Last week, thoughts were mixed about Leslie Mann
. Mostly positive with a few flaccid dogs, people seemed to quote her talent as being a factor in hotness and her voice as being a detriment. This week, let's go simpler. I'm choosing someone well known and well respected, but I have to pose the question: Just because it seems like the whole world thinks you're hot, does that really make it so?
This might just be me shooting myself in the foot, but let's examine Charlize Theron. Sure she has a career that currently consists of everything an actress in Hollywood could want and more. She's been nominated a couple times for an Oscar and stands at 1 for 2 so far. But in the beginning, she was just this tall blonde from South Africa who made a splash in 2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY, a movie that tanked at the box office.
Somewhere in the middle of her career, she became known solely as being eye candy. Who really wants to watch CELEBRITY or MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (for which she posed nude in the May 1999 issue of Playboy) over and over? Between 1997 and 2002, Charlize was in 16 movies, some with the benefit of having big name actors attached, although I dare you to name all 16 without cheating. It wasn't until 2003 that she finally locked onto the very meaty MONSTER and proved to the nation that we were overlooking her as a serious actress.
Now Charlize is known around the world as being the golden girl of Hollywood, capable of getting ugly and serious for movies and then showing up glowing on the red carpet to promote them. Still, with a unusually poor casting in the current HANCOCK
(admit it, you know she didn't fit in the role), I have to wonder just how hot she can really be considered. A tall blonde model who has to "ugly" herself up to be taken seriously in films.
You tell me.