Natalie Portman Black Swan 2011

Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in Black Swan
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2011

Natalie Portman Black Swan 2011
Natalie Portman Black Swan 2011


Alice Ayres / Jane Jones in Closer 2004

Oscar Nominated For Playing A Stripper/Lap Dancer

Natalie Portman in Closer 2004
Natalie Portman in Closer 2004

Natalie Portman plays Alice Ayres. She is an American stripper who has just arrived in London looking for work. Alice does private lap dances, plus a bit more, for cash. She later gets entangled with the male characters in this film, played by Jude Law and Clive Owen.

The NY Times would write about Natalie’s performance:

“.. the tough-yet-vulnerable stripper is worse than a cliché, and Natalie Portman bravely tackles the acrobatic challenge of simultaneously inviting and deflecting the audience’s prurient, fascinated gaze. Her soft, wobbly features emphasize Alice’s childishness, making her performance both the most sympathetic in “Closer” and the most troubling. She awakens a queasy protective impulse, a fantasy of rescue that is all the more powerful for being confused.”

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