Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Jason Schwartzman. Natalie only has a very short cameo in this film, which features three brothers played by Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody traveling by train through India. They examine their relationship to each other, and to their mother. Scwartzman has earlier starred in "Marie Antionette", "Rushmore" and "I Heart Huckabees". Portman stars in the short "Hotel Chevalier" which acts as a prologue to "The Darjeeling Limited". This short is a love story, in which Natalie has some controversial nude scenes.
Norah Jones. Kai War Wong directed this flick, which features Norah Jones in her first lead role. Jones's Elizabeth finds out she is being cheated on by her boyfriend, and decides to go on a soul-searching trip across America. On her way she encounters some peculiar people. Natalie Portman plays a woman she meets up with on her journey across America.
Vendetta. "V For Vendetta" was directed by James McTeigue, and produced by the Wachowski brothers and Joel Silver. The plot takes place in a totalitarian Britain, where the government oppresses the people and takes away their freedoms. A man in disguise, known only as V, goes on a personal vendetta against the government. V rescues Evey, played by Natalie Portman, and she sees him as sort of a father figure. Natalie had to go bald for her role in this movie.
Zach Braff. Natalie is great as the goofy, but smart Sam, and again she plays the girl-next-door type who the lead character gets a crush on. Zach Braff, from TV's "Scrubs", wrote and directed a terrific film about a struggling actor who has been under a constant influence of drugs since he was a little boy. When he returns home for his mother's funeral, he decides to take a pause from the drugs and see life through unmedicated eyes.
|Natalie teams up with her "Cold Mountain" co-star Jude Law in "Closer", from 2004. Who plays the last two of the four main characters?||Natalie Portman and Her Co-Stars
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. In this romantic drama directed by Mike Nichols, the four main characters get involved in problematic relationships with each other. The problem starts when the man from one couple (Law) meets the woman from another (Roberts), and everything turns into a big mess. Natalie Portman and Clive Owen were nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Actor Oscars for "Closer", and both won the Golden Globes for the same categories.
|In "Cold Mountain", from 2003, Natalie has a minor role as a young mother. Which of the main characters visits her cottage in the film?||Natalie Portman and Her Co-Stars
Inman, played by Jude Law. Portman's part in this movie is rather small. She delivers as always, though, as the young mother who welcomes Law's Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, into her cabin. Inman is on his way back to his native Cold Mountain where he will be reunited with his love, Ada, played by Nicole Kidman. The journey proves to be difficult and dangerous.
|Natalie Portman landed the role of Queen Padmé Amidala in "Star Wars" (Episodes I-III). Which actress plays Padmé's decoy, Sabé, in "Episode I - The Phantom Menace"?||Natalie Portman and Her Co-Stars
Keira Knightley. When the two talented young actresses were both dressed up in their costumes, it was allegedly almost impossible to tell them apart. Episodes I-III of "Star Wars" are about how Anakin Skywalker grew from being a naive little boy to the most feared Sith lord of all. These movies didn't do justice to Portman's talent. For Knightley's sake, she only has a small supporting role in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace".
Glenn Close. Natalie Portman plays Taffy Dale, the daughter of the President and First Lady of the United States. Jack Nicholson portrays the President. Tim Burton put together a starry cast in this flick, where Martians attack Earth in order to destroy everything.
|Which actor plays the piano player with a crush on 13-year old Marty, portrayed by Natalie Portman, in Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls"?||Natalie Portman and Her Co-Stars
Timothy Hutton. Timothy Hutton plays Willie, a dysfunctional man who returns to his home town after a long absence, in this film about finding oneself. He finds himself developing a crush on the girl next door, Marty, a 13-year old. Portman is great as the smart and ahead-of-her-age Marty.
|The film that first introduced Natalie Portman to the world was "Léon - The Professional" from 1994. At age 12, Portman impressed as Mathilda. Who plays the assassin who takes care of Mathilda after her parents are killed?||Natalie Portman and Her Co-Stars
Jean Reno. "Léon - The Professional" was directed by Luc Besson, with Jean Reno in the title role. Reno, also known from "The Da Vinci Code" and "Ronin", plays a cold-hearted assassin with an obsession for milk. Gary Oldman plays the corrupt policeman Stansfield who, together with his team, kills Mathilda's family. Mathilda seeks help from the neighbour next door, the assassin Léon. Natalie Portman does an amazing job in this movie.
|"I lied. It wasn't true, I love you. It's just I lied because I thought you deserved something better." Natalie Portman lied about love in which of her films?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Where the Heart Is (2000). This film follows Novalee as she's abandoned, pregnant and penniless, by her boyfriend in nowhere Oklahoma. She has the baby in Wal-Mart and becomes a little famous. She makes a few good friends and moves into the town, where she tries to care for her child and make the best of her life. All through her struggles and triumphs, the town librarian, Forney, becomes her best friend. Eventually they have a night together in which he professes his love for her and asks if she loves him too. She says no, and heartbroken, he heads to Boston to get his degree. Eventually she realizes what she's lost and Novalee goes across the country trying to apologize to Forney and get him to come back home, which is when this quote comes into play.
|"What we've been doing lately is smoking massive amounts of drugs, binging on Entemmann's and listening to old Pink Floyd CD's." Which film had a very clean and sober Portman jokingly referring to drug use?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Beautiful Girls (1996). In her 3rd film, Natalie plays a young girl in a small town. In the film, Timothy Hutton plays a man returning for his high school reunion. He's reached a lull in his life, between his job and his relationship; he's not who he used to be. When Willie returns to his town, all his friends are basically the same, just older. He finds solace in the only mature person he finds, twelve year old Marty (Portman). He is ridiculed for this connection with a Lolita, but it is a very gripping friendship the two develop in the course of the film. Through the innocence of the young child, he learns that he doesn't have to be like his friends, nor does he have to completely grow up, just because he's older.
The quote comes when Willie inquires what Marty and her friends do for fun at her age as he's getting to know her. Her straightforward replay has him taken aback before she assures him that it is a joke, and he should lighten up.
|Which Natalie Portman film sees her saying "Whatever happens in the end, I don't wanna lose you as my friend."?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Hotel Chevalier (2007). In the short before "The Darjeeling Limited", a man holds a conversation with a former lover, who shows up in Paris, following him. It turns out that she's on her way up to his room, and he struggles with allowing her back into his life, before giving in. They are getting ready to make love when Natalie's character makes this statement. Jason Schwartzman's character replies with a very funny "I promise, I will never be your friend. No matter what. Ever."
Mars Attacks! (1996). Most people probably don't even remember that Natalie was in this Tim Burton spoof about Martians coming to Earth and destroying everything. But that is a young Natalie Portman as the president's daughter. After the day is saved, Taffy is the lone surviving member of the administration, so it's her job to bestow the medals to the heroes. These are the last few lines from the film, which she says to the young Lucas Haas character as she puts the medal around his neck. He gets the last line in the film, a simple "No" in reply.
|"Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?" This early Natalie Portman line shouldn't be as hard as her life was in this film. Which is it?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Leon: The Professional (1994). This was Natalie's breakout role, playing a preteen who befriends a "cleaner", Leon. She decides to become a hit (wo)man, with Leon's help, so that she can go after the man who killed her family in a drug sting. Mathilda is just getting to know Leon at the point she makes this comment. The soft spoken Leon (Jean Reno) replies simply, "always like this".
|"Where is this love? I can't see it, I can't touch it. I can't feel it. I can hear it. I can hear some words, but I can't do anything with your easy words." Can you name the film where Portman seeks the love?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Closer (2004). My favorite Portman film, "Closer", a very risque and controversial film about relationships, follows two separate couples who, through the course of the film, have issues of fidelity. In this quote, Portman's Alice is confronting Jude Law's character about his "I love you", trying to trust him when he's not around. To her, he talks a good game, but doesn't always walk the talk.
|In what film did a cold Natalie Portman state "And now all of a sudden, it's cold, so cold that everything is freezing over."?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Paris, I Love You (2006). "Paris, I Love You" is a collection of short love stories. Natalie's character is talking over the phone to her blind boyfriend in the 'True' short. The short recalls the whole of their relationship, as she's apparently breaking up with him. This line comes after she stated that, in the beginning, everything was warm and new, but over the time things have grown cold, a reference to the seasons and relationships.
|"I'm alone here, as you can see, with my baby." This is said by Natalie Portman, as a mother, in which film?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Cold Mountain (2003). Natalie makes a brief appearance in this Civil War era film. Jude Law's Inman escapes from a battle and is making his way back home to his one true love. Along the way he takes shelter at the home of a young mother, played by Portman. She will not permit him to enter, saying this line. He tries to offer his gun to her for protection, to which she replies "I don't want it. If I had my way they'd take metal altogether out of this world. Every blade, every gun."
|Natalie Portman, the truth seeker, says "We'd be living a lie. One we couldn't keep, even if we wanted to." in which of her appearances?||Natalie Portman Says What?
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002). "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" is the continuing saga of Anakin Skywalker's quest to become a jedi. Jedis have a strict code of laws they must follow, one of which is to refrain from becoming emotionally attached. Anakin, played by Hayden Christensen, falls in love with the senator from Naboo, Padme Amidala, played by Natalie Portman, and they form a romantic relationship. He believes they can have a secret marriage. Padme says the line to Anakin when he presses her on the marriage issue.