It’s time for a new poll and the subject is something I’ve teased a couple times this month. As news has been so slow and films non existent, we’ve come up with a little special treat for you guys, which will arrive on Christmas day.

So today’s poll is simply a guessing game.

The “what is the surprise?” poll

As for the last poll, we did a mini pic battle between two photos from an old Teen Vogue set. One was fun. One was elegant. You voted and it seems you guys just want to have fun, because that photo won by 10%.


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Get The Natalie Look

Natalie has been seen (unfortunately not recently) sporting Knockaround’s Jet Black Premium sunglasses, which appear to be cheap ($14) knockoffs of Ray-Ban’s Original Wayfarer ($150). Finally an affordable Get The Look!


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We’re still light on Natalie news and my, ample, gut feeling is telling me that things will continue to be slow until late January. Hope I’m wrong.

For now – tidbits!

– V for Vendetta aired on the Chinese central television station last week and it resulted in huge shock across the country. China is not exactly lax when it comes to films that show people rising up against a corrupt government.

There is speculation that China is taking a looser stance to censorship and if that’s the case it’s great news. You can read more about it over here.

– Here is an audience filmed video from Natalie’s Cincinnati talk a couple months back.

– Finally, we’ve seen a band called Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head and now there is a music radio show called Natalie Portman’s Eyebrows. You’d think they would go for Natalie Portman’s Ears, at least that sorta makes sense. And her ears are one of her most unique features. Someone get on that.


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Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the gallery with another generous amount of Black Swan production stills. A lot of really great behind-the-scenes photos in there. Thanks to anqxxx and this Tumblr.


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To The Wonder

With Natalie having done back to back Terrence Malick films, I thought you guys might be curious in the new trailer for his latest film, To The Wonder. By all accounts it’s challenging even by Malick standards, but this trailer should underscore the fact that Natalie is going to look AMAZING in his world. Why? Because EVERYTHING looks amazing through Malick’s lens.

Roll on 2013…actually, probably more like 2014 :-(


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Party Like Its 2005


In 2005, Natalie was in Madrid to film Goya’s Ghosts. She did a lot of sight seeing, saw a Real Madrid match (which we apparently don’t have a album for…) and, based on these new Twitter finds, also did a bit of partying.

How drunk is that guy on the right? Hah.


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Like You Were There

Melody found a really cool Tumblr that pays homage to films by walking in the same footsteps and then presenting the film and the reality in a really cool visual way. See for yourself.


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Small Film Updates

Yesterday LightsCameraReaction asked me what the status was on In The Garden Of Beasts – the WW2 adaptation set to star Tom Hanks and the director of The Artist. Last we heard Natalie was mulling over a part playing the Nazi humping daughter of Hanks’ American ambassador to Germany.

Well I asked my source and, you might want to sit down for this, nothing has changed. Still interest all round and the wheels are in motion but it’s not a done deal yet.

Speaking of slowly moving projects, I also asked about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It’s been so long since Natalie dropped out and every director in Hollywood jumping on and then off the project, that I thought there was a good chance it might now be abandoned.

Nope. The zombie project continues to stumble along with Natalie still on board as a producer. Not that anyone cares at this point, right?


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This past week we had two HQ photos from a 2007 shoot emerge. One is very cute and playful. The other is more elegant and serious. Both are good in their own way but I want you guys to choose…

Elegant or Fun?

As for the last poll, it seems the majority of you guys feel the same as me – that The Professional is a fine title but it’s a little generic. Leon won by quite a comfortable margin, as you can see after the jump…



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Gallery Updates

Released two Decembers ago, Black Swan continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. Anqxxx found an impressive amount of never-before-seen production stills that I’ve added to gallery.


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A super quick update as I’m half way out the door…

– Natalie is still in London if these recent tweets are to be believed.

Popped into e and o for a drink and Natalie Portman is here!!! My favourite actress!! Love her she’s gorgeous

Natalie Portman clocked me staring at her.. How embarrassing.

– The McFly’s are still as obsessed with Natalie as any rabid fan. Here is text based proof and below, at the 2:30 mark, is video evidence.


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Top 99 Women

Askmen’s annual Top 99 Women list has arrived and Natalie comes in at number 48, down from number 21 last year. No big surprise given how quiet things have been in Natland.

Click on the thumb below to check out a video and their write up. You can also vote as to whether you think she should have been lower or higher on the list. Right now 73% of the voters think she should have been higher.

Top of the tree is the talented Jennifer Lawrence. I find it funny that she’s there because a month ago she was saying how she’s viewed as fat in Hollywood. I really like Jennifer but that was such a ridiculous comment. Films are sold on her stunning looks. If Hollywood really thought she was too heavy she wouldn’t be getting the roles she does.


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Less Dog Penis

We’ve got one more great HQ photo from the 2007 Teen Vogue shoot. This one is a bit more elegant compared to yesterday’s pooch kiss.


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Jane Got A Joel

Natalie’s next film, Jane Got A Gun, is looking like it will begin production in a month or two February. As if it’s not great enough having Natalie acting opposite Michael Fassbender and directed by the talented Lynne Ramsay, now another great actor is looking to come aboard.

That actor is Australian Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior, The Odd Life of Timothy Green) and he’s probably going to step into the boots of the gang leader coming to kill Jane’s husband.

Here is The Playlist’s take on the news.

Really looking forward to this one. How about you guys?


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Bigger Canvas

I went to my final dog training class today, so I was doubly happy to see this massively enlarged (and for a change I’m not talking about dog penis) photo from the great 2007 Teen Vogue shoot. Thanks to Edenliao for the find and we’ve got another one coming tomorrow.


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Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the gallery with a couple of new-old photos of Natalie speaking at a press conference for her Miss Dior campaign at Chelsea Piers in New York City back in 2010. These are some of the very few professional-looking photos we have of this appearance. Unfortunately, there’s only two and they’re watermarked. Boo.


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New Poll + Hesher Rating

I’ve calculated the average rating for Hesher, based on your votes, and have added the number along with the IMDB and RT ratings to the Hesher Film Page. Based on the number of votes and how many people voted that they haven’t seen it yet, I think it’s definitely got to be one of Natalie’s least seen films.

The new poll is probably the most simple poll we’ve ever had, and that’s saying something. Natalie’s first film is known by two names, so I want to know…which title do you prefer?

Leon or The Professional?


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Star Wars superfan, Angelina, sent in a new drawing of Padme and Anakin. Anakin is cropped out in the thumbnail but fear not, you can see the full drawing when you click on it.


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Time for another batch of mini updates…

– It looks like early footage of Thor 2 was shown as part of an advanced preview reel of Disney’s 2013 releases. There are some spoilers, but nothing too revealing. Below is the write up about Natalie, but please skip if you’re that way inclined.

Sequences show Natalie Portman, first in clothes that seem more like a princess, then alongside Thor lying on the ground, probably took down by a collision.

– First out the gate is the sweet sweet reminder that another Natalie film is on the way, and hopefully this one has porous security so we get a few more on set updates. The film in question is Lynne Ramsay’s Jane Got A Gun and this notice is a casting call for extras.

– That’s in New Mexico while over in Original Mexico, Natalie was spotted filming with Ryan Gosling. And by Natalie I mean, of course, Rooney Mara. And by Ryan Gosling I mean, well, Ryan Gosling.


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That would be the tabloid version of the headline. Here’s what Hemsworth has said about the new Thor films…

‘I just saw some of the sets in the last few days and it looks incredible. There’s a lot more of an organic kind of feel to Asgard now. And that Viking element of the Asgrarian people, of Thor’s history, is much more present.

‘It’s less science-fiction. I mean, if you look at ‘Game of Thrones’, what I love about it is that it has that mythical element but you’re always grounded in such an organic world. I think that’s the goal second time around.’

Seems very innocent and agreeable but if you cast your minds back to the first film, everyone involved was saying how Natalie pushed for the character of Jane Foster to have a strong grounding in science as well as being open to the more fantastical elements.

I’m joking of course and think it’s probably a good path for the sequel to follow, and with the director coming from Game of Thrones, it should be achievable.


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