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Natalie Hershlag, commonly known as Natalie Portman, is a famous American and Israeli actress, film producer and director, as well as a model. Natalie Portman debuted on television screens in 1994, when she portrayed an orphan in a thriller film called “Leon: The Professional”, starring Jean Reno and Gary Oldman. Ever since then, Portman was featured in such films as “Closer” with Julia Roberts and Jude Law, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, “Goya’s Ghosts” directed by Milos Forman, “Thor” with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, and “Thor: The Dark World”, which was released in 2013. Portman received a lot of public attention and media exposure for portraying a character of Nina Sayers, often called “The Swan Queen”, in Darren Aronofsky’s horror film entitled “Black Swan”. The movie was a critical and commercial success, as it gathered multiple awards, including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Award, and grossed more than $329 million in the box office worldwide. In addition to being a successful actress, Natalie Portman debuted as a director in 2008 during the Venice International Film Festival, when she presented a short film called “Eve”, where the main characters were played by Ben Gazzara, Lauren Bacall and Olivia Thirlby. A famous actress, as well as a film director, how rich is Natalie Portman? According to sources, Natalie Portman’s annual salary in 2013 amounted to $14 million, while in 2014 it was estimated to be $13 million. In regards to her wealth, Natalie Portman’s net worth amounts to $45 million. Undoubtedly, most of Natalie Portman’s net worth and wealth comes from her acting career.

Natalie Portman Net Worth $45 Million

Natalie Portman was born in 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, but when she was a child her family moved out to the United States, and initially settled down in Washington, but later moved out to New York. In New York, Portman studied at the Syosset High School, and attended the American Theater Dance Workshop. She continued her studies at the Harvard University, where she received a degree in psychology. Portman began her career as a dancer, when she took up dancing lessons when she was 4 years old. As a teenager, Portman was offered a modeling job, which she refused in order to focus on her acting career. One of Portman’s first on screen appearances included a 1995 film entitled “Heat”, where she co-starred alongside famous Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. In addition to various film appearances, around the same time Natalie Portman started performing in Broadway and even played a character of Anne Frank in the adaptation of her work “The Diary of Anne Frank”. When Portman became widely known for her portrayal of Padme Amidala from the prequel trilogy of “Star Wars”, she started to receive more media attention, as well as job offers. Natalie Portman became well-known for such films as “Zoolander” with Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson, “V for Vendetta” with Hugo Weaving, “The Other Woman” and many more. A famous actress, Natalie Portman has an estimated net worth of $45 million.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan2018post-production
Song to Song2017completed
Annihilation2017post-productionThe Biologist
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards2017post-productionLaura
We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesTV Mini-Series announcedRosemary Cooke
Planetarium2016Laura Barlow
Jackie2016/VJackie Kennedy
Jane Got a Gun2016Jane Hammond
A Tale of Love and Darkness2015Fania Klausner né Mussman
Knight of Cups2015Elizabeth
Thor: The Dark World2013Jane Foster
Illusions & Mirrors2013Short
The Simpsons2007-2012TV SeriesDarcy
Paul McCartney: My Valentine2012Video shortNatalie Portman
Thor2011Jane Foster
Your Highness2011Isabel
No Strings Attached2011/IEmma
I'm Still Here2010/INatalie Portman
Black Swan2010Nina Sayers The Swan Queen
Hesher2010Nicole
Brothers2009/IGrace Cahill
The Other Woman2009Emilia Greenleaf
Greed, a New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli2009Video short
Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones Speak Out2008Video shortNatalie Portman
New York, I Love You2008Rifka (segment "Mira Nair)
The Other Boleyn Girl2008Anne Boleyn
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium2007Molly Mahoney, the Composer
Hotel Chevalier2007ShortJack's Girlfriend
The Darjeeling Limited2007Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
My Blueberry Nights2007Leslie
Goya's Ghosts2006Inés Alicia
Paris, je t'aime2006Francine (segment "Faubourg Saint-Denis")
V for Vendetta2005Evey
Free Zone2005Rebecca
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Padmé
Domino One2005Dominique Bellamy
Closer2004/IAlice
True2004ShortFrancine
Garden State2004Sam
Sesame Street2004TV SeriesNatalie
Cold Mountain2003Sara
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002Padmé
Zoolander2001Natalie Portman
Where the Heart Is2000Novalee Nation
Anywhere But Here1999Ann August
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999Queen Amidala Padmé
Mars Attacks!1996Taffy Dale
Everyone Says I Love You1996Laura
Beautiful Girls1996Marty
Heat1995Lauren Gustafson
Léon: The Professional1994Mathilda
Developing1994ShortNina

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eating Animals2017Documentary producer post-production
We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesTV Mini-Series executive producer announced
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2016producer
Jane Got a Gun2016producer
A Tale of Love and Darkness2015producer
The Seventh Fire2015Documentary executive producer
Scruples2012TV Movie executive producer
No Strings Attached2011/Iexecutive producer
Hesher2010producer
The Other Woman2009executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Tale of Love and Darkness2015performer: "Cossack Lullaby" Traditional
Rage2008TV Series 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everyone Says I Love You1996performer: "I'm Thru With Love" 1931
Léon: The Professional1994performer: "Like a Virgin", "Happy Birthday", "Singing in the Rain"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Tale of Love and Darkness2015
New York, I Love You2008segment "Natalie Portman"
Eve2008/IVShort

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Tale of Love and Darkness2015screenplay by
New York, I Love You2008segment "Natalie Portman"
Eve2008/IVShort written by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cloud Atlas2012special thanks
Below the Line2011special thanks
I'm Still Here2010/Ispecial thanks
Plan B2009/Ithanks
The Making of 'Heat'2005Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2010-2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2017TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2017TV SpecialHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2017TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2011-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Interviewee
Film '722004-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Interviewee
The 74th Golden Globe Awards2017TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2017TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2002-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2009-2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Film Awards2016VideoHerself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2003-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Starring Austin Pendleton2016Documentary shortHerself
Rencontres de cinéma2011-2016TV SeriesHerself
Mr. Gaga2015DocumentaryHerself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
A.M.P.A.S. Tribute Film: Jean Claude Carriere2014TV MovieHerself
A Brothers' Journey: Thor & Loki2014Video documentary shortHerself
Paris dernière2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Fantástico2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Thor: The Dark World Special2013TV Short documentaryHerself
Celebrity Style Story2013TV SeriesHerself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Episode III: Crew and Cast Interviews2011Video documentary shortHerself
Thor: Assembling the Troupe2011Video shortHerself
Thor: From Asgard to Earth2011Video documentary shortHerself
Thor: Our Fearless Leader2011Video shortHerself
Film Fiend2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Black Swan: Metamorphosis2011DocumentaryHerself
The Role That Changed My Life2011TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHerself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Conan2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Entertainers with Byron Allen2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Six O'Clock News2011TV SeriesHerself
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favorite Movie
In Search of Ted Demme2010Documentary
At the Movies2010TV SeriesHerself
14 Actors Acting2010Video shortHerself
Charlie Rose1997-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHerself
Jim Sheridan: Film and Family2010Video shortHerself
Re-Made in the USA: How Brodre Became Brothers2010Video shortHerself
The View2007-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Top Chef2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Milos Forman: Co te nezabije...2009DocumentaryHerself
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis2009TV SeriesHerself
A Powerful Noise Live2009DocumentaryHerself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Project Runway2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
On Set: Making Boleyn2008Video shortHerself
To Be a Lady2008Video shortHerself
Translating History to Screen2008Video shortHerself
Director's Notebook: Re-imagining a Cult Classic for the 21st Century2008Video documentary shortHerself
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saving a Species: Gorillas on the Brink2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute2007TV MovieHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2007TV SeriesHerself
Close Up2006TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2006TV Series shortHerself
Space Top 10 Countdown2006TV SeriesHerself
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Designing the Near Future2006Video documentary shortHerself
Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot2006Video documentary shortHerself
Armenian Genocide2006TV Movie documentaryAurora Mardiganian (voice)
Getaway2006TV SeriesHerself
'V for Vendetta' Unmasked2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Daily Show1999-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Corazón de...2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live2006TV SeriesHerself - Host / T.J. Jourian / Sasha Cohen
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Actress & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHerself
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHerself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHerself
Comme au cinéma2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actress & Presenter: Best Documentary Short
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Winner: Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHerself
10 Year Retrospective: Cast and Crew Look Back2005Video documentary shortHerself / Mathilda
Natalie Portman: Starting Young2005Video shortHerself
The Making of 'Garden State'2004Video documentary shortHerself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show1999-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hitler's Pawn: The Margaret Lambert Story2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Anatomy of a Scene2004TV Series documentaryHerself
A Journey to 'Cold Mountain'2003TV Short documentaryHerself
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sesame Street2003TV SeriesHerself
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHerself (2007)
Rank2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Episode II: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentaryHerself
2002 MTV Movie Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
The Early Show2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Troldspejlet2002TV SeriesHerself / Padmé
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'2001Video documentaryHerself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHerself (uncredited)
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 3 - Toronto2000Video documentaryHerself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast1999Video documentaryHerself
Mundo VIP1999TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself
1996 MTV Movie Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look1994TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Torres Quevedo: Vol. 22016DocumentaryHerself
Le grand show2016TV SeriesHerself
Nostalgia Critic2016TV SeriesPadmé
The Drunken Peasants2015-2016TV SeriesPadmé
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesJane Foster
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Rude Tube2011TV SeriesHerself
Live Free or Die Hard (Project 12, 8/12)2011ShortEvey
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself
España, plató de cine2009TV Movie documentaryAmidala / Inés / Alicia (uncredited)
Filmania: Eiga no tatsujin2009TV Series
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentaryHerself - World Patrol Kids
Headline News2006TV SeriesAlice
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHerself - Place #79
Silenci?2005TV SeriesSam
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryAnn August
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game2005Video GamePadme Amidala (uncredited)
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die2004DocumentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017Desert Palm Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalJackie (2016)
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsActress of the YearJackie (2016)
2016KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016PCC AwardPhoenix Critics CircleBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2012CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Actress - Audience AwardBlack Swan (2010)
2012IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Actress in a Leading RoleBlack Swan (2010)
2012Rembrandt AwardRembrandt AwardsBest International Actress (Beste Buitenlandse Actrice)Black Swan (2010)
2012Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actress (Melhor Atriz Estrangeira)Black Swan (2010)
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleBlack Swan (2010)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaBlack Swan (2010)
2011BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsUnforgettable MomentBlack Swan (2010)
2011EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBravest Performance AwardBlack Swan (2010)
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadBlack Swan (2010)
2011IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)Black Swan (2010)
2011NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011Desert Palm Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalBlack Swan (2010)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Fantasy ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleBlack Swan (2010)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: DramaBlack Swan (2010)
2010Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleBlack Swan (2010)
2010Davis AwardAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleBlack Swan (2010)
2010BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actress of the YearBlack Swan (2010)
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010IFCS AwardInternet Film Critic SocietyBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleBlack Swan (2010)
2010SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2009Tribute AwardGotham Awards

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2008Movie for Humanity AwardKineo Awards, Italy
2008Acting and Activism AwardWomen Film Critics Circle Awards
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressV for Vendetta (2005)
2007SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest ActressV for Vendetta (2005)
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actress of the YearV for Vendetta (2005)
2006ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of the Year
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureCloser (2004)
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastCloser (2004)· Jude Law
· Clive Owen
· Julia Roberts
2005ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressCloser (2004)
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearCloser (2004)
2004NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleCloser (2004)· Jude Law
· Clive Owen
· Julia Roberts
2004SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressCloser (2004)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Actress, Drama/Action AdventureStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture ComedyWhere the Heart Is (2000)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleLéon (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaJackie (2016)
2017BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActressJackie (2016)
2017AACTA International AwardAACTA International AwardsBest Lead ActressJackie (2016)
2017EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadJackie (2016)
2017NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017Screen Actors Guild AwardScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleJackie (2016)
2017VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016Cinema for Peace AwardCinema for Peace AwardsMost Valuable Movie of the YearA Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
2016DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016PCC AwardPhoenix Critics CircleBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleJackie (2016)
2016SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion PictureJackie (2016)
2016TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActressJackie (2016)
2015Golden CameraCannes Film FestivalA Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/FantasyThor: The Dark World (2013)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActressThor (2011)
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic Movie Actress
2011EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or SeductionBlack Swan (2010)· Mila Kunis
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleBlack Swan (2010)· Vincent Cassel
· Barbara Hershey
· Mila Kunis
· Winona Ryder
2011Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the YearBlack Swan (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastBlack Swan (2010)· Vincent Cassel
· Barbara Hershey
· Mila Kunis
· Winona Ryder
2011ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2011ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActress of the YearBlack Swan (2010)
2011MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceBlack Swan (2010)
2011MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissBlack Swan (2010)· Mila Kunis
2011MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Jaw Dropping MomentBlack Swan (2010)
2011National Movie AwardNational Movie Awards, UKPerformance of the YearBlack Swan (2010)
2011Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Feature FilmBlack Swan (2010)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBlack Swan (2010)· Vincent Cassel
· Barbara Hershey
· Mila Kunis
· Winona Ryder
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiplockBlack Swan (2010)· Mila Kunis
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Romantic ComedyNo Strings Attached (2011)
2011VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressBrothers (2009)
2010DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2010IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaBlack Swan (2010)
2010TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2009CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBrothers (2009)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2006Scream AwardScream AwardsScream QueenV for Vendetta (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovies - Choice Actress: Drama/Action AdventureV for Vendetta (2005)
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen HairstyleV for Vendetta (2005)
2005OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleCloser (2004)
2005BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleCloser (2004)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressCloser (2004)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleCloser (2004)· Jude Law
· Clive Owen
· Julia Roberts
2005Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressCloser (2004)
2005Audience AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActressGarden State (2004)
2005IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)Closer (2004)
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActress of the YearCloser (2004)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceGarden State (2004)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissGarden State (2004)· Zach Braff
2005NRJ Ciné AwardNRJ Ciné AwardsMost Glamorous Actress (Actrice la plus glamour)
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressCloser (2004)
2005OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressCloser (2004)
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Leading Lady
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalGarden State (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role, DramaCloser (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: DramaGarden State (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Action Adventure/ThrillerStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Love SceneGarden State (2004)· Zach Braff
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiarGarden State (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiplockGarden State (2004)· Zach Braff
2005Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)· Hayden Christensen
2005VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressGarden State (2004)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastCold Mountain (2003)· Eileen Atkins
· Brendan Gleeson
· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Nicole Kidman
· Jude Law
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Donald Sutherland
· Ray Winstone
· Renée Zellweger
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actress of the YearGarden State (2004)
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2003ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleCold Mountain (2003)· Jude Law
· Nicole Kidman
· Renée Zellweger
· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Brendan Gleeson
· Eileen Atkins
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Kathy Baker
· Ray Winstone
· James Gammon
· Donald Sutherland
2003Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2003Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)· Hayden Christensen
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ChemistryStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)· Hayden Christensen
2001Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressWhere the Heart Is (2000)
2000Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureAnywhere But Here (1999)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger Actor/ActressStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - ActionStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000Golden SlateCsapnivalo AwardsBest Female PerformanceStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
2000Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)· Jake Lloyd
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ActressWhere the Heart Is (2000)
2000Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActressAnywhere But Here (1999)
1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama FilmStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBeautiful Girls (1996)
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActressMars Attacks! (1996)
1997YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy FilmEveryone Says I Love You (1996)
1997YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama FilmHeat (1995)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2017Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016IFJA AwardIndiana Film Journalists Association, USBest ActressJackie (2016)
2016ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead ActressJackie (2016)
2016SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActressJackie (2016)
2010VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActressBlack Swan (2010)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleCloser (2004)
2004ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleCloser (2004)· Jude Law
· Julia Roberts
· Clive Owen
2004Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest T&A of the YearCloser (2004)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead PerformanceBlack Swan (2010)
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressCloser (2004)
2000SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressAnywhere But Here (1999)

TitleSalary
Closer (2004)$1,000,000

#Fact
1Is one of five actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award for playing a first lady of the United States (Jackie Kennedy). Previous nominees were Beulah Bondi (Rachel Jackson), Greer Garson (Eleanor Roosevelt), Joan Allen (Pat Nixon), and Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln).
2Has worked with three of the same directors as Carrie Fisher. Firstly, they played on-screen mother-and-daughter Padme and Leia in George Lucas's Star Wars films. Secondly, Woody Allen cast them in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Everyone Says I Love You (1996). Thirdly, Mike Nichols directed Fisher's first film, Shampoo (1975), and Portman in Closer (2004). Portman credits that film with reviving her career after Star Wars. Fisher's career as a writer and script doctor took off after Nichols's film adaptation of Fisher's novel Postcards from the Edge (1990).
3Named "The Most Beautiful Face of 2008" by TC Candler's list of the "100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World", and ranked on their list for 19 consecutive years (1998-2016). She was ranked #44 in 2016, #37 in 2015, #34 in 2014, #33 in 2013, #30 in 2012, #19 in 2011, #14 in 2010, #2 in 2009, #1 in 2008.
4(September 8, 2016) Expecting her 2nd child with her husband Benjamin Millepied.
5Inspired the Wachowskis to adapt David Mitchell's novel, "Cloud Atlas", into a film.
6Portrays Jane Foster, the title character's love interest in Thor (2011). In 2014, Jane took over the Mjolnir and assumed the mantle of Thor, replacing him in his monthly comic book title.
7She appeared in two films with Lukas Haas in 1996: Mars Attacks! (1996) and Everyone Says I Love You (1996).
8She has appeared in two films with "I Love You" in the title: Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and New York, I Love You (2008).
9Lived in Connecticut from 1988-90.
10She has the same Erdös-Bacon-Number, as Albert Einstein, with an 11.
11She lost 20 pounds for her role as "Nina Sayers" in Black Swan (2010).
12She has made four films with Samuel L. Jackson: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Thor (2011).
13One of only four actors with an Erdos-Bacon number - 7 for Portman. This represents sum of the degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon (2) and degrees of separation from co-authoring a paper with famed mathematician Paul Erdos (5) having co-authored the peer-reviewed paper "Frontal Lobe Activation during Object Permanence: Data from Near-Infrared Spectroscopy" while a student at Harvard.
14Has starred in two film franchises in which she stars as a woman who falls in love with a warrior. The 'Star Wars' prequels as Padme Amidala and Thor (2011) and its sequel Thor: The Dark World (2013) as Jane Foster.
15Was the 138th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan (2010) at The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) on February 27, 2011.
16Is one of 6 actresses to have been pregnant at the time of winning the Academy Award; the others are Eva Marie Saint, Patricia Neal, Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rachel Weisz. Neal is the only one to have not accepted her award in person as a result of her pregnancy. Portman was 5 months pregnant with her son Aleph when she won the Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan (2010). She was pregnant again when she was nominated for Best Actress in 2017.
17Named after Natalie Wood.
18Los Angeles, California: Attended the 83rd annual Academy Awards with fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, and her parents, Avner and Shelley. [February 2011]
19Does humanitarian work with FINCA International. [July 2005]
20She holds the record for third-largest "Best Actress" award sweep (38 wins) for her role as Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010), following Helen Mirren (40 wins) for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006) and Cate Blanchett (41 wins) for her performance as Jasmine French in Blue Jasmine (2013).
21Named as one of the "most desirable" famous women for 2013 by Ask men's list of the Top 99 "most desirable" women.
22When Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in September 2009 and awaiting extradition to the United States for having raped a 13-year-old girl back in 1975, Portman (along with Harrison Ford, Monica Bellucci, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and many others) signed a petition to free him, even though Polanski did admit that he did have sex with the 13-year-old, committing statutory rape.
23(August 4, 2012) Married her boyfriend of three years and father of her 13-month-old son Aleph Benjamin Millepied. It was a private ceremony in Big Sur, California.
24Gave birth to her first child at age 30, a son Aleph Portman-Millepied on June 14, 2011. Child's father is Benjamin Millepied.
25Returned to work 10 months after giving birth to her son Aleph in order to begin filming Song to Song (2017).
26Voted #21 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012.
27Served on the jury at the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards alongside Nicole Kidman and Jodie Foster.
28Was a vegetarian from 1989 until 2009 when after reading the book Eating Animals she opted to become a vegan. However she resumed vegetarianism after falling pregnant with her son Aleph to give him the necessary supplements and also due to her insatiable craving for eggs and cheese. Following her son's birth she resumed veganism once again.
29Participated in a live reading of the 1960 film The Apartment (1960) where she read the part of Fran Kubelik originally portrayed by Shirley MacLaine. The sold out reading directed by Jason Reitman was held on November 17, 2011 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Portman read alongside J.K. Simmons, Ken Jeong, Nick Kroll, and her No Strings Attached (2011) co-star Mindy Kaling.
30Favorite actresses include Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton.
31On October 18, 2011, she added a fan-voted Spike TV Scream Award for Best Actress in the film Black Swan (2010) to the collection of other awards she received for the same film and category.
32Is a huge fan of professional wrestling.
33Owns and operates her own film production company, Handsomecharlie Films, with Annette Savitch. As of 2011, every film produced by the company (except for the short film "Eve", which Portman wrote and directed) has featured Natalie in a lead or supporting role. As well as acting in the films produced by Handsomecharlie Films, she is also credited as an executive producer.
34In September 2011, she traveled to Paris, France with fiancé Benjamin Millepied and their son Aleph to celebrate Millepied's retrieval of an award from the French Minister of Culture. Millepied was awarded the "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres".
35Was one of the first actresses offered the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) along with Carey Mulligan and Ellen Page, but Portman declined due to exhaustion. The role ultimately went to Rooney Mara.
36Was the one who led her Brothers (2009) co-star Bailee Madison to Guillermo del Toro for a role in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010). Portman spoke about her young co-star with Alfonso Cuarón, who is a good friend of Guillermo del Toro, and then recommended Madison for a role. She ultimately was cast as a lead character, Sally Hirst. In July 2011, Guillermo del Toro spoke in an interview about how Bailee Madison was "a miracle" and that they had Portman to thank for it.
37Is a spokeswoman for FINCA, a financial charity who gives and recycles small loans to women in poverty stricken countries so they can start small businesses. FINCA's president Rupert Scofield has spoken about feeling lucky to have Portman as a celebrity spokeswoman because she is, "extremely intelligent and committed." Portman has traveled to several countries as a FINCA ambassador and worked with many of the women FINCA's donations have helped.
38Was ranked #8 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
39Was considered for the role of Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity (2013), which went to Sandra Bullock.
40One month before filming began for The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Portman began taking daily classes to master the English accent under dialect coach Jill McCullough.
41Where the Heart Is (2000) contains her first on-screen love scene.
42Paid for all of her own ballet training to prepare for the role of Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010).
43In January 2011, she became the new face of Dior in the Miss Dior Cherie ad campaign. On February 27, 2011, a video of top Dior designer, John Galliano, going on an anti-Semitic rant in Paris surfaced online. Portman released a statement condemning Galliano's actions, specifying she was "shocked and disgusted," and as a proud Jewish woman refused to associate herself with him from that point on. Since the Miss Dior Cherie ad campaign was set to officially launch two days after the video surfaced, Dior was forced to take legal action to work out a settlement in order to keep Portman as a spokesperson. Galliano was fired on March 1, 2011 and the ad campaign launched as originally planned.
44Was voted "Most Likely to be on Jeopardy" in the senior superlatives at Syosset High School.
45Is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel.
46Did not have a Bat Mitzvah due to her parents being more secular than religious Jews. She attended a Conservative Jewish day school through seventh grade more to preserve her sense of Israel and her Hebrew than a religious motivation.
47Was a resident of Lowell House during her first year at Harvard University.
48She often broke down and cried offstage while part of the Broadway adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" in 1997, where she portrayed Anne Frank, because of her personal connections to the events. Her grandparents lost most of their family members in the Holocaust including her paternal great grandparents who were killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
49In 2006, she appeared as a guest lecturer at Columbia University in a political science course titled "Terrorism & Counterterrorism". She led the class in a discussion about politically infused violence referencing her most recent film at the time, V for Vendetta (2005). Her appearance was part of an MTV short-series, "Stand-Ins", where college professors were replaced with a celebrity instructor for one day.
50She entered a project into the Intel Science Talent Search in the late 1990s while at Syosset High School. Her project, titled "A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar", took her to the semi-finals of the Intel contest. She graduated Valedictorian of Syosset High School in 1999 and went on to study Psychology and Neuroscience at Harvard University, graduating in 2003.
51In spring 2004, she completed one semester of graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Jerusalem, Israel.
52Was briefly referenced in The Social Network (2010). Portman was approached by writer Aaron Sorkin when writing the screenplay to the film to get insider information on Harvard University at that time because she was a fellow student of Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, and also Divya Narendra and Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.
53She has said one of the most difficult challenges of filming Black Swan (2010) was her speaking voice. She stated throughout her career, so far, director Mike Nichols has given her consistent criticism on how childish her voice normally sounds and encouraged her to work with vocal coaches to make it sound deeper and more adult. The role of Nina required her to regress backwards to make her voice more child-like. She felt it was taking her back to a point she worked hard to leave behind.
54Is one of 14 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011), Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012), Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013), Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014), Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014) and Brie Larson for Room (2015).
55Was considered for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), but Anne Hathaway was cast instead.
56(March 6, 2009) In New York, she led a viewing of A Powerful Noise (2008), a documentary about women fighting adversity. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar held another viewing in Los Angeles, California.
57(December 28, 2010) Engaged to Black Swan (2010) choreographer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she is expecting their first child.
58Was considered for the role of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) after Emily Blunt dropped out of the project, but Scarlett Johansson was cast instead.
59Was originally cast as Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights (2011), but was replaced by Gemma Arterton, who was later replaced by Kaya Scodelario, after dropping out of the project.
60Best friends with Rashida Jones. Also close friends with Jake Gyllenhaal, Bryce Dallas Howard, Britney Spears, Mila Kunis, and Robert Pattinson.
61(September 13, 2009) Was in attendance at the wedding of her Your Highness (2011) co-star Zooey Deschanel to Benjamin Gibbard.
62She paid $3.25 million to purchase a four-bedroom, 4,866-sq.-ft. home in Los Angeles's Hollywood Hills area. Previous owners were Dermot Mulroney and Catherine Keener (2009).
63Sold her two-bedroom loft in Manhattan's West Village for $6.55 million. She purchased the property in 2005 for $5.7 million (2008).
64Sold her 2,088-square-foot house in Sea Cliff, New York for $1.750 million. She had purchased it in 2002 for $1.375 million (2007).
65Replaced Eva Green in Closer (2004).
66Was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.
67Was listed as a potential nominee for the 2008 Razzies for Worst Actress, for her performances in Goya's Ghosts (2006) and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007). She didn't make the final ballot.
68During the royal premiere of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), she met Prince Charles. The prince asked her whether she had also been in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), which had been released four years before her birth.
69Named #2 on Empire magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars (2007) and was ranked #2 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list (2008).
70There is a band named after her: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head.
71While in Morocco, she lived in a tent and traveled by camel. She visits Morocco regularly.
72Unwinds by singing karaoke at Winnie's, a New York City bar in Chinatown.
73Footage of her and Leonardo DiCaprio as Juliet and Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996) was actually shot before executives had her replaced with Claire Danes due to the age difference between Natalie and Leonardo.
74Listens mostly to R&B, old school hip-hop and 1990s alternative rock. Some of her favorite groups and artists are A Tribe Called Quest, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Portishead, Wu-Tang Clan and Nirvana.
75She currently lives on Long Island, New York, and also shares a home in London, England. She has lived on Long Island, New York since she was a child (2007).
76Director Milos Forman sought her out for an audition after seeing her on the cover of Vogue. He said that she looked like a Goya painting.
77Named #61 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
78Has a slight indentation on her head, that was visible during the time she had her head shaved. The indentation was the result of being delivered by vacuum extraction.
79Her father Avner was born on September 12, 1951, and her mother Shelley was born on June 9, 1952. Natalie was born on her mother's 29th birthday.
80Her parents met at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
81Was considered for the role of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007), which went to Anne Hathaway.
82While in northern Iraq in 2004, the 1st Battalion 5th Infantry hung a giant poster of her in their command hanger after discovering that most of the men in the unit were big fans.
83Attended a soccer game in Madrid with Stellan Skarsgård. Afterwards, the team gave her her own jersey.
84Is close friends and well-known customer of Zac Posen, friends with Jeanine Lobell and her husband Anthony Edwards, as well as 'Jonathan Safran Foer'. Portman has also been friends with Isaac Mizrahi since she was 14, and friends with Mike Nichols and his wife Diane Sawyer since she was 15.
85When she arrived at a London airport to do reshoots for the third Star Wars prequel, a customs official--going by her size--asked Natalie if she was traveling with a guardian.
86Her years at Harvard resulted in the phenomenon of The Natalies, in which every underclasswoman with that first name received numerous e-mails and phone messages from fans.
87As the first day of Cold Mountain (2003) filming fell on Halloween, Portman came to set dressed as Dorothy Gale in "The Wizard of Oz", only to realize she was the only one who had dressed up.
88For her 2003 New Year's party, she wore a Zac Posen dress that had more than $10,000 worth of crystals sewn onto it. She also attended Moby's much-hyped secret Naked NYE party.
89Took diving courses in Eilat, Israel. Diving is one of her favorite hobbies.
90Was surprised and amused to discover that her apartment in the heart of Kings Cross, London, was across the street from a brothel.
91She became the first client of Artists Management Group to land representation at the powerhouse Creative Artists Agency. CAA refused to work with clients of its former founder Michael Ovitz's AMG; as soon as the one-time super-agent sold out his interest in the management firm, CAA went straight after Portman.
92Said that it was while working on The Seagull (2002) that she became aware that acting is much more about the process than the product. Most helpful was when she would peek over Philip Seymour Hoffman's shoulder at the notebook he kept, in which he wrote questions and then answers about his character's feelings.
93Once during an interview, she offered a metaphor for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the David Hare play "Via Dolorosa". It's about a man who jumps out of a burning building and lands on a passerby, breaking the passerby's leg. The passerby says, "You broke my leg", and the man breaks his other leg to shut him up.
94Occasionally shelters dogs.
95In 2005, she spent a few months in Madrid partying with Javier Bardem and friends. She was mostly unrecognizable to fans because of her Mohawk.
96In 1999, magazines reported that Portman started a new trend - wearing logo T-shirts - when they snapped photos of her at her 18th birthday wearing a snug Nesquik shirt. (However, logo T-shirts had already been popular since at least the 1970s) She had borrowed the shirt from her best friend's eight-year-old brother; he was appalled.
97Natalie is entirely of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Natalie's father was born in Israel and Natalie's mother was born in Ohio, in the United States. Natalie's paternal grandparents, Zvi Yehuda Hershlag (a member of the tribe of Naftali) and Mania Portman, were from Rzeszów, Poland, and Romania, respectively. Natalie's maternal grandfather, Arthur Edelstein, was born in New York, to a family of immigrants from Austria, Ukraine, and Russia, while Natalie's maternal grandmother, Bernice Hurwitz, was born in Maryland, the granddaughter of immigrants from Lithuania/Russia.
98A radio station once had a contest to find out where she went to school; Backstreet Boys tickets were the prizes.
99Voted Peta's Sexiest Female Vegetarian in 2002.
100Several months after shaving her head, she was traveling through Ireland and stopped for directions at a bed and breakfast. The owners refused to allow her even onto their porch. However, they did give her directions.
101Says her performances in Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is her worst. Her failure, she believes, is her inability to improvise.
102Named #49 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
103Named #42 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
104Learned how to play the piano and conduct for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007).
105Worked with a vocal coach to learn how to speak with an English accent for V for Vendetta (2005).
106Shaved her head for V for Vendetta (2005).
107She hesitantly shot an explicit nude scene for Closer (2004), in the scene where Alice (Portman) strips for Larry (Clive Owen). Ultimately, Portman and director Mike Nichols agreed not to use it, as the scene was effective enough without it.
108Bears a striking resemblance to Keira Knightley. Knightley played Sabé, the Queen's decoy, in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). When in makeup, not even the mothers of the actresses could tell them apart.
109Has a song named after her by the band Ozma.
110Had to miss the premiere of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) so she could study for her high school final exams.
111She has worked with two Draculas as well as two Frankenstein monsters. In Léon: The Professional (1994), she worked with Gary Oldman, who played Dracula for Francis Ford Coppola. In Heat (1995), she appeared with Robert De Niro, who played The Creature for Kenneth Branagh. In Star Wars, she works with Christopher Lee, who played both roles for Hammer Film Productions.
112Has a CD named after her by Chicago-based DJ Intel One. The CD was done for charity, given away, and titled "Love: A Tribute to Natalie Portman". It featured songs by Shelley Duvall, Common, The Roots and others.
113Was considered for a role in Elizabethtown (2005).
114She spoofed her role in Star Wars before becoming involved in the series. In Mars Attacks! (1996), she gives a medal to Lukas Haas in a scene resembling the award ceremony at the end of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). The medals were given out by Princess Leia, the daughter of Portman's future character, Queen Amidala. In addition, the recipients of those medals, Haas and Harrison Ford, appeared together in Witness (1985).
115She and director Tom Tykwer became good friends after working together on True (2004).
116Has a song named after her by the band TeamSleep.
117Her comedic influences are Lily Tomlin and Diane Keaton. She said in an interview, "I love Lily Tomlin and I love Diane Keaton. They're sort of my heroes. Diane Keaton can do anything. She's just the best there is."
118Close friends with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis and Bryce Dallas Howard.
119Both she and Sofia Coppola have played the daughter of a character played by Al Pacino, and also both appeared in a film featuring Pacino and Robert De Niro. Sofia Coppola was in all three Godfather films (though she had only an uncredited part in the second), and Portman was in Heat (1995). Portman and Coppola appeared together in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).
120Fashion designer Zac Posen refers to her as his "muse".
121As a young girl, she was an understudy for the lead character in the off-Broadway show "Ruthless", alongside Britney Spears. They still keep in touch, and recently threw a party together in New York City.
122She has worked with or appeared with several of her co-stars twice: Ashley Judd in Heat (1995) and Where the Heart Is (2000); Lukas Haas in Mars Attacks! (1996) and Everyone Says I Love You (1996); Julia Roberts in Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and Closer (2004); Philip Seymour Hoffman in the play "The Seagull" and Cold Mountain (2003); John Carroll Lynch in Beautiful Girls (1996) and Anywhere But Here (1999); Stellan Skarsgård in Goya's Ghosts (2006) and Thor (2011); Olivia Thirlby in New York, I Love You (2008) and No Strings Attached (2011). She has also worked with director Mike Nichols on two occasions: for the play "The Seagull" and Closer (2004). She has also appeared alongside Jude Law three times in Cold Mountain (2003), Closer (2004) and My Blueberry Nights (2007), and with Hayden Christensen three times in the Star Wars prequels and New York, I Love You (2008).
123Is trained in ballet, jazz, and tap dancing.
124Favorite actor is Ben Kingsley.
125Has a passion for travel. In late 2003 and early 2004, she traveled alone to Morocco and Guatemala.
126Graduated from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2003 with a Artium Baccalaureus degree in Psychology.
127Voted the 15th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine. [September 2002]
128As of November 2010, she has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 15 times.
129The makeup brand Stila has a lip gloss named after her.
130Went to Usdan Camp for the arts as a child.
131One of Teen People magazine's 25 Hottest Stars under 25 (2002).
132Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2002).
133Grew up in Syosset, Long Island, New York, where she still resides.
134Is very close to her parents and says, "The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they always love you.".
135Became interested in acting after spending three summers at the prestigious (and expensive) Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp.
136Auditioned for the role of young Amy March in Little Women (1994), which went to Kirsten Dunst.
137Her father is a fertility specialist and gynecologist.
138Takes pride in the fact that she is a role model for girls and choses roles that are positive so that they will have a positive role model to look up to.
139Was reportedly caught using a fake ID trying to sneak into Boston club called the Roxy. The performer Moby insisted that she was invited by him and refused to perform unless she was admitted. She was admitted, and security watched her as she stood in the back, watched the show, and didn't drink. She later stated in an online interview that the story about sneaking into the Roxy club in Boston was not true and that she and her friends went home after they were denied entrance.
140Has said in interviews that when she gets older, she would like to be a doctor like her father.
141Said would never be in a horror movie or any other "Jennifer Love Hewitt type" film
142Turned down the role of Wendy Hood in The Ice Storm (1997) because she felt the material was "too dark". The role went to Christina Ricci, who has said she often gets the projects Natalie turns down.
143Moved to the United States when she was 3 years old.
144Before she was cast in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), she had never seen the original Star Wars trilogy. She admitted to James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio (1994), in 2004, that, before being cast, she didn't know the difference between "Star Wars" and "Star Trek".
145Turned down the title role in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997), due to her feelings about young adult actors/actresses being exposed to sex in films.
146David Letterman and Harpers and Queen magazines said that she is "the new Audrey Hepburn".
147She was discovered in a pizza parlor and was originally turned down for the role of Mathilda in Léon: The Professional (1994) because she was too young.
148She went to Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp in 1994 and 1995 where she was Anne in "Anne of Green Gables" in 1994 and "Tapestry" in 1995.
149She is an only child.
150Was a member of the environmental song and dance troupe The World Patrol Kids under her real name, Natalie Hershlag.
151Originally turned down the role of Ann August in the film Anywhere But Here (1999) because of the love scene between herself and Corbin Allred that required nudity. Susan Sarandon, who had co-star approval, said she couldn't continue the movie without Portman, so the script was re-written without the scene and she accepted the role.
152Can speak two languages, Hebrew and English (her native languages), fluently. Also knows some conversational French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
153Stated 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 (1999).
154Has taken dance lessons since the age of 4. Still takes ballet classes.
155Graduated from Syosset High School in Syosset, New York in June 1999.
156Turned down a role in The Horse Whisperer (1998) to act in "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Broadway.

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1Nicole Kidman gave me the advice to always choose a film by its director. You're never certain how the movie will turn out, but you are always guaranteed an interesting experience.
2Pretty much everyone's role on a film is indispensable -- hundreds of people. Like without a first assistant director? Without a good first AD? Your movie falls to pieces. And those are people who never, ever, ever get interviewed anywhere. And they make the movie. I feel like you could probably run a set better with a good first AD and no director than a good director and no AD.
3I love being home. My work takes me away so much that it really feels like a vacation being at home and being able to stay in bed all day and not get up. However, I also love traveling and have had amazing trips to many parts of the world.
4I would say my friends and family are a passion, as I spend most of my time with them. I love dancing, not necessarily ballet, and I love watching dance as well. Those are definitely passions of mine.
5Someone told me when I was really young not to touch my eyebrows, and that was a really good idea because it was the time when everybody was making their eyebrows really skinny. I am glad I didn't do that because they don't really come back.
6I'm always on the phone because I'm usually not with people I want to be with.
7[on Sarah Lane dance controversy] I did my work and I'm in the majority of the film. I did have a dance double for the most difficult sequences. It was just unfortunate, the entire situation. She's a wonderful dancer and hopefully people will get to see her in her company. I'm sorry that she felt unacknowledged.
8[on the Black Swan (2010) dance controversy]: I know what went on and we had an amazing experience making the movie and I don't want to tarnish it by entering into nastiness. It's such a positive thing what we get to do. We get to create things and I feel so lucky to be a part of that. I'm really proud of everyone's work on the movie and of my experience and I'll have that forever. It's nice for me to always know about that no matter what kind of nastiness or gossip is going around.
9[on doing her own dancing for Black Swan (2010)]: I do have a double for the complicated turning stuff, but anything I could do myself saved the budget hundreds of thousands of dollars in special effects.
10[on losing weight for her Black Swan (2010) physique]: I'm a very short person and you're supposed to look very long, and you look longer when you don't have the bulk on you - which is, like, sick. The whole thing. I'm aware that it's sick.
11The part I don't like is when what you put out there as part of a story, as art, can be expropriated into something disgusting and objectifying and salacious in another context. Which it all inevitably is in today's media. I'm just aware of that because, yes I'm interested in being in a really provocative film, and no I'm not interested in being on a porn site.
12[on her pregnancy and engagement] I have always kept my private life private, but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.
13I want to thank everyone who has ever hired me; Luc Besson who gave me my first job when I was 11-years old, Mike Nichols who has been my hero and my champion for the past decade and, now, Darren Aronofsky. You are a fearless leader and visionary. I am blessed to have gotten to work with you every day for the period of time that I did.
14[on romantic comedies] - I've always wanted to do [a romantic comedy]. But the girls are always in fashion, and it's always about their clothes," she explained.They always want to get married at the end. There's some kind of makeover scene. That stuff offends me.
15[on her doing kissing scenes and kissing Ashton Kutcher in No Strings Attached (2011)] - It's awkward! It's always awkward. It's just weird to kiss someone that you wouldn't choose to kiss in your personal life. You get over it. You laugh through it and act like an immature kindergartner, which is what I did much of the time.
16[on her role in Black Swan (2010)] - There were some nights that I thought I literally was going to die. It was the first time I understood how you could get so wrapped up in a role that it could sort of take you down.
17[on filming sex scenes in movies] - It's hard to have a sex scene, period. It doesn't matter if it's a friend, a male, a female. You're with 100-something crew members, lighting you, repositioning you, there's no comfort whatsoever.
18Young 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.
19There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
20[on Scarlett Johansson] Seriously, I would really want to grab Scarlett's breasts. She's got beautiful ones.
21I've always tried to stay away from playing Jews. I get, like, 20 Holocaust scripts a month, but I hate the genre.
22(On Meryl Streep) You look at Meryl Streep, who is so phenomenally, freakishly gorgeous, and in some ways it's just bizarre that she was never a sex symbol. But it was always about her - and now it doesn't matter that she's getting older, because we just want to continue watching her be an interesting person.
23[on Hillary Clinton] A lot of the stuff people say about her, I hear it and my stomach falls because it's so sexist. You ask people why they don't like her and it's because her husband cheated on her! That was obviously not her choice. She's so much more polished and experienced than anyone else. Last night, a friend, a social worker in L.A. who works with underprivileged kids, was saying how these girls who have never been interested in politics before are so excited that a woman might be president. I mean, look how many women are in government...Hillary's one of, what, [a handful of] female senators? I also like Obama. I even like McCain. I disagree with his war stance -- which is a really big deal -- but I think he's a very moral person. I met him and Hillary on the same day, actually, when I went to Washington with Finca [a nonprofit that gives loans to businesswomen in developing countries]. Hillary was by far the smartest person I met that day. Just totally focused, and knew more about the issues than anyone else, and was so able to go from one thing to the other.
24[on her mixed feelings about nudity] I'm really not prudish about doing nudity. I think it's beautiful in films, and sex is such a big part of life, and nudity is obviously our natural state. That's not my issue. My issue is that I feel it takes something away from what you're doing. And also that it can be used afterwards for different purposes. Misappropriated.
25Overall, to get a real deep, nuanced understanding of human behaviour, art is the best way.
26[on the dangers of too-early celebrity] I've been lucky enough that most of my big falls have been missed by the tabloids. And I think the other people have not been so lucky. It's a tricky thing, and not necessarily a positive thing,that young people are working and seeking this kind of attention. Getting this sort of attention changes them.
27[on a torture scene she filmed for Goya's Ghosts (2006)] Last year, I did something that I wasn't comfortable with, and I'm really sorry I didn't listen to my intuition. There was a scene in a movie that felt inappropriate for me, but I didn't want to make waves... From now on, I'm going to trust my gut more. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is say 'no'. (Parade magazine)
28[on regretting doing nudity]: I'm really sorry I didn't listen to my intuition. From now on, I'm going to trust my gut more. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is say no.
29[on preparing for her role as Queen Amidala] George worked with me a lot, on changing my voice and my movement and the way I carried myself. We worked on this accent that... kinda goes to old, older generations of actresses who used kind of an unidentifiable accent. "Is it American or is it British?" and I watched Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn. If you look at them, their voices and the stature is so regal, even in their everyday characters. And that's kinda why I used it to model after.
30When I was nine and attending a Jewish school, we had different kosher lunches served. We weren't kosher at home. My mom used to make me chicken salad sandwiches and I would have to lie to everyone, saying it was tuna. "It doesn't smell like tuna," they'd say.
31I aspire to make more comedies because we never see enough good ones.
32[Morocco] When I finished V for Vendetta (2005), I went for a few days as sort of a birthday present for myself. I went out into the desert and an amazing storm was taking place, which is so unusual in the desert. I ended up in a tent with the six strangers whom I had just met, and had traveled with earlier on camel back. There we were, watching this amazing lightening in the middle of the desert. The tent was shaking and it was a really exciting experience.
33[asked how she would like to be remembered] I don't like that question. That question only provides irony if you prematurely die.
34[on shooting the strip-club scene fully nude] You can't do this stuff half-assed, pun intended.
35[on Tom Tykwer, and working with him during his personal crisis] The very first time we met we were able to tell each other so much about our personal experiences and what we were going through at the moment- my own experience was a similarly difficult and pivotal one for me, though obviously a bit more adolescent than Tom's. It was part of what made the film seem like a joint search for something, a joint expedition.
36There were stories in the house of what had happened to them (her grandparents during the Holocaust), and it wasn't that much talked about. I had to go on a website to read my grandfather's descriptions of what happened to the family.
37Ashley Judd and I went to this place called the Broken Spoke. You walk in and everyone's wearing cowboy hats and men come up to you and ask you to dance. We danced the two-step together, and all these men were coming up, saying, "It's not right to see two ladies dancing. Let us cut in!".
38In seventh grade, I cried every single day when I came back from shooting The Professional. My friends were not my friends. They were saying, "She thinks she's so hot now," things like that, and it was the most painful thing I've ever gone through. Clearly, I haven't had that difficult a life. (Jane Magazine, 1999)
39I actually am starting to feel I should start a revolution against heels, even though that wouldn't be a dramatic revolution. Everyone around me says, "You have to wear heels." It's based on some silly concept that longer legs are more beautiful.
40The moment you buy into the idea you're above anyone else is the moment you need to be slapped in the face.
41(On the necklace she gave Julia Roberts) Oh, I made the mistake of telling one person I did that - now everyone loves this story! It was just a joke, because there were lots of dirty words in the script and, every time Julia had to say a bad word, she got all blushy.
42(Asked if winning the Globe was a shock) God, yes! I was so sure I wasn't going to win it, I went up to Meryl Streep (nominated for The Manchurian Candidate (2004)) before the show and said, "You're going down." We'd done a play together, so I knew her pretty well, but to me, it was a big joke, like, I'm going to win against Meryl-yeah, right. When they called my name, all I could think was, oh no, Meryl's going to be mad at me!
43I get a copy of every action figure from Star Wars. I send them to charity. Some of the really cool ones I keep. Like there's a snow globe thing with one of the spacecrafts in it, which is also a music box, which I really love.
44I was especially fascinated by memory studies. There was one that requested people's good and bad memories, and then checked them for content. But non-pathological people, people who maintain a happy, healthy brain, couldn't provide negative memories. They'd say, "But I learned this from the experience"; they'd turn their negative memories into positive ones.
45I agree with Walter Murch's theory that digital will never have the emotional or visual power of regular film, because audiences respond to absences. Regular film has a split second of blank screen between each shot, which the audience's brain has to automatically fill in. Digital doesn't have that, so it doesn't engage the audience in the same ways. In all modernist literature, the most present thing is what's absent. Like the opening of The Sound and the Fury, where they're looking between the fence. Or in Closer the most important parts, the relationships, are missing and have to be filled in by the audience. Absences are crucial.
46I 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.
47(On which of the three Star Wars prequels is her favorite) They are all so very different, Episode III is very dark and much more demanding, we all know that Anakin becomes Darth Vader but to actually see this transition is very painful. So when you have such a dark story to work with it demands you as an actor to work harder. So even though I haven't seen the film yet, I would suppose that the last one is my favorite.
48I think, especially in those first few years of college, my body started changing a lot. I got hips. Your metabolism changes; you're not exercising as much. I ran track for a couple of years in high school, and I was also dancing. I was always doing something. At Harvard, you don't really join the team unless you're a star.
49On starring in Closer (2004): It's not exploitative, but it is about sex. No kids allowed. It's definitely a different thing for me, but I feel like I'm old enough to handle it now. I sort of understand more how to deal with it publicly, and it doesn't shatter me. I don't have to go to school the next day and have people be like, "Oh I saw you in that movie; you were very dirty.".
50The people whose secrets I most want to know are people who actually have families and marriages as well as careers - people like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore. I think that if I were like mid-30s and didn't have kids yet I would probably start adopting or something. Aargh, I don't even have a boyfriend, and I'm talking about kids!
51People think the film industry is going to corrupt me. I wasn't really home when my friends were trying pot for the first time. I was always around adults who wouldn't curse or smoke or do anything like that around me.
52I 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.
53On 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. There's a scene where my arms are uncovered and I'm very close to the guy. People got upset and we moved to another place. It was just crazy because they were calling us Nazis, and I think that's a little much.
54On filming Star Wars: You learn after your first blue-screen movie, and more after your second, the extent to which you have to prepare. You have to come up with the scenery, the characters, the whole world, as well as what's going on with you. You're often talking to a tape mark instead of a character, and you have to project what they might be thinking, what's going on, how they're treating you.
55[about going bald] Some people will think I'm a neo-Nazi or that I have cancer or I'm a lesbian. After all the crazy hairstyles I had to endure for the films, it's quite liberating to have no hair - especially in this heat.
56I 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. (Premiere magazine)
57You walk into a nice strip club, the ones where the women are treated well - obviously 'well' is debatable - and the women just seem so powerful. Women have full control; they can get whatever they want from these guys. But they realise it is a tacit contract: they are that way because men want them to be like that. Obviously, if the men wanted them on the floor scrubbing their shoes they'd probably be doing that too.
58But we have to remember that almost all films are written and directed by men. Female characters are women imagined by men, so it's always this classic figure of a sexy woman with a childish innocence.
59I think it is a really beautiful thing that we have recognition within our industry - but it's not that important.
60I had a bad early experience when Léon: The Professional (1994) came out. I'm really proud of the film, but it was strange for me to be looked at as a sexual object when I was 12.
61I'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.
62I wanted to be able to form my own sexual identity. If other people have you in their mind as some sort of sex object, you have two choices: either live up to it and become super-sexual or rebel against it and be super-asexual.
63I get like 400 Holocaust scripts. That's what you get for being the openly Jewish actress!
64I've been doing like one movie a year so I haven't made that many movies. A lot of girls my age have done 40 already, so I guess I'm a little behind.
65I'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.
66At 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. That offers microcredits, offering small loans of money to women who want to start their own businesses. The interest is very low and the results are extraordinary.
67My 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.
68My contemporaries in Israel have a love for life that's amazing. There, there is not the luxurious and rich existence of material goods of Hollywood films, every day they struggle to survive, but they still have an enthusiasm difficult to find elsewhere.
69As I look back on it, I'm glad that I had this false image. I was who everyone else - my parents, my friends, society - wanted me to be. I was a pleaser, someone who wanted to make everyone happy, to not let anyone down. Now, I'm not like that.
70On traveling through Morocco with a guide and sleeping in tents: They knew that I am Israeli, and yet they still opened the doors of their houses for me, offering me tea. They all were nice and hospitable.
71I basically have a little boy's body. They tell me, "Okay, this is where we're going to push up your cleavage," and I'm like, "What cleavage?".
72I usually run three or four times a week now. Pretty boring, but it's so worth it. It's done wonders for my mood.
73I was in a relationship recently with someone who yelled at me for being too much in my head, you know? He said "I was thinking too much about everything.".
74I'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.
75I couldn't be anorexic because I like food too much, and I couldn't be bulimic because I hate throwing up too much.
76I don't go wagging my boobs around in people's faces. (Rolling Stone (USA), June 2002)
77It's horrible to be a sex object at any age, but at least when you're an adult you can make the decision if you want to degrade yourself.
78I'm ready to ditch the movies and keep at the books. There are so many other things, and it would feel limiting to say, "Acting is it for me." I love psychology. That's what I'm studying right now. It would probably be difficult, because of my current occupation, to become a clinical psychologist, but I could certainly do research. And I'd like to have a family someday, too.
79I don't really know if acting would have ultimately become my passion as an adult, or if there's something else I would have found had I not been in the pizza shop. That's what college is helping me investigate.
80I didn't have this undying need to be an actress. I didn't have that fire in me ever -- at any point. And still, I don't think I have that within me.
81When asked about her prom dress: A designer is going to give me something to wear. It's the most amazing perk I have.
82There's a big intellectual aspect that's kind of lacking," she says of acting in films. "Right now I supplement that through being in school. I'm not sure I'd be happy if I was just acting. I haven't explored a lot of other avenues. Hopefully I'll figure it out by the end of school, so I know what I want to do with my life.
83I don't think I'd be able to deal with just acting, because I don't know if you get to use your brain that much. You do, for certain roles, but not most. Acting is more of a hobby for me.
84I'm not planning to be an actress as an adult, I'm planning other things for my future. (Venice Magazine, July 1995)
85When asked by German Cosmopolitan if she would like having herself as a daughter, she replied, "Well of course. I am a good person, nice, smart, witty, trustworthy, know nice people, don't do drugs and earn a lot of money." On what she likes about her parents: "They have made it quite clear that they believe I can be great. Had my parents expected less of me,I would not be the person I am now. And I am very happy with myself.". (German Cosmopolitan, March 2000)
86Told the November 1999 issue of Mademoiselle magazine that she wished she knew David Letterman because, "He seems to be so smart, but you never get to hang out with him after the show.".
87There is a lot lacking on the intellectual side and on the values side when being an actor. (Seventeen, November 1999)
88When asked by Seventeen magazine what advice she had for teenagers going off to college, she said "I would say practicing laundry it's so hard.". (November 1999)
89No, but I've been thinking about it a lot. I love acting, but I don't know if there's something out there that I love more. That's what college is going to be about for me - checking things out. (Interview, October 1999)
90Politics is easy to segue into from acting. I'm very interested in it, though I would never run for office. But after this, anything I do is going to seem very bizarre to me. (Interview, October 1999)
91I've never tried smoking. I don't drink. I've never tried drugs. (Australian Dolly, August 2000)
92Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them, you just want to run up and hug them.
93Danny Aiello told me "Don't do television.".
94I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
95There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
96When 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.
97I don't know if acting is what I want to do for the rest of my life, it's just what I've, you know, ended up doing when I was little, and I've kinda grown up with it.
98I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruined my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star.
99On Lolita (1997): Let me tell you, this movie's going to be sleaze.
100On acting: I'm taking it day by day. Right now I like acting, but if something else sparks my interest in college, I'll do that. It's so limiting to say, this is it for the rest of my life. There are so many things that interest me: I love math, science, literature, languages.
101I want to use college to explore what other careers I might be interested in.
102I also feel I'm a positive role model by not putting my education on hold.
103On violence in the media: We live in a violent world, but since the success of films like Pulp Fiction (1994), it seems every movie has some violence in it, and it's now being used as a form of comedy: audiences are now being encouraged to laugh when people get their heads blown off. I just don't like hearing people laugh at violence.
104On acting: I started to do this at age 11. At age 20, I might say, this is enough.
105Young 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 embarassing family, friends, and even strangers.
106On Lolita (1997): I think there's enough exploitation out there that it's not necessary to do more.
107On Lolita (1997): I don't think there needs to be a movie out where a child has sex with an adult.

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1Petite figure
2Lisp sweet voice
3Brown eyes
4Often portrays characters that are rather smart, mature and grown up for their age

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