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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Michael Pitt Joins Ghost In The Shell Adaptation As Laughing Man


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The Boardwalk Empire star will portray the Laughing Man, who antagonises Johansson's cyborg detective in the new adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series.

Danish actor Pilou Asbæk has also landed a role in the live-action sci-fi film, which will reunite him with his Lucy co-star Johansson.

Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders is directing the project, which is expected to begin production in New Zealand later this month (Feb16).

Continue reading: Michael Pitt Joins Ghost In The Shell Adaptation As Laughing Man

Josh Brolin Got Slap Happy With Clooney


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The two men star opposite each other in the comedy movie, in which Josh plays a Hollywood fixer in the '50s while George is in his element as a famous movie star. One scene required Josh to hit his co-star, and to make it feel genuine the actor focused on the many reasons why people may want to slap the former bachelor, who tied the knot with his wife Amal in September 2014.

"Everybody in the whole world wants to go for it," Josh grinned to craveonline.com. "All the times he ever said he was going to be single forever, the perpetual single man, and all the women who felt like they were losing out, and all the men that hated him because he was so handsome and all their women wanted him... I slapped him for all those people.

"We had grand fun that day. I kept it a little more serious than he did that day. Usually I’m the instigator of a lot of clownish behaviour, but he stayed true to form that day and I tried to keep it... because he didn’t have to do anything, he just had to look like an idiot and be slapped."

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Scarlett Johansson Directed By Sister For New Project


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The Avengers star will be the voice for author Lewis Carroll's beloved classic tale, and Vanessa, who is an accomplished voice actress, tells People magazine they jumped at the chance to work together on the project.

"It was kind of a no-brainer," Vanessa says. "We're very close and, as you can imagine, have been playing around and doing funny voices since we were little so it was great project for the two of us because we're so used to inventing together."

The process of recording the story for online audiobook store Audible.com came easy for the siblings, since the tale of Alice's trip to a fantasy world kept them entertained the whole time.

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Hail, Caesar! Trailer


Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting for Ralph Fiennes to take up a similar role that shows a completely different side to the actor, now it looks like the Coen Brothers have given the actor such a role. Laurence Lorenz is an eccentric film director who finds himself caught up in a fiasco when Hollywood superstar Baird Whitlock is kidnapped.

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Barry Manilow And Scarlett Johansson Star In Holiday Charity Campaign


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In the sketch, U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel calls Manilow and asks him to write a jingle for the (RED) Shopathon campaign, and Manilow begins singing at the piano as the footage cuts to Johansson, who is singing and dancing to the lyrics he writes.

The actress sings, "Wouldn't you like to do something good? Just by shopping, I'd bet that you would. Well now is your chance 'cos starting today, your holiday dollars go a long, long way...

"And this blow-out sale is going to blow your mind. Conquer the stress of holiday shopping, by helping stop AIDS, which really needs stopping. Join the Red Shopathon, red Shopathon, shop Red, save lives."

Continue reading: Barry Manilow And Scarlett Johansson Star In Holiday Charity Campaign

Captain America: Civil War - First Look Trailer


As the world of Marvel super heroes become ever more entwined, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Ant-Man ends. As the Avengers take on more and more missions, the damage they cause is ever increasing and the government feel it's time to put an end to their unlimited power.

Captain America gains information so sensitive that he knows even his closest friends aren't going to believe it, Captain America and Falcon are alone. With The Avengers now broken into two sides, Captain America believing the superheroes shouldn't be regulated and Iron Man on the other, believing the government have a valid argument.

Can The Avengers overcome their differences and fight a new force that threatens to destroy the world as we know it. Captain America: Civil War sees many of our favourite Marvel character appear, these include: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Black Panther & War Machine.

Sandra Bullock: 'I'm Glad Hollywood Bosses Were Caught In Pay Row'


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Wage equality in Hollywood has been a hot topic in recent months following a series of leaked emails from the Sony Pictures Studio which unearthed details of a massive discrepancy in the wages paid to the stars of acclaimed drama American Hustle.

The female stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, were paid substantially less than their male co-stars, including Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale, and The Hunger Games actress recently addressed the drama by writing an article in which she discussed the gender pay gap.

The headline-grabbing topic has been explored in a new expose by entertainment industry publication Variety, and in the special edition, Sandra insists she is glad the pay gap in Hollywood has now been made public.

Continue reading: Sandra Bullock: 'I'm Glad Hollywood Bosses Were Caught In Pay Row'

Anne Hathaway Honours Fellow People's Choice Awards Nominees By Posting High School Photos Online


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The Les Miserables star will compete for the top honour with Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock next year (16), and she celebrated her nod by digging out the ladies' teenage snaps and sharing them with fans on Instagram.

Continue reading: Anne Hathaway Honours Fellow People's Choice Awards Nominees By Posting High School Photos Online

Scarlett Johansson Puts A New Twist On Bible Verses For Comedy Album


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On the track Sexy Bible, Mike plays a presenter of fictional radio show WSEX, Sexy Talk Radio who calls Scarlett into his booth to read out sections from Book of Deuteronomy in the Old Testament.

Scarlett adopts a breathy, seductive voice to read while Mike encourages her to make it sound more sexy.

Examples of her passages include, "If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son, his father and mother shall bring him to the elders at the gate of his town.... then all the men of this town shall stone him to death."

Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Puts A New Twist On Bible Verses For Comedy Album

Hail, Caesar! Trailer


Eddie Mannix is a fixer who works in Hollywood where he tames celebrities and keeps theirs, and movie studios', secrets out of the press - no matter how big the story. It's not the easiest job in the world, and it's certainly not always the most morally fulfilling, but it's about to get a whole lot harder when one studio, Capitol Pictures, presents him with a major problem the likes of which could be career destroying. They're working on a huge production epic entitled 'Hail, Caesar!' starring Hollywood sensation Baird Whitlock, but things go particularly awry when he is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group known only as The Future. They want $100,000, and after 24 hours, the studio aren't looking any more hopeful. Mannix enlists a feisty and beautiful female star to procure the money, while Whitlook finds himself in a most unusual situation.

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New York Premiere Of 'He Named Me Malala'

Scarlett Johansson - New York premiere of 'He Named Me Malala' at the Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals at Zeigfeld Theatre, Ziegfeld Theater - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 24th September 2015

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Scarlett Johansson Wax Portrait Madame Tussauds New York

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 Arriving At The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

American actress Scarlett Johansson, who has recently starred in the Marvel blockbuster movie 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' was snapped as she arrived to the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 27th April 2015

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Premiere Of 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' - Arrivals

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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The Avengers: Age Of Ultron - UK Film Premiere

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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