Tag Archives: Closer

Natalie Portman Best Actress nod may be the only real “Black Swan” Oscar contender

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Despite multiple nominations in some of the film world’s most distinguished awards, the only category in which “Black Swan” has seen consistent wins is Best Actress. From giants such as The Golden Globes to BAFTA to smaller societies such as the Las Vegas Film Critics Society[...]

Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher release edgier “No Strings” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Though it’s only four days old, we’re going ahead and declaring 2011 “The Year of Natalie Portman.” The actress has four films reaching theaters this year, including the anticipated stoner comedy “Your Highness” and the summer blockbuster “Thor.” Off screen, she announced that she’s engaged to[...]

Natalie Portman faced insomnia, father’s dismay with ‘Black Swan’

HollywoodNews.com: Natalie Portman worked so hard during the production of “Black Swan” that she slept only five hours a day. “Basically, I didn’t do anything except work, there was no, like, meeting up with friends for dinner or going to the movies,” the actress said. “We’d do 16-hour days, then[...]

Natalie Portman not wowed by ‘Thor,’ just its director

HollywoodNews.com: Natalie Portman really isn’t a fan of “Thor,” just its director Kenneth Branagh. She wasn’t really that smitten with her part of Jane Foster in the upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel comic-book. “Thor” is set to bow in May 2011. “It was actually not something I was[...]

Natalie Portman continues dark streak in ‘Black Swan’

HollywoodNews.com: Many forget, but Natalie Portman has a penchant for playing dark roles, specifically those who operate on the fringe of society. Portman arrived on the scene as a child actress in Luc Besson’s 1994 actioner “The Professional” as an assassin. She earned a Golden Globe supporting actress win for[...]