Scarlett Johanson

Acting career

Early roles

Johansson began acting during childhood, after her mother started taking her to auditions. She would audition for commercials but took rejection so hard her mother began limiting her to film tryouts.[21] She made her film debut at the age of 9, as John Ritter‘s daughter in the 1994 fantasy comedy, North.[7] Following minor roles in the 1995 film Just Cause, as the daughter of Sean Connery and Kate Capshaw, and If Lucy Fell in 1996, she played the role of Amanda in Manny & Lo (1996). Her performance in Manny & Logarnered a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female,[7] and positive reviews, one noting, “[the film] grows on you, largely because of the charm of … Scarlett Johansson”,[22] while San Francisco Chronicle critic Mick LaSalle commentated on her “peaceful aura”, and wrote, “If she can get through puberty with that aura undisturbed, she could become an important actress.”[23]

After appearing in minor roles in Fall and Home Alone 3 in 1997, Johansson garnered widely spread attention for her performance in the 1998 film The Horse Whisperer, directed by Robert Redford.[7] She received a nomination for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress for the film.[24] In 1999, she appeared in My Brother the Pig and in 2001 in the neo-noir Coen brothers film The Man Who Wasn’t There. Also in 1999, she appeared in the music video for Mandy Moore‘s single, “Candy“.[25]Although the film was not a box office success,[26] she received praise for her break-out role[27] in Ghost World (2001).[28][29] Credited with “sensitivity and talent [that] belie her age”.[30] In 2002, she appeared in Eight Legged Freaks with David Arquette.[31]

Transition to adult roles

Johansson at the premiere of Girl with a Pearl Earring atToronto International Film Festival in 2003

Johansson made the transition from teen roles to adult roles, with two roles in 2003.[32] In the Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation, she played Charlotte, a listless and lonely young wife, opposite Bill Murray.[33][34] Roger Ebert wrote that he loved the film and described the performances of Johansson and Murray as “wonderful”.[35] Entertainment Weekly wrote of Johansson’s “embracing, restful serenity”,[36] and the New York Timessaid, “At 18, the actress gets away with playing a 25-year-old woman by using her husky voice to test the level of acidity in the air … Ms. Johansson is not nearly as accomplished a performer as Mr. Murray, but Ms. Coppola gets around this by using Charlotte’s simplicity and curiosity as keys to her character.”[37] Johansson won the BAFTA Award[38] and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.[39][40] She received nominations from a number of film critic organizations, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association[41] and the Chicago Film Critics Association.[42]

At age 18, Johansson played Griet in Peter Webber‘s Girl with a Pearl Earring. While noting, “Audiences feel as if they are spying on a moment of artistic inspiration when painter Vermeer creates the title work”, USA Today praised her, suggesting, “[She] is having a banner year that Oscar voters should recognize.”[43] In his review for the New Yorker, Anthony Lane said, “What keeps Webber’s movie alive is the tenseness of the setup … and, above all, the presence of Johansson. She is often wordless and close to plain onscreen, but wait for the ardor with which she can summon a closeup and bloom under its gaze; this is her film, not Vermeer’s, all the way.”[44] Owen Gleiberman, for Entertainment Weekly, wrote of her “nearly silent performance”, observing, “The interplay on her face of fear, ignorance, curiosity, and sex is intensely dramatic.”[45] She was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama[39] and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[38] She was nominated by the London Film Critics’ Circle,[46] the Phoenix Film Critics Society.

Johansson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2004.[47] The same year, she had voice or onscreen roles in five films: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie; A Good Woman, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde‘s Lady Windermere’s Fan, which had a limited U.S. release, and was both a box office[48] and critical[49]failure, described by the The New York Times as a “misbegotten Hollywood-minded screen adaptation” with “an excruciating divide between the film’s British actors (led by Tom Wilkinson and Stephen Campbell Moore), who are comfortable delivering Wilde’s aphorisms … and its American marquee names, Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson, [who have] little connection to the English language as spoken in the high Wildean style”;[50] the critically panned teen heist film The Perfect Score,[51] the romantic comedy In Good Company, a critical and box office success;[52] and, finally, the dark, Southern drama, A Love Song for Bobby Long, for which she earned her a third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination.[39]

2005–07

A young woman with tousled medium length blonde hair loosely around her shoulders and face, looking to her right, her right arm slightly behind her, stands in the middle of a group of men. She is dressed in denim jeans, a light gray short sleeved shirt and a camera hangs around her neck.

Johansson on the set ofVicky Cristina Barcelona, 2007

In July 2005, Johansson starred with Ewan McGregor in Michael Bay‘s science fiction film, The Island, in dual roles as Sarah Jordan and her clone, Jordan Two Delta. The film was a commercial failure[53][54] and received mixed critical reviews.[55][56] In contrast, her role as Nola, the American actress with whom Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is obsessed, in the Woody Allen-directed drama Match Point, was well received. TheNew York Times said, “Ms. Johansson and Mr. Rhys-Meyers manage some of the best acting seen in a Woody Allen movie in a long time, escaping the archness and emotional disconnection that his writing often imposes.”[57] Johansson received her fourth Golden Globe nomination,[39] and one from the Chicago Film Critics Association, for Best Supporting Actress.[42]

In another collaboration with Allen, she was cast opposite Hugh Jackman and Allen in the 2006 film Scoop. While the film enjoyed a modest worldwide box office success,[58] it received mixed reviews by critics.[59][60] The same year, she appeared in Brian De Palma‘s The Black Dahlia, afilm noir shot in Los Angeles and Bulgaria. Johansson later said she was a De Palma fan and had wanted to work with him on the film, even though she thought that she was “physically wrong” for the part.[61]

Johansson next had a supporting role in the Christopher Nolan thriller The Prestige (2006), again opposite Hugh Jackman, as well as Christian Bale. Nolan, who described Johansson as possessing an “ambiguity… a shielded quality”,[62] said he was “very keen” for her to play the role.[63]Johansson said, “I loved working with [Christopher Nolan]. He’s incredibly focused and driven and involved, and really involved in the performance in every aspect. He’s incredible to watch.”[64] The film was both a critical[65] and a worldwide box office[66] success, recommended by the Los Angeles Times as “an adult, provocative piece of work.”[67] Also in 2006, Johansson starred in the short film ‘When The Deal Goes Down, directed by Bennett Miller, set to Bob Dylan‘s “When the Deal Goes Down…”, released to promote Dylan’s album, Modern Times.[68]

Johansson starred in 2007’s The Nanny Diaries, alongside Laura Linney. The film performed only marginally well at the box office,[69] and was critically panned.[70] Johansson’s reviews were mixed, with Variety saying, “[She] essays an engaging heroine”,[71] while The New Yorker criticized her for looking “merely confused” while “trying to give the material a plausible emotional center”.[72]

2008–present

In 2008, Johansson starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, with Natalie Portman and Eric Bana,[73] a film which garnered mixed reviews.[74][75] Writing for Rolling Stone, Pete Travers criticized the film for “[moving] in frustrating herks and jerks”, but was more positive in his assessment of Johansson and Portman, and wrote, “What works is the combustible teaming of Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, who give the Boleyn hotties a tough core of intelligence and wit, swinging the film’s sixteenth-century protofeminist issues handily into this one.”[76]

Johansson filmed her third Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in Spain,[77] appearing opposite Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The film was one of Allen’s most profitable[78] and appeared on many critics’ top ten lists of the best films of 2008. She also played the femme fataleSilken Floss in Frank Miller‘s film noir, comedy adaptation of The Spirit. The film received mostly poor reviews.[79] Johansson later appeared in the role of Anna, a yoga instructor, in the 2009 ensemble cast of He’s Just Not That Into You, with Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore and Kevin Connolly. The film was a box office success[80] but only gained average critical reception.[81][82]

In March 2009, Johansson signed on to play Natalia Romanova/Natasha Romanoff, aka “The Black Widow” in Iron Man 2[83] after Emily Bluntturned down the role.[84] The film was released on May 7, 2010.[85] The film was a box office success[86] and received mostly positive reviews from critics.[87] In 2011, Johansson played the role of Kelly, a zookeeper in the family film We Bought a Zoo. The film gained mainly favorable reviews.[88]

In November 2011, it was reported that she planned to make her directorial debut by adapting Truman Capote‘s novel, Summer Crossing, with the screenplay written by playwright Tristine Skyler.[89][90][91] Johansson reprised the role of Natasha Romanoff in The Avengers in 2012. The Avengers received positive reviews[92] and was highly successful at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film both in the United States and worldwide.[93] In early March 2012, it was announced that Johansson had been cast as Janet Leigh in the Sacha Gervasi-directed filmHitchcock, a behind-the-scenes drama about the making of Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1960 film Psycho.[94][95] Released in November 2012, Hitchcockreceived mixed to positive reviews.[96]

Johansson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 2, 2012, located at 6931 Hollywood Blvd., in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax museum.[97] Also in 2012, Johansson was cast in Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut, Don Jon.[98] The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival,[99]and had its wide release in September 2013. Don Jon received positive reviews.[100] Johansson’s performance was highlighted by critics; Claudia Puig of USA Today stated that she “gives one of her best performances as the bossy, gum-chewing Jersey girl”.[101]

Scarlett Johansson in Parisat the César Awards ceremony

In 2013, Johansson voiced the character Samantha, an intelligent computer operating system, in the Spike Jonze film Her, replacing Samantha Morton in the role.[102] The film received critical acclaim upon release[103] with Johansson’s performance being well-received among critics.[104][105] Johansson was also cast in the 2013 film Under the Skin, the film adaptation of Michel Faber‘s novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Glazer,[106] appearing in a role which required full frontal nudity.[107] The film was released in the United States in 2014, to positive reviews.[108] Johansson’s performance received a positive reception.[109][110]

In October 2014, it was announced that Johannson will star in and executive produce the upcoming eight-episode period series The Custom of the Country, based on Edith Wharton‘s 1913 novel of the same name. She is set to play Undine Spragg, a young woman from the Midwest who tries to climb her way up the New York City social ladder. It will be written by Christopher Hampton.[111][112]

Johansson reprised her role as Black Widow in the 2014 sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, alongside frequent co-star Chris Evans as the title character.[2] The film received positive reviews.[113] She played Molly in the 2014 film Chef, alongside Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr.and Sofía Vergara.[114] She also starred in Lucy, a science fiction action film directed by Luc Besson, which was released on July 25, 2014.[115]The film received largely positive, but also polarizing, critical reviews,[116][117][118] and grossed $458 million against a budget of $40 million.[119]

In 2015, Johansson again played the Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron, alongside the original cast of the first Avengers film.[120] A mixture of close-ups, concealing costumes, stunt doubles and visual effects were used to help hide Johansson’s pregnancy during filming.[121]

On January 5, 2015, Variety announced that Johannson has signed on to play the lead role in a film adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, which will be directed byRupert Sanders and produced by Avi Arad and Steven Paul.[122][123] The casting of Johansson for the film was met with criticism from many fans and critics, calling the choice “whitewashing”. A petition was created in the effort to have Johansson removed from the project.[124][125]

Johansson again reprised her role as Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War, released in May 2016.[126][127]

Stage work

Johansson made her first stage appearance when she was 8 years old in the Off Broadway play Sophistry opposite Ethan Hawke.[128][129] In January 2010, following previews that began December 28, 2009, Johansson made her debut on Broadway, as Catherine Carbone in the drama A View from the Bridge, written by Arthur Miller and directed byGregory Mosher. Liev Schreiber played opposite her.[130] Johansson won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, for her role in the play.[131]Her win received some backlash from critics and seasoned Broadway actors who felt she was undeserving of the award.[132]

Johansson starred as Maggie in a Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof beginning January 17, 2013.[133] Her performance received mixed reviews from critics.[134] Thom Geier, writing for Entertainment Weekly, wrote, “Scarlett Johansson brings a fierce fighting spirit to Maggie the Cat in director Rob Ashford’s languorous revival … Johansson shows a winning determination – to lure back her husband, to defend their share of his family’s fortune, to maintain a sometimes shaky Southern accent.”[135] On the other hand, reviewer Joe Dziemianowicz (The Daily News) called her performance “alarmingly one-note”.[136]

Endorsements

Johansson has appeared in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, L’Oréal and Louis Vuitton,[137][138] and has been the face of Spanish brand Mango since 2009.[139] After appearing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute Gala with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Johansson was announced as the face of the new Dolce & Gabbana make-up collection in early 2009.[140] She made a personal appearance at the London store, Selfridges, on July 31, 2009, to help launch and promote the line.[141]Johansson was also the first Hollywood celebrity to become an ambassador for a champagne house. She is the spokesperson for Moët & Chandon.[142] In January 2014, the Israeli Sodastream home-carbonation system company announced Johannson as its first brand ambassador.[143] She has stayed the course, though her involvement has generated controversy.[144]

Music career

Johansson with Michael Caine at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2008

In 2005, Johansson was considered for the role of Maria[145] in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s West End revival of The Sound of Music, though the role ultimately went to newcomer Connie Fisher (winner of the BBC talent show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?)[146] Released on May 8, 2006, Johansson sang the track “Summertime” for Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars, a non-profit collection of songs recorded by Hollywood actors. She performed with The Jesus and Mary Chain for a special Coachella Reunion Show in Indio, California in April 2007.[147]

In 2007, Johansson appeared as the leading lady in Justin Timberlake‘s music video, for “What Goes Around… Comes Around“, which was nominated in August 2007, for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards.[148]

In mid-2007, she spent about a month in Maurice, Louisiana recording an album at Dockside Studio. The album, consisting of one original song and ten cover versions of Tom Waits songs,[18][149] was produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio and features David Bowie,[150] members from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs[151] and Celebration.[152] Released on May 20, 2008, it was entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head.[153][154] Reviews of the album were mixed, or average.[155] Spin commented, “There’s nothing particularly compelling about Scarlett Johansson’s singing.”[156] Conversely, some critics found it to be “surprisingly alluring”,[157] “a bravely eccentric selection”,[150] and “a brilliant album” with “ghostly magic”.[158]

The album was named the “23rd best album of 2008” by NME[159] and peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and No. 126 on theBillboard 200 chart.[160] Of her album, Johansson said, “I had this golden opportunity to record and thought I would do maybe an album of standards, because I’m not a songwriter. I’m a vocalist.”[161] Johansson said for her recording she “wanted to have space and [she] wanted to be in a remote place where all of us could just be ourselves and not worry about anyone trying to listen in or get in on that.”[162] Johansson said in an interview that she started listening to Tom Waits when she was 11 or 12 years old.[163] Of Tom Waits, Johansson said in an interview, “His melodies are so beautiful, his voice is so distinct and I had my own way of doing Tom Waits songs.”[164] In December 2008, MTV reported Johansson planned to follow-up Anywhere I Lay My Head with an album of all original music, saying, “I don’t think I’d do covers, so it’d be a project that I have to dedicate myself to. I feel like that’s something for the future.”[165]

In 2009, Johansson covered Jeff Buckley‘s “Last Goodbye” for the soundtrack of He’s Just Not That Into You.[166] Released on September 8, 2009, she and singer/songwriter Pete Yorn recorded a collaborative album, Break Up, inspired by Serge Gainsbourg‘s duets with Brigitte Bardot.[167] In 2010, Steel Train released Terrible Thrills Vol. 1, which includes their favourite female artists singing songs from their self-titled album. Johansson is the first artist on the album, singing “Bullet”.[168] In 2011, Johansson sang “One Whole Hour” for the soundtrack of the documentary film Wretches & Jabberers.[169][170] In 2012, Johansson added her voice to a J. Ralph track entitled “Before My Time” to the end credits of the climate documentary Chasing Ice. The song received a nomination from the Academy Awards in the “Best Original Song” category.[171]

In February 2015, Johansson formed a band called The Singles. It is made up of Este Haim from HAIM, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan. The first single released by the group was called “Candy”.[172] Johansson was issued a cease and desist order from the lead singer of the Los Angeles-based rock band The Singles, demanding Johansson stop using their name.[173]

Public image

Johansson’s physical appearance and personality consistently score high within the US and UK male demographic. Maxim ranked her at No. 6 in their Hot 100 Issue in 2006,[174]No. 3 in 2007,[175] No. 2 in 2008,[176] No. 34 in 2009,[177] No. 14 in 2010, and[178] 2011,[179] No. 17 in 2012[180] No. 15 in 2013,[181] and No. 2 in 2014.[182] In November 2006, she was named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire.[183] She appeared on the cover of the March 2006 issue of Vanity Fair in the nude alongside actress Keira Knightley and fashion designer Tom Ford.[184] In February 2007, she was named the “Sexiest Celebrity” of the year by Playboy.[185] In 2010, GQ named her its Babe of the Year.[186] In 2011,Men’s Health named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”, ranking her at No. 12.[187] FHM has regularly ranked her as one of their 100 sexiest famous women since 2005.[188]

During the filming of Match Point, director Woody Allen described Johansson as “sexually overwhelming”, saying that he found it “very hard to be extra witty around a sexually overwhelming, beautiful young woman who is wittier than you are.”[189] In 2014, New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane wrote that “she is evidently, and profitably, aware of her sultriness, and of how much, down to the last inch, it contributes to the contours of her reputation.”[190]

Johansson is commonly referred to as “ScarJo” by the media and fans, but has stated that she dislikes the nickname, calling it “awful” and “terrible”.[191][192] In the May 2014 issue of Glamour, she stated, “I associate that name [ScarJo] with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant. And there’s something kind of violent about it. There’s something insulting about it.”[193]

Activism

Johansson at the 2009 premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You, where she auctioned off a pair of tickets to benefitOxfam

Charity work

In 2005, Johansson became a Global Ambassador for the aid and development agency Oxfam.[194] In March 2008, a UK-based bidder paid£20,000 on an eBay auction to benefit Oxfam, winning a hair and makeup treatment, a pair of tickets and a chauffeured trip to accompany Johansson on a 20-minute date to the world premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You.[195]

In January 2014, Johansson resigned from her Oxfam position after facing criticism[196] for her promotion of SodaStream, whose main factory is based in Mishor Adumim, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, as Oxfam opposes all trade with such Israeli settlements.[197] Johansson said she and Oxfam “have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement”.[198] In response to her resignation, Oxfam stated that it was “grateful for her many contributions … [in] helping to highlight the impact of natural disasters and raise funds to save lives and fight poverty”.[199][200]

Political advocacy

Johansson was registered as an independent, at least through 2008,[201] and campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 United States presidential election.[18] About George W. Bush‘s 2004 reelection, she said, “[I am] disappointed. I think it was a disappointment for a large percentage of the population.”[202]

Johansson also campaigned for Democratic candidate Barack Obama:[203] Her efforts included appearances in Iowa during January 2008, where her efforts were targeted at younger voters;[204] an appearance at Cornell College;[205] and a speaking engagement at Carleton College inNorthfield, Minnesota on Super Tuesday, 2008.[206] Johansson appeared in the 2008 music video for The Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am‘s song, “Yes We Can“, directed byJesse Dylan, a song inspired by Obama’s speech following the 2008 New Hampshire primary.[207] On February 7, 2012, Johansson and Anna Wintour hosted a fashion launch of pro-Obama clothing, bags and accessories, with proceeds going to the President’s re-election campaign.[208] She addressed voters at the Democratic National Convention on September 6, 2012, calling for President Obama’s reelection and for more engagement from young voters.[209] She specifically encouraged women to vote for Obama and condemned Mitt Romney for his opposition to Planned Parenthood.[210]

Johansson publicly endorsed and supported Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer‘s 2013 run for New York City Comptroller by hosting a series of fundraisers.[211]

Personal life

Religion and relationships

Johansson celebrates a “little of both” Christmas and Hanukkah,[212][213] and has described herself as Jewish.[8]

From 2001 to 2002, while Johansson attended the Professional Children’s School, she dated classmate Jack Antonoff, who went on to become the guitarist for the band Fun.[214]She dated her Black Dahlia co-star Josh Hartnett for about two years until the end of 2006, with Hartnett citing their busy lives as the reason for the split.[215]

Johansson began dating Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds in 2007,[216] and in May 2008, it was reported that they were engaged.[217] On September 27, 2008, the couple married in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia.[216][218] They purchased a $2.8 million home together near Los Angeles.[219] On December 14, 2010, the couple announced their separation.[220] Their divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011.[221]

Following her separation from Reynolds, Johansson dated actor Sean Penn in a short-lived, but highly publicized relationship that lasted until June 2011,[222] after which Johansson entered a year-and-a-half long relationship with advertising executive Nate Naylor. The pair split up in October 2012.[223][224]

In November 2012, Johansson started dating Frenchman Romain Dauriac, the owner of an independent advertising agency.[225][226] In September 2013, it was announced that Johansson and Dauriac were engaged.[227] In 2014, Johansson and Dauriac began dividing their time between residences in New York City and Paris, France.[228] Her representative confirmed on September 4, 2014, that their daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac, had been born at an unspecified date.[229][230] Johansson and Dauriac married on October 1, 2014, in Philipsburg, Montana.[231]

Cell phone hack

In September 2011, nude photographs of Johansson hacked from her cell phone were published online. Following an FBI investigation, Christopher Chaney was arrested, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.[232][233][234] Johansson said the photos had been sent to her then-husband, Ryan Reynolds, three years prior to the incident.[235][236]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1994 North Laura Nelson
1995 Just Cause Kate Armstrong
1996 If Lucy Fell Emily
1996 Manny & Lo Amanda
1997 Fall Little girl
1997 Home Alone 3 Molly Pruitt
1998 The Horse Whisperer Grace MacLean
1999 My Brother the Pig Kathy Caldwell
2001 The Man Who Wasn’t There Rachael “Birdy” Abundas
2001 Ghost World Rebecca
2001 An American Rhapsody Zsuzsi / Suzanne Sandor (at 15)
2002 Eight Legged Freaks Ashley Parker
2003 Lost in Translation Charlotte
2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Griet
2004 The Perfect Score Francesca Curtis
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Pursy Will
2004 A Good Woman Meg Windermere
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Mindy Voice role
2004 In Good Company Alex Foreman
2005 Match Point Nola Rice
2005 The Island Jordan Two Delta / Sarah Jordan
2006 Scoop Sondra Pransky
2006 The Black Dahlia Katherine “Kay” Lake
2006 The Prestige Olivia Wenscombe
2007 The Nanny Diaries Annie Braddock
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Mary Boleyn
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Cristina
2008 The Spirit Silken Floss
2009 He’s Just Not That Into You Anna Marks
2010 Iron Man 2 Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
2011 We Bought a Zoo Kelly Foster
2012 The Avengers Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
2012 Hitchcock Janet Leigh
2013 Don Jon Barbara Sugarman
2013 Under the Skin Laura
2013 Her Samantha Voice role
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
2014 Chef Molly
2014 Lucy Lucy
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
2016 Hail, Caesar! DeeAnna Moran
2016 The Jungle Book Kaa Voice role
2016 Captain America: Civil War Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
2016 Sing Ash Voice role; in post-production
2017 Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi In post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Client Jenna Halliwell Episode: “Pilot”
2001 Anatomy of a Scene Herself Episode: “Girl with the Pearl Earring”
2004 Entourage Herself Episode: “New York”
2005, 2006
2008
Robot Chicken Various voices 6 episodes
2006, 2007
2010, 2015
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host / Various roles 4 episodes
2014 HitRecord on TV Olivia Episode: “Re: Games”

Stage

Year Title Role Venue
2010 A View from the Bridge Catherine Cort Theatre
2012 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Margaret Richard Rodgers Theatre

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details
Anywhere I Lay My Head
Live Session (iTunes Exclusive)
  • Released: July 15, 2008
  • Label: Periwinkle Entertainment, Rhino Entertainment
  • Format: digital download
Break Up with Pete Yorn
  • Released: September 15, 2009
  • Label: Atco Records, Rhino Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download

Soundtrack appearances

Year Song Album
2009 Last Goodbye He’s Just Not That Into You: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2011 “One Whole Hour” Wretches & Jabberers Soundtrack
2012 “Summertime” (feat. 3D) Days of Grace (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2012 “Before My Time” (feat. J. Ralph & Joshua Bell) Chasing Ice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2014 The Moon Song(feat. Joaquin Phoenix) The Moon Song (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture Her)
2016 Trust in Me The Jungle Book (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Other album appearances

Year Song Artist(s) Album
2006 Summertime Various artists Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars
2010 “Bullet” Steel Train Terrible Thrills Vol. 1
2011 “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (duet) Dean Martin My Kind of Christmas
2012 Bonnie & Clyde Lulu Gainsbourg From Gainsbourg to Lulu
2012 “Coteau Guidry” The Lost Bayou Ramblers Mammoth Walt

Sunny Leone 

BIO

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  • She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year 2003.
  • She was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
  • She first worked at a German bakery, a Jiffy Lube, and later a tax and retirement firm.
  • She was Penthouse Pet of the Month for March 2001.
  • She loves riding horses, playing with her pet bunny and hanging out with her friends.

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Sunny Leone Autos and Cars (1)

Sunny Leone’s Audi 5

The Indo-Canadian businesswoman, former porn start,and model drives an Audi A5. The Audi A5 is one of the most desired models among Audi cars. Audi owners claimed they simply love the vehicle’s design plus the envy they got when they drives an Audi A5.

Sunny Leone Wedding (1)

Sunny and Daniel got married on 20 January 2009. Sunny said Daniel got love struck at the first sight of her in a party. Their first date end up talking hours and Sunny then realized that she has a future with Daniel. The couple are also business partners who produce, direct, write, edit, promote and star in adult entertainment films.

Virat Kohli Incredible Innings

Virat Kohli the Worlds best cricket batsman

Collection of best Sixes hit by Virat. Check in below links

Virat Kohli Smashing Sixes

Virat Kohli smashing sixes

 

Virat Kohli completes Eight years in Indian Cricket Team

Virat Kohli’s journey from an aggressive under-19 player to Test captain has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Virat Kohli.India Test captain, completes seven years in international cricket on Tuesday. The 26-year-old made his debut on August 18, 2008 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla where he scored 12 runs.

Kohli’s journey from an aggressive under-19 player to Test captain has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Before he broke into the international scene, fans and experts had a glimpse of the Kohli’s in-your-face celebration after India’s win in 2008 under-19 World Cup in Malaysia where they beat South Africa by 12 runs in a rain-marred final.

Kohli, who opened the innings in his debut for India, got off to an indifferent start and was dropped before returning to the squad after a gap of almost a year. His next assignment was the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

The runs then started to flow as Kohli scored a classy 79 against West Indies in Johannesburg. And followed it up with some solid scores of 91 and 71 which were followed by his debut hundred against Bangladesh.

Kohli, since then, has amassed 6,586 runs in ODIs while he has 2,667 runs in Test cricket.

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Such was his impact that he was named the captain of the Indian team for a series in Zimbabwe within 3 years and was soon promoted as the vice-captain. He went onto become the Test captain of the Indian cricket team following MS Dhonis decision to hang his boots from the longer format of the game.

Rio Olympics:Brazil History

Brazil Olympic football team (also known asBrazil under-23, Brazil U23) represents Brazilin international football competitions inOlympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). In 13 participations, Brazil won one gold medal (2016), three silver medals (1984, 1988 and2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008).

The Olympic football tournament was the last international competitium in football organized by FIFA which Brazil had never won until they won at home in 2016. They had previously won three silver medals (1984,1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (19962008).[2] The Brazilian Olympic team is often coached by the current national team coach, such as Mário Zagallo in 1996, Dungain 2008 and Mano Menezes in 2012.

History

1952–1976 Summer Olympics

Brazil’s first participation in the Olympics was in HelsinkiFinland, in 1952. In that year, Brazil reached the quarter-finals, when they were eliminated by West Germany 4–2.[3] In 1960, in RomeItaly,[4] in 1964 in Tokyo,Japan,[5] in 1968 in Mexico CityMexico,[6] and in 1972 in BerlinWest Germany,[7] Brazil was eliminated in the first stage. In Montreal, 1976, Brazil was defeated by Poland 2–0 in the semi-finals, then Brazil was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–0 in the bronze medal match, finishing in the fourth place.[8] In these six participations, Brazil was represented by a team of junior or non-professional players as the Olympics did not allow professional players to participate during this period.

1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles

Starting in 1984, professional players were allowed to participate. However, European and South American teams were only allowed to include players with no more than five “A” caps at the start of the tournament. Brazil won its first medal in 1984, in Los Angeles,United States. In the group stage, Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 3–1, West Germany 1–0 and Morocco 2–0. In the quarter-finals Brazil defeated Canada in the penalty shootout, then they beat Italy 2–1 after extra-time in the semi-finals, but was beaten by France 2–0 in the gold medal Match, thus winning the silver medal.[9]

1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul

The second Brazilian silver medal was won inSeoulSouth Korea, in 1988. Brazil won the medal after defeating in the group stage Nigeria 4–0, Australia 3–0 and Yugoslavia 2–1. In the quarter-finals Brazil beat their South American rivals Argentina 1–0, then defeated West Germany in the penalty shootout, but was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–1 after extra time in the gold medal match.[10]Romário was the competition’s top goal scorer with seven goals.[11]

1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta

Starting in 1992, only players under the age of 23 were allowed to participate, with an exception of three overage players in the team. Brazil, managed by senior team coach,Mário Zagallo, won the bronze medal for the first time in 1996, in AtlantaUnited States. In the group stage, Brazil was beaten by Japan 1–0 in the first match, then they beat Hungary 3–1 and Nigeria 1–0, finishing in the group’s first position. After beating Ghana 4–2 in the quarter-finals, Brazil was defeated by Nigeria 4–3 after extra time. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Portugal 5–0.[12]

2000 Summer Olympics – Sydney

Brazil, managed by senior team coach,Vanderlei Luxemburgo, was eliminated in the quarter-finals. In the group stage, Brazil beat by Slovakia 3–1 in the first match, then they were beaten by South Africa 3–1. In the last group match, Brazil beat Japan 1–0 to secure the first position in the group stage. In the quarter-finals, Brazil was beaten by Cameroon 1–2, who later won the gold medal.[13]

2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup

In December 2002, CBF appointed Ricardo Gomes as the coach for Brazil Olympic team prepared for the 2004 Olympic Games. Prior to the Olympic qualification tournament, Brazil Olympic team or Brazil U23 was sent to compete at 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Brazil was invited to the tournament and decided to send their Under-23 team because their senior team was competing at 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup a month earlier. Although Brazil competed as an Under-23 team, all the appearances and goals in this tournament were recognized by FIFA as full internationalcaps.[14] Brazil U-23 team went on to the final and was beaten by Mexico 0–1 after extra time, denying Brazil the chance to be the first guest team to win the tournament. The following year Brazil failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games after losing out to Paraguay and Argentina in the qualifying tournament.[15]

2008 Summer Olympics – Beijing

Brazil, managed by senior team coach,Dunga, finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Belgium, New Zealand, and China, which they beat 1–0, 5–0 and 3–0, respectively.[16] In the second round, Brazil beat Cameroon 2–0 after extra time.[17] Brazil and Argentina met on August 19 in the semi-final game of the competition. The game was marred by numerous fouls and two ejections for Brazil. Argentina won 3–0.[18] In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Belgium 3–0.[19]

2012 Summer Olympics – London

Brazil, under coach Mano Menezes, was defeated by Mexico 2–1 in the gold medal match, played on August 11,[20] after beating Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand in the preliminary round, Honduras in the quarter-finals and South Korea in the semi-finals. Before the Games, they beat the Great Britain team 2–0 in a friendly game.

2016 Summer Olympics – Rio de Janeiro

Brazil finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Denmark (won 4-0), Iraq (tied 0-0), and South Africa (tied 0-0). In the second round Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 and in the semi-final match, Brazil played a one-sided game against Honduras and won 6-0. In the final against Germany, on 20 August 2016, Brazil edged a 5-4 victory on penalties, after the teams had played out a 1-1 draw. Neymar, captaining the side, scored the decisive penalty.