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“Natalie Portman Cries A Lot”

February 16, 2011 1 comment

A friend of mine, Mike Eisenberg over at Screen Rant, created this tickling montage. Natalie Portman is a great actress, maybe one of the best of her generation, and in “Black Swan,” she displays perhaps the finest work of her career. However, some people may not realize (though after seeing this, it’s impossible to deny) that she cries in probably about ninety percent of her screen appearances. I mean, wow. Those who know here movies will see clips from “Leon: The Professional,” “Where the Heart Is,” Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” “Closer,” “Goya’s Ghosts,” “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “Brothers,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “V for Vendetta,” “Heat” and “Cold Mountain.” All Natalie Portman. All crying. All day.

Crying on screen is fantastic talent, but one has to wonder if that line on her resume is bolded, italicized and underlined. I only spent the montage waiting for the line in “Garden State”: “I look forward to a good cry. It feels pretty good.”

Let’s all shed a tear with Natalie Portman and hope that she continues to deliver great work, post-Oscar.