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List of Natalie Portman Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Léon (1994)
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9
Léon
R
98
9

12-year-old Mathilda, living in her dysfunctional stepfamily with her abusive father, finds her entire family killed by corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield while she was out grocery-shopping. Engulfed by a rage to avenge her little brother's death, she crawls into the solitary life of her neighbor, Léon, a hitman, to train to be an assassin.

Role:
Mathilda
Starring:
Directed By:
2. V for Vendetta (2005)
66
10
V for Vendetta
R
66
10

Directed by James McTeigue, V for Vendetta is based on the eponymous comic limited series written by Alan Moore. The movie, set in an alternate future where Britain is completely under the control of a totalitarian government, has V, a masked freedom fighter leading a revolution through destructive terrorist acts.  

Role:
Evey
Starring:
Directed By:
James McTeigue
3. Where the Heart Is (2000)
33
5
Where the Heart Is
PG-13
33
5

A seventeen year-old pregnant girl is abandoned by her boyfriend at a Walmart store, after which she manages to live within the building itself. However, after the baby is born, she gets a lot of media attention. Eventually, a nurse named Lexie helps her to rebuild her life, along with her baby daughter.

Role:
Novalee Nation
Starring:
Sally Field, Joan Cusack, Keith David, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing
Directed By:
Matt Williams
5. Cold Mountain (2003)
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5
Cold Mountain
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23
5

Set in the Civil War era, Cold Mountain is a period drama that revolves around a Confederate soldier as he makes an epic journey back to his beloved, who is also trying to rebuild her life in the face of trouble and danger. Starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger, it is a touching saga of love and war.

Directed By:
Anthony Minghella
6. Black Swan (2010)
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Black Swan
R
54
14

When the production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet demands a ballerina who can portray both the pure White Swan and the dark sensual Black Swan, Nina is the first choice; however, she faces competition from Lily who is better suited to play the Black Swan. As she struggles to keep the role for herself, Nina loses her hold on reality and herself.

Role:
Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen
Starring:
Directed By:
Darren Aronofsky
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress
7. Thor (2011)
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12
Thor
PG-13
43
12

Crown prince Thor, son of Odin, King of Asgard, is stripped off of his powers and exiled to Earth to live amongst simple humans for a reckless attempt to punish the Frost Giants. He falls in love with scientist Jane Foster, but must prove himself worthy of his powers and save Asgard from his adoptive brother Loki.

Role:
Jane Foster
Directed By:
8. Garden State (2004)
20
5
Garden State
TV-MA
20
5

Directed by Zach Braff, the film Garden State is based on his real-life experiences as a young man who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. The movie received positive reviews and has garnered a cult following.

Starring:
Jean Smart, Zach Braff, Jim Parsons, Ron Leibman, Ian Holm, Kenneth Graymez, George C. Wolfe
Directed By:
9. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
PG-13
45
14

Anakin Skywalker, now a Jedi Knight disillusioned with the crumbling order, is encouraged by Chancellor Palpatine to use the dark side to kill Count Dooku while rescuing the former with Obi-Wan Kenobi. When he gets visions of his pregnant wife Padmé Amidala dying in childbirth, Palpatine again lures him to the dark side, promising him powers to prevent death.

Role:
Padmé
Directed By:
10. Closer (2004)
20
6
Closer
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20
6

In this movie which is adapted from Patrick Marber’s award-winning 1997 play, Dan Woolf is a struggling writer who saves Alice, a newcomer in London, and later falls for her. A year later, he persuades Anna to have an affair with him but is rejected. Anna marries dermatologist Larry Gray, but also begins an affair with Dan. A lot of complications and emotional stress for all four ensues.

Role:
Alice
Starring:
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
11. Brothers (2009)
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5
Brothers
R
14
5

Captain Sam Cahill’s helicopter is shot down while he is on duty in Afghanistan. His brother Tommy takes over the responsibilities of his brother’s family comprising his wife and two daughters. When Sam returns from captivity, he is emotionally scarred and finds it difficult to accept the changes that have taken place in his absence.

Role:
Grace Cahill
Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Carey Mulligan
Directed By:
Jim Sheridan
12. Annihilation (2018)
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8
Annihilation
R
21
8

The story reveals what happened to a group of scientists who entered an area called ‘the shimmer’, which is a quarantined zone full of mutating animals and plants because of an alien presence. As the movie progresses, sinister forces are revealed and they must find a way to stop the shimmer from engulfing everything. 

Role:
The Biologist
Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong
Directed By:
Alex Garland
13. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
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4
The Darjeeling Limited
R
12
4

Three estranged brothers, Francis, Peter and Jack, who have not talked since their father's death over a year ago, reunite for a train trip across India to bond and cope with their personal problems. Francis, the organizer, reveals midway through the journey that their real goal is to meet with their mother, a nun in a Himalayan convent.

Starring:
Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Irrfan Khan, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Amara Karan
Directed By:
14. Paris, je t'aime (2006)
9
3
Paris, je t'aime
R
9
3

Also known as Paris, I love You, it is an anthology film comprising of eighteen short films which are set in the different arrondissements of Paris. Directed by visionary directors from all around the world, these eighteen short films are incredibly humane depictions of life in Paris, which resonate universal themes of love, life, and loss. 

Starring:
Miranda Richardson, Steve Buscemi, Marianne Faithfull, Nick Nolte, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olga Kurylenko
Directed By:
15. Beautiful Girls (1996)
8
3
Beautiful Girls
R
8
3

Beautiful Girls is a romantic comedy drama film, which tells the story of a few small-town friends who meet at their high-school reunion, and discuss their lives and their relationships.

Starring:
Matt Dillon, Rosie O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Lauren Holly, David Arquette, Mira Sorvino, Noah Emmerich
Directed By:
Ted Demme
16. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
14
6
The Other Boleyn Girl
PG-13
14
6

The film revolves around the Boleyn sisters, Mary and Anne, who vie for the affection of King Henry VIII. On the behest of their power-hungry family, shy Mary and impetuous Anne try to win the King over. But when he chooses Mary as his mistress, Anne manipulates her way to take Mary’s place and then becomes the second wife of Henry VIII.  

Role:
Anne Boleyn
Starring:
Eric Bana, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristin Scott Thomas, Eddie Redmayne, Joanna Scanlan, Jim Sturgess
Directed By:
Justin Chadwick
17. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
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13
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
PG
32
13

The second movie in Star Wars prequel trilogy has the former queen of Naboo, Padmé Amidala serving as the Senator in the Galactic Republic. When there is an assassination attempt on her, Obi-Wan Kenobi sets out to investigate the matter and discovers a massive army of clones. Meanwhile, Anakin Skywalker, while protecting Padme Amidala, falls in love with her.

Role:
Padmé
Starring:
Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, Ahmed Best, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz, Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor
Directed By:
18. No Strings Attached (2011)
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8
No Strings Attached
R
17
8

Friends Dr. Emma K. Kurtzman and Adam Franklin decide to have a relationship based on sex but not falling in love with each other. Things get complicated when Adam falls in love but Emma isn’t emotionally available. In the end Emma realizes her love for Adam and they get back together to live happily ever after. 

Role:
Emma
Starring:
Ashton Kutcher, Ivan Reitman, Kevin Kline, Jake Johnson, Mindy Kaling, Greta Gerwig, Cary Elwes
Directed By:
19. Hesher (2010)
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3
Hesher
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8
3

When his mother dies in a car accident, T. J. becomes obsessed with the car, following it as it is being towed away. Later, he and his father, a depressed pill-taking individual, move in with his grandmother.  Very soon, they are joined there by Hesher, a tattooed, heavy metal-loving, foul-mouthed squatter.

Role:
Nicole
Starring:
Rainn Wilson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Piper Laurie
Directed By:
Spencer Susser
20. Goya's Ghosts (2006)
8
3
Goya's Ghosts
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8
3

Goya’s Ghosts is a historical biography drama film, which revolves around the life of the prominent Spanish painter Francisco Goya, who was arrested on account of heresy during the time of the French Revolution.

Role:
Inés / Alicia
Starring:
Javier Bardem, Randy Quaid, Michael Lonsdale, Stellan Skarsgård, José Luis Gómez
Directed By:
21. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
PG
31
14

Two Jedi Knights sent to end a blockade organised by the evil Trade Federation find themselves in trouble and escape after rescuing Queen Amidala. Later, they meet Anakin Skywalker, a slave boy with strong natural powers of the Force. They now have to find a solution to trade blockade and also deal with the mysterious return of the Sith.

Role:
Queen Amidala / Padmé
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Ray Park, Keira Knightley, Brian Blessed, Sofia Coppola, Peter Serafinowicz, Jake Lloyd
Directed By:
22. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
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Thor: Love and Thunder
UA
19
9

After losing his daughter, Gorr becomes Gorr the God Butcher and sets out to eliminate all gods. Meanwhile, Thor is looking for inner peace, but he is forced to return to action against Gorr. Thor joins forces with Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster, in order to put an end to Gorr’s plans.

Role:
Jane Foster
Starring:
Taika Waititi, Christian Bale, Chris Hemsworth
23. Jackie (2016)
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4
Jackie
R
8
4

Following the assassination of US President John F Kennedy, his traumatized wife, fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, in order to take care of her children, as well as define her husband’s historic tragedy. 

Role:
Jackie Kennedy
Starring:
Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard
Directed By:
Pablo Larraín
24. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
7
3
Everyone Says I Love You
R
7
3

While her stepsister gets engaged, a New York girl decides to set up her father with a beautiful woman who is going through a troubled marriage.  . 

Starring:
Woody Allen, Natasha Lyonne, Goldie Hawn, Alan Alda, Tim Roth, Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore
Directed By:
25. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
7
5
My Blueberry Nights
PG-13
7
5

When Jeremy, the owner of a café she frequents, tells her that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Elizabeth is devastated and spends the night there, eating a blueberry pie. Later she leaves her apartment key with him and embarks on a trip, visiting various places, meeting different people before returning home to find that her boyfriend has moved on with his life.  

Starring:
Rachel Weisz, Norah Jones, Jude Law, Chad R. Davis, Katya Blumenberg
Directed By:
Kar-Wai Wong
26. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
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Thor: The Dark World
PG-13
27
14

In this sequel to the 2011 movie, Thor strives to safeguard the Nine Realms along with his allies. When his girlfriend, Jane, absorbs the fluid like weapon ‘Aether’, she unintentionally awakens Malekith, the vindictive leader of an ancient race who threatens to destroy the universe. To protect the universe, Thor has to join hands with his adversary Loki.

Role:
Jane Foster
Starring:
Zachary Levi, Talulah Riley, Benicio Del Toro, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo
Directed By:
Alan Taylor
27. Mars Attacks! (1996)
10
5
Mars Attacks!
PG-13
10
5

Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world. 

Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Jack Black, Martin Short, Danny DeVito, Christina Applegate, Glenn Close, Jim Brown
Directed By:
28. Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
6
3
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
R
6
3

Jack and Emilia are a newly-wed couple who lose their new-born daughter. Soon Emilia tries to connect with her stepson i.e. Jack’s son from an earlier marriage, while also struggling with her grief.

Role:
Emilia Greenleaf
Starring:
Lisa Kudrow, Scott Cohen, Charlie Tahan, Lauren Ambrose
Directed By:
Don Roos
29. New York, I Love You (2008)
6
4
New York, I Love You
R
6
4

New York, I Love You is a romantic comedy-drama film, which revolves around the love life of several residents living in New York, the most loved and the most hated city in the World. 

Role:
Rifka
Starring:
Shu Qi, Drea de Matteo, Maggie Q, Jacinda Barrett, Eli Wallach, Chris Cooper, Cloris Leachman
Directed By:
Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai
30. I'm Still Here (2010)
6
3
I'm Still Here
R
6
3

Well-known actor Joaquin Phoenix decides to retire from the world of acting and focus on a new career as a hip-hop musician. Later he approaches Sean Combs, American rapper and record producer, hoping he will produce the record.

Starring:
Jay Leno, Nathan Lane, Hugh Grant, Billy Crystal, Kelly Ripa, Danny Glover, Edward James Olmos
Directed By:
31. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019)
5
3
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
5
3
Role:
Sam Turner
Starring:
Sarah Gadon, Thandie Newton, Bella Thorne, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon, Emily Hampshire
Directed By:
Xavier Dolan
32. Zoolander (2001)
12
8
Zoolander
R
12
8

Dimwitted Derek Zoolander is devastated after he fails to win the top male fashion model honor and is disowned by his family for being unable to assist his father and brothers in the coal mines. Fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu gives him a new lease of life, but is actually planning to brainwash him into assassinating Malaysia's Prime Minister.

Starring:
Ben Stiller, Paris Hilton, Milla Jovovich, Billy Zane, Jennifer Coolidge, James Marsden, Will Ferrell
Directed By:
33. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
9
5
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
G
9
5

After learning some grave news about the future, the young apprentice of a magical, eccentric toy store owner, learns to believe in herself and in her friends. 

Role:
the Composer Molly Mahoney
Starring:
Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman, Ted Ludzik, Zach Mills
Directed By:
Zach Helm
34. Hotel Chevalier (2007)
9
6
Hotel Chevalier
R
9
6

A man staying at a hotel receives a call from a woman whose voice he recognizes. She informs him that she is coming to his hotel room. Once she arrives, they have a conversation regarding their relationship.

Role:
Jack's Girlfriend
Starring:
Jason Schwartzman, Waris Ahluwalia, Michel Castejon
Directed By:
35. Jane Got a Gun (2015)
6
4
Jane Got a Gun
R
6
4

Jane Got a Gun is a western action drama film which tells the story of Jane and Bill Hammond, who live together in an isolated house with their five-year-old daughter Katie. One day Bill returns home with several injuries and tells his wife that a gang of vicious criminals are coming to get him. Jane decides to ask her ex-lover for help in protecting her family.

Role:
Jane Hammond
Starring:
Boyd Holbrook, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich
Directed By:
Gavin O'Connor
36. A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
6
4
A Tale of Love and Darkness
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Fania
Starring:
Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Moni Moshonov, Ohad Knoller
Directed By:
Natalie Portman
37. Vox Lux (2018)
5
4
Vox Lux
R
5
4

Vox Lux is a musical drama film which revolves around Celeste, a thirteen year old girl who survives a school shooting incident. At the memorial service, she manages to touch the hearts of the people by singing a special song. Over time, she manages to transform into a rising pop star, with the help of her sister. Years later, she finds her career sliding downhill because of a scandal, but she struggles to make a comeback with her sixth album.

Role:
Celeste
Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law
38. Anywhere But Here (1999)
7
5
Anywhere But Here
PG-13
7
5

A mother and her daughter leave their small town, and moves to Beverley hills hoping to make it big in their lives. However, although the girl wants to pursue academics, her mother wants her to take up a career in the film industry.

Role:
Ann August
Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri, Bonnie Bedelia, Megan Mullally, Elisabeth Moss, Hart Bochner, Eileen Ryan
Directed By:
Wayne Wang
39. Free Zone (2005)
4
3
Free Zone
4
3
Role:
Rebecca
Starring:
Hiam Abbass, Hana Laslo, Carmen Maura, Makram Khoury
Directed By:
Amos Gitai
40. Knight of Cups (2015)
5
4
Knight of Cups
R
5
4

Rick is a successful screenwriter living in Los Angeles, California, but his life is filled with emptiness. He searches for love and for himself via a series of adventures with six different women.

Role:
Elizabeth
Starring:
Isabel Lucas, Dane DeHaan, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Nick Kroll, Dan Harmon, Nick Offerman
Directed By:
41. Song to Song (2017)
5
4
Song to Song
R
5
4

A struggling musician in Texas is determined to achieve stardom. She soon gets involved with endless love triangles, and betrayals. She soon starts feeling guilty about her actions.

Role:
Rhonda
Starring:
Holly Hunter, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Tom Sturridge, John Lydon
Directed By:
42. Your Highness (2011)
6
5
Your Highness
R
6
5

Two princes – the courageous elder Fabious and the cowardly younger Thadeous - set out to rescue former’s fiancé Belladonna after she is abducted by a vicious wizard. Together with a beautiful female warrior, who has her own motives, the princes overcome numerous challenges to save the bride of the heir apparent and the kingdom itself.

Role:
Isabel
Starring:
James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Damian Lewis, Danny McBride, Rasmus Hardiker
Directed By:
David Gordon Green
43. True (2004)
10
8
True
10
8
Role:
Francine
Starring:
Melchior Derouet
Directed By:
Tom Tykwer
44. Lucy in the Sky (2019)
3
5
Lucy in the Sky
R
3
5
Role:
Lucy Cola
Starring:
Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz
Directed By:
Noah Hawley
45. Planetarium (2016)
3
3
Planetarium
3
3
Role:
Laura Barlow
Starring:
Louis Garrel, Amira Casar, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Pierre Salvadori
Directed By:
Rebecca Zlotowski
46. Developing (1994)
5
4
Developing
5
4
Starring:
Frances Conroy, Jon DeVries, Mary Ann Hannon, Lauren Cohn
Directed By:
Marya Cohn
47. Domino One (2005)
5
3
Domino One
5
3
Starring:
Tatyana Ali, Nick Garrison, Ken Cheeseman, Steve Guttenberg
Directed By:
Nick Louvel
48. Illusions & Mirrors (2013)
4
3
Illusions & Mirrors
4
3
Starring:
Tarek Aylouch, Michael Markiewicz
Directed By:
Shirin Neshat
49. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2015)
3
3
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
3
3
Starring:
Abigail Spencer, Jimmy Kimmel, Matthew Modine, Kristen Wiig, James Franco
Directed By:
Sarah Kruchowski, Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra

Director

Eve (2008)
6
3
Eve
6
3
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara, Olivia Thirlby, Rich Delia, Nicholas Rotundo
Directed By:
Natalie Portman
New York, I Love You (2008)
16
10
New York, I Love You
R
16
10

New York, I Love You is a romantic comedy-drama film, which revolves around the love life of several residents living in New York, the most loved and the most hated city in the World. 

Starring:
Shu Qi, Drea de Matteo, Maggie Q, Jacinda Barrett, Eli Wallach, Chris Cooper, Cloris Leachman
Directed By:
Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
6
4
A Tale of Love and Darkness
PG-13
6
4
Starring:
Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Moni Moshonov, Ohad Knoller
Directed By:
Natalie Portman

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
18
3
The Simpsons
TV-14
18
3
Starring:
Brooke Shields, Norman Lear, Frances McDormand, Gary Coleman, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Leeves, William Gary Busey
Directed By:
Sesame Street
7
2
Sesame Street
TV-Y
7
2
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger, Teri Garr, Donald Faison, Gene Wilder, Tyler James Williams, Peter Dinklage
Directed By:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May

TV Shows

The Lonely Island: Natalie's Rap (2006)
11
4
The Lonely Island: Natalie's Rap
11
4
Role:
Natalie Portman
Starring:
Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, Andy Samberg
Directed By:
Akiva Schaffer
Paul McCartney: My Valentine (2012)
11
3
Paul McCartney: My Valentine
11
3
Role:
Natalie Portman
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney
Directed By:
Paul McCartney
Angie Tribeca
26
11
Angie Tribeca
TV-14
26
11
Starring:
Rhys Darby, Amy Smart, Nancy Carell, Kevin Pollak, Ed Begley Jr., Cecily Strong, Chris Pine
Directed By:
Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight (2007)
6
3
Paul McCartney: Dance Tonight
6
3
Role:
Ghost
Starring:
Mackenzie Crook, Paul McCartney
Directed By:
Michel Gondry
Greed, a New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli (2009)
4
4
Greed, a New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli
4
4
Starring:
Michelle Williams
Directed By:
Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones Speak Out (2008)
4
4
Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones Speak Out
4
4
Role:
Natalie Portman
Starring:
Rashida Jones
Directed By:
Drew Antzis

Natalie Portman Awards

Academy Awards
Black Swan Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2011
Golden Globe Awards
Black Swan Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2011
Closer Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2005
BAFTA Awards
Black Swan Best Leading Actress 2011