15Charlize Theron – Reindeer Games
41-year-old South African native Charlize Theron has done it all in Hollywood. From her breakout appearance in the 1997 drama The Devil’s Advocate to leading roles in Mighty Joe Young and The Cider House Rules, the actress would later earn acclaim for her parts in Monster,
The Road, Prometheus and the 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.
But it would be only a couple of years into her time on the big screen that Theron would learn the tough lessons of career choice. That arrived when she linked up for the 2000 feature Reindeer Games next to Ben Affleck and Gary Sinise. She told Esquire magazine 7 years after the official release of the flick that the only reason she signed onto the project was on account of the director.
“Reindeer Games was not a good movie,” Theron admitted. “But I did it because I loved John Frankenheimer.” Sadly the filmmaker would pass away in 2002, making the critical flop his final instalment.