The lovely Natalie Portman is getting accolades for her stunning performance in "Black Swan" -- and smooching with Ashton Kutcher in the romantic comedy "No Strings Attached" -- but did you know that she turned down the role in "The Horse Whisperer"? Find out more about this compelling actress in these 15 fun facts!
Here's a sneak peek at what's opening this weekend, including Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher smooching in "No Strings Attached" and the Siberian gulag drama "The Way Back," starring Ed Harris and Colin Farrell.
In Theaters Now (January)
'No Strings Attached' (Jan. 21)
Who: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Lake Bell; directed by Ivan Reitman What: Two good friends try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.
'The Green Hornet' (Jan. 14)
Who: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz; directed by Michel Gondry What: By night, spoiled rich boy-turned-newspaper publisher Britt Reid (Rogen) fights crime as a masked superhero known as The Green Hornet. At his side is martial arts expert Kato (Chou).
'The Dilemma' (Jan. 14)
Who: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Tatum Channing; directed by Ron Howard. What: This comedy centers on a man (Vaughn) who discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair. What to do?
'Barney's Version' (Jan. 14)
Who: Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike; directed by Richard J. Lewis What: This is the touching story about the live of the politically incorrect, impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky (Giamatti).
'Season of the Witch' (Jan. 7)
Who: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy; directed by Dominic Sena What: A 14th-century knight (Cage) transports a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
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'The Way Back' (Jan. 21)
Who: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell; directed by Peter Weir What: A fact-based story centered on soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940.
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The Facebook drama "The Social Network" took home Best Drama at the 68th Annual Golden Globes Sunday night, with "Black Swan" star Natalie Portman and "The King's Speech" actor Colin Firth scoring top acting awards.
In the Best Comedy or Musical category, the Globes went to "The Kids Are All Right" and its star, Annette Bening, with "Barney's Version" star Paul Giamatti winning Best Actor. The Supporting Actor awards went to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for "The Fighter."
The awards season heated up Friday when the 16th Annual Critics Choice Awards handed out their prizes to actors Colin Firth, Natalie Portman and films "The Social Network" and "Inception."
"Inception" and "The Social Network" scored the most love from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, with the former receiving most of the technical honors. "Network" was named Best Picture and nabbed three other wins, including Best Director for David Fincher. Portman picked up the award for Best Actress for her turn in "Black Swan," while Firth took home Best Actor for "The King's Speech." Co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo earned the Best Supporting awards for their performances as son and mother in "The Fighter."
A radiant Natalie Portman appeared in L.A. Tuesday night for the premiere of her film "No Strings Attached," co-starring Ashton Kutcher. Portman told "Extra" it's been a little difficult trying to wrap her head around the fact that she's pregnant and engaged.
"It's hard to really understand the enormity of everything that's going on," she said.
Keeping her baby bump hidden on the red carpet under a black Vena Cava dress, Portman said the dress "happens to be perfect for a larger bod, haha!"
A radiant Natalie Portman attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend and opened up to "Extra" about her growing baby bump and fiancé Benjamin Millepied.
After keeping mum about her pregnancy and newfound love for months, Portman said she has "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky to thank for her happiness and changing figure.