Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson turned 32 today! Known best for her role as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in the Marvel film franchise, Scarlett has done a variety of films over a career spanning over two decades. Over time, she starred in romantic films, comedy films and even superhero-action films. Johansson never let herself get typecast and has proven her versatility in her films.
The Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive for the years 2006 and 2013, Johansson has also endorsed several brands like Calvin Klein, L’Oréal and Louis Vuitton as a model. She is also an acclaimed singer. Today, she has become one of the biggest celebrities and is the highest-grossing actress of all time in America.
Home Alone 3 (1997)
This one usually takes people by surprise as nobody really noticed Johansson back in the 90s. One of her early works, Home Alone 3 was the first film which made her visible. In the film, she plays the role of Alex’s older sister, Molly Pruitt.
Lost In Translation (2003)
Lost In Translation featured her in one of her first adult film roles. At just 17, she was cast in the role of Charlotte against big stars like Bill Murray, Giovanni Ribisi and Anna Faris. The director Sofia Coppola was greatly impressed with the level of maturity she brought to the character for someone so young. The film was one of the foundation stones in her career.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
A biographical drama based on the life of Mary Boleyn, a mistress of King Henry VIII, The Other Boleyn Girl was adapted from an eponymous novel. Starring Eric Bana as King Henry VIII and Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn, Mary’s sister and Henry’s wife, the film gained mixed responses from the critics.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a romantic comedy-drama film revolves around the lives of two women, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) who fall an artist, Juan, in Spain. Juan sparks an affair with both the women the trio explores the true meaning of love through his complicated relationship with his ex, played by Penelope Cruz.
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Starring Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee, the films revolves around a family that moves into a zoo in hopes of retaining their relationship after the death of the mother. The broken family soon regains its cheer thanks to the welcoming zookeeper played by Johansson.
Don Jon (2013)
Johansson a woman who gets involved in a relationship with a sex-addict, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As she forces him to change his ways, finds a true connection with another woman.
Under the Skin (2013)
Johansson plays the role of a woman from another world altogether as she hunts down men in Scotland. The science-fiction film is loosely based on an eponymous novel by Michael Faber. Under the Skin didn’t do well but Johansson carried the film alone with her brilliant acting.
A romantic sci-fi drama, the film outlines the life of a man as he develops a relationship with an artificial intelligent life, Samantha, played by Johansson. Starring Joaquim Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde, the film earned numerous awards and was very well-received.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The second installment of the Avengers series, Avengers: Age of Ultron featured Johansson in the role of Black Widow. Wrapped in a tight, black, leather uni, Johansson looks like a dream as she kicks ass with some of her greatest action scenes.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Set in the same Marvel universe, Captain America: Civil War is another not-to-miss Johansson film. The film follows Natasha Romanoff more closely as she grows affection for her teammate Bruce Banner (The Hulk).