HOLLYWOOD (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Natalie Portman made an appearance at the Comic-Con International 2010 event on Saturday, July 24, 2010. This was Portman's 2nd Comic-Con appearance in promotion for Marvel Entertainment for her covetted role in Thor, set for a Summer 2011 release. Her first appearance at Comic-Con International was in 2005 while promoting V for Vendetta, another comic related adaption. Portman stated that she would not be appearing in the Avengers film, but did show interest in any future Thor films released by Marvel.
In a later round table interview, Portman also spoke of her upcoming role in Black Swan. The upcoming film is a thriller also featuring Winona Rider and Mila Kunis due out in 2010. Natalie Portman will portray veteran ballerina Nina, who competes with Mila Kunis' character, Lilly.
HOLLYWOOD (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - After several months of rumors about a possible role in the movie adaption of Thor, it's finally official -- Natalie Portman will portray the leading love interest of Thor. There was a bit of confusion when Jessica Biel was thrown into the mix earlier this month, but rest assured, Natalie Portman has the coveted role. Natalie Portman adds experience to a cast of largely unknown actors such as Chris Hemsworth, lead actor for Thor.
Reports indicate that Natalie Portman will take on the role of Jane Foster, the first love interest of Thor from her first appearance in the comic in 1962. Since Jane Foster worked for Donald Blake (Thor's alter ego) who has been written out of the script, Marvel claims "the character will be updated for the feature adaptation."
HOLLYWOOD Mon Apr 18, 2008 11:42 PM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Nikkie Finke has called the shots on Thor this weekend with the lead actor Chris Hemsworth. Another unknown actor, Tom Hiddleston, was announced as Loki. Now Nikkie Finke is mentioning Natalie Portman in the runnings as the leading lady. Fans are scrambling to figure out what role Portman would play in this film about the Norse God of Thunder. Could she be a godess or a civilian love interest?
Natalie Portman would make perfect sense in in a film currently gambling with a cast of unknowns actors. Rumors sure are cooking!
HOLLYWOOD Wed Apr 1, 2008 06:43 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Natalie Portman has been cast to play the cute bunny rabit, Thumper, in the upcoming live action Bambi movie. Portman joins a cast that includes Zac Effon as Bambi, Samuel L. Jackson, and just-announced Mickey Rourke according to Hollywood insiders. EW.com was first to report Portman being approached for the role after Scarlett Johansson stepped aside due to other movie obligations.
A representative for Portman states, "We're excited about it. With today's special effects, Natalie can easily pull off a carrot-eating rabbit."
The live action adaptation of this classic Disney tale is set for theaters in 2011.
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HOLLYWOOD Wed Sep 24, 2008 08:15 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Geeks rejoice, as Natalie Portman and Devendra Banhart are reported to have parted ways. Portman began dating the folk singer around March 2008 after appearing in one of his music videos "Carmensita." Paparazzi have captured the couple holding hands and kissing from New York to Israel over the past half year. In recent months, Natalie Portman made big move from her lifelong home New York to Los Angeles to be close to Devendra.
An associate of Banhart reported to In Touch Weekly, "Natalie and Devendra have broken up. They will remain friends but need some space and time away." Natalie Portman has recently vowed to never make vows after dating the likes of Gael Garcia Bernal, Zach Braff, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Portman said, "I'm into monogamy. But I'm not really into marriage. I sort of hate the legal aspect of it. What does the state have to do with it?"
HOLLYWOOD Thu Aug 21, 2008 07:47 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Natalie Portman appeared as a guest judge on the 2nd episode of the 5th Season of Project Runway, Wednesday July 23, 2008. Portman wasn't just a prety face and appeared very resourceful adding her fashion expertise. Natalie complimented one contestant saying she would wear his outfit, critiqued another saying one of the fashion models appeared like Peter Pan and had to hold back laughter as another judge ripped into a contestant to the point of tears. See the gallery for Project Runway
HOLLYWOOD Tue Aug 12, 2008 01:01 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Courtesy of a scoop by Bikini, Natalie Portman is caught in sunglasses, slippers and a checkered pattern dress on a hot afternoon in Malibu. Photos were apparently taken on August 10, 2008.
HOLLYWOOD Mon Aug 04, 2008 01:22 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Right from the start with the creative opening credits, this film appeared captivating. The music was whimsical and imaginative. Being a fan of the ABC series Pushing Daisies, this film seemed to be of the same flavor, although aimed at a younger audience. The musical score only enhances the film and gives it emotion allowing one to have some suspension of disbelief.
Within a half hour through the film, I became dulled to the fanciful nature of the film. It became a chore to watch and I started to take several breaks from this DVD to pursue more important things like surfing the web. If I weren't obligated to review this film, I may have just not continued any further. To not resume watching this film would've been a shame. Sure, the pace of the film started out slow but the character development began to strike curiosity.
Veteran actor Dustin Hoffman played the eccentric toystore owner as if it were a reprise of his role in Rain Man - except this time with a bit more character with a hint of dementia thrown in. Natalie Portman's petite figure as Molly Mahoney was the perfect fit as a kid at heart trying to cultivate her latent talents. There was a bit of metaphor with the piano as Natalie seemed to strike the right chords at key moments to evoke joy, melancholy or anguish. Portman's acting was persuasive and fit well with the storytelling. At times, the wide angle closeups did make her look part hobbit when the camera dove right into her forehead. As for Jason Bateman, I've never seen him as a big screen actor - until now. He played the likable role of an uptight accountant.
The film deals with personal growth, hidden talents and believing in yourself to succeed. In those respects, it can be applied to anyone. To watch this film was a captivating experience. I give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
See the gallery for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium - Screen Captures.
HOLLYWOOD Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:23 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Just posted are photos from the May 25, 2008 closing ceremony of the 61st International Cannes Film Festival in France. Natalie Portman was high profile during her duration at Cannes as both an actress and jury looking stunning several premieres and events. Here, Portman wears a fitted dress in stripes at the closing ceremony and premiere of What Just Happened?
HOLLYWOOD Wed July 30, 2008 3:03 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - We have photos from the 2008 Cannes Film Festival of Natalie Portman arriving at the premiere of Che on May 21, 2008. The film is actually two movies in one combining both Guerrilla and The Argentine. Both films are directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Erin Brokovich, and the Ocean's franchise). Portman is looking stunning as usual wearing an elegant red dress.
HOLLYWOOD Mon July 28, 2008 1:59 AM (100% Natalie-Portman.net) - Taking time off at the Cannes on May 22 2008, Natalie Portman helped raise money for the fight against AIDS at the 13th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala. Natalie Portman helped in auctioning off several theme packages for an entourage of nine which included theater, dinner, premiere tickets and a private screening. Natalie showed elegance wearing a cut-out gown designed by Givenchy.
SAN DIEGO Thu July 24, 2008 02:13 AM - Attention fellow comrades, compatriots and the socially inept. The annual passage has returned for those whose IQ exceeds their own weight. This is the event for those persecuted for their superior intellectual skills and physical inadequacies. Rise, those that exist covertly within the fabric of society with chronic breeding problems (to the cerebral detriment of mankind as a whole). Comic-Con International started with preview night on Wed July 23rd with regular convention days from Thu July 24th to Sun July 27th. The convention is sold out and only available for those that have pre-registered.
While Natalie Portman has attended this event in the past, we aren't holding our breath this year. There is other things to look out for such as coverage of the Star Wars: Clone Wars and anything else that turns up like those in costume.