Saturday, December 24, 2005

Between Charlize Theron And Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is a household name in most homes in Africa for her exciting and thrilling performances in Nigerian movies and she has won the African Academy of Movies Award for the Best Actress in Africa. But, can you compare her to Charlize Theron the sultry South African World Class actress celebrated in the Western world?
Of course, Charlize Theron does not know who is Genevieve Nnaji. But Genevieve Nnaji knows who is Charlize Theron. But can we call Charlize Theron an African Beauty?
Well, an African beauty is an African beauty no matter the colour, class or creed.
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)
The Ice at the Bottom of the World (2006) (announced)
The Brazilian Job (2006) (pre-production) .... Stella Bridger
Aeon Flux (2005) .... Aeon Flux
North Country (2005) .... Josey Aimes
Head in the Clouds (2004) .... Gilda Bessé
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) .... Britt Ekland
Monster (2003) .... Aileen
The Italian Job (2003) .... Stella Bridger
... aka Braquage à l'italienne (France)
Waking Up in Reno (2002) .... Candy Kirkendall
Trapped (2002) .... Karen Jennings
... aka 24 Stunden Angst (Germany)
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) .... Laura Kensington
... aka Im Bann des Jade Skorpions (Germany)
15 Minutes (2001) .... Rose Hearn
... aka 15 Minuten Ruhm (Germany)
Sweet November (2001) .... Sara Deever
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) .... Adele Invergordon
Men of Honor (2000) .... Gwen Sunday
... aka Men of Honour (UK)
The Yards (2000) .... Erica Stoltz
Reindeer Games (2000) .... Ashley Mercer
... aka Deception (UK) (USA: working title)
The Cider House Rules (1999) .... Candy Kendall
The Astronaut's Wife (1999) .... Jillian Armacost
Mighty Joe Young (1998) .... Jill Young
... aka Mighty Joe (UK)
Celebrity (1998) .... Supermodel
The Devil's Advocate (1997) .... Mary Ann Lomax
... aka Devil's Advocate (USA: DVD box title)
... aka Im Auftrag des Teufels (Germany)
Trial and Error (1997) .... Billie Tyler
Hollywood Confidential (1997) (TV) .... Sally
That Thing You Do! (1996) .... Tina
2 Days in the Valley (1996) .... Helga Svelgen
Children of the Corn III (1995) (uncredited) .... Young
Charlize Theron does not need any introduction in Hollywood with an Oscar, Golden Globe and other highly coveted awards in her kitty for her laudable and remarkable accomplishments in acting leading roles in several box office best selling films.
Charlize Theron Awards
2004 Academy Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2004 Silver Berlin Bear Best Actress
2004 BFCA Award Best Actress
2004 CFCA Award Best Actress
2004 DFWFCA Award Best Actress
2004 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
2004 Golden Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
2004 Independent Spirit Award Best First Feature
2004 Independent Spirit Award Best Female Lead
2004 Sierra Award Best Actress
2004 NSFC Award Best Actress
2004 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
2004 VFCC Award Best Actress
2003 NBR Award Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
2003 SFFCC Award Best Actress
2000 Bambi Shooting Star: Female
Genevieve Nnaji's most popular movies include "Honey 1& Honey 2","For Better For Worse 1& 2" and over 200 other titles. But there is no official filmography. Because, even Genevieve Nnaji cannot recall all the movies she acted. And you cannot blame her. The Nigerian movies are mass produced and what Charlize Theron earns in one year could be used to produce over 30 Nigerian movies within 10 months.

Charlize Theron is the fantasy of Genevieve Nnaji and the ultimate dream of every actress coming up in Nigerian Nollywood, Indian Bollywood and the other woods.


jebbeh said...

girl that pic rock. i really like your pic. am your big fan from liberia but am in the united states right now and still watched ur movies.

Toniyah Tonijah said...

You mean Genevieve or Charlize?

God bless.

Isaac said...

I like this write-up and comparism of Theron and Nnaji. Just out of the head, can Nnaji ever make the same money? Can Nollywood bridge the gap of Hollywood or at least do better than the Bollywood from India?

By the way, the blog is great. keep it coming.


amelie_medem said...

I don't really appreciate this comparison between Charlize and Genevieve. Genevevieve is a beginner and a black african girl. Charlize is a former actress, she is white, and even now she's already got the american nationality (shame from being african, may be). I don't think that Genevieve want to be in hollywood. In Africa, we need to build our own cinema world and our own rules like the indian guys. There's no need to be in hollywood if you earned your living beeing an actor, and if you're recognized in your country, in Africa, and even in India (yes, the chinese people also like nigerean movies!).

This a beginning of something (you should read the history of hollywood to understand this), a great beginning , and I like it for the African Cinema!

sylvia said...

Genevieve Nnaji does not do competition,and she is not whet ever you think she is OK!!!.and do not compare her white actress because she is not. if you really wanna know!! I will tell you. she is black. and if you do not appreciate or like her and her job, well sorry for you.the sad thing is we do appreciate her and we love her and her job as well. you don't have to like her and do not compare her with whet ever you call actress, because she is Genevieve,she does thing on her on way and she will never wanna be like charlize because she is special in different way that charlize can not be, and charlize can not be like her because she has different way of doing her job. so do not mix thing. you should think more a bout you and your future.thanks

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