Saludos amantes del cine, esta es lo participación en el Cine TV Contest #31 - Favorite Movie with a Young Lead, en donde les comparto mi opinión sobre la actriz Natalie Portman en su debut en la película The Profesional de 1994.
Greetings movie lovers, this is the participation in the Cine TV Contest #31 - Favorite Movie with a Young Lead, where I share my opinion about the actress Natalie Portman in her debut in the 1994 film The Professional.
The movie about Leon The Professional is one of my all-time favorites, it stars Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman, this was her first movie who was selected when she was just 11 years old, the movie would be recorded after and it premiered when she was 13, her role is about Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl who comes from a completely dysfunctional home, where her father has drug deals with corrupt members of the New York narcotics department, this girl has grown up without parental supervision, experiencing abuse, so she has dropped out of school and spends her time wandering and smoking outside the apartment, everything changes when her family is murdered by the leader of the police division, the corrupt Stanley, she was not in house and when she returns realizing what happened, she asks her neighbor to let her pass, the neighbor is Leon, a lonely man who is dedicated to being a hitman, there begins Mathilda's adventure and Leon, where she convinces him to help her use weapons to avenge the death of her younger brother, in exchange for her taking care of Leon's housework.
But this publication is not about the movie itself, but about Natalie's great performance, just imagine that a 12 year old girl plays a role so deep, dark and happy at the same time, adolescence is one of the stages of the more emotional life, where people find ourselves on a bridge where we can have very mature thoughts while preserving childhood innocence in many aspects, this stage of development is very vulnerable to the environment, that's why playing a girl who lives that process within a problematic family is not easy, when the character of Mathilda is left defenseless, she goes looking for help and the first thing she finds is León who is a murderer, many times in real life we do not understand how children fall into the hands of people bad, but Natalie's wonderful performance makes us feel empathic, we put ourselves in the place of that girl who, at just 12 years old, life has treated her so badly, although obviously Natalie did not create it he dialogues in the film, she made them believable.
One notices how the character of Mathilda can show her depressive, happy, daring, capricious and even impulsive side in a true way, the actress modulates her voice to the emotion of the moment perfectly as if she were an actress with long experience, we can see as she has a childish but deep voice when she asks León if life is always this difficult or only when you are a child, we can see how her gestures and her tears are heartbreaking when she begs León's door to let her pass when her family has just been murdered, here the director takes a shot of Mathilda's face that is not only fantastic for the scene, but also shows how talented Natalie is, because when she opens the door the light hits her face and her eyes with tears change, the brightness of her eyes now instead of tears reflect relief, you can see how at that moment Leon before her eyes becomes her savior.
Although in many parts it caused controversy, for me Natalie was at the right age to play the character of Mathilda, her age made the character believable, in addition to her acting being very good, Natalie was barely experiencing the changes of puberty but she was still a girl, so the creators of the film as well as the actors themselves suggested some changes that came in handy, thanks to the wonderful performance of Jean Reno one realizes that even with the admiration and even platonic love Mathilda feels at one point, He would be incapable of doing something sexual with her, however, the world is full of horrible people and it is unfortunate that the actress has experienced many uncomfortable situations with those kinds of disgusting people who saw in her character the opportunity to sexualize a girl, However, she not only gave a wonderful performance in the film, but also faced those attacks by being an upright actress who, from that film onwards, always She always chose high-profile roles, where her performance always shone and not because of her body, my complete admiration for Natalie, who for me was a child prodigy of acting and who over the years has won so many awards, including the Oscar.
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I hope you liked it. I invite you to read my next publications and I will always be willing to answer your questions and comments, you can also follow me and contact me on any of my social networks. Thank you!