Natalie Portman's greatest career moments
Natalie Portman is one of Hollywood's most-loved actresses for various reasons, one of them being the myriad of characters she has played on screen over the years. The Israeli-American has acted in over 40 films to date. Here is a list of Natalie's most impressive silver screen peformances and that have received the most love from audiences everywhere.
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Natalie Portman began her career on the right foot when she played Mathilda in the movie Leon, which premiered in 1994. Natalie was just 13 years old and with this film, she showed the world she was ready to be a star.
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Star Wars director George Lucas offered the role of Padmé Amidala to Natalie when she was just 17 years old, specifically for Episode I The Phantom Menace. Although the film was not without critique, two more movies would come out also featuring Natalie: Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
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In the midst of filming the Star Wars movies, Natalie got the opportunity to squeeze in one more movie, Closer, that premiered in 2004 and also starred A-listers like Julia Roberts, Clive Owen and Jude Law. She was nominated for the Golden Globes as Best Actress for her absolutely brilliant performance.
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Evey Hammond is a role that Natalie brought to life for the science fiction, would-be cult favorite film, V for Vendetta. One of the pivotal scenes from the movie is when the character's hair is completely shaved off. The moment was of course, very real. Natalie agreed to get rid of her hair instead of wearing a cap so that the scene would be perfect. She is an actress who is very much committed to her roles!
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Three A-listers signed up to star in the period film, The Other Boleyn Girl. Natalie Portman played the role of Anne Boleyn, a character that immediately piqued her interest the moment it was presented to her. The actress was impressed with the Queen consort's immense inner strength and strong personality.
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One of the career-defining moments in Natalie's life has undoubtedly been when she decided to star in Black Swan , a Darren Aronofsky film that premiered in 2010 and one in which Natalie played the character of ballerina Nina Sayers. For the role, Natalie won the Oscars for Best Actress; she also won big at the Golden Globes, BAFTA and at the SAG Awards.
Along with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman starred in the Marvel movie,Thor. In it, she plays Jane Foster, who is Thor's (Chris Hemsworth's) love interest. There will be a third installment by 2020: Thor: Love & Thunder.
Natalie Portman then brought Jacqueline Kennedy to life on the big screen, John F. Kennedy's wife and former First Lady from 1961 to 1963, when the 35th President of the United States was assassinated. This movie recounts the years that Jackie lived at The White House and her widowed life afterwards.
Natalie's most recent work on the big screen was Lucy in the Sky for which the actress completely changed her look to play Lucy Cola, an astronaut who loses touch with reality.
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