Charlize gets laughs at LAFF

Charlizeth_degui_9293014_600As a young girl, Oscar-winner Charlize Theron wanted to be a dancer, not an actor.

But at the Film Independent/Los Angeles Film Festival's "Spirit of Independence Award" dinner, she didn't dance around why she ditched her ballet slippers for a Hollywood film career.

"I think I loved to dance because it was telling stories without speaking. I wasn't the best dancer and I would never have made a good ballerina because I was too tall. But if you put me on a stage and told me I was a dying swan, I f