Natalie Portman is an outstanding actress who has been working in the field of cinema since she was a child. From her work at Leon: the professional to his papers in Star Wars prequels and his iconic performance in Black Swan, Portman has proven time and again that she is not only an extraordinarily talented actress, but one with grace and variety.
It’s always interesting to watch movies that actors value highly, especially when the actor in question has such impressive work. When it comes to Natalie Portman, she actually talked about her favorite movie of 2020 when she submitted the project to the American Film Institute.
The movie that Portman named as one of his all-time favorites was none other than dirty Dancing. The movie is a classic from 1987 and follows the story of a girl who goes to the Catskills for the summer and ends up falling for a dance teacher. Famously, the feature stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray in the lead.
Introducing the film as part of the AFI Movie Club, Natalie Portman said: “dirty Dancing It’s one of my favorite movies of all time. Without a doubt, it is the film that I have seen the most in my life… it is simply one of the best, the best films.”
“There is a lot of love and a phenomenal dance”, he describes after giving a small synopsis of the plot. Even for a celebrated actor like Natalie Portman, having the opportunity to present one of her favorite films as part of an organization like the AFI Movie Club is undoubtedly a special moment.
Considering the fact that the video was posted in April 2020, it’s likely that he filmed the intro in his own home with a casual setup. In fact, the backdrop suggests this as well, with a simple blank wall behind her.
The American Film Institute is a nonprofit organization that, as they say, “is dedicated to celebrating excellence in the art form and creating national educational initiatives that inspire artists and audiences alike.” The organization organizes film festivals, awards prizes and offers memberships for those who wish to join.
The American Film Institute also hosts workshops for those interested in becoming more involved in the artistic way of filmmaking. Just as hosting one of her favorite films must have been fun for Portman, the same could be said for the organization that has someone like her on board to share in her mission.
Watch Natalie Portman Argue dirty Dancing, below.