can come back and be looked after, that’s the least we can do for them.”

She also urged the US public to open their eyes to what is happening in Iraq and other conflicts around the world.

“In a way it’s really strange now living in America. I realise my generation has kind of slacked a little bit … I don’t know how people get through their lives not knowing. I can’t imagine going through my life like that,” said the 32-year-old.

In The Valley of Elah is written and directed by Paul Haggis, whose last film was the Oscar-winning Crash.

Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon play the missing soldier’s parents, who come to realise their son may have been the victim of foul play and find themselves in a fight with the military to discover the truth.


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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‘In the Valley of Elah’ film clips and more

You may have already seen this info over at Charlize Baby, but I thought I’d post it here too, just in case you missed it. has posted 4 clips from the film on their site (click here to view) and has posted an interview clip (click here to view) with Charlize where she dispels all those rumors that have been flying around that she and Stuart are engaged.

Tona and I have also added some photos of Charlize at the ‘In the Valley of Elah’ photocall on the 26th.

Hello & Various Picture Updates

If you’re wondering who I am – I am Tona. Stef and I decided to merge and Charlize Central to one big fansite. A new layout for the site will complete it in a few days. I run and
I’ve updated the gallery with a few pictures and more will follow soon.

MTV TRL UK – September 15, 2003
The Italian Job: On the Set
Photography by Robert Ascroft

MTV TRL On The Set Robert Ashcroft

On-set photos and fan art

New photos of Charlize and Will Smith on the set of ‘Hancock’ from yesterday have been added to the gallery. Thanks goes out to Mariana for providing them.

I also uploaded a few new icons to the fan art archive last night. Hopefully inspiration will strike again soon and I’ll be able to make a few more. 🙂

More Scans (2004-2006)

A few more scans have been added to the gallery over past couple of days for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Razor – February 2002
Interview – March 2004
US – August 23, 2004
Life & Style Weekly – November 14, 2005
Teen People – December 2005/January 2006
InStyle – May 2006

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