After making her big screen debut at just 13 years old, Natalie Portman turned out to be one of the most talented actresses of her generation.
Whether it’s independent dramas, romantic comedies and even big summer productions, Portman He has shown great versatility in the characters he embodies.
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Here are seven films that epitomize the actress’ talent, which have received critical acclaim from both critics and the general public.
Léon (Dir. Luc Besson, 1994)
Beginning of Portman on the big screen. To add to “NikkitaThis film shows the curious friendship that is born between a contract killer and a 12-year-old girl, who seeks revenge on the corrupt policeman who murdered her family.
Garden state (Dir. Zach Braff 2004)
A modest independent production that would mark the directorial debut of Zach Braff. It presents a bittersweet story about the meaninglessness in the life of a twenty-year-old who returns to his hometown after the death of his mother.
There you will meet Sam (Portman), the new girl in town who will teach you to find happiness even in the least expected corners.
More near (Dir. Mike Nichols 2004)
Film that would lead to Portman to the nomination for oscar as “Best Supporting Actress”. Based on the bestselling play by Patrick Marber (who also wrote the script).
A successful writer, photographer, young woman and dermatologist find themselves twisted in a plot where they must confront each other in the face of love and betrayal.
V For Vendetta (Dir. James McTeige 2006)
The film is scripted and produced by the Wachowski sisters. In a dystopian future where UK it has become a totalitarian state which governs the lives of its inhabitants with an iron fist.
A young worker named Evey cross your path with “V“, A mysterious man who the government classified as a terrorist, who wore a mask of Guy FumseckHe will seek to free his nation from the tyranny that oppresses it. Based on the graphic novel by Alain Moore who, like the rest of her film or television adaptations, rejects any relationship with her.
Black Swan (Dir. Darren Aronofski 2010)
Film that will lead the actress to win the Golden Globe and the Oscar for ” Best actress”. With a strong inspiration from “Perfect blue“From the Japanese animator Satoshi Kon, we are told the story of Nina, a solitary dancer from a prestigious ballet company in New York.
After a disastrous audition for the new production of “Swan Lake”, he manages to land the main role, in which he must play the fragile and innocent White Swan, as well as the Black Swan, his sensual and dark twin. The preparation for the role will take Nina on a strange journey into madness that will lead her to do everything to keep her role.
Jackie (Dir. Pablo Larraín 2016)
The film begins with the assassination of the president John F. Kennedy. His widow Jackie watches her husband’s legacy as the nation mourns her loss. we will follow Jackie during her next few days of mourning as we watch her world slowly crumble.
Annihilation (Dir. Alex Garland 2018)
Adaptation of the science fiction novel of the same name written by Jeff Vandermeer. A strange place surrounded by the government called ” Zone X»Will send scientific expedition number 12 to explore the places, whose team is made up only of women specialized in various branches.
What is there in this place? What happened to past expeditions? What is the cause of the strange changes in the flora and fauna that live there?
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