His role in A Love Song for Bobby Long garnered Macht critical acclaim for his performance as the tormented writer, Lawson Pines, starring opposite John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson in the 2004 film.
In fact, he credits John Travolta as an 'invaluable' teacher about how to act and how to be on a film set.
Charlize worked for several magazines and Gabriel was the face of Versace. Gabriel was with Halle, 50, for years before a bad split in 2010. Charlize was seeing rocker Stephan Jenkins then actor Stuart Townsend.
She also dated longtime pal Sean Penn from 2014 until 2015.'They are at the point in their lives where they crave serenity and friendship,' said a source.'They can converse about the simple things in life.' Theron's next film is Atomic Blonde which comes out in July.
The blonde bombshell also has daughter August.'They bonded at play dates and parenting events,' it was alleged. 'They've had dinner together a few times and talk often when they're not together,' said a source.'Gabriel's trying to play it cool but Charlize is smitten.