Natalie Portman – from child star to Oscar winner

Posted on
November 11, 2021

In 1994, the 11-year-old Natalie Portman was cast as the main character of Matilda in the action thriller Leon. Director Luc Besson (Nikita, Fifth Element, The Big Blue) chose Portman from the 2000 girls, who had auditioned for the part. It is safe to say that Luc Besson made the right decision. In spite of her young age, Natalie Portman captivates the audience in the many scenes with Jean Reno, who plays the hitman, who unwillingly have to take care of Matilda. The movie became a hit and kick started a long career for Portman, a career that culminated in 2010, when she won her first Academy Award for Best Leading Actress for her achievements in the film Black Swan.

Watch her breakthrough film right here on Kino Club.


(photo by Les Films du Dauphin/ BuenaVista)

Posted on
November 11, 2021
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Natalie Portman – from child star to Oscar winner

The movie Leon became a hit and kick-started a long career for Portman

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