New Closer Promo

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  It's a little awkward looking but hell, a new Closer promo photo is alright by me!

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A Tale Of Love And Darkness Poster

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  Did someone say film news? Holy hell, it has been too. Damn. Long. Here is a very evocative "promo" poster of Natalie's first directorial feature film, A Tale Of…

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Misty Water Coloured Leon

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  We continue the Leon content, in celebration of the film's 20 year anniversary, with some set photos of Natalie posing with cast and crew. I think this classic Gary…

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Bacall Statement

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  Following up from yesterday's update, Natalie has now released a statement about Lauren Bacall's passing. Clearly she made a lasting impression on Natalie. Thanks to Kitten for the find.…

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Bacall

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  Lauren Bacall passed away last night after a full life and an incredible career. The reason I post about this here is because one of her last pieces of…

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Eating Animals

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  It's around 3 years since news first broke that Natalie was looking to adapt Jonathan Safran Foer's novel, Eating Animals, into a documentary. Now we have word via Deadline…

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Tidbits

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  A couple odds and ends while I have the chance... - In case you hadn't heard, festival lineups have started trickling out and Malick's Knight Of Cups did not…

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Changes

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This update contains some really big, Natalie world shifting news. However, at the same time, if we really think about it, this change has already occurred and we’ve experiencing it for awhile.

So let’s back up a bit. We know that Natalie has moved to Paris with her family. Given how little acting work she’s done since her Oscar win, and that she’s committed this year to completing her first feature film, we also know that her professional focus may have shifted. And it wasn’t that long ago that we heard she was looking for representation in Europe.

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So the news that Natalie has joined premier French agency, Adéquat (is that name ironic?), should not be that big of a shock. What is a surprise is that Natalie is parting ways with long time business partner and manager, Aleen Keshishian. Aleen met Natalie when she auditioned for the Kirsten Dunst part in Interview With A Vampire, and soon after that became her manager. She has been with Natalie from day 1 and is responsible for among other things, Natalie taking on the name “Portman” instead of her birth name, and for taking a chance on SNL.

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