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Natalie Portman Pays Tribute to Late 'Jackie' Co-star John Hurt

Natalie Portman Pays Tribute to Late 'Jackie' Co-star John Hurt

Natalie Portman is speaking out to pay tribute to the late actor John Hurt, who she worked with on the recent film Jackie.

The British actor died on Wednesday at the age of 77 and he also starred alongside Natalie in the 2005 film V for Vendetta.

Natalie is currently nominated for an Oscar for her work in Jackie.

Click inside to read what Natalie Portman said in her statement…

“I’m so extremely sad to hear of John’s passing,” Natalie said in a statement (via EW). “I was lucky enough to make two films with him — both of which were taken to the next level because of his performances. He was the most talented actor, and also a deeply good and funny and poetic and smart and warm human being. I send my love to his family at this terrible time, and join his fans in watching his films that we are lucky enough to have forever.”

Pablo Larrain, the director of Jackie, said, “John was invincible. Unflinching. Eternal.”

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  • Utope

    Very sad about Hurt’s passing. He was a wonderful character actor.

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    Mr. Hurt was so good as Richard Rich in “A Man for All Seasons,” whose testimony against Thomas More({Paul Scofield) helped convict the latter.
    “Richard, what doth it profit a man to gain the whole word for his soul, but for Wales?” when More learned Rich had been given attorney generalship of Wales for his testimony.
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