Random Factoid #435

6 10 2010

I’m in love with Natalie Portman and I don’t care who knows it!

She’s seriously one of the most awesome people working in Hollywood.  She’s great at being funny and at being serious, she seems incredibly down-to-earth, and she has her act together.

Add consultant to that list of things she does well.  According to Aaron Sorkin, “Natalie Portman got in touch with me when she heard that I was doing this to say, ‘Listen…come over for dinner and I’ll tell you some stories,’ I would’ve come over for dinner under any circumstances. But that was really helpful.”  Since she was at Harvard when Facebook was founded, her insights were very valuable.  I’m not sure if she led Sorkin to the very dark, gloomy feeling that the school had, though.

What was her thanks?  Getting mentioned cleverly in one of the movie’s lines.  I totally caught it, no big deal.  For those of you who didn’t, here’s the quote.

“[Zuckerberg] is the biggest thing on a campus that included nineteen Nobel Laureates, fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners, two future Olympians, and a movie star.”

“Who’s the movie star?”

So thanks, Natalie.  You rock.  I rarely pick up on little easter eggs (and for another one, click here) like that, but I did thanks to you.  Anybody else catch this?  I felt pretty proud of myself since the only easter eggs I ever catch are the really obvious self-referential ones in Pixar movies.



3 responses

8 10 2010

That is so unbelievably awesome.

9 10 2010

Yeah, I’ve had a crush on her since watching “The Professional” way back when we were both kids and she still gets me all weak in the knees. Perhaps that’s the reason my longtime girlfriend bears a striking resemblance to little miss Natalie.

10 10 2010

Yes, I definitely caught that too, I whispered to my companion at the movie theater “Natalie Portman Natalie Portman thats the movie star!” True story.

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