Portman turned 12-years-old when on the set of “The Professional,” where her drug-dealing father and the rest of her family are killed by crooked cops and she mounts a revenge and forges a bond with a mob hitman named Léon played by Jean Reno.
Léon presents the story of Mathilda (played by a 12-year-old Portman in her debut role), who is orphaned when her family is murdered and seeks refuge with her neighbour Léon. Mathilda tells Léon that she is 18, though she is clearly prepubescent.Jul 9, 2020
Casting. George Lucas, Rick McCallum, and casting director Robin Gurland auditioned over 200 actresses for the part of Padmé Amidala. They chose 16-year-old actress Natalie Portman to play the role.
However, “I wasn’t used to being looked at so much,” the 24-year-old actress said. “Walking down the street, I can usually blend in, and people really stare at you when you’re a girl with a shaved head.” The film, directed by James McTeigue, screened outside the competition Monday.
June 9, 1981 (age 40 years)
American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman changed her name from Neta-Lee Hershlag as she was starring in Leon (1994), when she was about 13, to protect her privacy because of the role, which had sexual overtones, according to Britannica. Portman is her maternal grandmother’s last name.
Short, long, curly, or straight hair, Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman look strikingly similar no matter how you pair them. The two look so similar, Knightley played Portman’s double, Sabé, in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”
Marvel actress Natalie Portman has been forced to pull out of an HBO project due to “unforeseen personal reasons”. The now-cancelled piece in question was an adaptation of the novel The Days of Abandonment, which was about to be made into a TV movie co-starring Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds).
definitely not for kids. more of a drama than an action movie. good for very mature tweens. violence and language.
40 years (June 9, 1981)
In 2003, Natalie Portman graduated in Psychology at the prestigious Harvard University. In 2015, the actress returned to campus to deliver a speech and revealed that she didn’t care if college hurt her career. “I’d rather be smart than a movie star.”
It was not until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated US$431 million-grossing prequel Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).
36 years (March 26, 1985)
Plot. Years after Leon The Professional, Mathilda becomes way mature and takes Leon’s place as new assasin.
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