1994 forever changed her life and acting career. Refused the offer to become a model agent, Natalie continues to work hard on yourself. Fate was kind to this talented and dedicated girl giving a great chance to play a major role in the film by Luc Besson "Leon". Then she bore the name Hershlag, which is listed in the credits of the film. Film critics were unanimous - this extraordinarily talented thirteen year old girl still achieve a lot. And do not make a mistake.
Over the loud debut was followed by other successful roles in the following films: "Real" with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Woody Allen's musical "Everyone Says I Love You," "Mars Attacks!" Tim Burton. Significant was the work of George Lucas. Portman played the Queen of Naboo - Padme. An interesting fact is that the role of the servant Sabau made Keira Knightley, which looks quite much like Natalie. This influenced the future career Knightley, who won this role only because of the incredible resemblance to Portman.
Of the many roles the actress should be emphasized, "My Blueberry Nights," Wong Kar Wai, where Portman plays a minor role - Woman-player Leslie. This role was incredibly high marks from critics, who noted that "this time she plays a difficult teenager or a child princess but a mature, full-bodied woman, actress and can no longer be used for the benefit of the frame its attractive appearance." And, of course, the Oscar-winning role in the film "Black Swan" Darren Aronofsky also deserves attention of viewers and critics.