An actress who over time showed that she was not just another pretty face in Hollywood. Scarlett Johansson proved that she can sustain movies on her own in the lead role. Whether they are romantic comedies, great action productions by French directors, to daring sci-fi auteur films.
Johansson has not been out of the controversy either; the actress has been criticized for participating in the making of the live action from hollywood to japanese anime Ghost in the shell, and the same thing happened withRub & Tug, a film also directed by Rupert Sanders from Ghost in the shell. The truth is that nobody said anything when other people played trans actors like Eddie Redmayne did (The danish girl) or Felicty Huffman (Transamerica), and Scarlett Johansson herself resigned from the Rub & Tug project.
Here are some of the most important Scarlett Johansson films in your career, which is your favorite?
Ghost World (Dir. Terry zwigoff, 2001)
It wasn’t exactly a box office success, but it won over critics and enjoys cult status. It is also the adaptation of a graphic novel when the genre was not yet at its peak as in recent years.
Lost in Tokyo (Dir.ª Sofia Coppola, 2003)
A movie star and a photographer’s wife complement their days in Japan. By the way, they start an atypical relationship that will make them wake up from their lethargy. With this movie the world fell in love with Scarlett Johansson and come on, Bill Murray comes out. It was also the work that consolidated Sofia Coppola after Virgins Suicides.
The Girl with the Pearl Earring (Dir. Peter Webber, 2004)
A girl in charge of cleaning in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer impresses the artist and becomes the muse of one of his most important works. Everyone will have seen the famous painting, now they can see the story behind it.
Avengers Infinity War (Dirs. Anthony and Joe Russo, 2018)
The return of The Avengers to the big screen could not have been better for the action that was in store for Black Widow. Facing beings from other worlds was no reason for her to be relegated. It was part of Captain America’s defense and was one of the first lines of attack in Wakanda.
The Island (Dir. Michael Bay, 2005)
In the future the cloning of humans is possible but prohibited. Two clones escape from the farm where they are deceived on an island that promises them the best life, although in reality it is death. One of the simplest and most entertaining films by Michael Bay, considered by many to be his best work.
The other queen (Dir. Justin chadwick, 2008)
The troubled relationship of Mary and Anne Boleyn for the love of King Henry Tudor. Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson play the Boleyn sisters in this period film. The drama also features performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and Eric Bana.
Match Point (Dir. Woody Allen, 2005)
Chris is a tennis instructor in London who meets Nola at an event. An adventure begins that will leave them nothing good. A thriller directed by Woody Allen where Scarlett Johansson is the femme fatale, Shut up and take my money!
The great trick (Dir. Christopher Nolan, 2006)
Two rival magicians will engage in a battle to see which of them is the best in a terrain where nothing is what it seems and requires our full attention. Scarlett Johansson is the assistant who serves as a distraction and makes us see places where the action is not taking place.
Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona (Dir. Woody Allen, 2008)
Two friends decide to take a trip to Barcelona and get to know the place, unfortunately or fortunately they run into Juan Antonio and María Elena and their vacations will take dangerous directions. Woody Allen delivers a sitcom with really complex characters and solid performances by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
He doesn’t like you that much (Dir. Ken Kwapis, 2009)
The signals that men (and women) send before the interest or not of a relationship. Do I buy it, rent it or wait for it on TV? With a solid cast that includes Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly and Bradley Cooper, rent without hesitation.
Iron Man 2 (Dir. Jon Favreau, 2010)
The return of Tony Stark after revealing his identity as the Iron Man. Meanwhile, he must deal with some ghosts from the past while assembling a new team. Although it does not enjoy the freshness of Iron Man, Iron Man 2 is part of phase 1 of Marvel, and especially because it marks the introduction of one of its most iconic characters: Black Widow.
The Avengers (Dir. Joss Whedon, 2012)
The first part of the most epic meeting of superheroes in the history of cinema. In this part Black Widow serves as a detonator to discover Loki’s malicious plan and incidentally become friends, for the first time, with Bruce Banner, who later we would witness the problematic love relationship that both would have in Age of Ultron.
Don Jon (Dir. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2013)
A man addicted to porn must cover his vice when he begins a romantic relationship with a woman who demands his full attention. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut feature is a delightful comedy that not only limits itself to being a “naughty” play or indulging in easy jokes, it even gets a moral in the end.
Under the skin (Dir. Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
An alien walks the lonely streets of a city and feeds on the men he meets on his way. It is undoubtedly one of Johansson’s most experimental films where he does not even speak too much and everything expresses through his face and his acting.
Her (Dir. Spike Jonze, 2014)
Although Scarlett Johansson does not appear in her physical form, the only thing we can hear is her voice, but in what form. In the film it is the artificial intelligence with which poor Theodore falls in love, who in one of the most heartbreaking scenes not only in the film, but in recent years in the cinema, she confesses that she not only loves him .
Lucy (Dir. Luc Besson, 2014)
One thing is clear to us with the cinema of Luc Besson, he knows perfectly how to make strong female characters but more than anything interesting. Whether it’s Leelo Dallas or Lucy, they are women capable of kicking butt left and right but who, unlike the rudeness of a man, are not afraid of being vulnerable and even crying, even if they get to know all the information in it. universe and use your brain 100% like Lucy.
Captain America The Winter Soldier (Dirs. Anthony and Joe Russo, 2014)
One of the roundest films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all within an espionage thriller that only the Russo brothers could have built and dealt with within the superhero film genre. It would also continue to mark one of the many collaborations with Chris Evans.
Hail Caesar! (Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen, 2016)
The Coens present this ensemble comedy during the golden age of Hollywood where the big productions took place between different sets. One of the stars is played by Johansson who must hide her pregnancy despite the fact that her body, as was typical of Hollywood, was what a movie came from.
Ghost in the Shell (Dir. Rupert Sanders, 2017)
A controversial adaptation as it is one of the anime that has most influenced science fiction cinema. Starting with having Johansson in the lead, however within the film’s plot and even the film’s director, Mamoru Oshii, agreed with the cast’s decision.
Avengers: Endgame (Dirs. Anthony and Joe Russo, 2019)
After being one of the survivors of Thanos’ snap, Black Widow must deal with the organization of the superhero elements that remain alive, from Captain Marvel, War Machine, Rocket Racoon and even Captain America. But his greatest mission is yet to come.
History of a marriage (Dir. Noah baumbach, 2019)
The emotional outcome of a couple in love, who after living a happy marriage with a small son, must face separation and fight in a divorce that will bring out the worst in them. Scarlett Johansson was even living a separation in real life, which made her story more personal, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Jojo Rabbit (Dir. Taika Waititi, 2019)
A little boy in WWII Germany has Hitler as his imaginary friend, who often gives him advice on how to be one of the best Nazi elements. However, this boy has a mother who hides a secret, or rather, a Jewish girl in the attic of her house, and soon she will teach her son one or another life lesson.
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