Leon The Professional–Videos

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LEON the professional PART 1  | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 2 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 3  | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 4  | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 5A  | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 5B  | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 6 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 7 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 8| FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 9 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 10 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 11 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 12 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

Natalie Portman Drunk – Borracha

LEON the professional PART 13 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 14 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 14 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGpF42XOz44&feature=related

LEON the professional PART 15 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

LEON the professional PART 16 | FULL DELUXE EDITION

Background Articles and Videos

Natalie Portman in “Léon”

the Allure of Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Tribute

Natalie Portman Has Baby Boy; Oscar-Winning Actress Becomes a Mother

Leon

“…Léon (also known as The Professional and Léon: The Professional) is a 1994 thriller film written and directed by French director Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno as a mob hitman, Gary Oldman as a corrupt DEA detective, and a young Natalie Portman, in her feature film debut, as a 12-year-old girl who is taken in by the hitman after her family is murdered by corrupt police agents.

Summary

Leone “Léon” Montana (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or “cleaner,” as he refers to himself) living a solitary life in New York City’s Little Italy. His work comes from a mafioso named Tony (Danny Aiello), who operates from the “Supreme Macaroni Company” restaurant. Léon spends his idle time engaging in calisthenics, nurturing a houseplant that early on he describes as his “best friend,”[3] and (in one scene) watching old Gene Kelly musicals.

On a particular day, he meets Mathilda Lando (Natalie Portman), a twelve-year-old girl with a black eye and smoking a cigarette, living with her dysfunctional family in an apartment down the hallway. Her abusive father and self-involved mother have not even noticed that Mathilda has stopped attending class at her upscale school.

Mathilda’s father (Michael Badalucco) attracts the ire of corrupt DEA agents, who have been paying him to store cocaine in his residence, after they discover that he has been stealing some of the drugs for himself. A cadre of DEA agents storm the building, led by a sharp-suited and drug-addicted Norman “Stan” Stansfield (Gary Oldman), who murders Mathilda’s entire family, missing her only because she was out shopping when they arrived. When she returns and notices the carnage, she calmly continues down the hallway and receives sanctuary from a reluctant Léon.

Mathilda discovers that Léon is a hitman. She begs him to become her caretaker and to teach her his skills as a “cleaner;” she wants to avenge the murder of her four-year-old brother, claiming that he was the only member of her family she loved, though she clearly regrets the deaths of her other family members. Léon shows her how to use firearms, including a scoped rifle. In return, she offers her services as a maid and teacher, remedying Léon’s illiteracy. Mathilda tells Léon several times that she is falling in love with him, but he says nothing back.

After increasing her experience with firearms, Mathilda fills a shopping bag with guns from Léon’s collection and sets out to kill Stansfield. She bluffs her way into the DEA office by posing as a delivery person, only to be ambushed by Stansfield in a bathroom. Léon, discovering her intentions in a note left for him, rushes to rescue Mathilda, shooting two of Stansfield’s men in the process.

Stansfield is enraged that who he calls the “Italian hitman” has gone rogue. He beats Tony, forcing him to surrender Léon’s whereabouts. As soon as Mathilda returns home from grocery shopping, an NYPD ESU team, sent by Stansfield, takes her hostage and attempts to infiltrate Léon’s apartment. Léon ambushes the ESU team and barters one agent for Mathilda’s freedom. In the apartment, Léon creates a quick escape for Matilda by chopping a hole in a slender air shaft. He reassures her and tells her that he loves her, moments before the police come for him.

In the chaos that follows, Léon sneaks out of the apartment building disguised as a wounded ESU officer. He is unnoticed save for Stansfield, who recognizes the hitman and shoots him. Leon asks the shooter if he is Stansfield, and the police officer haughtily replies, “At your service”. Léon then places an object in Stansfield’s hands, which he explains is “from Mathilda,” then he dies. Opening his hands, Stansfield finds the pin from a grenade. He rips open Léon’s vest to discover several active grenades on his chest, right before a massive explosion kills him.

Mathilda heads to Tony’s place as she was instructed to do by Léon. Tony will not give Mathilda more than a small amount of the fortune Léon had amassed, which Tony was holding for him. He offers a monthly allowance and says school should be her priority for now. Mathilda asks Tony to give her a job, insisting that she can “clean” as Léon had. Tony sternly informs her that he “ain’t got no work for a 12-year-old kid!”

Having nowhere else to go, Mathilda makes her way to New Jersey in an attempt to return to school. After telling her and Léon’s story to the headmistress, and seemingly being readmitted, Mathilda walks into a field near the school with Léon’s houseplant in hand. She digs a hole and plants it, as she had told Léon he should, “to give it roots.” …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9on_(film)

Natalie Portman

“…Natalie Hershlag[1][2] (Hebrew: נטלי הרשלג‎; born June 9, 1981), better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 French action film Léon, but major success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.[3] In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress.[4] She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2003.

In 2001, Portman opened in New York City’s Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.[3] In 2005, Portman received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for the drama Closer. She shaved her head and learned to speak with a British accent for her starring role in V for Vendetta (2006), for which she won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance, and a Saturn Award for Best Actress. She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya’s Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). In May 2008, she served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury.[5] Portman’s directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival’s shorts competition in 2008.[6]

In 2011, Portman won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and the BAFTA Award for her lead performance as Nina in Black Swan. …”

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