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Natalie Portman

Natalie Hershlag (born 9 June 1981), better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, 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. In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while she was working on the Star Wars films. 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. In 2005, Portman received a 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. Portman's directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival's shorts competition in 2008.In 2011, Portman won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and the BAFTA Award for her lead performance as Nina in Black Swan.

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Natalie vs. Mila: Who'd You Rather?!

Natalie vs. Mila
Who'd You Rather?

Sexy starlets Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis got chummy at a ballet gala in NYC on Wednesday.Question is ... See Also Bull in a Tiger Shop --Who'd You Rather?! Bethenny vs. Alex: Who'd You Rather?  READ MORE >

"Star Wars" No Longer Portman's Crappiest Role

"Star Wars" No Longer Portman's Crappiest Role

Natalie Portman may need to be hospitalized for exhaustion, because she's really pooped.While in West Hollywood on Thursday, the 27-year-old starlet used leaves to dislodge a dingleberry.That… READ MORE >

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Portman's Pooch Makes a Pee Line for the Car

Portman's Pooch Makes a Pee Line for the Car

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Robin Williams Goes All Sybil On Us

Robin Williams Goes All Sybil On Us

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Natalie Portman: Jew for Jesus

Natalie Portman: Jew for Jesus

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Portman to Pup: Pee for Vendetta

Portman to Pup: Pee for Vendetta

Natalie Portman found the weather forecast in NYC to be partly cloudy with a chance of golden showers!While walking through a Manhattan park on Sunday, the gorgeous 26-year-old stopped to pet a… READ MORE >

- 2190 days ago
Prince Charles -- Meet Scarlett's Boobs

Prince Charles
Meet Scarlett's Boobs

His Royal Highness Prince Charles greeted Scarlett Johansson at the London premiere of her new film on Tuesday and was clearly enamored by her natural endowment ... as an actress.Johansson's… READ MORE >

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Natalie Graces Her Throne

Natalie Graces Her Throne

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- 2305 days ago
Natalie Portman -- Soulja Girl?

Natalie Portman -- Soulja Girl?

Natalie Portman proved she could shake it like a stripper in "Closer." But did her pole dancing skills come in handy when Soulja Boy showed up to TRL to teach her some dance moves? Pop and lock,… READ MORE >

- 2349 days ago
Portman at Cemetery: Wish You Were Here!

Portman at Cemetery: Wish You Were Here!

Natalie Portman was stirring up the dead in Prague over the weekend as she strolled through a foggy graveyard during a downpour. The rain didn't stop the starlet from playing tourist all around… READ MORE >

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