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Natalie Portman joins short list of Oscar-winning actresses in superhero films (Oscar pictures)

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm •  Published: February 28, 2011
Natalie Portman won the Oscar for best Actress at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards
Natalie Portman won the Oscar for best Actress at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Natalie Portman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress at last night’s Oscars, will be seen this summer as Jane Foster in “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth.  Portman, who appeared in a purple dress by Rodarte, with Tiffany jewels, won the award for “Black Swan,” directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Portman joins a short list of actresses with Academy Awards who have appeared in superhero films.   Anna Paquin, who won best supporting actress for “The Piano,” appeared in 2000′s “X-Men.”   Halle Berry won the best actress award for the 2001 film “Monster’s Ball,” and has appeared in the previous 3 “X-Men” films as well as 2004′s “Catwoman” (for which she won a Razzie).

The list could grow – Academy Award winner Sally Field has been mentioned as a possibility to play Aunt May in the upcoming “Amazing Spider-Man,” and Marion Cotillard has been rumored as a possible addition to “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“Thor” is scheduled to open on May 6.

- Matt Price
Click past the cut for more pictures of Natalie Portman at the Oscars and Governor’s Ball.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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