Natalie Portman: 10 Greatest movies of all time

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1738 -- Pictured: Host Natalie Portman during a promo in 30 Rockefeller Plaza -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC via NBC Media Village)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1738 -- Pictured: Host Natalie Portman during a promo in 30 Rockefeller Plaza -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC via NBC Media Village) /
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#6 Garden State

Original Release Date: Garden State made its debut on January 16, 2004. It didn’t premiere in theaters until that summer in July 28, 2004.

Box Office Earnings: From this list, Garden State is one of the movies with the lowest production budgets, only $2.5 million! At $35.8 million, it’s a nice profit, but limited release and R-rating kept the film from earning even more.

Critical Acclaim: With an 86% at Rotten Tomatoes, most critics agree with fans this is an amazing movie! It was nominated for the Grand Jury prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Braff also received the award for Best New Director from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

About the Role: Natalie Portman portrays a woman who will mess with your mind! But don’t take it too personally, her character, Sam, is a pathological liar, so she fools everyone. And, if it helps, Sam does alway sfeel bad after, but we won’t spoil anything else!

Simply the Best: Garden State was directed by Zach Braff, who also stars in the film which is based on his real life experiences. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the movie also came with a fun soundtrack that won a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture.