Welcome to Adoring Natalie Portman! This site is a fan run website dedicated to the talented Academy Award winning Israeli actress, Natalie Portman who is known for her roles in Star Wars, Closer, Black Swan, Thor and many more. Here we aim to keep you up to date on Natalie's busy career whilst remaining respectful to her privacy. We hope you find this resource useful. Thanks for visiting!
• Knight of Cups (2013)
• Untitled Terrence Malick Project (2013)
• Jane Got a Gun (2014)
• A Tale of Love and Darkness (2014)
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, OK, I was right. There’s nothing to it. They’re just wrong, it’s disgusting.
After the “Black Swan” caused such a big buzz in Venice, Natalie has received an offer from Warner Bros. to star in the drama “Gravity.” The lead in the epic survival story, co-written by Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron, has been a highly sought role for months, with Angelina Jolie pulling out of it recently.
The 3D survival story, which Alfonso Cuaron will direct, centers on a woman stranded on a space station after satellite debris slams into it and wipes out the rest of the crew. Robert Downey Jr. already has committed to a supporting role, but much of the picture is devoted to the female character, who must survive a solitary ordeal.
Cuaron got the green light from the studio to relay the offer to Natalie without requiring a screen test. She is expected to read the latest version of the script this week and make her decision shortly.
Two new production stills from Black Swan have been added to the gallery! I’m so please that this film was received so well during the Venice Film Festival! I think Natalie has some great things coming her way.
Several critics have given Darren Aranofsky’s Black Swan the same sort of ecstatic praise that they bestowed on his The Wrestler two years ago. The film opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (to a standing ovation), where The Wrestler won the coveted Golden Lion award when it premiered there in 2008. “Every film festival benefits hugely from a strong opening film, and they don’t come much stronger than Black Swan,” critic David Gritten wrote in the London Daily Telegraph. But Roderick Conway Morris commented in the New York Times, “The movie is billed as a psychological thriller but the psychology is as monochrome as the settings and characterization. … And the climax of the film is as inevitable as it is implausible.” Todd McCarthy, the former Variety critic, gave the film a mixed review on Indiewire.com, remarking, “As a sensory experience for the eyes and ears, Black Swan provides bountiful stimulation. … But when the script by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz, based on the latter’s story, struggles to carve out a real-world parallel to the life-and-death struggle depicted in the dance story, it goes over the top in something approaching grand guignol fashion.” Nevertheless, the performances of Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder, have received virtually unanimous praise, with several already predicting Oscar nods for each.
The video clip below shows extracts from the movie and the interview with Natalie where she shares her thoughts on the films she makes.
“With everything I do I want to learn something new. And part of that, too, is never being a snob. I never want to try and just make like, arty, intellectual films, I love those, of course, as experiences, but I also love big, more traditional entertainment type movies. And that’s always trying different things and always challenging myself is definitely my aspiration.”
During the 67th Venice Film Festival today, Natalie attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Cocktail Party! Only four pictures have surfaced so far but I’m sure more will become available soon, check them out in the gallery.