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Natalie Portman Arrived at Harvard Eager to Prove She Wasn't 'Just a Dumb Actress' | Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Arrived at Harvard Eager to Prove She Wasn't 'Just a Dumb Actress'

Originally posted 05/27/2015 06:40PM

She may be an Oscar-winning actress and the director of an upcoming film, but Natalie Portman says that when she showed up at Harvard University as a freshman, she was eager to prove that she "wasn't just a dumb actress."

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PEOPLE Goes Behind the Scenes in Cannes with Natalie Portman!

PEOPLE Goes Behind the Scenes in Cannes with Natalie Portman!

Originally posted 05/27/2015 10:30AM

It was a scorching-hot day in Cannes, and Natalie Portman had been sitting outside for hours doing video interviews, so when PEOPLE photographer Chris Floyd asked her if she would take her shoes off and wade in the cool waters of the Mediterranean for a shot, she agreed. For 15 minutes she happily splashed along the beach for PEOPLE's exclusive look behind the scenes of the Cannes Film Festival in the magazine's new issue.

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Watch Natalie Portman and Matthew McConaughey Play Our Word Association Game from Cannes

Originally posted 05/22/2015 11:45AM

Croissants, rosé, and premieres? That can only mean we're in Cannes! 

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Natalie Portman Cheekily Shows Off Her Underwear in Daring Dress at Cannes

Natalie Portman Cheekily Shows Off Her Underwear in Daring Dress at Cannes

Originally posted 05/17/2015 02:00PM

I see London, I see France ...

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Natalie Portman to Play Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie

Natalie Portman to Play Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie

Originally posted 05/14/2015 01:10PM

Jacqueline Kennedy was the epitome of dignity amid unspeakable pain in the days following her husband's assassination in Dallas in 1963. And now, an Oscar-winning actress has been tapped to relive that historic time in a new movie about the woman who still enchants the nation.

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Natalie Portman Says Her Oscar Is a 'False Idol' | Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Says Her Oscar Is a 'False Idol'

Originally posted 05/06/2015 05:20PM

Forget flaunting the Oscar statuette on the mantel. Natalie Portman prefers to keep her trophy tucked away – in fact, she's not actually sure where it is.

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Natalie Portman Is Having a Serious Chic Streak at the Berlin Film Festival | Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Is Having a Serious Chic Streak at the Berlin Film Festival

Originally posted 02/09/2015 06:50PM

The star has worn four gorgeous dresses in just a few days

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See Natalie Portman Escape a Wedding by Helicopter, Wearing the Most Gorgeous Dress You'll See All Day

See Natalie Portman Escape a Wedding by Helicopter, Wearing the Most Gorgeous Dress You'll See All Day

Originally posted 02/03/2015 04:00PM

Her Miss Dior ad is to die for

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Throwback Thursday: Which Stars Joined Zach Braff at the Garden State Premiere 10 Years Ago?

Throwback Thursday: See Which Stars Supported Zach Braff's Garden State Premiere 10 Years Ago

Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:55PM

Zach "The Director" Braff returns on Friday with his second cinematic effort, Wish I was Here. It's the Kickstarter-funded story of a struggling actor – his last job was a dandruff commercial – caught in the confusion of dealing with grown-up responsibilities, while still wishing to be a kid. Complete with Shins songs, daydreams and waiting rooms, Wish I Was Here is littered with nostalgic nods to Braff's directorial debut: Garden State.

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Fancasting a Siri Movie: Who Should Voice the iPhone Seductress? | Scarlett Johansson

Fancasting a Siri Movie: Who Should Voice the iPhone Seductress?

Originally posted 01/09/2014 10:00AM

Scarlett Johansson's iOS-turned-soulmate "Samantha" in Her may seem like a fun alternative to dating, but don't expect to find the equivalent from your own iPhone. Siri is quick to shut down any inklings that she is similar to Johansson's role.

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