“I always feel like I have to prove myself as an actor, otherwise you get lazy if you’re not slightly terrified that you will fail all the time” – Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, an ordinary child with extraordinary talents, started early in the film industry Her roles, which cannot be categorized into a particular genre, led her to become one of the highest-grossing actresses in all the time However, Johansson has always talked about the disparities that exist in Hollywood when it comes to misogyny and the wage gap, an aspect that makes her even more inspiring.

Johansson, a talented actress and singer, has accomplished several impossible feats in her life Unfortunately, due to her large presence in MCU movies, she is identified as the Russian spy Black Widow, while her other characters tend to be eclipsed although they are just as (if not more) brilliant

Johansson is brave and takes risks From portraying an alien seductress in Glazer’s Under the Skins to participating in a risky role just 17 years old in the production of Sofia Coppola, she never left any hindrance on her way stop her from achieving what she wants Versatile and phenomenal, Scarlett has an imposing onscreen presence that captivates audiences from start to finish Her role in Noah Baumbach’s film Marriage Story has won millions of hearts as she does justice to the role of an anxious woman recovering from a divorce

Johansson, however, was embroiled in controversies in the wake of the #MeToo movement, a time when she refused to condemn her friend and frequent collaborator, Woody Allen “Knowing who Woody is is an integral part of your cinematic history,” said she said “His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny, but so insightful about human behavior… I loved working with Woody He was more than I ever could have dreamed of I would do it a million times “

Despite all the controversies and allegations, Scarlett Johansson, through hard work and wonderful performances, has managed to win hearts with every role that passes Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of her standalone film Black Widow in 2021, which also stars Florence Pugh and will give a glimpse into the backstory of the mysterious and devious Natasha Romanoff On the actor’s 36th birthday, let’s take a look at 15 of the best movies she’s ever seen. played

“He saw me across the room and he bent over me like a guided missile”

In her first collaboration with Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson plays the attractive struggling American actress and Tom Hewett’s fiancée, Nola Rice Chris Wilton, retired tennis player and Tom’s mentor, is instantly drawn to her and proposes to start a clandestine adventure When Nola becomes pregnant with Chris’s child, it poses a threat that leads to a disturbing end

Chris is a vile social climber who “did really well” until Nola showed up Johansson plays the classic heartbreaker in the Woody Allen films, handsome and handsome compared to her previous roles where she was Infused with innocence, Johansson is sexy and dangerous, mature and bossy She is the embodiment of lust and frenzy that drives protagonist Chris to stop at nothing to “get it”

Morbid and maybe not one of their best movies, The Man Who Wasn’t There revolves around Ed Crane, a hairdresser, who decides to blackmail his wife Doris and her lover for some money to start a dry cleaning business Howe = ver, when things don’t go as planned, he decides to become the manager of Birdy, a talented musician who is also his friend’s daughter

This was Scarlett Johansson’s first collaboration with the Coen Brothers and she embodies the nostalgic Birdy whose screen presence is light but indelible Her piano notes pierce the brutal and melancholy Ed She is the manifestation of the beautiful escape he craves, escape that will provide him with a respite from the drudgery of his own life, however, like her name, she is as fast as a bird – elusive, tender and full of surprises

Sondra Pransky, aspiring journalist, stumbles upon murder of investigative journalist but herself becomes prime suspect Helped by British ghost as well as wizard Sid, Sondra is determined to uncover true identity of the killer

This was Scarlett Johansson’s second film starring Woody Allen as Sondra’s character; her distinguished “funny” quality, which he noticed after working with her on Match Point, is a determining factor Although the film was rated as Allen’s weakest, Johansson is no longer the obscure playing extra. simple love interest, but a main protagonist who is indeed funny

Indoctrinated by Nazi beliefs, Jojo, 10, is a member of Deutsches Jungvolk, and like his imaginary friend, the buffoon Hitler, he hates Jews Unbeknownst to him, his mother Rosie hides his late sister Inge’s friend , Elsa Korr, in their house Although Jojo does his best to kick him out, Rosie’s determination and Elsa’s loving demeanor gradually conquer him

With an incredible cast delivering indelible performances, Jojo Rabbit is a tragicomic film that won acclaim this year.It’s irreverent humor and a bold approach to showcase a satire on war and anti-Semitism doesn’t resonate with everything that has led to various critiques regarding their comedic and hilarious portrayal of the Nazis Scarlett Johansson stars as the beloved mother Rosie who is secretly anti-Nazi She nurtures mutual love and respect for Jews and her compassionate nature is juxtaposed with her young son’s hateful attitude towards the community She takes great risks to try to protect Elsa; her presence is the ray of light and hope in these times of great moral darkness She is the most crucial for the unfolding of the script until the very end, as her fate determines the change of mind of Jojo Rosie is an incarnation of the kindness, compassion and goodness that resided in some “natives” during the war who helped shelter the Jews Johansson is spectacular and touching as a loving mother and viewers cannot help but cry over her inevitable result

“You look a tiger in the eye And trust without fear That’s what it is to be a woman”

In his third collaboration with Allen, Johansson plays Christina, one of two American women who traveled to Barcelona to spend their summer.They meet artist Juan Antonio and get knocked down by him The latter is drawn to them all the two and banged by his emotionally unstable ex-wife, Maria Elena This leads to altercations and unrest in Friends’ Paradise

Of all Allen’s films, Johansson delivers his best performance here as Christina, the free-spirited bohemian She’s not a stereotypical hippie; she is looking for something that seems too difficult to achieve because she is in conflict over her own desires and goals The aesthetic beauty of filming locations increases feelings of love and loss; an irreplaceable feeling of melancholy permeates the film Johansson manages to bring his character to life in a nuanced way, his playing is “syrup: fluid and sweet”, which enriches the “seductive tragicomedy” that is Vicky Christina Barcelona

Amanda (Manny), 11, and Laurel (Lo), 16, are on the run; they flee foster homes and seek refuge wherever they can However, when Lo gets pregnant, the girls find it almost impossible for them to cope with the crisis on their own They kidnap a clerk at a baby supply store , Elaine However, they quickly develop a wonderful bond, emotionally dependent on each other

As the trio form an unlikely family bond, the film is heartwarming, to say the least, The girls, who had been placed in foster homes after their mother’s death, are finally reunited with warmth and love from a mother to Elaine Johansson, the youngest in the cast, but deepest as a youngster, rebellious Manny as well as the narrator, steals the show with her maturity and keen understanding of their situation difficult

“Have you ever dreamed of someone before you saw them in life?” Sorta like you made them up, but you didn’t It really happens, things like this Strange things like this I swear they happen all the time “

Weird and funny with ubiquitous sardonic humor, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs revolves around human-dog friendship When the fictional town of Megasaki is infected with a contagious dog virus, the authoritarian mayor bans all dogs on Trash Island, later known as Dog Island, and plans to exterminate them Atari, who loses his protective dog Spots in the process, embarks on a journey, determined to find his companion.Arriving on the island, he enlists the help of the Chief and Nutmeg as well as their pack of dogs. disjointed trying to find his best friend

In her first film with Wes Anderson, Johansson’s acerbic personality is in sync with that of the director She plays the role of ex-show dog Nutmeg, who is also the chef’s girlfriend She is empathetic and helpful , almost a ‘black figure’ in the dark and brutal atmospheric film We fall for the nutmeg and worship and respect his spirit throughout the film

After middle-aged advertising manager Dan’s company is taken over by a large international company, his boss is the much younger, 26, who recently divorced The latter takes a romantic interest in Dan’s daughter Alex, 18, who is a student at New York University.This complicates Dan and Carter’s relationship and comedy ensues

Dan is a loving father who feels humiliated at being assigned to an arrogant young Carter as his boss; the latter dating his daughter further complicates the problem and bothers him Johansson as the young and handsome Alex is an absolute showstopper She is enigmatic and charming, and just like her initial rules, she seems wise beyond her years As Alex, she adores her father but learns to prioritize her happiness above all else which is heartwarming enough to watch As Roger Ebert said, like Alex, Johansson “creates an area of ​​his own importance in which men are not so much. attracted by lust only by the feeling that she knows something about life that they might be able to learn ”

An American student in Taipei, Lucy, is unknowingly tricked into working as a “drug mule” During a fight, she takes the nootropic drug CPH4 which activates Lucy’s psychokinetic abilities. embarks on a space-time journey to uncover secrets, as her body transforms beyond human

Besson reportedly wanted to find an actress “who could be seen as extremely vulnerable, as well as superpowered, when her exposure to an illicit substance inadvertently causes her to acquire incredible skills” Scarlett Johansson landed the role due to her engagement and of his discipline Johansson is charming on screen, the film sows the seeds of the idea that a woman can save humanity and the world While some may ponder the Easter eggs hidden in the film, others might just ask yourself “What is this movie?” Lucy ends on an ambiguous and disturbing note where her omniscient voiceover can be heard stating:

“I’m everywhere Life was given to us a billion years ago Now you know what to do with it”

Based on the comics of the same name by Daniel Clowes, the film revolves around a pair of best friends, Enid and Rebecca, who are both cynical and social outcasts. Their friendship goes through a difficult time where Enid becomes interested in an older man, the love life of the lonely Seymour and becomes determined to help him find someone.The girls go their separate ways and while Rebecca goes on with her life, having received a scholarship for an art school, Enid is stuck in this continuum

Although Thora Birch as Enid is the protagonist of the story, Scarlett steals the show.In her short time on screen, she manages to have a magnetic effect on the audience Her dry, acerbic humor and her indifferent voices are a perfect fit for the cynical Rebecca However, she’s no fool and anxious to become a mature version of herself Birch and Johansson strangely resemble our teenagers with their “teenage agonies” and general fear for him. outside world Although the film later heads in the direction of Enid and Seymour, Rebecca’s absence is strongly felt in the film until the very end as we tend to miss the tender friendship shared by the two girls.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been followed by a huge fan with recurring superheroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye including an invincible group called the Avengers, the forces of the Evils are defeated and the cities are saved While all of these superheroes have standalone movies (with the exception of Hawkeye and Black Widow; the latter will be getting her movie soon), there are several more, namely Spider-man , Doctor Strange, Ant-man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther who are fan favorites and appeared together in the greatest ensemble film of all time, Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Natasha Romanoff first played the role of the Russian spy antagonist in Iron Man, after which she became a recurring ally of the Avengers Scarlett Johansson, who plays a gorgeous and resplendent Black Widow who is intelligent, cunning and agile. She then revealed that Marvel had renewed her contract based on the “character’s request” not anticipating the “big reaction” from the public to her performance. Do we feel tiny misogyny? Scarlett, who at first had “a moment of panic” upon seeing the jumpsuit, wondering if she could perform her stunts in the tight one-piece swimsuit, agreed it was tailor-made for the role of the Black Widow. “The character of Black Widow resonated with me… [She] is a superhero, but she’s also human She’s small, but strong… She’s dark and has faced death so many times that she has a deep perspective on the value of life… it’s hard not to admire it “Bruce Banner, aka Hulk, is Natasha’s sweetheart Fans are eagerly awaiting Scarlett’s standalone film due out in 2021

“At some point we all have to choose between what the world wants you to be and who you are”

In this film, Scarlett Johansson is both an observer and a predator of men ”Showing humanity through an alien perspective, the film revolves around a woman from another world, played by Johansson, who seduces and attacks men from the Scottish Highlands, under the pseudonym Laura The film’s haunting tone subverts stereotypical sexual assault; here, men are vulnerable while women are aggressive and predatory

Although she failed at the box office, Scarlett had been praised for her splendid performance. The film, horribly splendid, was received as “by far the best picture.” It was astounding but disturbing; Johansson explained his decision to join this ‘thorny science fiction’: “I thought it would be incredibly difficult to play a character without judgment, who has nothing to do with an emotion I could relate to.” alien woman participating in a true manhunt, she is grotesque but enigmatic Subversive, the film exposes the ugly side of being the object of a woman’s affection The constant dichotomy between beauty and hideousness is heightened when his emotional vacancy and threat are overwhelmed by his ability to sense where the tragedy lies Johansson is terrifying, magnetic, beautiful and charming in this movie

“You know what’s interesting? I used to be so worried about not having a body, but now I I really like it You know I’m growing in ways that I couldn’t if I had a physical shape I mean I’m not limited I can be everywhere and everywhere simultaneously I’m not time-bound and to space as I would be if I were stuck in a body that will inevitably die “

Spike Jonze’s brilliant 2014 film Her leaves a profound impact on audiences whether they like the romantic genre or not The film is a blend of the sci-fi and romantic comedy genres, bringing with it the best of both worlds Theodore Twombly is lonely and depressed, a recluse who composes letters on behalf of people who cannot find the right words to articulate their emotions Ironically, Theodore is not very good at expressing his feelings and is divorcing his childhood sweetheart Struggling to come to terms with reality, he escapes it completely when he befriends (and later falls in love) with an artificial intelligence who prefers to be called Samantha Although ‘intangible, Samantha leaves an everlasting impact on Theodore’s mind, helping him to cope with his feelings Surreal and bizarre, this love story takes an interesting turn when Theodore attempts to become physically intimate with a woman. he plays Samantha but fails as he realizes how insurmountable the gap is

She, who is both an insightful and disturbing vision of the near future, answers a very important question: “How to be human?” Joaquin Phoenix is ​​meticulous in his portrayal of the lonely and desperate Theodore, who is desperately looking for someone who understands him.He is tormented by his messy divorce and finally seeks solace in an AI who is not physically present but manages to add some color to her monochromatic life Scarlett Johansson lends her voice to Samantha and her soothing voice fascinates audiences She is fun and alluring and behaves as she was programmed Although Johansson never appears on screen, she is omnipresent This special relationship between humans and AI is quite compelling and brings to the fore the popular notion that falling in love would lead to inevitable heartbreaks which in turn could be beautiful and magical. It ends on a solemn but promising note and the sunrise would indicate a new relationship. This movie is a tear-jerker; the audience would be eerily at peace once they delved into this story, but would quickly come out of it in fear, dreading the reality that is just around the corner

Sofia Coppola’s film causes a hazy feeling in your heart while at the same time breaking it down The main characters share a ‘romantic melancholy’ that permeates the screen Mid-aged American actor Bob Harris having done faced with marital problems and the anguish of being in the declining phase of his career, travels to Tokyo to promote Suntory whiskey Charlotte, a Yale University graduate, accompanies her photographer husband to Japan As her husband pursues his dreams, Charlotte becomes more and more disillusioned, until she bumps into Bob, and together they form a beau link of poetic conversations and shared sadness

The title of the film is appropriate and creates a melancholy mood. The whisper shared at the end of the film is not perceptible; in a way, it is a reflection of the silent and intimate affair that the two hapless souls shared Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray working in tandem to bring out the best in each other; Bill’s tender and intimate side is portrayed for the very first time onscreen as he helps bring out the disillusionment and loneliness of a girl who has followed her ambitious husband aimlessly. The juxtaposition of their tantrums is quite interesting as they are quite similar but different. In Coppola’s autobiographical tale, Charlotte is perfect and resplendent as she slowly transcends her innocence, as does Scarlett herself, “the pretty little girl with the hoarse voice ”, who was only 17 when she played this role mature and with the perfect dose of indulgence

Baumbach’s film is a scathing story of difficult marriages that end in divorces and how this affects the couple’s life as well as the child’s life. Theater director Charlie Barber is in a marital relationship with his wife, Nicole Following disagreements and heartaches, the couple decide to separate, sharing custody of their son Henry The legal world of divorce and separation is however extremely complicated and threatens the sanctity of their friendship

In what is said to be one of the most lifelike films to date, Baumbach explains how the divorce process is an isolated experience It celebrates the end of an era closely shared by two struggling people to bridge the chasm created in their respective lives after their respective departures It is a tender commentary on the decoupling of a marital union and the sharing of the custody of the child Detailed and tastefully balanced, Marriage Story is devoid of the usual melodrama who dominates the screen in such films Through growing anxiety, tension and heartache, the film preserves the precious moments that follow legal and emotional separation

Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are both phenomenal in the balanced storyline; they play their part, as two people who love each other but can’t be together, effortlessly Their chemistry is undeniable on screen, as is their emotional angst at having to deal with contentious divorce proceedings The film is a precious masterpiece which, by its calm and composed rhythm and its heartbreaking story, makes spectators want to reassess themselves and their relationships

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