Natalie Portman Movies: "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace"; "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones"; "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" Character: Padme, who becomes Queen Amidala -- the wife of Anakin Skywalker and the mother of Luke and Princess Leia. Report: Portman had been acting in films since she was cast as a street smart young girl who befriends a hired assassin in Luc Besson's 1994 thriller "The Professional." The Israeli native turned down the opportunity to do the film "The Horse Whisperer" so she could star on Broadway in the revival of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Save for her "Star Wars" stints, she turned down other roles so she could go to Harvard University. She received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her role in Mike Nichols' 2004 dark romantic drama "Closer," for which she shot an explicit nude scene that was left on the cutting room floor. She also scored a hit -- and shaved her hair and learned a British accent -- for the 2005 futuristic thriller "V for Vendetta." And it may have sounded liked a great idea to work for director Milos Forman and with actor Javier Bardem in "Goya's Ghosts," which was released here in the U.S., but the film arrived DOA with critics and audiences alike. Moviegoers also steered clear of "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" with Dustin Hoffman. But her instincts were validated when in 2011, Portman won an Oscar for playing an unbalanced ballerina in "Black Swan." "Thor," "Your Highness" and "No Strings Attached" followed, but "Swan" has been a high point. Keith Hamshere / Lucasfilm Ltd.