Natalie got a mention in this blog entry about the greatest action movie duos. Hayden and Natalie fans, sit back down. This is about Leon and Mathilda.
08. Jean Reno/Natalie Portman – ‘The Professional’
Jean Reno and Natalie Portman in ‘The Professional’ are a great, action duo. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But think of how great the pair could have been had Leon made it into a sequel. Regardless of the fact we never got our fantasy actioner with Leon and Mathilda taking out Mob bosses side-by-side, Luc Besson’s 1994 film is a masterpiece of action. It is a truly awe-inspiring film that has just as much heart as bullets. The relationship between Leon and Mathilda is key, and the actors behind these characters give it their all. If only we could have seen Mathilda grow up to be an assassin as good as Leon. If only Leon could have been by her side the whole time through. If only.