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110 min.
United States United States
Patty Jenkins
Steven Bernstein
Newmarket, Media 8 Entertainment, DEJ Productions
Drama | Crime. Prostitution. Serial Killers. Gay & Lesbian. 1980s. 1990s. Based On A True Story
A dark tale based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, one of America's first female serial killers. Wuornos had a difficult and cruel childhood plagued by abuse and drug use in Michigan. She became a prostitute by the age of thirteen, the same year she became pregnant. She eventually moved to Florida where she began earning a living as a highway prostitute--servicing the desires of semi-truck drivers. The tale focuses on the nine month period between 1989 and 1990, during which Wuornos had a lesbian relationship with a woman named Selby. And during that very same time, she also began murdering her clientèle in order to get money without using sex. This turned the tables on a rather common phenomenon of female highway prostitutes being the victims of serial killers--instead Wuornos, herself, carried out the deeds of a cold-blooded killer.
2004: Berlin Film Festival : Silver Bear - Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
2003: Oscar: Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
2003: Golden Globe: Best Actress of Drama (Charlize Theron)
2003: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
2003: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Theron)
2004: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
2003: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
2003: National Board of Review: Best Actress
2003: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2003: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
2003: Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
2003: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actress (Theron) & First Feature. 3 Nominations
2003: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
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