Chapter 12 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Successful Collaborations With Directors

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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 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

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.

Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman teaches her process for creating complex characters through psychology, voice, gesture, and movement.

A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental materials accompanies the class.

Upload your acting videos to get feedback from the class. Natalie will also critique select student work.

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

I'm an actor who is also not classically trained but have taken classes and am open to new ways of preparation. I liked that Natalie is very practical and modern in her approach, especially in the way she researches. Very real and grounded class. Thank you!

It's going wood me think outside the box as an actor. Stopped me from thinking in a cliché way. Also enjoyed the golden nuggets of information.

Natalie gives a lot of deep insight into the world of acting. The intricacies of character development that she offers are great tools to know. A lovely class.

Hey, I enjoyed this Master Class, thank you very much for sharing all the useful information and giving us, students so many useful tips. Love love love