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Young Adult (2011)

Charlize Theron as "Mavis Gary"

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a successful writer of teen literature who returns to her hometown with a dual mission: to relive her glory days and steal away her now-married high-school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). However, her mission does not go exactly to plan, and she finds her homecoming more problematic than she expected. Instead, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt), who has also found it difficult to move past high school.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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Katie Roberts on May 21st 2015, 12:00PM

May 21st 2015, 12:00PM

Charlize Theron Facts: 12 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Mad Max' Star

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Rachel Horner on May 15th 2015, 6:00AM

May 15th 2015, 6:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Howard Stern Kisses Letterman Goodbye, Talks Jay Leno; Charlize Theron's Bizarre Outfit

Posted by
Gina Carbone on May 12th 2015, 2:30AM

May 12th 2015, 2:30AM

The New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Trailer Is Basically 'Fast and Furious: Apocalypse Edition' (VIDEO)

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Katie Roberts on Mar 31st 2015, 12:15PM

Mar 31st 2015, 12:15PM

Charlize Theron Investigates in Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 5th 2015, 11:30AM

Mar 5th 2015, 11:30AM

'The Huntsman' Adds Jessica Chastain

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Jenni Miller on Feb 25th 2015, 4:30AM

Feb 25th 2015, 4:30AM

'The Huntsman' Sequel Is Axing Some Dwarves

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Kelly Woo on Jan 28th 2015, 10:00AM

Jan 28th 2015, 10:00AM

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Kelly Woo on Dec 10th 2014, 10:00AM

Dec 10th 2014, 10:00AM

The 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Comic-Con Trailer Will Blow Your Mind (VIDEO)

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Drew Taylor on Jul 28th 2014, 11:30AM

Jul 28th 2014, 11:30AM

First Look: Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (PHOTO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 25th 2014, 2:30PM

Jun 25th 2014, 2:30PM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Review: 10 Things to Know About Seth MacFarlane's Western Comedy

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 30th 2014, 7:30AM

May 30th 2014, 7:30AM

Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane Go Hilariously Off-Topic in Our 'Million Ways to Die in the West' Unscripted (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on May 27th 2014, 3:00PM

May 27th 2014, 3:00PM

Seth MacFarlane Does a Mean Liam Neeson Impression (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on May 23rd 2014, 9:00AM

May 23rd 2014, 9:00AM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Unscripted: Ask Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron a Question

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Moviefone Staff on May 12th 2014, 11:30AM

May 12th 2014, 11:30AM

The New 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Red Band Trailer Is Hilariously Dirty (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 7th 2014, 11:30AM

May 7th 2014, 11:30AM

Oscars 2014: Who's Presenting at This Year's Ceremony?

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Drew Taylor on Feb 24th 2014, 10:30AM

Feb 24th 2014, 10:30AM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Red Band Trailer: Seth MacFarlane Conquers the Frontier (VIDEO)

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Drew Taylor on Jan 30th 2014, 11:45AM

Jan 30th 2014, 11:45AM

New 'Million Ways to Die in The West' Photo Reveals Six-Shooting Charlize Theron

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 23rd 2014, 12:00PM

Jan 23rd 2014, 12:00PM

'A Million Ways to Die In the West': First Look At Seth MacFarlane's Western-Comedy (PHOTO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 2nd 2014, 8:00AM

Jan 2nd 2014, 8:00AM

'Mad Max: Fury Road': George Miller Remains Upbeat About Film, Shoots Down Big Rumor

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Katie Roberts on Dec 3rd 2013, 4:00AM

Dec 3rd 2013, 4:00AM

Prometheus: A Meteor, In Film Form

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Jun 7th 2012, 7:16AM

Snow White And The Huntsman: A Modern Fairy Tale

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on May 31st 2012, 11:20AM

May 31st 2012, 11:20AM

Kristen Stewart's 'Snow White' Message To Girls: 'Don't Be A Vain Idiot'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on May 23rd 2012, 7:36AM

May 23rd 2012, 7:36AM

Kristen Stewart And Charlize Theron Discuss 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

Posted by
Jaimie Etkin on Mar 18th 2012, 1:42PM

Mar 18th 2012, 1:42PM

'Prometheus' Trailer: 20 Second Teaser Released (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Mar 12th 2012, 7:10AM

Mar 12th 2012, 7:10AM

Charlize Theron Meeting Kristen Stewart: 'It Was Instantly Amazing'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 17th 2012, 5:19AM

Jan 17th 2012, 5:19AM

'Prometheus' Trailer: In Space, No One Can Hear Your 'Inception' Horn

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 22nd 2011, 9:40AM

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:40AM

'Young Adult': Diablo Cody and Patton Oswalt Talk Bullying, Beauty and Charlize Theron (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 16th 2011, 10:30AM

Dec 16th 2011, 10:30AM

Scarlett Johansson 'Without Makeup' in 'We Bought a Zoo,' and Other De-Glammed Actresses

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Dec 15th 2011, 12:00PM

Dec 15th 2011, 12:00PM

Charlize Theron's First Job: Singing for Cheap Jewelry

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 14th 2011, 11:40AM

Dec 14th 2011, 11:40AM

Best Performances of 2011: From Uggie to Rooney Mara, the Top 11 in '11

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 14th 2011, 10:30AM

Dec 14th 2011, 10:30AM

Charlize Theron Discusses the Fear of Playing Adolf Hitler

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 7th 2011, 9:00AM

Dec 7th 2011, 9:00AM

Charlize Theron and the 'Young Adult' Crew Talk High School and 'Staying Off the Pole' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 5th 2011, 7:00AM

Dec 5th 2011, 7:00AM

Charlize Theron vs. Julia Roberts as Evil Queens -- Who Wins?

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Dec 1st 2011, 11:00AM

Dec 1st 2011, 11:00AM

'Prometheus' Images: Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and a Giant Face

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 1st 2011, 7:30AM

Dec 1st 2011, 7:30AM

Charlize Theron on 'Young Adult,' 'Prometheus' and Endearing Herself to America

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Dec 1st 2011, 6:30AM

Dec 1st 2011, 6:30AM

'Young Adult' Photos: Charlize Theron is the New Face of Awkward Social Interactions

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 30th 2011, 6:40AM

Nov 30th 2011, 6:40AM

'Snow White and the Huntsman' Trailer: Kristen Stewart's Heart on the Menu for Charlize Theron

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 10th 2011, 9:10AM

Nov 10th 2011, 9:10AM

Charlize Theron Circles Thriller 'Cities of Refuge'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 22nd 2011, 2:00PM

Sep 22nd 2011, 2:00PM

The First Poster for Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' Gives Judy Blume the Hangover Treatment

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 6th 2011, 8:15AM

Sep 6th 2011, 8:15AM

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