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Mix Up Star: SCARLETT JOHANSSON

Updated: Feb 22, 2022


Age: 37

Birthday: 22nd November


Scarlett Johansson is an American actress. Her films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, making Johansson the ninth-highest-grossing box office star of all time. She has received various accolades, including a Tony Award and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. Oh and this year nominated for a Mix Up Theatre Movie Award!



Johansson aspired to be an actress from an early age and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child actor. She made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994), and gained early recognition for her roles in Manny & Lo (1996) and The Horse Whisperer (1998). Johansson shifted to adult roles in 2003 with her performances in Lost in Translation, which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. She was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for these films, and for playing a troubled teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) and a seductress in psychological thriller Match Point (2005), the first of her three collaborations with director Woody Allen. Her other work of this period includes The Prestige (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), and the albums Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008) and Break Up (2009).



In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. She began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Iron Man 2. She reprised the role in eight films, most recently in her solo feature Black Widow (2021), gaining global recognition for her performances. She received critical acclaim and two simultaneous Academy Award nominations—Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress—for the respective roles of an actress going through a divorce in the drama Marriage Story (2019) and a single mother in Nazi Germany in the satire Jojo Rabbit (2019).




2022 - Best Leading Actress - BLACK WIDOW


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

2020 - Best Leading Actress - MARRIAGE STORY

2020 - Best Supporting Actress - JOJO RABBIT


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 4 WINS: 1

2020 - Best Leading Actress - MARRIAGE STORY

2020 - Best Supporting Actress - JOJO RABBIT

2004 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress - LOST IN TRANSLATION

2004 - Best Leading Actress - GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 5

2020 - Best Leading Actress - MARRIAGE STORY

2006 - Best Supporting Actress - MATCH POINT

2005 - Best Leading Actress - A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG

2004 - Best Leading Actress - LOST IN TRANSLATION

2004 - Best Leading Actress - GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING


How do you rate Scarlett Johansson's films?





 

WATCH SCARLETT JOHANSSON THIS WEEK




ON TV:


FILM: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) (Age 12)

Wednesday 23rd February, BBC1, 10:35pm

ALSO ON DISNEY+

Johansson starts in this action adventure alongside Chris Evans and Samuel L Jackson. Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) is still trying to adjust to being a wartime super-soldier in a 21st-century world, with the help of fellow Avenger Black Widow and former soldier Sam Wilson. However, when a mysterious assassin known as the Winter Soldier makes an appearance, it has catastrophic consequences for Cap, Nick Fury and SHIELD itself.



ON NETFLIX..


FILM: The Island (2005) (Age 12)

Also on Amazon Prime

Johansson teams up with Ewan McGregor for this sci-fi thriller.



ON AMAZON PRIME...

FILM: Sing (2016)

Johansson voices Ash the porcupine in this family animated comedy. The sequel, Sing 2, also doing well in cinemas now.


FILM: The Prestige (2006) (Age 12)

Johansson stars as the magician's assistant in the mysterious drama alongside Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.


ON DISNEY+

FILM: Black Widow (2021) (Age 12)

Johansson is up for a MIX UP THEATRE MOVIE AWARD this year for her starring role in the action packed Black Widow - finally getting her own movie!


Callum (Age 13) - ★★★★

'The movie was a good farewell for Black Widow. I liked meeting new characters from the comics and learning about more about her backstory. David Harbour was funny as the Red Guardian. I wish Taskmaster had a bigger role. Don’t leave before the end credit scene…(wait until the end of the credits - it will be worth it!)'


Read our reviews HERE



FILMS: Marvel Cinematic Universe

You can catch Johansson as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films...

Iron Man 2 (2010)

The Avengers (2012)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Captain Marvel (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Black Widow (2021)



FILM: The Jungle Book (2016)

Johansson provides the voice of the terrifying Kaa in the live-action remake of the classic Disney film.



Johansson was Oscar nominated for her fantastic role in this comedy drama based in Nazi Germany.


Mylo (Age 13) - ★★★★★

"JoJo Rabbit was a brilliant film, it contrasted the joys of a child's imagination with the brutal world that Germany was at that time. It was filmed from the child's perspective, exaggerating the contrast and giving a sense of playfulness. The film had meaningful moments, moments of great sadness and happy moments that brought it all together. The emotions brought on by these moments were shown through great use of filming techniques and engaging dialogue. Altogether, it is a film which is interesting and enjoyable whilst making you think and appreciate the hardship that many Germans suffered."


Read our reviews HERE



What's your favourite Scarlett Johansson performance?









 

Make sure you are booked in for this week's DRAMA CLASSES


Mix Up Theatre provide drama classes Online for anyone aged 12-18 (can be based anywhere!)

and in-person drama classes for ages 3-18 throughout Scotland.












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