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Scarlett Johansson (born 22.11.1984)
Scarlett Johansson is an actress, with dual Danish and American citizenship.

Childhood: Scarlett Johansson was born in New York. Her father, Karsten, is a Danish architect. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx, in New York. Scarlett has a sister Vanessa, who also acts, we well as an older brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter, who acts as well, and a half-brother Christian.

Scarlett gained her acting training at Professional Children's School in Manhattan. She graduated in 2002.

Acting Career: Johansson's film debut came in 1994, when she was cast in North. In 1998, her performance in The Horse Whisperer, when she was just 14, earned her a great deal of praise from film critics and audiences alike.

In 2001, Johansson appeared in Ghost World. Two years later, her performance alongside Bill Murray in Lost in Translation earned her a Best Actress award. In fact, she was nominated a second time that year, in the same category, for her role in Girl with a Pearl Earring. She won a Best Actress BAFTA for Lost in Translation.

2004 was a busy year for Johansson. Not only was she invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but she also appeared in three films: The Perfect Score, In Good Company and A Love Song for Bobby Long.

2005 saw Johansson star alongside Ewan McGregor in The Island. She also starred in Match Point, directed by Woody Allen, later that year.

In 2006, Johansson starred in The Black Dahlia, a film noir movie, directed by Brian De Palma. Johansson received a number of negative reviews for her role in the film, with many arguing that she was a bad choice for the role and had been miscast. The same year, she also appeared in The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan.

Johansson's next two major projects were 2007's The Nanny Diaries and 2008's The Other Boleyn Girl, which also starred Eric Bana and Natalie Portman.

Music Career: In 2007, Scarlett Johansson recorded an album entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head, which was an album of Tom Waits songs as well as one original composition. The album was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. David Bowie features on the album, as do members of the New York band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Personal Life: Although Scarlett shies away from divulging personal details to the press, it is known that she dated Josh Hartnett for two years until the end of 2006. She has also been linked by the press to romances with Benicio del Toro, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake.

In September 2008, Johansson married the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in British Columbia.

In March 2008, a 20-minute date with Scarlett Johansson was auctioned on EBay in aid of Oxfam. The winning bidder paid £20,000 for the privilege of attending a film premiere with the star.



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Scarlett Johansson Reckons Marriage And Monogamy Isn't "Natural"


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Just a few weeks after her reported split from her husband Romain Dauriac, blockbuster actress Scarlett Johansson has revealed her thoughts on monogamy and marriage in a brand new interview, saying it’s not “natural” and takes “a lot of work”.

The 32 year old star had been spotted without her wedding ring in January, prompting rumours she had split from advertising exec Dauriac after two years of marriage, a relationship that produced their two year old daughter Rose. Earlier this month, she stepped out at the amfAR awards in New York without him.

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Scarlett Johansson Steps Out For First Time Since Split From Husband


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Scarlett Johansson made a supremely cool choice of partner to take to the amfAR gala in New York this week – her mother, Melanie Sloan.

The Avengers star, 32, made her first public appearance since her split from long-term partner Romain Dauriac was recently confirmed last month.

Speaking to reporters from Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet at Cipriani’s on Wall Street, the star said: “I really couldn't think of anybody else that I'd rather [have] with me here tonight. [She's] been incredibly inspiring for me in many, many ways, but certainly as a young girl.”

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Ghost In The Shell Trailer


The Major is the leader of a specialist armed forces unit called Section 9; the Major and her team deal with specialist cyber terrorist attacks. The reason why the Major is such an effective leader and fighter is she's not entirely human. She was saved by a group of specialist doctors who work at a lab which is part of the Hanka group. The Major can withstand huge amounts of damage to her body 'shell' but that doesn't mean that she's completely invulnerable - if she pushes herself too far, she will eventually die. Her own mortality doesn't stop The Major from testing her limits.

The Major finds herself involved in what could be a huge cover-up; so big, most might presume it attested to nothing more than unproven conspiracy. Treading a line of fact and manipulated reality, The Major and her team must find a way to uncover the truth behind dangerous hacks.

The 2017 movie 'Ghost in the Shell' is based on the manga series of the same name. Whilst in the movie the lead character is known predominantly by the name 'The Major', in the original stories, she was called Motoko Kusanagi.

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Sing Review

Very Good

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.

It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.

The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,

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Scarlett Johansson Defies Split Rumours By Stepping Out With Husband Romain Dauriac


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Scarlett Johansson and her husband Romain Dauriac were spotted out and about in New York last night, seemingly defying current rumours that they have called time on their marriage and split.

The couple, who have been together since 2012 and tied the knot in late 2014, several months after the birth of their now-two-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy, were spotted in New York City at the An Uncanny Likeness exhibition at the Simon Lee Gallery.

This happened just a few days after 32 year old Scarlett was spotted at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. without her wedding ring on her finger, with People reporting on Wednesday (January 25th) that she and independent ad agency owner Dauriac had actually split as long ago as last summer, according to a source.

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Scarlett Johansson Found Ghost In A Shell 'Alluring'


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Scarlett Johansson has spoken about the appeal of her role in the upcoming live-action re-make of Japanese anime classic Ghost In The Shell that’s due out in 2017.

The 32 year old spoke at a fan event in Japan about her lead role as ‘The Major’, a cyborg counter-cyberterrorism field commander tasked with thwarting an outfit that aims to bring down a new artificial intelligence program.

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Scarlett Johansson Named Top Grossing Actor Of 2016


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Scarlett Johansson has been named the top grossing actor of 2016 by Forbes.

The actress topped the list after taking $1.2 billion at the global box office thanks to her roles in movies such as Captain America: Civil War and ensemble comedy Hail, Caesar!.

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The Ten Most Anticipated Films Of 2017


Star Wars Daisy Ridley Tom Hardy Christopher Nolan Emma Watson Gal Gadot Dwayne Johnson Steve Carell Scarlett Johansson Vin Diesel Judi Dench Andy Serkis

As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but hopefully they'll be better than 2016's lacklustre batch. (Release dates are subject to change.)

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Star Wars: Episode Viii - Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill continue the saga (Dec). More sci-fi sequels worth waiting for: the gang reteams for more space antics in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (May), Michael Fassbender returns for Alien: Covenant (May), and Harrison Ford is back for Blade Runner 2049 (Oct).

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Chris Evans Named 'Best Actor For The Buck' For Second Year In A Row


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Captain America actor Chris Evans has been named at the top of Forbes’ Best Actor for the Buck list for the second consecutive year, in a list dominated by stars of the Marvel universe.

The 35 year old American actor, who has played the patriotic supersoldier Captain America / Steve Rogers five times since 2011, was found to represent the best value for money in Hollywood when it comes to the bottom line. For every dollar he was paid, he generated a whopping $135.80 at the box office.

This is calculated by Forbes analysing the last three movies an actor has starred in before June 2016, excluding cameos, animated films and movies released on fewer than 2,000 screens.

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'Ghost In The Shell' Trailer Sees Scarlett Johansson Go Superhuman Again


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Scarlett Johansson returns to the sci-fi genre with the long awaited film adaptation of Masamune Shirow's best-selling Japanese manga series 'Ghost in the Shell' for which the trailer is now available. Directed by Rupert Sanders, it is probably one of the most highly anticipated sci-fi rollercoasters of the year.

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The trailer for the new cyberpunk adventure has arrived, complete with an eerie rendition of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The Silence'. From what we can tell, it's Johansson - star of 'Avengers', 'Lucy' and 'Under The Skin' - once again at her best in a vibrant and horrific thriller.

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Scarlett Johansson at Variety's Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th October 2016

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Scarlett Johansson wax portrait - The unveiling of the Scarlett Johansson wax portrait at Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square. at Madame Tussauds New York,, Madame Tussauds, Times Square - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 30th July 2015

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Scarlett Johansson - Premiere of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' held at Westfield - Arrivals at Westfield - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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Scarlett Johansson - Stars from Marvel's action movie took to the red carpet at the UK premiere of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' which was held at the Westfield White City in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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Scarlett Johansson - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards which were held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Scarlett Johansson

Date of birth

22nd November, 1984

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.6


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Scarlett Johansson Movies

Ghost In The Shell Trailer

Ghost In The Shell Trailer

The Major is the leader of a specialist armed forces unit called Section 9; the...

Sing Movie Review

Sing Movie Review

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar...

Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

After the formulaic thrills of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers were...

Captain America: Civil War Trailer

Captain America: Civil War Trailer

The Avengers are suffering from an image crisis. As much good that they do and...

The Jungle Book Movie Review

The Jungle Book Movie Review

Using remarkably photorealistic animation, this remake of the 1967 Disney classic is warm and enjoyable,...

Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from...

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Sing Trailer

Sing Trailer

Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life...

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting...

Captain America: Civil War - First Look Trailer

Captain America: Civil War - First Look Trailer

As the world of Marvel super heroes become ever more entwined, Captain America: Civil War...

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Hail, Caesar! Trailer

Eddie Mannix is a fixer who works in Hollywood where he tames celebrities and keeps...

The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer

The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer

Mowgli is a human boy known as a man-cub to his peers, among which are...

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Review

Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will...

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer

They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble...

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