Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, Scarlett Johansson, over her acting career, has time and again proven that she’s much more than a pretty face. Such has been her impeccable acting skills of late that her last two films have earned her a nomination at the 92nd Academy Awards to be held next month.
1) Marriage Story – 2019
Featuring two Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated performances by its leads, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, who give two of the finest performances of their career, Marriage Story is a raw depiction of a couple going through a bittersweet divorce. Playing the role of Nicole, a mother dealing with a painful breakup, we can’t help but marvel at how real her character and dialogues are. The human side of her relationship with her husband is something that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
2) Her – 2013
If you thought looks were everything, wait till you’ve seen, sorry, heard Scarlett ace her role as Samantha, a virtual assistant to Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix). Now that’s a voice anyone would fall in love with. Can we really blame Joaquin now? That beautiful husky voice is all the chemistry that the lead pair requires despite them not being in the same room.
3) Avengers: End Game – 2019
Even though we can’t wait to see how Scarlett regales one and all in the upcoming Black Widow, her contribution to the MCU in this film is the one that is forever etched in memory. And why not. After all, it was her sacrifice that led to her death resulting in the Soul Store being acquired. Such a hero may be gone, but certainly not forgotten.
4) Lost in Translation – 2003
An Oscar-winning achievement for writer/director Sofia Coppola, the film also put Scarlett Johansson on the map as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents and helped her earn her first Golden Globe nomination. More than 16 years later, the film and her character —where she plays Charlotte, a young woman who follows her emotionally absent photographer husband to Tokyo remains one of her peak performances.
5) Ghost World – 2001
The screen adaptation of the iconic graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes, was filled with witty dialogues and brilliant cinematography. But it also showed us Scarlett play a very unconventional role to perfection. Playing the role of Rebecca along with Thora Birch as Enid in a movie about teenage angst, we loved how bored and indifferent Rebecca is, but at the same time a girl eager to spread her wings as she experiences life with every passing day.
6) Jojo Rabbit – 2020
The eccentric World War II satire is based on a lonely German boy Jojo; whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother (played by Scarlett) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Winning hearts worldwide and having earned 6 nominations at the 2020 Academy Awards already, the Indian audiences can gear up for Scarlett’s Oscar nominated performance as Rosie Betzler that hits theatres this January 31, 2020.
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