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Natalie Portman

Lesson time 03:01 min

Meet your new instructor: Oscar-winner Natalie Portman. As a self-taught actor, she’s built a repertoire of personal techniques for developing characters and shaping performances, and she’ll be sharing them with you.

Natalie Portman
Teaches Acting
Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman shares the techniques at the heart of her acting process—and teaches you how to tackle your next role.
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Make every role extraordinary

Natalie Portman began acting professionally at 12 and won an Oscar before she turned 30. As a self-taught actor, she uses personal techniques to create compelling, complex characters. In her first-ever acting class, Natalie shows how empathy is at the core of every great performance, how to bring real-life details into every role, and how to build your own creative process. Get ready for your breakout performance.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Natalie Portman is brilliant in this class. Its gratifying to see how she integrates real humanity into her art.

Interested and learned a lot about Inner angle of actress/actor and collaboration with directors.

interesting to hear Natalie's process with scripts, characters and how to work with the other members of a team when making a film.

It was fantastic to hear from a profesional actress things that you already know and learn some tools that will help you to improve your art. Thanks to Natalie Portman and all the Masterclass team.


A fellow student

The initial set up in the lesson showing really different characters and the range of emotions and body language portrayals is really a hook. One wonders how someone can change themselves that way...indeed it makes one wonder who is the real Natalie Portman in life.

A fellow student

I like Natalie's enthusiasm and open approach to how she learned over the years.


Natalie is one of my favorite actors! I am very much looking forward to learning from her.

Gayle D.

I like Natlaie Portman, and my stepdaughter's friend of a friend knows her. I am looking forward to gaining more skills like her. She reminds me of the actress Kiera Knightley and Gal Gadot

Sergi V.

Wow!! I am not an actor, but I will enjoy this masterclass knowing I will learn a lot.

Madeline E.

I honestly CAN NOT WAIT to see what Natalie's Masterclass entails and what I can learn!

Maisie Merlock

Hello Fellow Actors and Classmates! I am excited to join this group. I am thrilled to learn from this veteran of the industry and see what new ideas shake up my approach. I have been a professional actor for nearly a decade and know I'm in for "my break" as they say. I am excited to gain my own bag of tricks that I can use to build a long lasting, meaningful career in this industry.

Anna M.

I got so much from this masterclass. It gave me feeling of how it is, to work as an actress for film. I did most of the time theatre, but I am really longing for experience acting for film and through this class my imigination of how it might be, grew, which helps me to attract it into my life for sure. As Natalie seems to be an extraordinary lovely and loving human beeing I developped by watching the class the childish dream to work with her some day in my life. We will see....

Laurie .

I am beyond grateful for the generosity of Natalie Portman. This class is the reason I signed up for a year of Master Class and i was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've been a professional actress for about 15 years and have studied all over the world - Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, Paris, Berlin, SF, LA...I got SO MUCH from Natalie's class...she is just AMAZING. What a wonderful actress and what a OUTSTANDING teacher and a TRUE INSPIRATION...THANK YOU!!!

A fellow student

This isn’t a lesson, nothing is learned about acting, it is an introduction to the course.