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Monster (2002)

Monster

Synopsis

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.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
WINNER

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actress - Drama (Charlize Theron)
WINNER

BAFTA

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
WINNER

Independent Spirit

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
WINNER
Best First Work
WINNER
Best First Screenplay
NOMINATED

Berlin Film Festival

Golden Bear - Best Film
NOMINATED
Silver Bear - Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
WINNER

Chicago Film Critics Association

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
WINNER

American Film Institute Awards (AFI Awards)

Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
NOMINATED

New York Film Critics Circle

Best Leading Actress (Charlize Theron)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Monster

Director

Patty Jenkins

Producer

Newmarket Films, Media 8 Entertainment, DEJ Productions

Running time

110 min

Screenwriter

Patty Jenkins

Music

BT

Cinematography

Steven Bernstein

Year

2002

Country

United States United States

Box Office

Budget

$4,500,000

Gross

$64,240,813

Ranking

IMDb
7.3
Metacritic
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes
8.1

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