Natalie Portman, 1981-

Jerusalem-born actress Portman made her film debut as the star of 1994’s “Leon: The Professional.” She won an Oscar for 2010’s “Black Swan” and was nominated for two others. Her directorial debut was the 2015 adaptation of Amos Oz’s autobiographical novel “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” She is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Thor movies. She refused the 2018 Genesis Prize because of political differences with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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