Theron has said of this period in her career that, "I kept finding myself in a place where directors would back me but studios didn't.[I began] a love affair with directors, the ones I really, truly admired. Reindeer Games was not a good movie, but I did it because I loved John Frankenheimer." The Oscar win pushed her to The Hollywood Reporter's 2006 list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning US million for both her subsequent films, North Country and Aeon Flux, she ranked seventh, behind Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Renée Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
In the same year, she starred in the financially unsuccessful science fiction thriller Aeon Flux.
She also received the 2005 Spike Video Game Award for Best Performance by a Human Female for her voiceover work in the Aeon Flux video game.
She received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance in the sexual harassment-themed drama North Country (2005), and a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Jason Reitman's film Young Adult (2011).
Theron moved into the field of producing in the late 2000s.
She also appeared on the cover of the May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, in photos taken several years earlier when she was an unknown model; Theron unsuccessfully sued the magazine for publishing them without her consent.
She starred in five films in 2000: Reindeer Games, The Yards, The Legend of Bagger Vance and Men of Honor, Sweet November and was briefly considered a new "It girl".
The shoe was made from vegan materials and inspired by the African baobab tree, the silhouette of which was embroidered on blue and orange canvas.
Ten-thousand pairs were given to destitute children, and a portion of the proceeds went to CTAOP.
I was broke, I was taking class at the Joffrey Ballet, and my knees gave out.