Portman schools Harvard Without risk, there's no accomplishment, Natalie Portman told undergrads in a speech at her alma mater, Harvard, on Wednesday. Portman said she had no idea how "woefully unprepared" she was for her role in Black Swan, which earned her an Oscar. "The point is, if I had known my own limitations, I never would have taken the risk," she said. "And the risk led to one of my greatest personal and professional achievements."
Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.
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