V for Vendetta
Directed by James McTeigue. With Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea. In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V”, plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
The role that put Natalie Portman in the “I shaved my head for this?” actress category, this is the movie that sold a million masks to impressionable teens who thought they were making a deep political statement by buying into the corporate movie tie in.
I thought about buying one at one point, but I didn’t want to be associated with bombing political buildings to make a political statement.