Scarlett Johansson is a bonafide movie star. The year-old is the highest paid actress in the world. She is a pin-up for a generation, being compared to old Hollywood bombshells with her ownership over her Botticelli sex appeal.
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Johansson found filming ‘Marriage Story’ cathartic
Like many actors who are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is hard to get a bead on the career of Scarlett Johansson. How many people remember she was the star of a Michael Bay movie? And she finally has her standalone movie, Black Widow , arriving next year.
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Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson , who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter Johansson , born three minutes after her, and a paternal half-brother, Christian. Her grandfather was writer Ejner Johansson. Johansson began acting during childhood, after her mother started taking her to auditions. She made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of "Sophistry" with Ethan Hawke, at New York's Playwrights Horizons. She would audition for commercials but took rejection so hard her mother began limiting her to film tryouts. She made her film debut at the age of nine, as John Ritter's character's daughter in the fantasy comedy North Scarlett Johansson", while San Francisco Chronicle critic Mick LaSalle commentated on her "peaceful aura", and wrote, "If she can get through puberty with that aura undisturbed, she could become an important actress.
Going in cold and not knowing this makes the film a pleasant surprise in realizing Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are almost playing counterparts to themselves. For Johansson, it might have hit a little too close to home. She was going through a messy divorce right in the middle of filming Marriage Story.