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Watch: Young Natalie Portman’s Original Audition Tape for Luc Besson’s ‘Leon: The Professional’

Watch: Young Natalie Portman's Original Audition Tape for Luc Besson's 'Leon: The Professional'

Check out Natalie Portman’s original audition tape for Luc Besson’s “Leon: The Professional.” In the video, an 11-year-old Portman reads a number of the lines that she would eventually say in the 1994 film as Mathilda, the pre-teen taken in by assassin Leon (Jean Reno) after the murder of her family in a police raid. Watch below.

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leon the profesional is a excellent movie with great action scenes great acting by natalie portman and jean reno 2 great actors


She was wonderful in parts 2 & 3! Part 1 was meh.


Brillz. Even at that age you could see the little actress at work in her.


leon a classic movie natalie portman jean reno and gary oldman are great in this movie all of them should have won an oscar for their performance in this movie it,s a great movie

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