Here’s something I’ve gathered while being laid up and subjected to the strange choices of the movie channels in Saudi Arabia: Natalie Portman very often plays a confidante to troubled, lonely men in films. It started with L??on; then she was the Lolita to Timothy Hutton’s Humbert Humbert in Beautiful Girls; then she counseled the ultimate dysfunctional youth, Darth Vader, in the Star Wars prequels; and then Zach Braff moped around her house in Garden State. I suppose even her character in V for Vendetta loosely fits the mold.
Why is it that casting directors think her such a good companion for male saddies?
Because she’s beautiful and pensive and quirky. A great girl to complement a broody, soul-searching man. PS - Did I mention she’s my ultimate girl crush?
Adad that’s so cute.
Is she being typecast, or does she choose those roles to work out some kind of issues?
Why does it seem just a tad pretentious to refer to films by their European titles? In these fine United States, that movie was called “The Professional”.
Isn’t it actually pretentious to decide which title others should use to refer to the film?
Her character, Novelee, in Where the Heart Is (yes, yes, I’ll admit I watched) also became the love interest of the sad, lonely odd-ball librarian with the alcoholic sister living upstairs. Interesting…
Yeah! Yeah! AND in Anywhere But Here, which I watched and LOVED, she IS the broody, unhappy teenager. And then a hot, silly boy falls in love with her. How many TIMES can I USE all CAPS in one senTENce!!!?>?? I need it to be 5 o’clock…
she is kinda cute. put me down for one of those.
She’s always been a women “old soul” in a beautiful little girl’s body (until The Darjeeling Limited). Now she has a beautiful big girls body! He was pretty much a saddie too.
you forgot closer and jude law’s loser character
VQ some of them just stuck, like Il Postino. Nobody calls it The Postman.
I think it’s nice to be OK with other languages and bring the into the mainstream. i do have a pet peeve though, when someone is saying a spanish name they all of a sudden get these accents like they are from meh-heeee-co.