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Natalie Portman is Forbes's most bankable star

Posted Jan 1, 2013 by Richard Mccallum
In Hollywood the dollar is the ruler, so when Forbes magazine publishes their annual list of most bankable stars you may be certain that producers and writers from around the world listen and book accordingly.
Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman
Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman
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Natalie Portman has ruled the cultural zeitgeist for quite awhile now and it would not be disingenuous to say that she is America's It Girl.
Her recent role in Black Swan was not only an Oscar winner it also was boffo box office with a capital B raking in $329 million gross dwarfing its modest production costs as an indie film of of only $13 million.
Second on the prestigious list is Twilight franchise star Kristen Stewart whose turn in Snow White and The Huntsman. was both critically acclaimed and successful.
Also included in the Forbes list were Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Danial Radcliffe.and Shia Lebeouf.
Many actors on the list a are stars of franchises.