Natalie Portman has played a variety of fierce characters in her personal life, including an ambitious and intelligent student, a fervent defender of animal rights, a champion of anti-poverty programmes, and an environmental activist. Beginning with the contentious 1994 film Léon: The Professional, Portman has starred in a number of fierce roles throughout her acting career. Let’s take a look back as we anticipate Natalie Portman’s movies and her return as the Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder.
1. Lena in Annihilation (2018)
Director- Alex Garland
The tough military man, Kane, has been missing in action for the past twelve months. She’s currently believe to be dead. Lena, his wife, a successful academic biology professor, is still mourning his passing. But due to an unusual occurrence in Florida’s swamplands. She will soon be following in Kane’s footsteps and joining a powerful all-female squad. Many hypotheses have been propose to explain the strange, ever-expanding, iridescent membrane that consumes the region. However, none of them has been able to provide factual evidence.
2. Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta (2005)
Director- James McTeigue
In the far future, Evey Hammond is a typical citizen of the despotic and fascist Norsefire Party-ruled United Kingdom. She works for the government-run British Television Network. But she eventually joins a mysterious and outlandish freedom fighter identified only by the letter “V” as the state’s top opponent. While Evey initially objects to the idea of hiding in V’s underground hideout for at least a year. A bond quickly develops between the two of them. Meanwhile, Eric Finch, the police inspector tasked with apprehending V, progressively learns about his enigmatic past. It doesn’t take long for Finch to begin seriously doubting everything his government stands for.
3. Mathilda in Léon: The Professional (1994)
Director- Luc Besson
The family of his tough 12-year-old neighbour, Mathilda, is wiped out by a dishonest DEA agent, turning the world upside down for reclusive, lethally effective New Yorker and professional hitman, or “cleaner,” Léon. The streetwise girl infiltrates Léon’s normally calm existence because she has nowhere else to turn. She even goes so far as to strike an absurd arrangement with her new surrogate father: in exchange for Léon’s extensive expertise in the harsh art of killing, Mathilda will do the housekeeping. Now, Mathilda’s only motivation is her intense desire to exact revenge on her younger brother.
4. Celeste in Vox Lux (2018)
Director- Brady Corbert
Celeste and Eleanor, two teenage sisters, experience a terrible, seismic disaster in 1999. The sisters write and perform a song about the incident, turning it into something beautiful and cathartic that also propelled Celeste to fame. By 2017, Celeste has her own teenage daughter and is juggling a profession riddled with controversies when she is compelled to respond to yet another horrifying act of violence.
5. Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010)
Director- Darren Aronofsky
Nina Sayers is a beautiful, frail, and dedicated ballerina who has worked for years at a prestigious New York City ballet company. She is consumed by an uncontrollable need for perfection that is eating away at her. In his daring reinterpretation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless love story, The Swan Lake, the autocratic artistic director Thomas Leroy chooses to give Nina the leading role of the Swan Queen, a demanding dual role comprised of two contrasting characters: the White and the Black Swan. This decision was made after forcing his former protégé, Beth MacIntyre, into an early retirement.
6. Jane Hammond in Jane Got A Gun (2015)
Director- Gavin O’Connor
Bill “Ham” Hammond, the deadly outlaw John Bishop’s former servant, has finally been captured by the Bishop Boys gang. Jane, the gunman’s wife, recognises that their terrible old score has returned to haunt them as the gravely wounded shooter travels back to dusty 1871 New Mexico Territory. The desperate woman rides to her former gunslinger boyfriend, Dan Frost, in the vain hope that he may help her be ready for the coming confrontation.
7. Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (1999-2005)
Director- George Lucas
The young queen in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace takes the lead in the attack that liberates Naboo from the Trade Federation and dismantles the blockade after becoming impatient with the Galactic Republic’s inaction to halt it. Amidala and Anakin Skywalker fall in love, are imprisoned on Geonosis, and battle enormous beasts and Separatist droids in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. She is pregnant and gives birth to Luke and Leia in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith while also dying.
8. Isabel in Your Highness (2011)
Director- David Gordon Green
Disgruntled scoundrel Thadeous, who is often eclipsed by the valiant deeds of his brother Prince Fabious, vents his resentment by botching straightforward tasks, abusing excessive amounts of alcohol, and belittling his assistant Courtney. However, Thadeous is compelled to accompany Fabious on his first mission after Belladonna, his new wife, is taken hostage by the evil sorcerer Leezar. When Fabious is taken by Leezar, the clumsy prince may just turn out to be a hero. Thadeous must learn to play the role of a brave knight while battling smart wizards, vicious jungle savages, and the passionately motivated warrior girl Isabel.
9. Jackie Kennedy in Jackie (2016)
Director- Pablo Larrain
The renowned First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy is used to portray one of the most significant and terrible events in American history in this film. She immerses us in her life in the days immediately after her husband’s murder. Here we get a portrait of her as she battles to uphold her husband’s legacy and the “Camelot” she established and so dearly loved. She was known for her amazing dignity and poise.
10. Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Director- Justin Chadwick
There is no heir for King Henry VIII. The Duke of Norfolk and Sir Thomas Boleyn convince Thomas’ daughter Anne to seduce the king because they see this as a chance for personal gain. But Mary, Anne’s sister, captures Henry’s heart. The scheme backfires when Anne tries to win the king’s affections for herself. When Mary becomes pregnant, she is forced to stay in bed and is tasked with keeping the king from wandering.
Natalie Portman’s most recent films are “Thor and Knight Of Cups”. Check out the whole list above of Natalie Portman movies, including trailers, songs, reviews, and Follow for more movie reviews and updates.