Natalie Portman started her career as a hitman's apprentice, and has played such a diversity of roles such as an obsessive ballerina, a manipulative stripper and even Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia’s Mum. Her latest role is as Jacqueline Kennedy in the acclaimed drama JACKIE, so we're taking the opportunity to take a look back at some of her most memorable moments.
LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL
Portman landed a role in arguably Luc Besson’s finest film when she was 11. As Mathilda, an orphan who befriends a hitman, she acted confidently, showing both comedy and poignancy.
Portman explored the infinite abyss in Zach Braff’s feature film directorial debut, her wacky character Sam becoming a poster girl for the manic-pixie dreamgirl phenomenon, propelling it into public consciousness.
Portman won a Best Actress Oscar for her obsessive and gripping portrayal of Nina, examining the cost of artistic perfection.
Internet fame came on strong for Portman when she hosted SNL, and playing against type, portrayed herself as an angry rapper alongside Andy Samberg during a faux interview with Chris Parnell where she claimed to have cheated at Harvard University while high on cocaine.
Another Academy Award nomination came for her enthralling performance as Jacqueline Kennedy in this daring, intimate drama, the first English language film by Pablo Larraín.
JACKIE is available on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD now.