OVERRATED: Natalie Portman

An actor's post-Oscar arc is never disappointing enough to inspire a retraction from the film academy, but Portman seems determined to try. The painful trifecta of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV00000827" title="Your Highness" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/your-highness-ENMV00000827.topic">"Your Highness,"</a> "No Strings Attached" and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV0011283" title="Thor (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/thor-%28movie%29-ENMV0011283.topic">"Thor"</a> has found Portman acting as natural on-screen as her oaken turns in the "Star Wars" prequels. Outside of "Black Swan's" tortured overachiever, she still hasn't touched her best work in "The Professional" and "Beautiful Girls."

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An actor's post-Oscar arc is never disappointing enough to inspire a retraction from the film academy, but Portman seems determined to try. The painful trifecta of "Your Highness," "No Strings Attached" and "Thor" has found Portman acting as natural on-screen as her oaken turns in the "Star Wars" prequels. Outside of "Black Swan's" tortured overachiever, she still hasn't touched her best work in "The Professional" and "Beautiful Girls."

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