Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Scarlett Johansson has had a long acting career, even though she is only 36 years old. The daughter of a Danish architect, she sought to perfect her acting skills since she was little, being a student at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and at the Professional Children’s School (PCS), an educational institution. private for the artistic education of children. .
In this theatrical publicity image released by Boneau / Bryan-Brown, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Liev Schreiber are pictured in a scene from the Broadway cover of Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge”, performed at the Cort Theater from New York. (AP Photo / Boneau / Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus) XMIT ORG: NYET693
She made her debut on the American stage, making an appearance in an Off-Broadway play called Sophistry, which had Ethan Hawke in the cast. At the age of nine, he made his first film, North in 1994. Two years later, he directed his first feature film, in the Manny & Lo production by filmmaker Lisa Krueger.
His career took off quickly until in 2003 he rose to fame with his fantastic participation in the film Meetings and Mismatches by Sofia Coppola. A year later, he received praise for his role in Woody Allen’s Match Point.
Gradually Scarlett, who has already been nominated twice for an Oscar, Bafta, Golden Globe, SAG, winner of the Tony for Best Actress, has become one of the highest paid actresses in the world of cinema.
To celebrate his birthday, we decided to create a list of his great films, some famous, others less known, to give you a suggestion:
How not to lose this woman
After 2012, with at least three great films to his credit, the Californian artist Joseph Gordon-Levitt decided to embark on a career as a director, presenting the interesting drama How not to lose this woman. The script speaks with maturity about the sex life of a young man, a theme which in many other films is treated with neglect and ignorance, by some productions. The feature film, estimated at $ 6 million, features the striking presences of Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson, both super funny in their respective roles.
History of a marriage
The endless thread of a story always passes through love which follows a trajectory. Opening the doors to a relationship of ups and downs linked to the arts, friendship, family and the upbringing of a young child, the excellent filmmaker Noah Baumbach (from the great A Lula and the Baleia and Frances Ha) writes and directs this portrait of an impending final divorce, all its cycles and conflicts performed by the excellent Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Produced and currently in the Netflix catalog, the project is very similar to the movie The Story of Us Two (where I found out how well Bruce Willis played).
The delights of a sad time. Trying to be as light as possible to talk about the absurd Nazi hunt for Jews, New Zealand director Taika Waititi manages with his new work, Jojo Rabbit (nominated for certain categories at the Oscars) to create a singular universe, fruit of a creative script work (based on the work Caging Skies, by Christine Leunens) that sails the fine line between tragedy and the good feelings of a family of two, who were actually three. With a lot of expressive force on stage with striking dialogues, and why not moving, the project shows once again to the world that through art we can recreate the past but without losing the tenderness of certain eyes.
Is it over there
Is falling in love a form of socially existential madness? After introducing the world to a particular version of sadness through metaphors and unimaginable universes, in the feature film Where the Monsters Live, the American director Spike Jonze returns to the cinema, four years later, with a daring project that speaks of the different relationship in the future between a man and a machine, Elle. With a lot of sensitivity applied to the actions of the characters, the famous director needed a complete actor to execute the complex protagonist. And believe me, there was no better choice than Joaquin Phoenix. The 39-year-old Puerto Rican conquers the audience, from the first seconds, with a magnificent monologue.
We bought a zoo
A man who has had many adventures with his work as a writer / journalist decides to have the greatest of all. With a plot based on real facts, director Cameron Crowe brings together a cast of names known to the public and masterfully directs this pleasant surprise, We Buy a Zoo. In the story, whose screenplay is adapted by Crowe and Aline Brosh McKenna, we see a dedicated family man looking for a way out of the loneliness of his life and that of his family following the death of his wife. He then decides to look for new accommodation with his children. After having searched so much, he ends up finding a special and unusual place, a zoo. Little by little, alongside the children, he learns to manage and live this new life which has many surprises in store for him like a new love.
Johansson’s first work with Woody Allen, tells a tale of greed, seduction where a former tennis player marries a young girl to somehow get into the business, but he begins to sidestep. identify with his girlfriend’s sister-in-law, who becomes pregnant. From there, we see the choices and the inconsistencies of ambition. A hell of a movie, with a lovely ending.
under the skin
After the bizarre Reincarnation, British filmmaker Jonathan Glazer triumphantly returns to the world of cinema to tell audiences an unusually filmed story about seeing life on earth through the eyes of an alien. It’s a strange movie, no doubt, but far from a bad thing. This work, to say the least interesting, will generate a lot of discussion still inside the cinemas as soon as the credits start to go up.
Based on the comic book created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, The Avengers finally hit theaters years ago and was a huge hit. Famous American TV director Joss Whedon does a fabulous job at the helm of these big stars, managing to leave most of the boring movie critics on this planet with a smile from ear to ear when the tape is over. It is absolutely innovative.
Meetings and shifts
Perhaps the greatest interpretation of Bill Murray’s career, even nominated for an Oscar for this role. Meetings and Mismatches, starring Murray and Scarlett Johansson (who is also fabulous in her role) and directed by Sofia Coppola, tells the story of a famous, somewhat depressed actor who is in the capital of Japan to shoot a commercial. A young woman is also in town who has a workaholic husband who leaves her little to do during the trip. These two souls will meet and discover new meanings for their lives. A beautiful, beautiful, beautiful film! Unavoidable !
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