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Watch: 11 Year-Old Natalie Portman's Audition Tape For 'Leon: The Professional'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 1:07 PM
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Before she was an Academy Award-winning actress, A-list star and mother, Natalie Portman was just like any other kid trying to make it in the business. Except, she was far more self-aware of her talent and dreams than most. The story goes she turned down a child modelling gig with Revlon to focus on her acting and well, the gambit worked.

Natalie Portman Sought For 'Heathers' Meets 'Fight Club' Project 'Dare Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2013 10:57 PM
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Natalie Portman may not have been seen on the big screen since "Thor" in 2011, but she's got a slate of projects on the way. Of course, there's the double dose of Terrence Malick projects waiting in the wings, and later this year "Thor: The Dark World," while she's currently shooting the troubled western "Jane Got A Gun." It's a diverse array of stuff, so what's next? How about something described as "Heathers" meets "Fight Club"?

First Official Still Of Christian Bale & Natalie Portman In Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 7:11 AM
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We were a bit depressed about the reception to "To The Wonder." When Terrence Malick's latest premiered in Venice last year, we found it beguiling and beautiful, and arguably superior to his previous picture "The Tree Of Life." But the critical consensus didn't agree with us, and the film picked up some harsh notices, and in the month since it was released, has made only $500,000 at the U.S. box office.

Natalie Portman Joins Michael Fassbender In 'Macbeth'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2013 4:34 PM
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It seems that after Michael Fassbender bailed on the troubled western "Jane Got A Gun," there were no hard feelings between himself and Natalie Portman, who is also producing that movie. They also paired up on Terrence Malick's forthcoming music scene movie (provided they don't get cut) and indeed, they're set to try working together again on a different project, one that will hopefully keep the drama in front of the camera, instead of behind it.

Watch: Malekith, Jane Foster, Loki & More Appear In First Trailer For 'Thor: The Dark World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 3:24 AM
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Starting with a preview in the Phase One boxset, Marvel has been efficiently building up to the first trailer for "Thor: The Dark World" with a poster and fresh stills in the last few days. And now it's officially here (after partially leaking late last night), and yes, it's bringing the epic.

New Images Of Chris Hemsworth & Natalie Portman In 'Thor: The Dark World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 9:42 AM
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With the "Iron Man 3" campaign pretty much wrapped as the sequel opens this week internationally, Marvel is now putting their marketing efforts into "Thor: The Dark World," which isn't due in theaters for another seven months. But hey, there's no time like the present.

Did Lynne Ramsay Quit 'Jane Got A Gun' Over Final Cut?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2013 4:37 PM
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Filming might have got underway, but the dust is still settling on what was undoubtedly the biggest news story of the week: "We Need To Talk About Kevin" director Lynne Ramsay seemingly walking out of her latest film, Western "Jane Got A Gun" on the first day of production, before a frame had been shot. She was swiftly replaced by "Warrior" helmer Gavin O'Connor, but actor Jude Law followed Ramsay out the door, leaving stars Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton without a villain (though Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges are apparently being courted).

Watch: New Miss Dior Ad Directed By Sofia Coppola, Starring Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 12:04 PM
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While their working relationship has yet to translate into a big screen outing, Sofia Coppola and Natalie Portman have made quite the formidable pair for Dior. They teamed up a couple of years ago for a campaign for Miss Dior Cherie (Coppola has been doing work for the fashion house for years) and they've paired up once again to sell some more scented water.

Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson & Shia LaBeouf Top Forbes' Highest Paid Actors List

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2012 3:15 PM
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Forbes loves to number crunch and then spit it back to the masses. Earlier this year, the business publication sourced the list from its Celebrity 100 rankings (Jennifer Lopez topped their list, curiously), and came up with the posit that Eddie Murphy is the Most Overpaid Actor in Hollywood, having taken in with his recent films only $2.30 for every dollar appointed to him (we're sure his agents cringed when the list was published.

Watch: Natalie Portman Beams A Message Into Space In Deleted Scene From The End Of 'Thor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 12:17 PM
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The Marvel train is now on full throttle, and even when a movie isn't in theaters, it's arriving on DVD or there's news about the next superhero flick or there's something else to check out. You have to hand it to the studio, they've developed the brand into something that's always somewhere in the pop culture sphere, and it's something that helped "The Avengers" become a massive worldwide phenomenon. And so even though the Marvel Phase One box set was delayed, the savvy folks at the company have turned yesterday's announcement of a new release date into an opportunity to keep talking about "Thor."

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