RANKED! The Best Natalie Portman Movie Roles Ahead of ‘Lucy in the Sky’

Natalie Portman is a better actress than audiences deserve. The 38-year-old Israeli-American and Harvard grad debuted on the big screen in 1994 and has been gathering steam ever since — though we’re only just beginning to see how talented she really is. With an Academy Award and two Golden Globes (all for Best Actress) under her belt, the petite brunette is at the peak of her career. Next, she’ll tackle the role of Lucy Cola, an astronaut based on real-life nutcase Lisa Nowak who tried to kidnap a NASA co-worker, in Lucy in the Sky. In honor of Portman’s rising star, we looked back and ranked the best movie performances of her career.

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