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.
The 31 year old actress is also the youngest star to appear in the Top Ten list, compiled by Box Office Mojo of the highest grossing actors of all time.
The 31 year old star, who has already starred in two massive blockbusters in 2016 that have scooped up hundreds of millions of dollars (Captain America: Civil War as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, and The Jungle Book as Kaa), is tenth in an overall list of the highest-grossing names in cinema history.
Scarlett Johansson is the highest-grossing actress in box office history
The potential casting of DiCaprio has been called another example of Hollywood’s ‘whitewashing’.
Nearly 8,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio not to be cast as 13th century Persian poet Rumi in a new film. Created by Valerie Janovic, the petition states that DiCaprio’s potential casting is just another example of ‘Hollywood whitewashing’.
Thousands have signed a petition to stop Leonardo DiCaprio being cast as Rumi.
The petition came after screenwriters David Franzoni and Stephen Joel Brown told The Guardian they were considering casting DiCaprio as Rumi in their upcoming film, adding that they wanted to challenge the stereotypical portrayal of Muslim characters in western cinema.
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After the formulaic thrills of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers were in danger of getting stuck in a rut, but a smart script for this surprisingly focussed thriller kicks everything into a new direction. What's surprising is that the screenwriters have managed to incorporate a wide range of characters without the film ever feeling overcrowded. Each person has a journey to travel, so the actors get a chance to invest plenty of personality into the action.
After the events of Ultron, there's a political debate about the need to oversee the Avengers' missions. Iron Man Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) thinks a special UN council is a good idea, but Captain America Steve (Chris Evans) thinks that will limit the team's ability to help people. Then Steve's best pal Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is framed for a bombing, and Black Panther T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is drawn into the fray. The Avengers are forced to take sides, with those supporting Bucky becoming outlaws. Tony recruits Spider-Man Peter (Tom Holland) to his team, while Steve drafts in Ant-Man Scott (Paul Rudd). And as they all face off against each other, none of them realise that this entire situation is being manipulated by a vengeful man named Zemo (Daniel Bruhl).
Watching this film requires the audience to suspend disbelief that these super-powered friends could be pushed to try to kill each other. That never quite makes sense, and indeed the script acknowledges this fact when one person goes down and everyone reacts emotionally. But the high-powered cast is so good at creating these intensely driven superheroes that it's not difficult to go with it.
Continue reading: Captain America: Civil War Review
Johansson is tapped to play the role of Zelda in ‘The Beautiful and the Dammed’.
Scarlett Johansson is reportedly set to play Zelda Fitzgerald in upcoming romantic drama The Beautiful and the Dammed, according to The Tracking Board. Fitzgerald has been described as 'the first American flapper' and was known for her tempestuous relationship with husband F. Scott Fitzgerald and her 1932 semi-autobiographical novel Save Me the Waltz.
Scarlett Johansson is reportedly set to play Zelda Fitzgerald in The Beautiful and the Dammed.
The Beautiful and the Dammed is being produced by studio Millennium films, who are best known for The Expendables franchise, as well as Olympus Has Fallen. The script has been written by Hanna Weg and producing will be Mark Gil and Beth Bruckner.
The Avengers are suffering from an image crisis. As much good that they do and as many lives that they save, the superheroes also cause unlimited amounts of damage to cities and civilisation. The government wish to find an answer to this problem and they decide that all superheroes should be registered and held accountable for their actions.
Tony Stark is brought in to begin talks on behalf of The Avengers, knowing how much damage he's personally done under his superhero disguise, Stark see the government's point and decides that a register wouldn't be entirely unwelcome. Captain America on the other hand has no such wishes; The Cap sees any government intervention as something beyond reasonable requirement. In the middle of all this is Cap's old friend Bucky who could be prosecuted under the new laws. As The Avengers are forced to split into two halves, it looks like there's going to be no way for the old team to form any kind of agreement.
As their opinions deepen and rivalries are deepens, certain members of Hydra begin to tighten their control and their plans for future domination of the world are getting stronger. The Avengers must find a way to put their differences aside in order to beat the real enemy.
The first images from the upcoming movie were released last week and caused backlash on twitter.
Upcoming Scarlett Johansson move Ghost in the Shell has been accused of ‘whitewashing’ after the first stills from the film were released last week. The movie is a live-action remake of a classic Japanese anime and many have responded negatively to Johansson’s casting, saying an Asian actor would be better suited to the part.
Using remarkably photorealistic animation, this remake of the 1967 Disney classic is warm and enjoyable, with a few moments of suspense for the kids in the audience. Loosely based on Rudyard Kipling's stories, it's a lively tale packed with memorable characters. But it feels relentlessly tamed for a family audience.
Stranded in the jungle as a baby, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) was rescued by the panther Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and raised by a pair of wolves (Lupita Nyong'o and Giancarlo Esposito). But the presence of a human in the jungle is unacceptable to tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who was injured by a man and now wants Mowgli's blood. While fleeing to the human world, Mowgli has a fateful encounter with the seductive python Kaa (Scarlett Johansson). He's rescued by the bear Baloo (Bill Murray), with whom he has a series of adventures, including being kidnapped by a gang of monkeys led by King Louie (Christopher Walken). But Shere Khan is still searching for him, and Mowgli can't hide forever.
Filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man) keeps the story skimming along the surface, avoiding the darker themes woven into the premise. So instead of exploring the meaning of humanity or mankind's relationship with nature, the film is a breezy adventure romp with the usual action movie beats and some surprisingly nasty violence. And it looks utterly amazing, especially since the credits note that it was filmed completely in downtown Los Angeles.
Continue reading: The Jungle Book Review
Johansson has said the government is trying to ‘take away the availability of women's health initiatives’.
Actress Scarlett Johansson has hit out at proposed cuts to the Planned Parenthood budget by the US government. Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Johansson also weighted in on the gender pay-gap, saying she feels a little ‘obnoxious’ talking about her own experiences.
Scarlett Johansson has criticised proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood.
"There are countries at war, there's terrorism, global warming, and we're like, 'We should definitely cut the budget for Planned Parenthood,” Johansson said on the proposed cuts. “Let's take away the availability of women's health initiatives!'… It's nuts.”
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Ricky Ma says he has ‘realised his dream’ by creating the female robot prototype named Mark 1.
Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old graphic designer in Hong Kong, has build a female robot prototype which bears a striking resemblance to actress Scarlett Johansson. Ma has admitted that the humanoid’s appearance is modelled on an Hollywood star, but says he’d like to keep her name under wraps.
Continue reading: A Man Has Built Scarily Realistic Looking Scarlett Johansson Robot
Critics weigh in on the Disney re-make.
'The Jungle Book' has returned in one of the most visually stunning epics of the year. Directed by Jon Favreau, this new re-make of the Rudyard Kipling tale and its 60s Disney take-off follows the adventures of Mowgli and his jungle friends with live action and crisp CGI design. It was never going to fail visually, but how has this resurfaced story really affected critics?
The Jungle Book is a sensational spectacle
Predictably, the jaw-dropping CGI animals has left little to criticize. Indiewire branded it 'a lavish technological spectacle' that 'pushes the capabilities of computer-generated imagery' and the Hollywood Reporter called it 'exceptionally beautiful to behold and bolstered by a stellar vocal cast', referring to such voice artists as Scarlett Johansson (Kaa the snake), Christopher Walken (King Louie the ape), Bill Murray (Baloo the bear), Idris Elba (Shere Khan the tiger) and Ben Kingsley (Bagheera the panther).
Continue reading: 'The Jungle Book' Has Set The Bar For Cinematic Beauty This Year
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
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
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
Date of birth
22nd November, 1984
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