Mandela's praise for star.OSCAR (Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime) AOL's internal project name for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The core functions of OSCAR, known as the Basic OSCAR Services (BOS), include Login/Logoff, Locate (find out about other AIM users), Instant Message winner Charlize Theron was reduced to tears yesterday when former President Nelson Mandela Noun 1. Nelson Mandela - South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela praised her for putting South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. on the map.
"I love you so much," the actress said during an emotional meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.
Theron, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of a serial-killing prostitute in the film Monster, grew up in the small South African town of Benoni.
Wearing a simple white dress with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, she told Mandela he was an inspiration to her and many others.
Mandela returned the complement.
"She has put South Africa on the map," he said "Even those who were ignorant of South Africa, having seen her, they must know now that there is a country like South Africa."
EMOTIONAL MEETING: Nelson Mandela (left) and Charlize Theron