Natalie Portman’s 5 Best Performances

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Natalie Portman’s film career, starting at the age of 12 when she starred in Luc Besson’s Léon: The Professional, is replete with multifarious ups and downs—mostly ups. The actress has such an impressive array of great performances—2 of them nabbing Oscar nominations (one of them a win)—that it’s almost easy to forget that she faced a near career-destroying run on Star Wars. With that says the actress has proven herself to be an exceptionally trustworthy (and at times a fiercely autonomous) talent among the industry’s biggest names, and some of its smaller ones as well. With the release of Jackie this week we’ll see something of a resurgence for the Israeli-American actress—whose last great performance, over half-a-decade ago, was followed only by forgettable Marvel runs and godawful comedies.

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Gary is a twenty-two year old Canadian who partakes in all sorts of sedentary past times (reading, video games, etc.), his favourite of these is watching movies. His love for the cinema runs deep and he is constantly trying to find new ways to engage and approach films (because films are constantly trying to find new ways to engage and approach people). He does this mainly through film criticism, which he sees as both a hobby and a crucial link between movies and those who want to understand them a little more.