Natalie Portman

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Quotes (16)

  • Natalie Portman: Ninety percent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.

  • Natalie Portman: Seriously, I would really want to grab Scarlett's [Johansson] breasts. She's got beautiful ones.

  • Natalie Portman: I'm not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. Committing yourself to one person is sacred.

  • Natalie Portman: People think the film industry is going to corrupt me, but I feel like it's kept me more innocent, in a way. I wasn't really home when my friends were trying pot for the first time. I was always around adults who wouldn't smoke or curse or do anything like that around me. I don't do things that are dangerous to myself. I don't want to hurt myself.

  • Natalie Portman: (about auditioning for "Romeo + Juliet") They said it looked like Leonardo was molesting me when we kissed. It was really disappointing, but I wouldn't have wanted to be in the movie and have it look wrong. If I was in the film, I would have wanted it to be perfect.

  • Natalie Portman: My dad's a doctor, and when I was 8, I went to one of his medical conferences where they were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken. I was so mad that a chicken had to die, I never ate meat again.

  • Natalie Portman: There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life?. We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given.

  • Natalie Portman: When I was in nursery school, the teachers asked me, y'know, 'What does your dad do for a living?' So I said 'He helps women get pregnant!' They called my mom and they were like, 'What exactly does your husband do?'

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Trivia (56)

  • Natalie was originally cast as Juliet in Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet.  However Luhrman felt the age gap between her and Leonardo DiCaprio (Eight years) was a problem.  Also, he felt Portman was too young (She was thirteen at the time of filming.).  She was replaced by Claire Danes.

  • Natalie and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied gave birth to their first son in 2011.

  • Natalie won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the film Black Swan at the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

  • Natalie is pregnant with her first baby with fiance Black Swan co-star Benjamin Millepied.

  • Natalie was a member of the environmental song and dance troupe The World Patrol Kids under her real name, Natalie Hershlag.

  • Natalie was discovered in a Pizza parlor and was originally turned down for the role of Mathilda in Léon (1994) because she was too young.

  • Natalie dated Lukas Haas.

  • The make-up brand Stila has a lip gloss named after Natalie.

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