Scarlett Johansson – American actress
Scarlett Johansson – Paolo Roversi Photoshoot for Vogue Italia 2014
Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson made her film debut in the 1994 film North and was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 1996’s Manny & Lo. Johansson rose to fame with her roles in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and 2001’s Ghost World.She made the transition to adult roles with her performances in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA Award, and Girl with a Pearl Earring, both of which earned her Golden Globe Award nominations in 2003. A role in A Love Song for Bobby Long earned her a third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination. Following an appearance in The Island, Johansson garnered a fourth Golden Globe nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Woody Allen’s Match Point. She followed that with another Allen film, Scoop, with Hugh Jackman. A role in Brian de Palma’s film noir The Black Dahlia was followed by a second role opposite Hugh Jackman in The Prestige, also starring Christian Bale.
Scarlett Johansson And The Future Of Love And Sex
Scarlett Johansson is no mere starlet. 2013 revealed that among her abundant talents lurked a particular genius for choosing roles that fulfill the promise of movies as popular art. Watching her in Don Jon and then Her, sequential viewing easily managed now that both are streaming, I found a cautionary tale about the future of love and sex in our emerging culture of technologically-mediated simulation and enhancement: Blur the boundary between human and machine, in either direction, only at significant peril.
(I know its Summer ’14 and I’m late to the party for watching these movies. But still, a spoiler alert: If you also haven’t seen them both stop reading now. Crank up your Apple TV, or whatever, and go watch. Really, do it. Then come back.)
Her is both better known and yields the more obvious question: What happens when we build technology-mediated simulations in our own image? At least in this movie something that sure looks like love emerges. We watch Joaquin Phoenix fall in love with the program embodied by Scarlett Johansson’s sultry voice. The movie’s genius is that we believe in the plausibility of what’s happening on screen (this is no Tron).
Scarlett Johansson – Paolo Roversi Photoshoot for Vogue Italia 2014: