A 13 year old Natalie Portman played a young assassin in training in the 1994 film, Leon: The Professional, but it was her role in The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I that got everyone’s attention. The high schooler went on to reprise her role as Padme Amidala in Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005.
She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a stripper in Closer. Among her more memorable roles were playing Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl and a ballerina in Black Swan. She won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Black Swan, and gathered her third Oscar nomination for playing Jackie Kennedy in the biographical film, Jackie.