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.
Imagine a world without dogs. It hardly bears thinking about, but in this dystopian look at Japan twenty years into the future, all canines have been banned from society after a bout of a dangerous illness called canine flu. Rather than being euthanised, the pooches are being quarantined and moved to Trash Island where they are left to fend for themselves. One group of four-legged friends includes Chief (Bryan Cranston), Rex (Edward Norton), Boss (Bill Murray), Duke (Jeff Goldblum) and King (Bob Balaban), and they are seriously missing life amongst humankind - not to mention food that isn't mouldy and maggot-infested.
Then one day, a young boy named Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) shows up on the island with a stolen Junior-Turbo Prop XJ750 aircraft searching for his own long lost pet, Spots. It doesn't take him long to win the trust of the island's residents, who agree to help him search for the dog. Of course, back home, he is noticeably missing and his family inform the authorities. Soon they arrive at the island preparing to take him home, but Atari doesn't want to leave without Spots - and his newfound friends won't let him either. As Atari's search takes them further afield, it becomes clear that there is a much darker conspiracy happening in the nation - and that his dog may be being held prisoner somewhere.
The Oscar nominated Wes Anderson ('The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'The Darjeeling Limited') returns as the director and writer of a new stop-motion animation 'Isle of Dogs'. His previous collaborators Kunichi Nomura, and Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman ('Mozart in the Jungle') also helped write the story. The film, which features an all-star cast, was originally teased by the filmmaker back in December 2016 when he unveiled the briefest of clips from the movie showing Edward Norton's character Rex.
Continue: Isle Of Dogs Trailer
If you decide to marry, your hen do should be an event you only do once and Jess has recruited her best friends to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. Whilst some enjoy a more sedate affair, if Jess's best friend has anything to do with the arrangements, the girls are going to once again party like they're in college.
The five girls start out at a restaurant but soon need a little more excitement and head to a club. Shots are drunk and laughter and dancing fill the night, however the night is cut short when Alice takes a huge tumble on the dancefloor and is momentarily knocked out. Returning to their lavish villa, at the thought of the night almost being at an early end, the group decide to hire a stripper to keep the party mood flowing.
Jess isn't too taken with the 'tacky' idea but soon finds herself participating in the mild debauchery. As Scotty the stripper works the room, Alice finally decides it's her turn to have a little one on one time with the group's latest member and takes a running leap onto the lap of the semi-clothed stripper. As the overeager Alice lands, she knocks Scotty's chair back and he lands awkwardly by the fireplace. The mood in the group turns to panic as they realise the severity of Scotty's condition, Alice has accidentally killed Scott.
Continue: Rough Night Trailer
Joe Machoda and Scarlett Johansson at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017
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.
Continue: Hail, Caesar! Trailer
Mowgli is a human boy known as a man-cub to his peers, among which are an array of jungle beasts. Left in the jungle as a baby, he was taken in by a family of wolves who raised him as their own. However, the older he grows, the more of a threat he becomes to a formidable villain named Shere Khan; a Bengal tiger with a deep fear of fire and loathing of man. Led by an impatient black panther named Bagheera, he is sent away from his jungle home to the safety of a nearby man village, though the journey becomes less straight-forward the further they stray. Mowgli befriends a fun-loving bear named Baloo, but finds Khan is not the only jungle menace as he is set upon by a gang of monkeys led by the orangutan King Louie, and hypnotised by a vicious snake named Kaa.
Continue: The Jungle Book - First Look Trailer
Purists may need ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ to help this news go down…
Disney are planning to make a new Mary Poppins film. The upcoming film will not be a remake of the much beloved original but will take place 20 years later when the magical nanny has a new set of children to take care of. Like the original, the film will be set in London.
Julie Andrews starred in the original Mary Poppins. Photographed here at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A. in March 2015.
Read More: Disney Announces Mulan Live Action Remake.
Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Johansson has won many plaudits for her portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel movies, but admits she had no interest in comic books as a child.
Scarlett Johansson, one of the many stars of recent blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, has revealed that she had no interest in superheroes or comic books as a child.
She’s had starring roles in three of the Marvel universe franchises – Iron Man, Captain America and Avengers – portraying Black Widow, but apparently “never read comics” when she was growing up. However, she also says that she learned to enjoy them through acting her part, and being able to put her own spin on the superhero character.
In a new interview with Stylist magazine, the 30 year old actress admitted that “superheroes weren't my thing growing up. I watched movies and read a lot but I never read comics.”
Continue reading: Marvel Star Scarlett Johansson Admits She "Never Read Comics" Growing Up
Charlize Theron has no interested in directing, preferring to stay in front of the camera so she has "somebody to blame" if things go horribly wrong.
Charlize Theron has no desire to step behind the camera - at least not any time soon. Theron was interviewed at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night (7th May) and claimed she enjoys not having to take on the full responsibility of directing.
Charlize Theron at the L.A. Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
SNL stumbled through its first episode back from hiatus.
After a two-week hiatus, SNL clearly needs to find its footing again – the sketches were only moderately good, and we may have laughed at about half of it. Thankfully, there was Scarlett Johansson to host and guest star and generally make the whole thing a little less awkward.
Scarlett Johansson's SNL episode: not as awkward as it could have been.
First of all, there was the monologue, which was... well, bearable. It takes a lot of charisma to make the line “I guess I’m officially a MILF... mother in lots of films” work, but the Avengers: Age of Ultron star has buckets of it anyway. Charisma, I mean.
Continue reading: Age Of Meh: Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL
Date of birth
22nd November, 1984
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