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Natalie Portman

Actor Date of birth 9th June 1981
Place of birth Jerusalem, Israel
Year of debut 1994
First feature film Leon

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated3
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Biography

Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem to an Israeli father and American mother. At the age of three she moved to the US. She was spotted by a modelling agent as a child. However, she turned down modelling work because she preferred acting. She spent her school holidays at theatre summer camps. At 12, she made her movie debut in Leon. She studied psychology at Harvard. She has become a versatile actress starring in movies ranging from the Star Wars prequel trilogy to V For Vendetta.

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Natalie Portman's films

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Packshot for the film Black Swan
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
103 Mins
Released
2010

A ballerina (Natalie Portman) wins the lead role in Swan Lake. But to perform it she must explore her dark side.Sexual scenes, bloody self harm and strong language. Strobe effects.

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Packshot for the film Thor
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2011

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a mighty god from another world, lands on Earth where he must save the planet. With Natalie Portman. Contains moderate fantasy violence.

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Packshot for the film V For Vendetta
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
128 Mins
Released
2005

A vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) attempts to bring down a totalitarian government. Very strong language and strong violence.

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Packshot for the film Hesher
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2011

A hellraiser (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) turns a dysfunctional family's life upside down. With Natalie Portman. Violence & strong language.

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Did you know?

  • Natalie Portman's birth surname is Hershlag. Portman is her grandmother's maiden name.
  • She speaks fluent English and Hebrew.
  • She became a vegetarian at the age of eight.
  • She turned down sexually provocative roles in The Ice Storm and Lolita.
  • She was born on her mother's 29th birthday.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2011 Actress in a Leading Role - Black Swan
  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2011 Actress in a Leading Role - Black Swan
    • 2004 Actress in a Supporting Role - Closer
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2011 Leading Actress - Black Swan
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2011 Leading Actress - Black Swan
    • 2004 Actress in a Supporting Role - Closer
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Black Swan
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Black Swan
    • 2005 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Closer
    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Anywhere But Here