“Surprise Yourself”

The psychological thriller Black Swan has multiple Harvard connections: lead actress Natalie Portman ’03; director Darren Aronofsky ’91; and Fox Music president Robert Kraft ’76. Read more about the film in "Dark Beauty," from the January-February 2011 issue, and then view the clip below, in which Portman's character, Nina, approaches the ballet company's artistic director (played by Vincent Cassel) to ask for the role of Swan Queen.

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

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