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Portman, Natalie

Natalie Portman was discovered in a pizza parlor at age 11, and has been working in films ever since. Besides her role as Padme Amidala in "Star Wars," Natalie has starred in films such as "Where the Heart Is" and "Anywhere But Here."
  1. "Black Swan"
  2. "Brothers"
  3. "Closer"
  4. "Cold Mountain"
  5. "Garden State"
  6. "Goya's Ghosts"
  7. "Hesher"
  8. "Mr Magorium's"
  9. "My Blueberry Nights"
  10. "No Strings Attached"
  11. "Paris, je t'aime"
  12. "Star Wars : Episode II ...
  13. "Star Wars Episode III"
  14. "The Other Boleyn Girl"
  15. "Thor: The Dark World"
  16. "V for Vendetta"
  17. "Your Highness"

Natalie Portman "Thor" Interview Video
Natalie Portman on "Thor," the appeal of starring in the action drama/comedy, her character Jane Foster, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and working on a comic book inspired movie.

Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings Discuss "Thor"
Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings aren't jealous their characters in "Thor" are mere mortals. At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con the two lovely ladies said they're extremely happy to be a part of the big-budget action epic and don't mind the fact their characters don't have any special powers.

Natalie Portman Discusses "V for Vendetta"
Natalie Portman and Joel Silver on making the "V for Vendetta" movie, the London bombings, Alan Moore, and remaining faithful to the source material.

Natalie Portman Interview - "Closer"
Behind the scenes of "Closer" with a very mature Natalie Portman.

Natalie Portman Interview - "Garden State"
Natalie Portman discusses "Garden State," comedy, "Star Wars Episode III," and director Mike Nichols.

Natalie Portman: Oscar Winner
A gorgeous Natalie Portman made her way carefully to the stage to accept her first Academy Award for her starring role in "Black Swan," directed by Darren Aronofsky. Getting a hug from Jeff Bridges, Portman was greeted with what could have been the loudest round of applause of the night from the celebrity audience.

2011 SAG Awards
The positively glowing Natalie Portman collected her first nomination and win at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards for her mesmerizing performance in "Black Swan." "To all the actresses in this category, and the performances this year in general, I'm so humbled to be among you," said Portman accepting the award for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role.

Top 10 Actresses of 2010
Natalie Portman earned a spot on my Top 10 Actresses of 2010 list for her performance in "Black Swan."

Natalie Portman Shops a Comedy Script
(Nov 2010) Natalie Portman's garnering Oscar buzz for her performance in Darren Aronofsky's dramatic film "Black Swan," but what she's really looking forward to doing is a comedy film from her own script.

Natalie Portman Tackles "Gravity"
(Sep 2010) With Natalie Portman drawing rave reviews and awards buzz for her role in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller "Black Swan," the actress is once again on every studio's radar. Warner Bros has even offered the 29 year old Portman the lead in "Gravity," an "epic survival story" from writer/director Alfonso Cuaron and co-writer Jonas Cuaron.

2011 Golden Globes
Natalie Portman picked up a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress - Drama for her work in "Black Swan."

2011 Spirit Awards
"Winter's Bone" went into the 2011 Film Independent's Spirit Awards as the most nominated film, with nominations in the Best Feature and Best Director categories as well as acting noms for Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, and Dale Dickey. And while the gritty drama did well - Hawkes and Dickey both picked up supporting acting honors - it was "Black Swan" that danced home with the most wins.

Natalie Portman Joins "Thor"
(July 2009) Marvel Studios just announced the addition of Natalie Portman to the cast of "Thor," the action movie centering around the hammer-wielding Norse warrior.

Natalie Portman Photos
Gallery of photos from the 2005 San Diego Comic Con presentation of the Warner Bros Pictures movie, "V for Vendetta," featuring photos of Natalie Portman.

"Black Swan" Photos
Gallery of photos from the dramatic movie "Black Swan" starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel.

"My Blueberry Nights" Photos
Gallery of photos from the movie "My Blueberry Nights" starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Norah Jones, and David Strathairn.

"Brothers" Photos
Gallery of photos from the movie "Brothers" starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman.

"Closer" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the Sony Pictures movie "Closer," featuring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman.

"Garden State" Photo Gallery
Gallery of production photos from "Garden State," starring Natalie Portman and Zach Braff.

"Goya's Ghosts" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the movie "Goya's Ghosts" featuring photos of Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman and Stellan Skarsgard.

"Hesher" Photos
Photos from "Hesher" starring Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Devin Brochu.

"No Strings Attached" Photos
Gallery of photos from the comedy film "No Strings Attached" starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Lake Bell, Jake Johnson, Chris Bridges, Greta Gerwig, Olivia Thirlby, Ophelia Lovibond, Cary Elwes, Mindy Kaling and Kevin Kline.

"No Strings Attached" Premiere Photos
Gallery of photos from the LA premiere of "No Strings Attached" featuring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Mindy Kaling, Lake Bell, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, Cary Elwes, Colin Owens, Jake Johnson, Elizabeth Meriwether, Greta Gerwig, Ivan Reitman, Justin Price, Kat Dennings, Michael Anthony Spady, Ralph Macchio, Stefanie Scott and Tia Carrere.

"The Other Boleyn Girl" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the Columbia Pictures movie, "The Other Boleyn Girl," starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.

"Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones" Movie Review
It's all about the love in George Lucas' newest "Star Wars." Here's my take on the film, from a non-fanatic's point of view.

"Star Wars: Episode II" Production Photos
Here's a large gallery of publicity stills from the film featuring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Yoda, the Fetts, Christopher Lee and Samuel L. Jackson.

"Star Wars Episode III" Photos
Gallery of photos from the Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox movie, "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," starring Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, and Ewan McGregor.

"Your Highness" Photos
Gallery of photos from the comedy "Your Highness" starring James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, and Danny McBride.

San Diego Film Critics Honor Natalie Portman
The San Diego Film Critics selected Natalie Portman as the Best Supporting Actress of 2004 for her performance in "Closer."

Natalie Portman Takes Home a Golden Globe
Natalie Portman and her "Closer" co-star Clive Owen picked up Golden Globes for their roles in the 2004 Mike Nichols film.

Review of "Beautiful Girls"
"Beautiful Girls" starring Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich and Michael Rapaport, is a worthy choice as a "Video Pick of the Week." The film showcases some stellar performances along with intelligent dialogue.

Natalie Portman Battles Zombies
(Dec 2009) Jane Austen's classic tale, "Pride and Prejudice," has had many big screen treatments, the latest being the 2005 Oscar nominated adaptation starring Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright. But the prior film adaptations didn't have zombies or Natalie Portman.

Natalie Portman's Set to Star in "Wuthering Heights"
(April 2008) Natalie Portman will star in "Wuthering Heights" directed by John Maybury and based on the novel by Emily Bronte.

Natalie Portman's Set to Star in "Wuthering Heights"
(April 2008) Natalie Portman will star in "Wuthering Heights" directed by John Maybury and based on the novel by Emily Bronte.

"My Blueberry Nights" Attracts a Big Name Cast
Wong Kar Wai's first English-language movie, "My Blueberry Nights," is filling out. Kevin Spacey and Ed Harris are in talks with Norah Jones, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and Jude Law signed on to "My Blueberry Nights."

"Mars Attacks"
Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker and Natalie Portman star in this 1996 sci-fi comedy.

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