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 'Avengers' director assembled the cast of his blockbuster movies to urge people to vote - and not for Donald Trump!
Blockbuster director Joss Whedon has assembled nearly the entire cast of his Avengers movies to make a satirical PSA video urging American voters to get out on November 8th for the presidential election – and not vote for Donald Trump.
The 52 year old movie mogul has made a series of short YouTube videos as part of his new Save The Day campaign, which doubles up as a super PAC, featuring a number of A-listers from his Marvel universe.
In them, stars such as Scarlett Johannson and Robert Downey Jr. urge viewers to vote in upcoming election, but not for the Republican candidate!
Forbes published its annual list of the highest-earning female actors in Hollywood, and the 'Hunger Games' star was top again.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest-paid female movie star for the second consecutive year, with her earnings from the final instalment of The Hunger Games primarily responsible.
The 26 year old American star’s income for the 12 months spanning June 2015 to June 2016 was $46 million, according to the annual list published by Forbes. Although this was down by approximately 11.5% from last year, it was accounted for by earnings from Mockingjay Part 2, in which she took a cut of the box office takings, and the big-budget X-Men: Apocalypse as well indie hits such as Joy.
Lawrence was also the youngest actress, and the only one under the age of 30, on the list of twenty stars, which substantially looks the same as it did last year.
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.
Continue reading: Thousands Sign Petition To Stop Leonardo DiCaprio Playing Poet Rumi
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
Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life for the theatre he loves. His sunny disposition is somewhat hindered at the thought of his once great and popular theatre being lost. In need of making money, Buster must come up with an idea to save his theatre - and if it can be helped, also encourage the animals of his home town also become enthusiastic about live entertainment.
Buster's secretary accidentally advertises a singing contest to the residents, the flyer explains that they're looking for a fantastic new talent and the winner of the competition will win 100,000 dollars! Buster finds his theatre is once again the centre of a bustling metropolis and goes ahead with the auditions.
There's a few standout performers including a mom who's life revolves around her 25 piglets, a gorilla who's trying to break away from a bad way of life and a small mouse who might be small but has all the wits and sneaky ambition of the other contestants combined!
Continue: Sing 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.
Continue: Hail, Caesar! 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.
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
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
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201
Date of birth
22nd November, 1984
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