Featured roles is a look at some of the best performances in film and television by actors and actresses.
Today celebrates Scarlett Johansson Her 38th birthday. The two-time Academy Award-nominated actress has captivated audiences with her acting skills since her debut in 1994. north. In recent years, she has gained worldwide popularity thanks to her role as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fan-favorite character also received her own solo movie, 2021 Black Widow, which coincidentally is the actress’ latest live credit. Fans can rejoice, however, as Johansson will return in the next Wes Anderson movie Asteroid City and the movie Space Race, produced by Apple Studios Artemis Project.
Here is a list of some of the best Scarlett Johansson drama movies.
Charlotte in Lost in Translation (2003)
One of the first times Johansson really displayed her potential was in Sofia Coppola’s second film, the tender romance between a veteran actor (Bill Murray) and the questionable Charlotte, the young wife of a photographer. Johansson portrayed a very vulnerable character moving through a luxury hotel in hyper-realistic Tokyo, full of emptiness, isolation, and absurdity. The up-and-coming actress has maintained her status even as some royalty like Murray have been cast. lost in translation It then won the Best Original Screenplay award from the Academy.
Nola Rice in convergence point (2005)
For many years, Johansson was an inspirational muse for Woody Allen. their first collaboration, convergence pointIt resulted in one of the most exciting characters of Johansson’s career. Briefly, the story follows a retired tennis professional (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) who is infatuated with a struggling actress (Johansson) who is dating his brother-in-law (Matthew Goode). convergence point It revitalized Allen’s career and he was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the Academy. Allen and Johansson also worked on it scoop (2006) and the exhilarating love triangle story in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
Samantha In Her Own (2013)
One of Scarlett Johansson’s best drama films does not contain any scenes that involve the famous actress’s physical presence. This was made possible only by the fantastic directorial work of Spike Jonze, the solid performance of Joaquin Phoenix, and Johansson’s warm and sensual voice. The Oscar-winning story follows an introverted writer (Phoenix) who falls in love with an AI named Samantha (Johansson). The cast also featured Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde, but Johansson outshone her fellow actresses, even with just the sound of her voice.
Nicole Barber in Marriage Story (2019)
Arguably, 2019 was the year Johansson showed her artistic maturity at its best. The New York City-born actress has made a career out of feminist roles, and rightfully so. In Noah Baumbach’s story, he portrays a weak character on the brink of despair. For the occasion, she worked with rising Hollywood star Adam Driver as the pair acted as a couple whose marriage is falling apart. Driver and Johansson were both nominated for Best Actor and Actress, respectively, at the Academy Awards, but in the end Laura Dern was the only cast member to take home the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. The cast also featured Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, and Merritt Wever.
Rosie Petzler in Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Stories of World War II usually share a message of hope but often involve huge sacrifices. The film follows Johannes, a child who goes through a critical moment in his life thanks to the help of his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler. It is unfortunate that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Johansson cleverly juxtaposes the ups and downs of a single mother who must prepare her son for life’s struggles. Jojo Rabbit It garnered six Academy Award nominations, including Johansson’s nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In the end, the Academy ignored Johansson’s efforts that year, and the highly coveted award when Dern, Johansson’s co-star Marriage story.