Contact Us

Good Girls Gone Bad: Natalie Portman, ‘Closer’

Natalie Portman Closer
Sony Pictures

Natalie Portman didn’t necessarily start off her career as your typical good girl — her first role was in ‘The Professional,’ where she plays a young girl adopted by an assassin, and the two form a strange and unlikely relationship in the violent drama — in one memorable scene, she dresses up as Madonna and Marilyn Monroe with bras and sexy dance moves. But following that, Portman went down the straight and narrow, choosing interesting, but mostly vanilla roles in films like ‘Where the Heart Is,’ ‘Garden State,’ and her part as Queen Amadala in the ‘Star Wars’ prequels. It wasn’t until 2004 when she starred in the Mike Nichols drama ‘Closer’ that Portman got more provocative and interesting in her choices. In the film, Portman plays Jane, a stripper involved in a love quadrangle with Jude Law, Julia Roberts, and Clive Owen. Since then, Portman’s roles have been more challenging and engaging, with her participation in ‘V for Vendetta’ and more recently, ‘Black Swan.’

next: alyssa milano

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!