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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

Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

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Is Scarlett Johansson Dating 'SNL' Star Colin Jost?


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Months after filing for divorce from her husband of two years, Scarlett Johansson seems to be happily moving on as she has been seen getting rather intimate with comedian Colin Jost. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, though their relationship is not apparently serious. 

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The 'Ghost in the Shell' star appeared as a host for the fifth time on 'Saturday Night Live' in March, and it was at an afterparty at 30 Rockefeller Plaza that she allegedly connected with 'Weekend Update' co-anchor Colin Jost, with whom she was seen smooching and chatting to.

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Ghost In The Shell Review

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This sci-fi thriller is so visually stunning that it deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as The Matrix or Blade Runner, two films it resembles in various ways, even if it lacks their resonance. Director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) pulls out all the stops, expertly deploying an eclectic cast and a continual stream of eye-popping visual effects. This helps make up for the surprisingly thin approach to the story's deeper themes.

It's set in near-future Japan, where Major (Scarlett Johansson) has her brain transplanted into a robotic body after an accident. Weaponised by the Hanka corporate boss Cutter (Peter Ferdinando), she is assigned to work undercover with local police chief Aramaki ('Beat' Takeshi Kitano) and a team that includes muscly sidekick Batou (Pilou Asbaek) and reparative Dr Ouelet (Juliette Binoche). Major's current case has her on a collision course with a mastermind terrorist named Kuze (Michael Carmen Pitt), who is attacking Hanka executives one by one. As she tracks him down, she is noticing strange glitches in her programming, little visions of what might be her past. But these are oddly unrelated to her memories, which makes her wonder who she really was before she became a machine.

The script makes it painfully clear that the title refers to Major's soul in her mechanical body, as if it needed explaining. And there are other elements of the dialog that seem dumbed down for the mainstream, including the way the film sidesteps the big questions it raises about free will, militarised culture and corporate greed. By neglecting these elements of the story, the film wows our eyes and tantalises our emotions, but never gets under our skin. Johansson is terrific at these sort of roles (see also Lucy), and her expressive eyes bring some moving subtext to her scenes with Binoche and Pitt. Meanwhile, Kitano nearly steals the show as the cool old-school master.

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Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of 'Ghost In The Shell' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater - New York, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Scarlett Johansson Plays Ivanka Trump In 'Complicit' Saturday Night Live Sketch


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As much as there are people out there who want to render Donald Trump's wife and daughters as blameless in his unpopular regime, 'Saturday Night Live' have attacked Ivanka Trump with a sketch by Scarlett Johansson alleging that she is 'complicit' in his actions. 

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Ivanka Trump has managed to avoid hitting headlines too much since her scorned father was elected President of the United States, save for that one airplace debacle back in December. Of course, her sister Tiffany managed to create a stir at New York Fashion Week, but Ivanka herself has rather stayed out of the spotlight.

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Rough Night 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.

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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 - Monday 27th February 2017

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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

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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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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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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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Joss Whedon Releases Star-Studded 'Save The Day' Videos Urging People To Vote


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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!

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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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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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The Jungle Book - First Look 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.

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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 Movie Review

Ghost in the Shell Movie Review

This sci-fi thriller is so visually stunning that it deserves to be mentioned in the...

Rough Night Trailer

Rough Night Trailer

If you decide to marry, your hen do should be an event you only do...

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...

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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...

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...

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