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Natalie Portman

Lesson time 02:52 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.

I´ve learned that there are is a generational way to act. Natalie has a very different approach on acting from Helen because of their generational differences. Both are great and right, and it is helpful to mix them both. Thanks for reducing the time on videos and go to the core right away.

I learned how to bring humanity to a character, how to communicate with everyone involved on set, and ultimately the purpose of acting: to practice empathy and connect to other people in a kind and meaningful way.

Very helpful and most importantly liked that a lot of the material derived from her personal work .

This an absolutely fantastic masterclass. Natalie gives you an insight to her acting career and the amazing moments of learning she has had. Better yet she takes time to give you the tools to make sure that you too can learn, create and develop your art and craft. 10/10 Would recommend this class!


A fellow student

I'm very excited to taking this class! I'm not an actor but I deal with performance in my work as an animator and I always wanted to learn acting because I'm curious about it and it will help me with my work. Also, Natalie has been always my favorite actress and I feel happy to learn acting from her in this course! Thank you Natalie for sharing your tips and experience :)

Mia S.

"I've been working for 25 years, luckily. I've gotten to see some great people and how they work and pick things up from them; I've gotten to learn from a lot of wonderful directors. I've kind of pieced everything I've learned together - things that work for me, things I've seen other people do, things that I've made up to help myself. It's sort of like having a bag of tricks or helpful tools that I've assembled, and not necessarily something that's like, 'This is the procedure, this is the process that I have to do every single time.' We'll talk about the ways you can do preparation for your character, map out your character's journey, the way you can think about your character's relationships to other roles in the film, the way you relate to your director, the way you audition, do green screen, the way you can use your physicality to affect a character, and also just mainly how you can create your own set of tools and your own influences so that you can uniquely do your job."

A fellow student

It was a nice brief introduction. I am looking forward to learning more and applying what I’ve learned to my role coming up.

Keila P.

So excited to start this class! Thank you Natalie for sharing your knowledge with us :)

Yigit K.

Watching the intro gave me goosebumps :) What a privilege to learn from Natalie Portman!

Stephen C.

Thank you for joining Masterclass Natalie I'm so excited that I get to learn from a passionate artist such as yourself! : P : D

Mark F.

Looking forward to learning from Natalie. I have always wanted to take up acting, and I find her to be very inspiring.

Nicole M.

It is very encouraging. I love Natalie’s acting and I am excited to learn more about the tools she uses to hopefully help me with my own!

Brendan W.

Can't wait to take this class. I've been acting all my life from age six to now. Done Shakespeare, short films, community theater, oh, and a lot more. I'm looking to get back into acting and screenwriting, also I'm currently a stand up comedian, so I hope there some acting tips along the way that will help improve my acting skills, my writing, and being a comedian. Can't wait!!

A fellow student

Terrific series. Allows access for the important aspects of interesting people's lives