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Natalie Portman

Portman at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Natalie Hershlag
(Hebrew: נטלי הרשלג‎)
June 9, 1981 (1981-06-09) (age 28)
Jerusalem, Israel
Years active 1994–present
.Natalie Portman (Hebrew: נטלי פורטמן‎; born Natalie Hershlag June 9, 1981) is an Israeli American actress.^ Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress.
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^ Natalie Portman ( Hebrew : נטלי פורטמן ‎; born Natalie Hershlag June 9, 1981) is an Israeli American actress .

^ Natalie Portman, born Natalie Hershlag was born on June 9, 1981 to Avner and Shelly Hershlag in Jerusalem, Israel.
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.Her first role came in the 1994 independent film Léon (known in the United States as The Professional).^ Natalie's film career started with her role in the 1994 film, The Professional (a.k.a.
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^ Her first role came in the 1994 independent film Leon: The Professional, however her breakout role did not come until she was cast as Padm Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
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^ She was featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut in the movie Léon (1994) (aka "The Professional").
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.She achieved wider fame after playing Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.^ She achieved wider fame after playing Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
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^ So what's Natalie's favorite of the Star Wars prequels?
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^ (On which of the three Star Wars prequels is her favorite) .
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[1] .Portman, who has said "I'd rather be smart than a movie star,"[2] completed a bachelor's degree in psychology at Harvard College while she was working on the Star Wars films.^ She is known for her performance in "Star Wars" movies.
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^ I'd rather be smart than a movie star.
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^ In the war drama Brothers , Natalie Portman plays a woman who seeks comfort from her brother-in-law when her husband goes missing in Afghanistan.
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[3]
.In 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Chekhov's The Seagull, alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.^ Paris Je t'Aime finally had a premiere in New York City and New York magazine declares that they'll always have Paris.
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^ Rihanna , revealing that the nude pictures leaked of her in May were a gift for her ex Chris Brown , to New York City radio station Hot 97 .
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^ Portman in a recent New York Times profile promoting her role as a stripper in the new movie Closer.
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[1] .In 2005, Portman received a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actress in the drama Closer.^ In 2005, Portman received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her critically acclaimed performance in the art house drama Closer.
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^ Clive Owen and Natalie Portman have picked up best supporting actor and actress in a drama at tonights Golden Globes.

^ In 2004, she appeared in another role which added to her critical acclaim in the movie Closer in which she received many awards including the SDFCS Award for Best Supporting Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble (shared with Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts ) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
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.In May 2008, she served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury.^ Toronto Film Festival 2008 .
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^ Cannes Film Festival 2008 .
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^ Venice Film Festival 2008 .
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[4] Portman's directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival's shorts competition in 2008.[5]

Contents

Early life

.Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel.^ Portman was born in Jerusalem , Israel .

^ Natalie Portman was born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel.
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[6][7] .Her father, Avner Hershlag, is an Israeli doctor specializing in fertility and reproduction (reproductive endocrinology).^ Her father, Avner Hershlag, is an Israeli doctor specializing in fertility and reproduction ( reproductive endocrinology ).

[8][9] Her mother, Shelley Stevens, is an American homemaker who now works as her agent.[8] .Portman's maternal ancestors were Jews from Austria and Russia, and her paternal ancestors were Jews who immigrated to Israel from Poland and Romania.^ Portman's maternal ancestors were Jews from Austria and Russia , and her paternal ancestors were Jews who immigrated to Israel from Poland and Romania .

^ Jews who went to Israel and became a born again Jew and now she shits on everyone who is not a J O O .
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.Her paternal grandfather's parents died in Auschwitz, and her Romanian-born great-grandmother was a spy for the British during World War II.^ Her paternal grandfather's parents died in Auschwitz , and her Romanian-born great-grandmother was a spy for the British during World War II .

[10]
.Portman's parents met at a Jewish student center at Ohio State University where her mother was selling tickets.^ Her parents met as OSU (Ohio State university) in Columbus, Ohio.
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.Her father returned to Israel, and the two corresponded and were married when her mother visited Israel a few years later.^ Her father returned to Israel, and the two corresponded and were married when her mother visited Israel a few years later.

^ Natalie has made several visits and donations to hospitals in Israel over the years.
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.In 1984, when Portman was three years old, the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training.^ Moved to the US when she was 3 years old.
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^ The family moved to the United States when she was 3.
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^ If COPPA support is enabled and you specified being under 13 years old during registration, you will have to follow the instructions you received.

.The family first lived in Washington, D.C., where Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, but relocated to Connecticut in 1988, and then settled permanently in Long Island, New York, in 1990.[1] Portman has said that although she "really love[s] the States...^ The family first lived in Washington, D.C. , where Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School , but relocated to Connecticut in 1988, and then settled permanently in Long Island , New York , in 1990.

^ Although she says her family was not religious, 11 Portman attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Glen Cove, New York .

^ She has lived in Long Island, New York since she was a child.
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my heart's in Jerusalem. That's where I feel at home."[10] .She is an only child and very close to her parents,[1] who are often seen with her at her film premieres.^ She is an only child and very close to her parents, 1 who are often seen with her at her film premieres.

^ In 1994, she auditioned for the role of a child who befriends a middle-aged hitman in Luc Besson 's film, Léon (aka The Professional ).

^ The 'Closer' star is an only child and doesn't believe her parents would have been able to devote so much time to her and take her to all her auditions if she'd had siblings.
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Education

.Although she says her family was not religious,[11] Portman attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Glen Cove, New York.^ Sam expresses her uniqueness in a variety of ways in the film, while Portman says she allows her family and relationships to allow her particular uniqueness to manifest itself.
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^ The Attack of the Clones star is being targeted by some New York friends to front their series about a boarding school plagued by "drugs, elitism and pretentiousness".
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^ Portman in a recent New York Times profile promoting her role as a stripper in the new movie Closer.
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.She graduated from a public high school, Syosset High School.^ She graduated from a public high school, Syosset High School .

^ Natalie's graduation from Syosset High School took place the same summer the much-hyped prequel was released.
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^ Afterwards, she concentrated on high school in Syosset, where she was a straight-A student.
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[1] .Portman skipped the premiere of Star Wars: Episode I so she could study for her high school final exams.^ I mainly did STAR WARS while I was in school.
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^ Had to miss the premiere of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) so she could study for her high school final exams.
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^ Cinescape say that trusted sources say the Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith trailer will play in theatres from November, 5th infront of The Incredibles.

[12]
.In June 2003, Portman graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in psychology.^ In June 2003, Portman graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

^ Got a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Harvard in 2003.

^ Received her Harvard degree in June of 2003.
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.At Harvard, Portman was Alan Dershowitz's research assistant (he thanks her in The Case for Israel) in a psychology lab.^ At Harvard, Portman was Alan Dershowitz 's research assistant (he thanks her in The Case for Israel ) in a psychology lab.

^ She's really smart -- not only did she graduate from Harvard, she earned high marks while there from the likes of Alan Dershowitz.

^ In June 2003, Portman graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

.While attending Harvard, she was a resident of Lowell House[13] and wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson in response to an anti-Israeli essay.^ While attending Harvard, she was a resident of Lowell House 13 and wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson in response to an anti-Israeli essay.

^ "The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Housing Frenzy Welcomes Freshmen" .

[14]
.Portman took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004.[11] In March 2006, she appeared as a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism, where she spoke about her film V for Vendetta.^ (September 2004) She is presently studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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^ In March 2006, she appeared as a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism, where she spoke about her film V for Vendetta .

^ Portman took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004.

[15]
.In addition to being bilingual in Hebrew[16] and English, Portman has studied[17] French,[18] Japanese,[18] German,[19] and Arabic.^ Multi-lingual Natalie, who graduated from America's prestigious Harvard University two years ago, also speaks fluent French, Hebrew and Japanese.
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^ In addition to being bilingual in Hebrew 16 and English , Portman has studied 17 French , 18 Japanese , 18 German , 19 and Arabic .

^ Also knows some conversational French, German, and Japanese and Spanish.
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[20]
As a student, Portman co-authored two research papers that were published in professional scientific journals. Her 1998 high school paper, "A Simple Method To Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar," was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search.[21] .In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal Lobe Activation During Object Permanence" during her psychology studies at Harvard.^ In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal Lobe Activation During Object Permanence " during her psychology studies at Harvard.

^ Appearing in a myriad of eclectic films of varying scale and scope, Portman completed studying psychology at Harvard, which she sees invaluable in the constant pursuit of her acting career.
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^ She speaks three languages, and has just graduated from Harvard in psychology, which may account for her studiously analytical answers.
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[22]

Career

Early work

.Portman started dancing lessons at age 4[1] and performed in local troupes.^ Has taken dance lessons since the age of 4.
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^ Portman started dancing lessons at age 4 1 and performed in local troupes.

^ Portman has been an advocate of environmental causes since childhood, when she joined an environmental song and dance troupe known as World Patrol Kids.

.At the age of 10, a Revlon agent asked her to become a child model,[1][23] but she turned down the offer to focus on acting.^ At the age of 10, a Revlon agent asked her to become a child model , 1 23 but she turned down the offer to focus on acting.

^ Turned down a role in The Horse Whisperer (1998) to act in "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Broadway.
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^ At the age of 11 she was spotted by an agent searching for a child model, which started off her acting career.
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.In a magazine interview, Portman said that she was "different from the other kids.^ In past interviews, Portman has talked with pride about her Israeli roots and said she keeps in close touch with her relatives in Israel.
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^ Look for other upcoming television appearances, interviews, and magazine articles, as Natalie has a couple of films coming out this spring.
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^ Time magazine said: But the memory we'll cherish most is that of Portman's vibrancy, grittiness, and ache, all performed with a virtuosa's easy assurance.
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I was more ambitious, I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked very hard. .I was a very serious kid."^ I was a very serious kid."

[24]
Portman spent her school holidays attending theater camps. .When she was 10, she auditioned for Ruthless!, a play about a girl who is prepared to commit murder to get the lead in a school play, and she was chosen as the understudy for Laura Bell Bundy.^ When she was 10, she auditioned for Ruthless!

^ Portman will obviously play the lead role in the film a the heroine of the story Elizabeth Bennet, who is distracted ...
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^ As a young girl, she was an understudy for the lead character in the off-Broadway show, "Ruthless," alongside Britney Spears .
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[11] .In 1994, she auditioned for the role of a child who befriends a middle-aged hitman in Luc Besson's film, Léon (aka The Professional).^ Léon (1994), directed by Luc Besson .
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^ Natalie's film career started with her role in the 1994 film, The Professional (a.k.a.
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^ Her first role came in the 1994 independent film Leon: The Professional, however her breakout role did not come until she was cast as Padm Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
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.Soon after getting the part, she took her grandmother's maiden name "Portman" as her stage name, in the interest of privacy;[1] in the director's cut of the film on DVD, she is credited as Natalie Hershlag.^ Find where Natalie Portman is credited alongside another name Natalie Portman &   .
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^ Soon after getting the part, she took her grandmother's maiden name "Portman" as her stage name, in the interest of privacy; 1 in the director's cut of the film on DVD , she is credited as Natalie Hershlag.

^ "Natalie Portman asks director to cut nude scenes.."
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.Léon opened on November 18, 1994, marking her feature film debut at age 13. That same year she appeared in the short film Developing, which aired on television.^ That same year she appeared in the short film Developing , which aired on television.

^ Léon opened on November 18, 1994, marking her feature film debut at age 13.

^ In 1994, she auditioned for the role of a child who befriends a middle-aged hitman in Luc Besson 's film, Léon (aka The Professional ).

1995–1999

During the mid-1990s, Portman had roles in the films Heat, Everyone Says I Love You, and Mars Attacks!, as well as a major role in Beautiful Girls.[1] .She was the first choice to play Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, but producers felt her age wasn't suitable.^ She was the first choice to play Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet , but producers felt her age wasn't suitable.

[23] .In 1997, Portman played the role of Anne Frank in a Broadway adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.^ In 1997, Portman played the role of Anne Frank in a Broadway adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank .

^ Portman has been cast in the role of Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh 's upcoming film adaptation of Thor .

^ No: She's playing the lead role in this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's book.
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.She initially turned down the lead role in the film Anywhere but Here after learning it would involve a sex scene, but director Wayne Wang and actress Susan Sarandon demanded a rewrite of the script; Portman was shown a new draft, and she joined the project.^ Natalie Portman's extreme sex scene .

^ She initially turned down the lead role in the film Anywhere but Here after learning it would involve a sex scene , but director Wayne Wang and actress Susan Sarandon demanded a rewrite of the script; Portman was shown a new draft, and she joined the project.

^ The project now appears to be decisively back on course for the big screen with Natalie Portman in the leading role of Elizabeth Bennet, who turns to zombie-slaying when an undead-raising plague disrupts her quest for love and independence.

[1] .The film opened in late 1999, and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ann August.^ The film opened in late 1999, and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ann August.

^ She already has a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress.
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^ Natalie was nominated for her first Golden Globe in 1999, for playing Ann in Anywhere But Here.
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[25] Critic Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon called Portman "astonishing" and said that "[u]nlike any number of actresses her age, she's neither too maudlin nor too plucky."[26] In the late 1990s, Portman was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. .The first part, The Phantom Menace, opened in early 1999.[1] She then signed on to play the lead role of a teenaged mother in Where the Heart Is.^ The first part, The Phantom Menace , opened in early 1999.

^ She then signed on to play the lead role of a teenaged mother in Where the Heart Is .

^ Harris’ first big role was in 1988’s “Clara’s Heart” with Whoopi Goldberg, but he really hit the limelight when he landed the lead in the TV series “Doogie Howser, M.D.” Now, he stars in another top-rated series, “How I Met Your Mother,” along with playing a twisted version of himself in two “Harold & Kumar” movies.
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2000–2005

.After filming Where the Heart Is, Portman moved into the dorms of Harvard University to pursue her bachelor's degree in psychology.^ Appearing in a myriad of eclectic films of varying scale and scope, Portman completed studying psychology at Harvard, which she sees invaluable in the constant pursuit of her acting career.
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^ She speaks three languages, has a Harvard degree in psychology and once turned down the role of Lolita.
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^ Trilingual (Natalie is fluent in Hebrew, English and Japanese) and having shared aspirations of becoming a doctor, Natalie is currently studying Psychology at Harvard University.
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[1] .She said in a 1999 interview that, with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she would not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying.^ She said in a 1999 interview that, with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she would not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying.

^ Stated in a TV interview that with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she will not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying at Harvard University.
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^ So what's Natalie's favorite of the Star Wars prequels?
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[27] .During the summer break from June to September 2000, Portman filmed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in Sydney, along with additional production in London.^ Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (USA: video box title) ...
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^ Portman will star and produce along with the folks at Darko Films.
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^ During the summer break from June to September 2000, Portman filmed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in Sydney , along with additional production in London .

.In July 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols; she played the role of Nina alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.^ In July 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Chekhov's The Seagull , directed by Mike Nichols ; she played the role of Nina alongside Meryl Streep , Kevin Kline , and Philip Seymour Hoffman .

^ Although she says her family was not religious, 11 Portman attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Glen Cove, New York .

^ "Portman, as the most open and vulnerable of the quartet-this is her first real adult role-is truly poignant."..
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[1] The play opened at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.[28] .That same year, she was one of many celebrities who made cameo appearances in the 2002 comedy Zoolander.^ The 41-year-old Australian actress first made her mark with 2002’s The Ring.
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^ I've been doing like one movie a year so I haven't made that many movies.
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^ We've been in this war like, approaching 10 years, and it's so abstract and distant from many of us, but for the people who are engaged, it's so all-consuming in their lives.
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.Portman was cast in a small role in the film Cold Mountain alongside Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.^ Author: Robert Sanchez IESB is at it again, tonight we covered the Premiere of Closer which stars Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman.
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^ Portman was attending the screening of her newest film Love and Impossible Pursuits , which she co-produced while starring alongside Lisa Kudrow, Scott Cohen and Charlie Tahan.
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^ Her other film credits include Garden State, Cold Mountain, the previous two "Star Wars" prequels, and Where the Heart Is.
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[1]
.In 2004, Portman appeared in the independent movies Garden State and Closer.^ In 2004, Portman appeared in the independent movies Garden State and Closer .

^ Following her previous role as a kooky, mixed-up teenager in Zach Braff's indie debut Garden State, and a world away from the plaited Queen Amidala in Star Wars, Closer is being heralded as Portman's coming-out movie.
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^ Portman in a recent New York Times profile promoting her role as a stripper in the new movie Closer.
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[1] .Garden State was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.^ Independent Spirit Awards 2007 .
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^ The "Scrubs" star enthralled audiences at this year's Sundance Film Festival with "Garden State," his personal, poignant and often hilarious directorial debut.
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^ Her other film credits include Garden State, Cold Mountain, the previous two "Star Wars" prequels, and Where the Heart Is.
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.Her performance as Alice in Closer saw Portman win a Supporting Actress Golden Globe as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.^ This birthday gal earned a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2004 film "Closer."
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^ In 2005, Portman received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her critically acclaimed performance in the art house drama Closer.
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^ Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress.
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[29][30]
.The final Star Wars prequel, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released on May 19, 2005. The film was the highest grossing domestic film of the year,[31] and was voted Favorite Motion Picture at the People's Choice Awards.^ Revenge of the Sith Trailer release date.

^ The final Star Wars prequel, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released on May 19, 2005.

^ The final theatrical poster to 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith' has premiered online at the official 'Star Wars' web site.

.Also in 2005, Portman filmed Free Zone and director Miloš Forman's Goya's Ghosts.^ Also in 2005, Portman filmed Free Zone and director Miloš Forman 's Goya's Ghosts .

^ Soon after getting the part, she took her grandmother's maiden name "Portman" as her stage name, in the interest of privacy; 1 in the director's cut of the film on DVD , she is credited as Natalie Hershlag.

^ She is currently on location filming Free Zone and will begin production on V For Vendetta later this year.
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.Forman had not seen any of her work but thought she looked like a Goya painting, so he requested a meeting.^ Forman had not seen any of her work but thought she looked like a Goya painting, so he requested a meeting.

^ He said that she looked like a Goya painting.
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^ David Poland has had Natalie on his Supporting Actress list for many months now, and it looks like he's finally seen the movie.
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[32]

2006–present

.Portman appeared on Saturday Night Live on March 4, 2006,[33] hosting the show with musical guest Fall Out Boy and special guest star Dennis Haysbert.^ Portman at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival Portman appeared on Saturday Night Live on March 4, 2006, 33 hosting the show with musical guest Fall Out Boy and special guest star Dennis Haysbert .

^ "Video of Portman's appearance on Saturday Night Live " .

^ Natalie Portman is rumoured to be dating 'Saturday Night Live' funnyman Andy Samberg.

.In a SNL Digital Short,[34] she portrays herself as an angry gangsta rapper (with Andy Samberg as her Flavor Flav-esque partner in Viking garb) during a faux-interview with Chris Parnell, saying she cheated at Harvard University while high on pot and cocaine.^ In a SNL Digital Short , 34 she portrays herself as an angry gangsta rapper (with Andy Samberg as her Flavor Flav -esque partner in Viking garb) during a faux-interview with Chris Parnell , saying she cheated at Harvard University while high on pot and cocaine .

^ Stated in a TV interview that with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she will not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying at Harvard University.
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^ There was a rumor in May that Natalie and SNL's Andy Samberg had "hooked-up" and were in love, but the story wasn't confirmed, and Samberg ended up saying Natalie was his friend after joking about sleeping with All the SNL hosts.
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[35] .The song, titled "Natalie's Rap," was released - alongside other sketches from the show - in 2009 on Incredibad, an album by the Lonely Island.^ The song, titled "Natalie's Rap," was released - alongside other sketches from the show - in 2009 on Incredibad , an album by the Lonely Island .

^ Hence, the multi-titled and multi-talented Natalie Portman was on the TV show, ''The View'' to talk about Village Banking.
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^ Next Showing: Thor is currently scheduled for a May 20, 2011 release Posted 04/23/2009 by BrentJS .

[36] .In another sketch, she portrays a student named Rebecca Hershlag (her actual surname) attending a Bar Mitzvah, and in an installment of the recurring sketch The Needlers (also known as Sally and Dan, The Couple That Should Be Divorced), plays a fertility specialist (her father's profession).^ In another sketch, she portrays a student named Rebecca Hershlag (her actual surname) attending a Bar Mitzvah , and in an installment of the recurring sketch The Needlers (also known as Sally and Dan, The Couple That Should Be Divorced), plays a fertility specialist (her father's profession).

^ Her father is a fertility specialist.
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^ For the sake of honesty in advertising it should be made illegal for Jews to adopt Goyishe names…………….Then Miss Natalie Hershlag would be just that.
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.V for Vendetta opened in early 2006. Portman portrayed Evey Hammond, a young woman who is saved from the secret police by the main character, V.^ Portman portrayed Evey Hammond , a young woman who is saved from the secret police by the main character, V .

^ V for Vendetta opened in early 2006.

^ Portman will play Jane Foster, a nurse who becomes Thor's first love interest early in the comic book series.

.Portman worked with a voice coach for the role, learning to speak with an English accent, and she famously had her head shaved.^ V for Vendetta (2005), which afforded her the opportunity to be, for a fleeting moment, the hottest girl at Comic-Con, and inspired a band to call themselves Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head.

^ There is a band named after her: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head.
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^ AOL Moviefone have posted up a first movie clip from V for Vendetta featuring Natalie Portman getting her head shaved.

[37]
Portman has commented on V for Vendetta's political relevance and mentioned that her character, who joins an underground anti-government group, is "often bad and does things that you don't like" and that "being from Israel was a reason I wanted to do this because terrorism and violence are such a daily part of my conversations since I was little." She said the film "doesn't make clear good or bad statements. It respects the audience enough to take away their own opinion".[38]
Both Goya's Ghosts and Free Zone received limited releases in 2006. Portman starred in the children's film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, which began filming in April 2006 and was released in November 2007; she has said that she was "excited to do a kids' movie."[37] .In late 2006, Portman filmed The Other Boleyn Girl, a historical drama in which she plays Anne Boleyn; Eric Bana and Scarlett Johansson co-starred.^ Natalie Portman , Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana steam it up Medieval style in a love triangle centering around King Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl .

^ Natalie Portman can't resist Scarlett Johansson's breasts.

^ Portman will star in and produce “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a film that is based on the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and ...
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.She was named one of the hottest women of film and TV by Blender Magazine.^ She was named one of the hottest women of film and TV by Blender Magazine.

^ One of Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars under 25 [2002] .
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^ Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
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[39]
.In 2006, she filmed Wong Kar-wai's road movie My Blueberry Nights.^ Have you seen My Blueberry Nights?
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^ Opening in select theaters this week is My Blueberry Nights , the English-language debut from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai , starring Norah Jones , Jude Law , Natalie Portman , Rachel Weisz and David Strathairn .

^ Gael went to finish his directoral debut film in Mexico for Cannes ; Natalie had Blueberry Nights filming in late March in NY. She went to Mexico in April with FINCA. It was all online....
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.She won acclaim for her role as gambler Leslie, because "[f]or once she's not playing a waif or a child princess but a mature, full-bodied woman...^ She won acclaim for her role as gambler Leslie, because "[f]or once she's not playing a waif or a child princess but a mature, full-bodied woman...

^ For once she's not playing a waif or a child princess but a mature, full-bodied woman, probably a decade older than Portman is (25).
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^ Will Ferrell , explaining how he could easily play the role of American Idol’s harshest judge because of his role in “Anchorman”, to “The Sun” .
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but she's not coasting on her looks... .She uses her appeal to simultaneously flirt with and taunt the gambler across the table."^ She uses her appeal to simultaneously flirt with and taunt the gambler across the table."

[40] .Portman voiced Bart Simpson's girlfriend Darcy in the episode "Little Big Girl" of The Simpsons' 18th season.^ Portman voiced Bart Simpson 's girlfriend Darcy in the episode " Little Big Girl " of The Simpsons ' 18th season .

^ Natalie Portman joins The Simpsons for new season .

^ Popular animated series on Fox, The Simpsons , always has an interesting line-up of voices to flesh out their characters each season.

[41] .She appeared in Paul McCartney's music video "Dance Tonight" from his 2007 album Memory Almost Full, directed by Michel Gondry.^ She appeared in Paul McCartney 's music video " Dance Tonight " from his 2007 album Memory Almost Full , directed by Michel Gondry .

^ "Dance Tonight" which stars Natalie Portman and was directed by acclaimed director Michel Gondry.
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^ The music video where Natalie Portman appears in Paul McCartney's new album has just appeared on YouTube !!
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[42] .Portman co-starred in the Wes Anderson short film Hotel Chevalier, opposite Jason Schwartzman, in which she performed her first nude scene.^ The short film was about two lovers played by Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman meeting up in a French hotel room.

^ Any chance in seeing Portman in the buff on the DVD? Don't count on it, Natalie tells us that the nude scene will not make it on any version of the film.
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^ ReelzChannel was able to see an early press screening of Wes Anderson 's new movie, The Darjeeling Limited (which is very good) and a short film was shown beforehand.

[43] .In May 2008, Portman served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury,[4] and in 2009, she starred opposite Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in the drama film Brothers, a remake of the 2004 Danish film of the same name.^ Portman at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival .

^ Brothers is a remake of a 2004 Danish film.
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^ A new trailer from the upcoming film 'Brothers' starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire is now live.

[44]
.Portman has been cast in the role of Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film adaptation of Thor.^ Portman has been cast in the role of Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh 's upcoming film adaptation of Thor .

^ Natalie Portman has shaved off all her hair for her upcoming role in 'V for Vendetta'.

^ Austen zombie adap lumbering into view Total Film News — According to Variety , Natalie Portman has signed on to star in Lionsgate's new adaptation of Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith's reimagined period romance novel.
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[45] .She will also play a veteran ballerina in Darren Aronofskys Black Swan[46].^ She will also play a veteran ballerina in Darren Aronofskys Black Swan 46 .

^ Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan' could soon be back in action.

^ Winona Ryder is in talks to co-star in Darren Aronofsky's supernatural thriller 'Black Swan.'

.Portman will produce and star as Elizabeth Bennet in the 2010 novel adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, under the direction of Richard Kelly.^ Natalie Portman is set to produce and star in an adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
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^ Natalie Portman will star in and produce the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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^ So much so that she's decided to produce and star in an adaptation of the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: ...
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[47]

Personal life

.Portman, who has been a vegetarian since childhood[48] and became a vegan in 2009 after reading Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals,[49] is an advocate for animal rights.^ Portman implies, not infers, that those who eat animals etc.
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^ Portman, who has been a vegetarian since childhood 48 and became a vegan in 2009 after reading Jonathan Safran Foer 's Eating Animals , 49 is an advocate for animal rights .

^ Apparently, reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals transformed her from a vegetarian to being a full-fledged vegan activist: .
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.She does not eat animal products or wear fur, feathers, or leather.^ You are a COURT JESTER….that's what you get paid to do….so DO IT. Does Portman, or any "vegan" for that matter, realize the animal products in the clothes they wear??
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^ There isn't any need to eat animal products to stay healthy.
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^ In fact, she really goes so far as to infer that those of us who eat animals or animal products are inhumane beasts.
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"All of my shoes are from Target and Stella McCartney," she has said.[50] .It has been reported that she will appear alongside actress Elissa Sursara in a PETA public service announcement to support the group's anti-fur campaign at some point in 2009.[51] In 2007, she launched her own brand of vegan footwear.^ November 9th, 2009 at 9:08 pm i would say that we've all made some insightful, intellectually honest points.
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[52]
Portman at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival, presenting V for Vendetta.
In 2007, Natalie Portman traveled to Rwanda with Jack Hanna, to film a documentary titled Gorillas on the Brink. Later, at a naming ceremony, Portman named a baby gorilla Gukina, which means "to play."[53] Portman has been an advocate of environmental causes since childhood, when she joined an environmental song and dance troupe known as World Patrol Kids.[54] She is also a member of the One Voice movement.[55]
.Portman was involved with the 2004 presidential campaign of Democratic candidate John Kerry and has supported antipoverty activities.^ Portman was involved with the 2004 presidential campaign of Democratic candidate John Kerry and has supported antipoverty activities.

^ Although she seems to have forgotten this, we recall that Portman campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry.
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^ The Armani event was hosted by a US Democratic candidate supporter, and Al Gore attended to the delight of the Hollywood liberals.
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.In 2004 and 2005, she traveled to Uganda, Guatemala, and Ecuador as the Ambassador of Hope for FINCA International, an organization that promotes micro-lending to help finance women-owned businesses in poor countries.^ The beautiful STAR WARS actress works for micro-finance organisation FINCA, which gives loans to females in third-world countries, and she's visited Uganda and Guatemala as part of her duties.
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^ At college I began to do research for a professor and so I became part of the organization promoted by the Queen of Jordon: the Foundation for International Community Assistance.
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^ In late 2003 and early 2004 she travelled alone to Morocco and Guatemala.
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[56] .In an interview conducted backstage at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia and appearing on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, she discussed microfinance.^ In an interview conducted backstage at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia and appearing on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria , she discussed microfinance .

[57] Host Fareed Zakaria said that he was "generally wary of celebrities with fashionable causes," but included the segment with Portman because "she really knew her stuff."[58] In the "Voices" segment of the April 29, 2007, episode of the ABC Sunday Morning Program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Portman discussed her work with FINCA and how it can benefit women and children in Third World countries.[59] .In fall 2007, Portman visited several university campuses, including Harvard, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, New York University, and Columbia, to inspire students with the power of microfinance and to encourage them to join the Village Banking Campaign to help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty.^ In fall 2007, Portman visited several university campuses, including Harvard, UCLA , UC Berkeley , Stanford , Princeton , New York University , and Columbia , to inspire students with the power of microfinance and to encourage them to join the Village Banking Campaign to help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty.

^ Although she says her family was not religious, 11 Portman attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Glen Cove, New York .

^ The family first lived in Washington, D.C. , where Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School , but relocated to Connecticut in 1988, and then settled permanently in Long Island , New York , in 1990.

[60]
.During the 2008 Democratic primaries, Portman supported Senator Hillary Clinton for president, but said "I also like Obama.^ During the 2008 Democratic primaries , Portman supported Senator Hillary Clinton for president, but said "I also like Obama .

^ Portman was involved with the 2004 presidential campaign of Democratic candidate John Kerry and has supported antipoverty activities.

.I even like McCain.^ I even like McCain.
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.I disagree with his war stance — which is a really big deal — but I think he's a very moral person."^ I disagree with his war stance -- which is a really big deal -- but I think he's a very moral person.
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^ I disagree with his war stance — which is a really big deal — but I think he's a very moral person."

^ And she’s like a big liar and all this weird stuff, but yet she’s a really wonderful person.
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[61] She later campaigned for Obama during the general election.[62]
.On the concept of the afterlife, she comments: "I don't believe in that.^ On the concept of the afterlife , she comments: "I don't believe in that.

.I believe this is it, and I believe it's the best way to live."^ I believe this is it, and I believe it's the best way to live."

[10] .She has said that she feels more Jewish in Israel and that she would like to raise her children in the Jewish religion: "A priority for me is definitely that I'd like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner."^ She has said that she feels more Jewish in Israel and that she would like to raise her children in the Jewish religion: "A priority for me is definitely that I'd like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner."

^ "I definitely wish there was a little more shadow on my butt."
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^ Just like raising kids gives you experience raising kids.
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[63]
.In the May 2002 issue of Vogue, Portman called actor/musician Lukas Haas and musician Moby her close friends.^ In the May 2002 issue of Vogue , Portman called actor/musician Lukas Haas and musician Moby her close friends.

^ ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE # 898----NATALIE PORTMAN ISSUE===JUNE 20TH, 2002 .

[64] After starring in the video for his song "Carmensita," she began a relationship with American folk singer Devendra Banhart[65] that ended in September 2008.[66]

Filmography

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Léon Mathilda (aka The Professional)
"Developing" Nina 23-minute short film
1995 Heat Lauren Gustafson
1996 Beautiful Girls Marty
Everyone Says I Love You Laura Dandridge
Mars Attacks! Taffy Dale
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Padmé Amidala
Anywhere but Here Ann August
2000 Where the Heart Is Novalee Nation
2001 Zoolander Herself cameo
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Padmé Amidala
2003 Cold Mountain Sara
2004 Garden State Samantha
Closer Alice Ayres/Jane Jones Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Padmé Amidala
Free Zone Rebecca received a limited US theatrical release in April 2006
2006 V for Vendetta Evey Hammond
Paris, je t'aime Francine
Goya's Ghosts Ines Bilbatua & Alicia
2007 My Blueberry Nights Leslie
The Darjeeling Limited Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
"Hotel Chevalier" Jack's Ex-Girlfriend 13-minute short companion piece to The Darjeeling Limited
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Molly Mahoney
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Anne Boleyn
2009 New York, I Love You Rifka
Brothers Grace Cahill
2010 Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Emilia Greenleaf[67]
Hesher Nicole post-production
Your Highness post-production
Black Swan Nina filming
2011 Thor[45] Jane Foster pre-production

Theater

Year Production Role Notes
1994 Ruthless!!
1997 The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
2001 The Seagull

Awards

Won

Nominations

References

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Natalie Portman
File:Natalie Portman at TIFF
Portman at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Natalie Hershlag
(Hebrew: נטלי הרשלג‎)

June 9, 1981 (1981-06-09) (age 29)
Jerusalem, Israel
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present

Natalie Portman (Hebrew: נטלי פורטמן‎, born Natalie Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-American actress. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 French action film Léon (known in the United States as The Professional). During the 1990s, Portman had major roles in films like Beautiful Girls and Anywhere but Here, before being cast for the role as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.[1] In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while she was working on the Star Wars films.[2] She completed her bachelor's degree in 2003.

In 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.[1] In 2005, Portman received an nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for the drama Closer. She shaved her head and learned to speak with an English accent for her starring role in V for Vendetta (2006), for which she won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance, and a Saturn Award for Best Actress. She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya's Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). In May 2008, she served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury.[3] Portman's directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival's shorts competition in 2008.[4]

Contents

Early life

Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel.[5][6] Her father, Avner Hershlag, is an Israeli doctor specializing in fertility and reproduction (reproductive endocrinology).[7][8] Her mother, Shelley Stevens, is an American homemaker who now works as her agent.[7] Portman's maternal ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Austria and Russia, and her paternal ancestors were Jews who moved to Israel from Poland and Romania. Her paternal grandfather's parents died in Auschwitz, and her Romanian-born great-grandmother was a spy for the British during World War II.[9]

Portman's parents met at a Jewish student center at Ohio State University, where her mother was selling tickets. They corresponded after her father returned to Israel, and were married when her mother visited a few years later. In 1984, when Portman was three years old, the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training. The family first lived in Washington, D.C., where Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, but relocated to Connecticut in 1988, and then settled permanently in Long Island, New York, in 1990.[1] She attended Syosset High School in Syosset, Long Island.[10][11] Portman has said that although she "really love[s] the States... my heart's in Jerusalem. That's where I feel at home."[9] She is an only child and very close to her parents,[1] who are often seen with her at her film premieres.

Education

Although she says her family was not religious,[12] Portman learned to speak both Hebrew[13] and English and attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Glen Cove, New York. She graduated from the public Syosset High School in 1999.[1] Portman skipped the premiere of Star Wars: Episode I so she could study for her high school final exams.[14]

On June 5, 2003, Portman graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. "I don't care if [college] ruins my career," she told the New York Times, "I'd rather be smart than a movie star."[15][16] At Harvard, Portman was Alan Dershowitz's research assistant[17] (he thanks her in The Case for Israel) in a psychology lab. While attending Harvard, she was a resident of Lowell House[18] and wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson in response to an anti-Israeli essay.[19]

Portman took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004.[12] In March 2006, she appeared as a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism, where she spoke about her film V for Vendetta.[20]

Portman has professed an interest in foreign languages since childhood and has studied[21] French,[22] Japanese,[22] German,[23] and Arabic.[24]

As a student, Portman co-authored two research papers that were published in professional scientific journals. Her 1998 high school paper, "A Simple Method To Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar," was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search.[25] In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal Lobe Activation During Object Permanence" during her psychology studies at Harvard.[26]

Due to her scientific publications, Portman is among a very small number of professional actors with a defined Erdős–Bacon number, a concept which reflects the "small world phenomenon" in academia and entertainment by measuring the "collaborative distance" between that person and Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős—and the number of links, through roles in films, by which the individual is separated from American actor Kevin Bacon.[27][26][28][29][30][31][32][33][34]

Career

Early work

Portman started dancing lessons at age four[1] and performed in local troupes. At the age of 10, a Revlon agent asked her to become a child model,[1][35] but she turned down the offer to focus on acting. In a magazine interview, Portman said that she was "different from the other kids. I was more ambitious, I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked very hard. I was a very serious kid."[36]

Portman spent her school holidays attending theater camps. When she was 10, she auditioned for Ruthless!, a play about a girl who is prepared to commit murder to get the lead in a school play, and she was chosen as the understudy for Laura Bell Bundy.[12] In 1994, she auditioned for the role of a child who befriends a middle-aged hitman in Luc Besson's film, Léon (aka The Professional). Soon after getting the part, she took her grandmother's maiden name "Portman" as her stage name, in the interest of privacy;[1] in the director's cut of the film on DVD, she is credited as Natalie Hershlag.[citation needed] Léon opened on November 18, 1994, marking her feature film debut at age 13. That same year she appeared in the short film Developing, which aired on television.

1995–1999

During the mid-1990s, Portman had roles in the films Heat, Everyone Says I Love You, and Mars Attacks!, as well as a major role in Beautiful Girls.[1] She was the first choice to play Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, but producers felt her age wasn't suitable.[35] In 1997, Portman played the role of Anne Frank in a Broadway adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.

She initially turned down the lead role in the film Anywhere but Here after learning it would involve a sex scene, but director Wayne Wang and actress Susan Sarandon demanded a rewrite of the script; Portman was shown a new draft, and she joined the project.[1] The film opened in late 1999, and she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ann August.[37] Critic Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon called Portman "astonishing" and said that "[u]nlike any number of actresses her age, she's neither too maudlin nor too plucky."[38] In the late 1990s, Portman was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The first part, The Phantom Menace, opened in early 1999.[1] She then signed on to play the lead role of a teenaged mother in Where the Heart Is.

2000–2005

After filming Where the Heart Is, Portman moved into the dorms of Harvard University to pursue her bachelor's degree in psychology.[1] She said in a 1999 interview that, with the exception of the Star Wars prequels, she would not act for the next four years in order to concentrate on studying.[39] During the summer break from June to September 2000, Portman filmed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in Sydney, along with additional production in London.

In July 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols; she played the role of Nina alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.[1] The play opened at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.[40] That same year, she was one of many celebrities who made cameo appearances in the 2001 comedy Zoolander. Portman was cast in a small role in the film Cold Mountain alongside Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.[1]

In 2004, Portman appeared in the independent movies Garden State and Closer.[1] Garden State was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. Her performance as Alice in Closer earned her a Supporting Actress Golden Globe as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.[41][42]

The final Star Wars prequel, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, was released on May 19, 2005. The film was the highest grossing domestic film of the year,[43] and was voted Favorite Motion Picture at the People's Choice Awards. Also in 2005, Portman filmed Free Zone and director Miloš Forman's Goya's Ghosts. Forman had not seen any of her work but thought she looked like a Goya painting, so he requested a meeting.[44]

2006–present

[[File:|thumb|right|Portman at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival]]

Portman appeared on Saturday Night Live on March 4, 2006,[45] hosting the show with musical guest Fall Out Boy and special guest star Dennis Haysbert. In a SNL Digital Short,[46] she portrays herself as an angry gangsta rapper (with Andy Samberg as her Flavor Flav-esque partner in Viking garb) during a faux-interview with Chris Parnell, saying she cheated at Harvard University while high on pot and cocaine.[47] The song, titled "Natalie's Rap," was released – alongside other sketches from the show – in 2009 on Incredibad, an album by the Lonely Island.[48] In another sketch, she portrays a student named Rebecca Hershlag (her actual surname) attending a Bar Mitzvah, and in an installment of the recurring sketch The Needlers (also known as Sally and Dan, The Couple That Should Be Divorced), plays a fertility specialist (her father's profession).

V for Vendetta opened in early 2006. Portman portrayed Evey Hammond, a young woman who is saved from the secret police by the main character, V. Portman worked with a voice coach for the role, learning to speak with an English accent, and she famously had her head shaved.[49]

Portman has commented on V for Vendetta's political relevance and mentioned that her character, who joins an underground anti-government group, is "often bad and does things that you don't like" and that "being from Israel was a reason I wanted to do this because terrorism and violence are such a daily part of my conversations since I was little." She said the film "doesn't make clear good or bad statements. It respects the audience enough to take away their own opinion".[50]

Both Goya's Ghosts and Free Zone received limited releases in 2006. Portman starred in the children's film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, which began filming in April 2006 and was released in November 2007; she has said that she was "excited to do a kids' movie."[49] In late 2006, Portman filmed The Other Boleyn Girl, a historical drama in which she plays Anne Boleyn; Eric Bana and Scarlett Johansson co-starred. She was named one of the hottest women of film and TV by Blender Magazine.[51]

In 2006, she filmed Wong Kar-wai's road movie My Blueberry Nights. She won acclaim for her role as gambler Leslie, because "[f]or once she's not playing a waif or a child princess but a mature, full-bodied woman... but she's not coasting on her looks... She uses her appeal to simultaneously flirt with and taunt the gambler across the table."[52] Portman voiced Bart Simpson's girlfriend Darcy in the episode "Little Big Girl" of The Simpsons' 18th season.[53]

She appeared in Paul McCartney's music video "Dance Tonight" from his 2007 album Memory Almost Full, directed by Michel Gondry.[54] Portman co-starred in the Wes Anderson short film Hotel Chevalier, opposite Jason Schwartzman, in which she performed her second nude scene (her first being Goya's Ghosts).[55] In May 2008, Portman served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury,[3] and in 2009, she starred opposite Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in the drama film Brothers, a remake of the 2004 Danish film of the same name.[56]

In 2008, Portman at age 27 made her directorial debut at the Venice Film Festival. "Eve", short movie about a young woman who is dragged along to her grandmother's romantic date, was screened out of competition. Portman said she had always had a fascination with the older generation and drew inspiration for character from her own grandmother.[57]

Portman has been cast in the role of Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film adaptation of Thor.[58] She will also play a veteran ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.[59] Portman dropped out of the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet in the 2010 novel adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but she continues as producer.[60]

Personal life

Portman, who has been a vegetarian since childhood[61] and became a vegan in 2009 after reading Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals,[62] is an advocate for animal rights. She does not eat animal products or wear fur, feathers, or leather. "All of my shoes are from Target and Stella McCartney," she has said.[63] In 2007, she launched her own brand of vegan footwear.[64]

[[File:|left|thumb|Portman at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, presenting Black Swan]]

In 2007, Portman traveled to Rwanda with Jack Hanna, to film a documentary titled Gorillas on the Brink. Later, at a naming ceremony, Portman named a baby gorilla Gukina, which means "to play."[65] Portman has been an advocate of environmental causes since childhood, when she joined an environmental song and dance troupe known as World Patrol Kids.[66] She is also a member of the One Voice movement.[67]

Portman was involved with the 2004 presidential campaign of Democratic candidate John Kerry and has supported antipoverty activities. In 2004 and 2005, she traveled to Uganda, Guatemala, and Ecuador as the Ambassador of Hope for FINCA International, an organization that promotes micro-lending to help finance women-owned businesses in poor countries.[68] In an interview conducted backstage at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia and appearing on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, she discussed microfinance.[69] Host Fareed Zakaria said that he was "generally wary of celebrities with fashionable causes," but included the segment with Portman because "she really knew her stuff."[70]

In the "Voices" segment of the April 29, 2007, episode of the ABC Sunday Morning Program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Portman discussed her work with FINCA and how it can benefit women and children in Third World countries.[71] In fall 2007, Portman visited several university campuses, including Harvard, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, New York University, and Columbia, to inspire students with the power of microfinance and to encourage them to join the Village Banking Campaign to help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty.[72]

In 2010, Portman's activist work and popularity with young people earned her a nomination for VH1's Do Something Awards, which is dedicated to honoring individuals who do good and is powered by Do Something, an organization that aims to empower, celebrate, and inspire young people.[73]

Politically, Portman is a supporter of the Democrats, and in the 2004 presidential race she campaigned for Democratic nominee, Senator John Kerry. In the 2008 presidential election, Portman supported Senator Hillary Clinton of New York in the Democratic primaries. She later campaigned for eventual Democratic nominee, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, during the general election.[74] However, in a 2008 interview, she also says: "I even like John McCain. I disagree with his war stance — which is a really big deal — but I think he's a very moral person."[75]

On the concept of the afterlife, she comments: "I don't believe in that. I believe this is it, and I believe it's the best way to live."[9] She has said that she feels more Jewish in Israel and that she would like to raise her children in the Jewish religion: "A priority for me is definitely that I'd like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner."[76]

In the May 2002 issue of Vogue, Portman called actor/musician Lukas Haas and musician Moby her close friends.[77] After starring in the video for his song "Carmensita," she began a relationship with American folk singer Devendra Banhart[78] that ended in September 2008.[79] She began dating ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied in 2009 after they met on the set of Portman's film Black Swan, for which Millepied acted as choreographer.[80]

Filmography

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Léon Mathilda (aka The Professional)
"Developing" Nina 23-minute short film
1995 Heat Lauren Gustafson
1996 Beautiful Girls Marty Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
Everyone Says I Love You Laura Dandridge Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
Mars Attacks! Taffy Dale Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Padmé Amidala
Anywhere but Here Ann August Nominated---Golden Globe Award - Best Supporting Actress
2000 Where the Heart Is Novalee Nation
2001 Zoolander Herself cameo
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Padmé Amidala
2003 Cold Mountain Sara
2004 Garden State Samantha Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Closer Alice Ayres/Jane Jones Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Padmé Amidala
Free Zone Rebecca received a limited US theatrical release in April 2006
2006 V for Vendetta Evey Hammond Saturn Award for Best Actress
Paris, je t'aime Francine Ensemble film with 22 segments. She appears in the segment directed by German writer-director Tom Tykwer.
Goya's Ghosts Ines Bilbatua & Alicia
2007 My Blueberry Nights Leslie
The Darjeeling Limited Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
"Hotel Chevalier" Jack's Ex-Girlfriend 13-minute short companion piece to The Darjeeling Limited
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Molly Mahoney
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Anne Boleyn
2009 New York, I Love You Rifka
Brothers Grace Cahill Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
2010 Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Emilia Greenleaf[81]
Hesher Nicole post-production
Black Swan Nina post-production
2011 No Strings Emma Franklin post-production
Your Highness Isabel post-production
Thor[58] Jane Foster post-production

Theater

Year Production Role Notes
1994 Ruthless!!
1997 The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
2001 The Seagull

Awards

File:Natalie Portman at the TIFF
Natalie Portman at the Toronto International Film Festival's 2009 premiere of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, directed by Don Roos.

Won

Nominations

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.Natalie Hershlag (born June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel), better known under her stage name Natalie Portman, is an Oscar-nominated Israeli-American actress.^ June 1981 , Jerusalem, Israel more Contact: .
  • Natalie Portman 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ June 1981 , Jerusalem, Israel Birth Name .
  • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress.
  • Natalie Portman Designer Clothing and Celebrity Blog 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.couturecandy.com [Source type: General]

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  • Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs.^ And, anyway, who WOULD want to see their 14-year-old daughter having sex with Jeremy Irons?
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it.^ Lovekailua, I don't care what you eat, and why on earth do carnivores think it will make a vegetarian see their side by bring up "yummy bloody steak"!
    • Natalie Portman: Sexy Vegetarian 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.fitsugar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ GYLLENHAAL: It’s interesting that you think the lyric “Wait ’til you see my dick” describes your current state.
    • Natalie Portman - Page 3 - Interview Magazine 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.interviewmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know, I think people only see the glamour and the parties, but when I’m at home I’m completely different.” .
    • Natalie Portman 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I think it's so important to preserve your innocence.
    • Ingenue interview, March 1996 by Ted Demme, Ingrid Sischy[1]
  • I don't mean to criticize anyone in any way that I wouldn't criticize myself. .I think people should have fun, and have a good time, and enjoy the luck that we have to be lazy and dwell in consumerism.^ So to those with more fixed and determined ideas than me good luck, but despite not eating meat I will continue to enjoy wearing leather!
    • The PETA Files | Natalie Portman Fakes It … 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

    ^ She put the brakes on that and said something along the lines of that's my personal decision and I should not inflict it on other people who think differently.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think mistreatment and cruelty to animals should be treated with the same seriousness as cruelty to people if not more.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    But I think that it's a balance. And our job as actors is empathy. Our job is to imagine what someone else's life is like. .And if you can't do that in real life, if you can't do that as a human being, then good luck as an actor....^ He's just a great, great human being and I think that that's part of his appeal, 'cause it really radiates through him.
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Good luck to you from an oldie.
    • The PETA Files | Natalie Portman Fakes It … 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

    ^ He said, "I hate to break it to you but actors really do love each other.

    .I just think it's an important thing to engage in the world.^ "I think it is a really beautiful thing that we have recognition within our industry - but it's not that important."
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I think it is a really beautiful thing that we have recognition within our industry - but it's not that important.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    And it's just too easy not to in our society.
    • Inside the Actor's Studio interview by James Lipton, New School University, November 21, 2004[2]

Interview, Jewish Chronicle, 6 July 2007 [3]

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  • I grew up in the classic American-Jewish suburbia, which has a whole different sense of what it means to be Jewish than anywhere else in the world.
  • You know, I get much more Jewish in Israel because I like the way that religion is done there.
  • I had a fashion designer tell me that when I wear a dress of his, it sells out across the country because Jewish girls ‘look to me,’ and Jewish girls are the ones that buy expensive dresses.^ There’s a lot more there with Natalie than any of the other girls Sean’s been with.” .
    • Cele|bitchy » Blog Archive » Did Sean Penn leave Robin Wright for Natalie Portman? 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Because she looks around 5'5 with you.
    • Natalie Portman Height - how tall 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There's so much else to do in the world.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .It made me sad, because I want to be an influence in ways other than by a pretty dress.
  • There’s so much goodness there, and such a value placed on education, which is sort of universal among Jews around the world.^ There's so much else to do in the world.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Natalie Portman - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She's looked prettier in other pictures, and we can't say we love the clothes, but she's commanding the camera in a way we've never seen her do.
    • V Magazine: Natalie Portman | Tom and Lorenzo/Project Rungay - The #1 Project Runway Blog 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC projectrungay.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If Variety's recent collection of peer-on-peer salutations — featuring Natalie Portman and James Franco among many others — is any indication, it pretty much depends on the school.
    • Natalie Portman - Boxxet 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I appreciate that obviously, to be a part of that.
  • My response was that more than half of Israelis are of Sephardic origin.^ "He's as or more protective of me than my parents are.
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Hayden is big 6'1 tall and natalie appears a half a head shorter than him so she obviously is up there in average height.
    • Natalie Portman Height - how tall 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Portman says "He's as or more protective of me than my parents are."
    • natalie portman .org .. november 2004 updates .. 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.natalieportman.org [Source type: General]

    Many of these Jews come from Arab lands and share the same physical skin color.
    • On allegations of racism in Israel
  • I’d like it if people thought I was Jewish-looking.

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  • Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it.^ Kit - November 9th, 2009 at 2:50 pm Another celebutard who believes that just because THEY are doing something that THEY are now experts.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I just thought it sounded like a weird idea because Kenneth Branagh's directing it, so I was just like, 'Kenneth Branagh doing 'Thor' is super-weird.
    • Natalie Portman on Why She Took Thor Role 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I was actually thinking that the reason they introduced that Thor costume was because they were planning on going with something similar in the film, but that's just my own speculation.
    • Natalie Portman on Why She Took Thor Role 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The work is a reward in itself.
  • Breast implants gross me out. .I don't think they're attractive at all.
  • Cute is when your personality shines through your looks.^ Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't think of it as a solo thing at all.
    • INT: Natalie Portman - JoBlo.com 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "TRY NOT TO LOOK LIKE YOU'RE STARING." All the credit in the world though to Ms. Portman who doesn't rest on her laurels as a young, rich, attractive, A-list actress like some of her colleagues.
    • INT: Natalie Portman - JoBlo.com 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Like, when you see someone's personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them.
  • Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture.
  • I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema; my life will be always more important.
  • I can sleep a whole day.^ You can just see the level of denial.
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You will find someone you like here...
    • The Superficial - Natalie Portman is goddamn hot and other news 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Read more from this blogger: Six Degrees of sleeping all day .

    .If no one woke me up, I would sleep for 24 hours.^ After all, the characters in Closer all do things that no one would like to confess to.
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ On filming Free Zone (2005) in Jerusalem: "I was sleeping five hours a night and we were running from location to location and making up the story as we went along.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Otherwise, no one would know they were an extremist .
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    I think it's a combination of my age and my appreciation for sleep. Sleep is so wonderful. .Sometimes you can oversleep and feel like you've wasted your time, but I think it's one of the bestways to spend your time.
  • I don't love studying.^ Sometimes I feel like a girl and other times I feel like an ancient woman."
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Do you think that shes the only one like that?
    • Egotastic! - Natalie Portman is not a Prostitute 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.egotastic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I then said calmly, "Well now you know what everyone in the room has been thinking about your preaching for the last 30 minutes."
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    I hate studying. I like learning. .Learning is beautiful.
  • I don't think I've ever been in love, I'm sure I will be some day.^ Maybe your don't care about some guy's wife or kids, but surely you can spare some compassion for their dog and parakett and leave that man alone.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Kris 11/5/09 5:24 PM I've never loved Natalie Portman, though I do think she is gorgeous.
    • V Magazine: Natalie Portman | Tom and Lorenzo/Project Rungay - The #1 Project Runway Blog 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC projectrungay.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've never dated a woman of anything like that, But, I mean, I think it's much more the person that you fall in love with ?
    • Natalie Portman says her sex scene with Mila Kunis is "extreme" | AfterEllen.com 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I've had enormous crushes, although I've never been into the Brad Pitt thing.
  • I don't want to sound superficial, but when I go see a movie myself, I'd rather look at Tom Cruise than some shmo with a beer belly.
  • I love milk so much!^ I'd rather be smart than a movie star."
    • Natalie Portman 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'd rather be smart than a movie star.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She's looked prettier in other pictures, and we can't say we love the clothes, but she's commanding the camera in a way we've never seen her do.
    • V Magazine: Natalie Portman | Tom and Lorenzo/Project Rungay - The #1 Project Runway Blog 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC projectrungay.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. .So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk moustaches, they're my heroes.
  • I loved school so much that most of my classmates considered me a dork.
  • I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.
  • I think school is so much harder than real life.^ They're sort of my heroes.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think school is so much harder than real life.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You see people who were stars five years ago and already they’re waning,” Natalie says of the imposed short shelf life of many Hollywood actresses.
    • DivaReport.com: Natalie Portman Rocks V Magazine 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC blog.divareport.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
  • I usually run three or four times a week now.^ People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I usually run three or four times a week now.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ According to a source [Natalie Portman] volunteers about three times a week at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to cuddle sick kids.
    • Natalie Portman - Boxxet 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Pretty boring, but it's so worth it.^ Pretty boring, but it's so worth it.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .It's done wonders for my mood.
  • I'm a Gemini, so I change my mind every day.
  • I'm always on the phone because I'm usually not with the people I want to be with.
  • I'm going to college.^ I can see photos on my phone.but usually not with links.sometimes.Im dying to see this now.no problem Rob.
    • Natalie Portman Height - how tall 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Because I can give you a thousand where liberals want to control EVERY SINGLE THING about my life.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She says, "I wanted to stay away from doing overtly ual roles because I didn't want my public image to interfere with my personal development.
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    .I don't care if it ruins my career.^ I don't care if it ruins my career.
    • Natalie Portman 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't care if it ruined my career.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is -- Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it's suicide.

    .I'd rather be smart than a movie star.
  • If you're an actress or a musician, everyone thinks you're hot.
  • It scares me to think that one day I'm not going to be in school anymore.
  • It's always strange being a kid on the set, because you're treated like an equal when you're working.^ I'd rather be smart than a movie star."
    • Natalie Portman 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you think that shes the only one like that?
    • Egotastic! - Natalie Portman is not a Prostitute 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.egotastic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just set up an account and you're good to go.
    • Natalie Portman 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But then when you break, the other actors go back to their trailers to take naps and drink beer, and I have to, like, go do school.
  • My dad's a doctor, and when I was 8, I went to one of his medical conferences where they were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken.^ He said, "I hate to break it to you but actors really do love each other.

    ^ When I'm working they pretty much treat me like an adult, but then when there's a break everyone else goes to their trailers and drinks beer and I like, go to school.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If a woman can't tell her child, "I can feed you tomorrow, I can pay for your school," then where do they go?
    • Natalie Portman . Org .. natalieportman.org .. 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.natalieportman.org [Source type: General]

    I was so mad that a chicken had to die, I never ate meat again.
  • My father has a general rule. .He says if I haven't done it in real life I shouldn't do it on-screen.
  • Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people.^ It's good that you're vegetarian, but I can't see how you can condone people eating "whatever you want, folks".
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On filming Star Wars: "You learn after your first blue-screen movie, and more after your second, the extent to which you have to prepare.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I still run into executives after I've sold the movie that are like, "That mix you gave me is still in my car," which was great for me, because I got to see that there are other people out there that really love this kind of music.
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    .When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
  • Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
  • The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.
  • There's always pressure, from other people and yourself.^ I'd rather be smart than a movie star."
    • Natalie Portman 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I had a cow for a pet and he changed my life.
    • Natalie Portman: Sexy Vegetarian 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.fitsugar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She also went on to explain that she believes she is more attracted to men than women.
    • Natalie Portman says her sex scene with Mila Kunis is "extreme" | AfterEllen.com 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.afterellen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life?^ If a woman can't tell her child, "I can feed you tomorrow, I can pay for your school," then where do they go?
    • Natalie Portman . Org .. natalieportman.org .. 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.natalieportman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Your metabolism changes; you're not exercising as much.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Go fuck your mother you insensitive piece of shit.
    • The Superficial - Natalie Portman is goddamn hot and other news 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given.
  • There's so much else to do in the world.^ There's so much else to do in the world.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I always made fun of Zach, because I think that when guys write things, they write their dream girl.
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Hopefully it hasn't messed too much with me, but been more positive, and I always use it in acting stuff because there are so many trends of how people behave, that helps you understand people in a more complex way."
    • Natalie Portman Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    .To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
  • When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable.^ To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's so limiting to say, this is it for the rest of my life.
    • Natalie Portman - Biography 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Kit - November 9th, 2009 at 2:50 pm Another celebutard who believes that just because THEY are doing something that THEY are now experts.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    .Cute is more like what you want your pet to be.
  • When I was 7 years old, I put on shows for everyone at my grandpa's funeral.^ It is my choice, and I give you your choice.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Natalie Portman: Meat’s a Sin, Free Polanski 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Well anyway cute is what you want your pet to be but hey its Natalie Portman.
    • Egotastic! - Natalie Portman is not a Prostitute 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.egotastic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Almost like a twelve-year-old!
    • Natalie Portman Height - how tall 28 January 2010 1:32 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I was always the little entertainer.

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Natalie Portman
File:Natalie Portman at TIFF
Portman at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival, presenting V for Vendetta.
Born Natalie Hershlag
(Hebrew: נטלי הרשלג)

June 9, 1981 (1981-06-09) (age 29)
Jerusalem, Israel

Natalie Hershlag (Hebrew: נטלי פורטמן born June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-American actress. She is usually known by her stage name Natalie Portman. She was born in Jerusalem, Israel. Portman is an only child. She lived in Washington, D.C. and Connecticut before coming to Long Island, New York with her parents. In 1999, she graduated from Syosset High School. Portman attended Harvard University, studying Psychology.

She is most famous for starring in Star Wars Episodes I, II and III as Padme in the early 21st century. She has also appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Movies

Awards

  • 2002 - Teen Choice Awards, Choice Movie Actress: Drama/Action Adventure: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • 2005 - Golden Globe Awards, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Closer
  • 2005 - National Board of Review Awards, Best Acting by an Ensemble: Closer
  • 2005 - San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Best Supporting Actress: Closer
  • 2007 - The Constellation Awards, Best Female Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series: V for Vendetta
  • 2007 - Saturn Awards, Best Actress: V for Vendetta

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