The Natalie Portman Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Natalie Portman

The Natalie Portman Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Natalie Portman

by Virginia Labrecque (Editor)


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Natalie Portman (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. 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.

This book is your ultimate resource for Natalie Portman. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career, Personal life and Filmography right away: Léon (film), Developing (film), Heat (1995 film), Beautiful Girls (film), Everyone Says I Love You, Mars Attacks!, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Anywhere but Here (film), Where the Heart Is (2000 film), Zoolander, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Cold Mountain (film), Garden State (film), Closer (film), Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Free Zone (film), V for Vendetta (film), Paris, je t'aime, Goya's Ghosts, My Blueberry Nights, The Darjeeling Limited, Hotel Chevalier, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, The Other Boleyn Girl (2008 film), Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (film), New York, I Love You, Brothers (2009 film), Hesher (film), Black Swan (film), No Strings Attached (film), Your Highness, Thor (film)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742448213
Publisher: Emereo Pty Ltd
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.44(d)

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