Letterbox Breakdown – Natalie Portman
Studying through the stats on Letterbox, it becomes fascinating to see who has become the most-watched star and whether they should be number one. I am going to be looking through the roles and see if the numbers add up to different roles and importance within the film. Exploring to see who has the most leading roles, supporting roles or just random cameos. Without further ado, let’s explore.
Natalie Portman – 23 Films
Current Rank – Unranked
First, I will look at the number of different roles the actor has portrayed.
Number of different roles – 18
Roles in more than one film – 2
- Jane Foster – Thor
- Padme – Star Wars
Roles In Film
Second, I will explore the position in the film the star portrayed.
Leading Roles – 7
The leading roles that Natalie has taken over the years have given her best performances. Including her Oscar win for ‘Black Swan’ and nomination for ‘Jackie’. In this selection, we also have ‘V for Vendetta’ which broke her back out of the Star Wars movies. It has been the recent run of leading roles that I have seen the most off. ‘Annihilation’, ‘Vox’, ‘Lucy in the Sky’ and ‘Jane Got a Gun’ where her performances get rave reviews, even if some of the films don’t get the same support.
Co-Lead – 3
Natalie has tended to do the Co-Lead roles in the romantic comedy side of her career, in most of the movies I have seen. ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ does see her get a huge step up to importance as Jane Foster. The Fantastic ‘Leon’ must be considered a co-lead with Jean Reno and ‘Closer’ is a four-piece of stars with an equal level of importance.
Supporting Roles – 9
In supporting roles, we can see the major franchises she wants the lead for. The prequel ‘Star Wars’ movies as well as ‘Thor’ and ‘Thor: Dark World’. Her age can be seen with the younger star appearing in Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Mars Attacks!’. It is the indie comedies ‘Garden State’ and ‘Hesher’ where we see the romantic comedy characters first coming to life in the movies I have seen.
Cameos – 4
Cameos is a difficult one because I have places in ‘This Changes Everything’ which is a documentary film, not sure what you would classify this as. We also get the return of Jane Foster in ‘Avengers Endgame’, even if it is more different angles of previously shot scenes. She plays herself in ‘Zoolander’. Completing the cameos, we have ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ where she does have a short movie that expands on this role.
The Missing Roles
This is a list of the biggest movies I haven’t yet seen from Natalie Portman. Strangely enough, I have seen 19/20 highest-ranked popularity movies of Letterbox. The number of missing seems high, lots are behind-the-scenes bits and pieces. The biggest missed movies include.
- No Strings Attached
- Song to Song
- Knight of Cups
- The Other Boleyn Girl
- Cold Mountain
The Letterbox Breakdown – Natalie Portman stats were looked at – 7th July 2022.