Keira Knightley had a great start in movies when she was cast in a role next to her close look alike Natalie Portman for the movie Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace. In fact, these two look so much alike that I have a hard time telling them apart sometimes. Keira Knightley was used as the back up for the queen in the movie, who was played by Natalie Portman. The two stars look so much alike when they were all dressed up in makeup that their own parents could not tell the two stars apart. It is so funny because they are not even related, but they look just like each other. After that Keira Knightley played the daughter of Robin Hood in the television movie Princess of Thieves. Of course, the role that got Keira Knightley notice would have to be the movie called Bend It Like Beckham. This movie grossed more than 18 million dollars. Not bad for one of your first movies where you play the lead role. Of course, right now Keira Knightley is most well known for her role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. In this set of movies she stars alongside Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp himself. Of course, the movie that got her nominated for a Academy Award was the movie Pride and Prejudice, where she played the role of Elizabeth Bennet. If you have never read or seen Pride and Prejudice, then this is the movie for you to see.
Keira Knightley is a great actress that can do anything that she puts her mind to. After all, she has great talents and she looks fantastic. That is a double good think for you in Hollywood. I mean, if you look good but cannot act, that does not help the movie. If you can act but you are hard on the eyes, then it really does not help the movie either. When you can put both of these great things together, that is when you have a great actress on your hands. Keira Knightley is going to go on to make a lot more great movies over the course of her live.