Is Charlize Theron repeating her mother’s mistakes? When she was a young teenager in South Africa, Charlize’s alcoholic father came home drunk and angry one night and threatened the family. Charlize was watching when her mother Gerda shot him dead in self defense. Ironically, Sean Penn shares some of her father’s unpleasant traits. He’s a big drinker, and if you recall, he roughed up his then-wife Madonna during a Thanksgiving binge that ended their marriage. His second wifeRobin Wright doesn’t have anything nice to say about him either. As for his TEMPER- he doesn’t keep that a secret. Many paparazzi are actually AFRAID of him. Hopefully Charlize will proceed with caution.