(2011), Ben Stiller (2012), Jerry Bruckheimer (2013), Matthew McConaughey (2014), Reese Witherspoon (2015), Ridley Scott (2016), Amy Adams (2017) and Bradley Cooper (2018).” /> Previous American Cinematheque Award honorees include: Eddie Murphy (1986), Bette Midler (1987), Robin Williams (1988), Steven Spielberg (1989), Ron Howard (1990), Martin Scorsese (1991), Sean Connery (1992), Michael Douglas (1993), Rob Reiner (1994), Mel Gibson (1995), Tom Cruise (1996), John Travolta (1997), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1998), Jodie Foster (1999), Bruce Willis (2000), Nicolas Cage (2001), Denzel Washington (2002), Nicole Kidman (2003), Steve Martin (2004), Al Pacino (2005), George Clooney (2006), Julia Roberts (2007), Samuel L. Jackson (2008), Matt Damon (2010), Robert Downey Jr.
"She showed her fierce physicality in acclaimed action films like 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Atomic Blonde.' She gave us portraits of troubled women in Golden Globe-nominated performances in 'Young Adult' and 'Tully.' She made an immediate and strong impression from the beginning in acclaimed as 'The Cider House Rules.'" "She won the Academy Award for transforming herself unrecognizably into a serial killer in 'Monster' and she earned another Oscar nomination for 'North Country,'" Nicita added.
The selection was announced Monday. Theron was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee.
“Charlize Theron is making a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures while breaking through outmoded limitations on what an actress and producer can do." “The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Charlize Theron as the 33rd recipient of the American Cinematheque Award at our celebration this year," said American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita.
Nicita also noted that Theron will starring as Megyn Kelly in the upcoming Fox News movie about the Roger Ailes harassment scandal. She'll also be co-producing the currently untitled film.
Charlize Theron has been selected for the 2019 American Cinematheque Award, with the presentation set to take place Nov. 8 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood. Leitch is repped by WME.
Leitch then directed the 2017 thriller "Atomic Blonde," starring Charlize Theron, before helming "Deadpool 2." He's attached to direct "Fast and Furious" spinoff "Hobbs and Shaw," starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Leitch broke into show business as a stunt double for Brad Pitt and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He made his directorial debut on 2014's "John Wick" with Chad Stahelski, though only Stahelski was credited.
The movie was selected in 2004 for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
"Deadpool 2" director David Leitch is in early talks with Warner Bros. to come on board a remake of Bruce Lee's 1973 classic martial arts actioner "Enter the Dragon."
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The original was directed by Robert Clouse, and starred Lee, John Saxon, and Jim Kelly. The film was first released in Hong Kong six days after Lee's death at the age of 32.
He persuades Lee to attend a martial arts competition on the criminal's private island in order to gather evidence. Lee stars in the pic as a Shaolin martial artist from Hong Kong who is approached by a British intelligence agent investigating a crime lord.
The "Enter the Dragon" remake is in early development, without actors or writers attached.