From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Successful Collaborations With Directors

Natalie reveals what she’s learned from her collaborations with gifted directors, including Darren Aronofsky, Mike Nichols, Anthony Minghella, and Pablo Larraín.

Topics include: Darren Aronofsky: Find a Sense of Play • Mike Nichols: Discover the Range of Your Voice • Mike Nichols: Name Moments Emotionally • Anthony Minghella: Vary Your Approach • Anthony Minghella: Find Breath in Unexpected Places • Pablo Larraín: Find the Tension in Every Scene

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Natalie reveals what she’s learned from her collaborations with gifted directors, including Darren Aronofsky, Mike Nichols, Anthony Minghella, and Pablo Larraín.

Topics include: Darren Aronofsky: Find a Sense of Play • Mike Nichols: Discover the Range of Your Voice • Mike Nichols: Name Moments Emotionally • Anthony Minghella: Vary Your Approach • Anthony Minghella: Find Breath in Unexpected Places • Pablo Larraín: Find the Tension in Every Scene

Natalie Portman

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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.

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

wow an incredible look into what a successful working actress does to excel at her craft

I've learned many little tips and ideas I would have never thought about before.

Portman combines a rich sensitivity with a finely honed practicality to deliver a thoughtful and nuanced approach to acting that can benefit anyone.

I learn most of all how to be an actor, what is the best way to help them be the best. I'm director.

Comments

Kristine K.

I love the fact that the director had the entire room lit so you have freedom to walk around. These tips she is giving are priceless.

Nastasia M.

I never considered her point about tension in every scene. I would think contrary to this for scenes where you don't think tension would serve the story, but I love her reasoning for how this makes the scene more unexpected and interesting.

Casie

To share your work, get feedback, connect with students and discuss the workbook, visit The Hub! Tons of great resources there. Here's the link: https://community.masterclass.com/c/performance/np-workbook