Charlize Theron roots for Barack Obama

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Melbourne, Sept 24 : Charlize Theron has become the latest celebrity to support U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The South African-born Oscar winner, who became an American citizen last year, pointed out that her timing to get the country's citizenship couldn't have been better.

"Its a great year to become an American citizen. I think everybody knows I'm backing Barack Obama," the Daily Telegraph quoted her, as telling Sunday Express.

"There's certain things about him that I find truly inspiring. After his speech on race, I emailed a few people I knew who are probably going to vote Republican and suggested that they really listen to that speech," she added.

Last November, the actress expressed her contempt for current commander-in-chief George Bush.

She called him irresponsible and taking exception with politicians in their very expensive suits and air-conditioned buildings, telling us how our soldiers are doing in Iraq.

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