8 Milestones in the Evolution of Natalie Portman
Saturday Night Live 2006
Has one SNL Digital Short done more to change the image of an actor? Though filmed in jest during Portman's promotional tour for V for Vendetta, Portman message was clear: She's no longer putting up with your sh*t. "All the kids looking up to me can suck my d*ck." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember Mark Hamill having a similar message in 1984 -- but, perhaps he should have. As Chris Parnell found out, future interviewers of Portman, don't ask her stupid questions.
Black Swan 2010
At this point, what else can be said about Portman's role in Black Swan? In a week, Portman will be introduced as "two-time Academy Award nominee," and in a little over a month she will be an Oscar winner. (Unless something really crazy happens and/or Annette Bening pulls a Tonya Harding.) Also, it should be noted, Ashton Kutcher is in no way associated with Black Swan.