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Natalie Portman Will Play Jackie Kennedy In New Biopic

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Natalie Portman is taking another stab at what others have done (and in my opinion, failed at)…playing Jackie Kennedy!

This news was announced days after Portman was confirmed to play another U.S. political figure, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an upcoming biopic. But why not play two important historical figures? Corner the biopic market, girl!

Variety reports:

Portman will star as the former First Lady in the upcoming film helmed by Chilean director and Oscar nominee Pablo Larrain. The movie will span the first four days of Jackie’s life following the assassination of her husband President John F. Kennedy.

The movie, titled Jackie, will be produced by none other than Portman’s Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. It will go into production at the end of this year.

As you know, Portman is one of many stars in Hollywood to play Kennedy in recent years. Katie Holmes tackled the role in the 2011 series The Kennedys, Minka Kelly barely showed up in Lee Daniels’ 2013 flick The Butler, Ginnnifer Goodwin was pretty mediocre in the 2013 docudrama Killing Kennedy, and Sarah Michelle Gellar in a 1991 miniseries called A Woman Named Jackie…didn’t see it, but I can only assume.

How do you think Portman will fare?

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Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 11:11am
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Natalie Portman On Paris, Producing and Worshiping The “False Idol” Of Oscar

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Natalie Portman is gorgeous, smart and NOT impressed by the Hollywood Machine.

The actress/producer sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to report back on just that: what’s going on with her in Hollywood (she’s wearing many hats), Israel and where her priorities lie.  Here’s a snippet of her excellence:

On former Dior fashion designer John Galliano and his drunken, anti-Semitic rant: “I don’t see why not to be forgiving to someone who is, I mean, someone who’s trying to change,” she says. “However, I don’t think those comments are ever OK. I don’t forgive the comments, but … we’ve all done things that we regret.”

On living in Paris:  “It’s been really interesting,” she says. “I’ve been to Paris so much in my life that I felt [at first] like it’s very similar, and then when you live in a place, you start realizing how culturally different we are, deeply culturally different.” In what ways? “Oh, in millions of ways. I feel like this country has a lot of religion and a lot of freedom around that; and there, the religion is almost like love. Love and intellectualism is their sort of way.”

On the location of her Oscar:  “I don’t know where it is,” she says. “I think it’s in the safe or something. I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in a while. I mean, Darren actually said to me something when we were in that whole thing that resonated so deeply. I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols. And this is literally like gold men. This is lit­er­ally worshipping gold idols — if you worship it. That’s why it’s not displayed on the wall. It’s a false idol.”

On producing her new film, Darkness: “You know, if you’re trying to actually build something that becomes like an entity, you have to think about, you know, something that’s financially sustainable and great and pushing things that aren’t necessarily your own personal passion,” she says. (Her company, Handsomecharlie Films, which she ran with Annette Savitch, produced Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, out in 2016, as well as Jane, out in September; the Portman-produced documentary Eating Animals comes out later this year.)

Read more HERE- and learn more about Natalie’s colorful film career. You know you WANNA.

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Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 8:08am
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PICS: Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Touch Down At LAX

PICS: Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Touch Down At LAX

Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied arriving on a flight at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California on September 9, 2014. Portman first met Benjamin on the set of “Black Swan,” the film for which Portman won an Oscar for her portrayal of a troubled ballerina.

PICS: Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Touch Down At LAX

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Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Natalie Portman is Feliz in Los Feliz

Natalie Portman Runs Errands In Los Angeles

Sorry… that’s a terrible header.  Forgive the painful pun.  Anyhow… the darling Natalie Portman was spotted earlier today doing errands in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.   She really hasn’t aged a bit.  Remember her precocious character in Beautiful Girls?  I love that movie.  She was only 14 when that film was made.  She also made Heat that year.

We last saw Portman in Thor: The Dark World, but she has several projects in the pipeline, including Jane Got a Gun, a Western drama with Ewan McGregor, Knight of Cups a romantic drama with Christian Bale, and Joe Manganiello, and A Tale of Love and Darkness, a drama that Portman is directing and starring in regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Natalie Portman Runs Errands In Los Angeles Natalie Portman Runs Errands In Los Angeles

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Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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