With her dynamic roles and performances, Natalie Portman often manages to leave audiences moved. Here, we give you five of her most powerful scenes, each shining with their emotional depth and Portman’s portrayal.
In ‘Jackie,‘ Portman stepped into the shoes of Jackie Kennedy, showing us the First Lady’s turmoil following her husband’s assassination. Portman not only bore the weight of depicting a historical figure but did so with a finesse that earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award and nominations for the Golden Globe, Academy Award, and BAFTA for Best Actress.
4. The Other Boleyn Girl
Portman’s role as Anne Boleyn in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl‘ transformed a widely criticized historical figure into a character that viewers could understand and empathize with. The film presented Boleyn’s story with a new perspective, thanks in large part to Portman’s performance. Her mastery of an English accent in this role is also worth praise.
Portman’s first feature film role in ‘Leon‘ was the breakthrough role of her career. Playing the 12-year-old Matilda Londo in this thriller, Portman received praise from critics and audiences for her ability to bring depth and realism to her characters, even at a young age.
2. V For Vendetta
In ‘V for Vendetta,‘ Portman played a role in a story of rebellion against an oppressive government. Her character’s journey and her relationship with the rebel leader form the emotional core of this dystopian tale. Now a cult classic, the film features one of Portman’s most iconic roles.
1. Black Swan
Portman’s performance in ‘Black Swan‘ is widely regarded as a high point in her career. Her portrayal of an ambitious ballerina in this psychological thriller was both intense and gripping. It’s a role where she conveyed complex emotions and physical demands, earning her an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG Award, and BAFTA.