"Your Highness" Natalie Portman Has Many Leather Arrows in Her Quiver
Natalie Portman (born Natalie Hershlag June 9, 1981) is an actress and model with dual American and Israeli citizenship.
Natalie is most famous for her performances in the "Star Wars" Trilogy prequels, but she has amassed a quality body of work aside from those films as well.
Natalie was born in Jerusalem, Israel and is an only child. Her parents named her after Natalie Wood, and she moved to the United States at the age of three. Natalie is of central-European descent, with heritage from Austria, Russia, Poland and Romania.
Natalie is a graduate of Harvard with a degree in Psychology and is known for her intelligence.
Taking dancing lessons beginning at age 4, Natalie Portman became a child model and attended theater camps. She made her film debut in Luc Besson's film, "Léon: The Professional" (1994). Numerous other film roles followed, and Natalie played Ane Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Broadway.
Natalie Portman's career really took off, though, when she played Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
The first film, "The Phantom Menace," was a success, and her parts became better and better. She did not just choose blockbusters, though, also appearing in smaller independent films such as "Garden State" and "Closer." The Final Star Wars film in which she appeared, "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," was the highest grossing film of 2005.
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More recently, Natalie Portman won the Academy Award for playing a young ballerina in "Black Swan" (2010), though some controversy arose over who did the dancing scenes in that film. Other fine roles followed, including "Your Highness" (2011), which produced many of the pictures below.
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Natalie Portman is a big player in Hollywood who is branching out into directing and writing, and she is sure to be a force for many years to come.
Natalie is a self-proclaimed vegan activist who does not like to do anything that harms animals. In fact, she has been by Paul McCartney's house, where he fixed her veggie burgers. Thus, while it appears that she is wearing leather, it might (and in some cases definitely is) faux leather. However, it looks terrific on her either way.
Young actors often don't think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers.
I also feel I'm a positive role model by not putting my education on hold.
I'm not planning to be an actress as an adult, I'm planning other things for my future.
I've wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, a vet - these are things I've said in interviews. Before that, I wanted to be a mermaid and a fairy.
I usually run three or four times a week now. Pretty boring, but it's so worth it. It's done wonders for my mood.
My grandfather was a Polish Jew and a socialist, and as a youngster he helped to organize special camps to teach agriculture to all the young men that were moving to Israel, where in 1930, they created the first kibbutz.
I'm pretty much a boring Goody Two-shoes. I've definitely gotten drunk before, I don't think it's possible to go through college without getting drunk, but I don't really like it at all. I actually tried my first cigarette last year at school. I just figured, if many people are smoking, there must be something to it, and before I pooh- pooh it I should at least know what it's about. I took one puff and I was like, Okay, I was right. There's nothing to it. They're just wrong, it's disgusting.
I'm the anti-Method actor. As soon as we finish a scene, I need to go back to being myself, because it freaks me out. But it was hard not to take this home with me. I would feel cheated on when I went home. There were weekend nights I would lie in bed instead of going out with my friends.
I see that my girlfriends, already at 23, are thinking, "What career can I choose that will also suit having children?" And it is limiting. Whereas my male friends aren't thinking that way.
I was the precocious one when I was younger, and now I'm the girlish one, which ultimately means I've stayed the same. Which is not a good sign.
I began Star Wars when I was 14 and I'm going to be 24 when this final movie comes out, so these movies were 10 years of my life and now I'm just trying to do something different.
The moment you buy into the idea you're above anyone else is the moment you need to be slapped in the face.
I aspire to make more comedies because we never see enough good ones.
Overall, to get a real deep, nuanced understanding of human behaviour, art is the best way.