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Scarlett Johansson 4 Favorite Movies from Childhood

4 Movies that were extremely popular in Johansson's household. Films beloved by her mother from '50s era. Check out the movies Scarlett Johansson is nostalgic about.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
4 Movies that were extremely popular in Johansson's household. Films beloved by her mother from '50s era. Check out the movies Scarlett Johansson is nostalgic about.
Movies from Scarlett Johansson

American Splendor

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What attracted you to “The Nanny Diaries”? Johansson: Shari (Springer Berman) and Bob (Pulcini) were attached to it ... had written the script, and I was a big fan of “American Splendor.”
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Eyes Wide Shut

After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
I remember going to see Eyes Wide Shut and I saw it like three times in the theatre and the first time I saw it, I hated it. I had a visceral reaction to it I hated it so much. And then I was like, I have to see that movie again, I hated it so much. And then I loved it. I think in some ways I hated the emotional experience, it's like a visceral reaction. There's passion behind it. I can't ever totally fault a film that I absolutely hate
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WALL·E

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
My favorite love story? - Probably WALL-E. It's an amazing love story, WALL-E and Eva, when the lights go out and when he gets rebooted, I just died, then he comes back.
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The Act of Killing

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, cinematic journey, not only into the memories and imaginations of mass murderers, but also into a frighteningly banal regime of corruption and impunity.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
The Act of Killing which is a really great documentary.
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Frozen

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
I liked Frozen. Did you see Frozen? I loved it, I just thought it was so charming. It's my favorite Disney movie in a long time.
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Blue Jasmine

After experiencing a traumatic misfortune, Jasmine French, a wealthy woman from New York, moves to San Francisco to live with her foster sister Ginger and the firm purpose of getting a new life, but she will be haunted by anxiety and memories of the past.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
I like Blue Jasmine a lot.
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Network

When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
My mom showed me a lot of movies when I was a kid—all of the movies that she loved. She loved musicals. She loved all those Elia Kazan movies. And then her passion really lies in those political thrillers from the ’70s and those [John] Cassavetes movies. She’s still an avid film consumer—she sees everything. But she’s a baby boomer, so the ’70s is her period. I’ve got to say, there’s nothing quite like watching Network [1976] as a 9-year-old .
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Meet Me in St. Louis

In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
The first movie that I remember seeing and that made an impression on me was probably Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland.
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The Wizard of Oz

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What movie makes me cry.... Probavly the Wizard of Oz. When Judy Garland sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I cry.
Books from Scarlett Johansson

Marjorie Morningstar



Scarlett Johansson
Actress
This 1955 classic weeper “was one of my mother’s favorite books. It’s such a beautiful, tragic story. Marjorie is so full of gusto and romance.” A young girl from a conservative family, Morningstar dreams of being an actress but ultimately trades her ambition, and a passionate love affair, for a conventional suburban life. Johansson remembers a scene that involved kissing under the lilacs and notes: “Lilacs have always been my mom’s favorite flower, I think perhaps because of this book.”
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J. D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye

"The Catcher in the Rye" is one of the most popular coming-of-age novels ever written, and its 17-year-old protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon of teen angst. The new full-length critical essays in this title provide a comprehensive critical look at this classic by J.D. Salinger. Master scholar Harold Bloom introduces the novel in this study guide, which also features a chronology, a bibliography, an index, and notes on the contributors.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
Johansson first encountered the novel’s Holden Caulfield as a preteen. “There was a searching quality about him that affected me,” she says. “You know: someone who wants acceptance from his peers but also pushes them away.” Rereading Salinger’s era-defining debut as an adult, Johansson noticed the “simplicity of his writing. Now I’m better able to appreciate the purity of his words.”
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Middlesex

Middlesex is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Jeffrey Eugenides published in 2002. The book is a bestseller, with more than four million copies sold since its publication. Its characters and events are loosely based on aspects of Eugenides' life and observations of his Greek heritage.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
“I loved learning about a culture that was unfamiliar to me,” Johansson says of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. A portrait of a Greek-American family, it is also a coming-of-age story about a hermaphrodite initially raised as a girl. “It’s really about finding yourself in a traditional world that doesn’t allow much room to grow.”
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Summer Crossing



Scarlett Johansson
Actress
This novel is about a young woman who carries on a doomed affair with a parking lot attendant. Johansson loved Capote’s reflective portrayal of “two people desperately in love in that frenzied first-love kind of way. Maybe because Capote struggled with his own identity early on, he developed more perspective on growing up.”
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Fantastic Mr Fox

The legendary Roald Dahl story with full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake throughout.Fantastic Mr Fox - the tale of the most cunning fox in the world. Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat.Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper.Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider.Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead. But, just when they think Mr Fox can't possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own . . . Listen to FANTASTIC MR FOX and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play - including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
I was in second or third grade when my sister read this to me. I remember that when she was finished, I insisted she start right over again,” Johansson admits. The somewhat dark children’s tale of a charismatic fox influenced Johansson’s career choice. “I attribute my love of drama to having heard her do all the characters’ voices.
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La Leche League

In 1956, when La Leche League was founded, if a new mother chose to breastfeed rather than bottlefeed her child, she could by no means expect universal support for her decision. Though physicians of the era admitted that breastfeeding was the best method.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What is on your nightstand? Moisturizers, a glass of water, my phone, a La Leche League book, and a limited-edition collector's edition of Dolce & Gabbana The One fragrance.
TV Shows from Scarlett Johansson

The Jerry Springer Show

The Jerry Springer Show is a syndicated television tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician, broadcast in the United States and other countries. It is videotaped at the Stamford Media Center in Stamford, Connecticut and is distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution, although it is not currently broadcast on any NBC-owned stations.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What was the biggest onset trailer guilty pleasure Ren and Stimpy or Jerry Springer show? Oh, I think both of them are perfect with each other. I don't think Ren & Stimpy as guilty pleasure, so it'd be Jerry Springer.
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The Ren & Stimpy Show

Ren and Stimpy are a mismatch made in animation heaven with nothing in common but a life-long friendship and an incredible knack for getting into trouble. Join them in their bizarre and gross world for some outlandish situations coupled with hilarious jokes.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What was the biggest onset trailer guilty pleasure Ren & Stimpy or Jerry Springer show? Oh, I think both of them are perfect with each other. I don't think Ren & Stimpy as guilty pleasure, so it'd be Jerry Springer.
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House Hunters International

This spin-off of the wildly popular House Hunters goes around the globe. Home hunters and their realtors check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the quirks of buying real estate in other countries.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What can you not miss on TV? I Love Lucy reruns or House Hunters International.
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I Love Lucy

Cuban Bandleader Ricky Ricardo would be happy if his wife Lucy would just be a housewife. Instead she tries constantly to perform at the Tropicana where he works, and make life comically frantic in the apartment building they share with landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz, who also happen to be their best friends.
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What can you not miss on TV? I Love Lucy reruns or House Hunters International.
Music from Scarlett Johansson

The Beatles

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
If I’m not playing Disney songs then it’s jazz, but even the Beatles are hard for her to wrap her head around at this point.
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Freddie Mercury

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
I think that a lot of the singers and artists that I love are very theatrical in a way, even if it’s somebody like Freddie Mercury or Marianne Faithfull.
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Marianne Faithfull

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
I think that a lot of the singers and artists that I love are very theatrical in a way, even if it’s somebody like Freddie Mercury or Marianne Faithfull.
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Tom Waits

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
Self-described "stalker fan freak" of Tom Waits. That explains her 2008 album Anywhere I Lay My Head, which is comprised entirely of Waits covers.
Music from Scarlett Johansson

Jump Around — House Of Pain

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
What song instantly puts you in a good mood? "Jump Around" by House of Pain. (I'm a kid from the '90s.)
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The Beach Boys

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
the Beach Boys in general just being a big part of my musical library as a young person.
Music from Scarlett Johansson

Burma-Shave

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
Even when I work on a film, I often listen to a lot of music and I always go back to Tom Waits. I just love him. So I have picked "Burma Shave" to share with you today.
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Staring at the Sun

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
"Staring At The Sun." This is an alternate version and it is TV On The Radio. The reason why I picked this particular song is that this is a really great version of this song that's kind of pared down and you can really hear the depth of the vocals and brilliance of the songwriting, as opposed to the other version of the song which is much more produced and the vocals are kind of right up there in front, but alongside the music as well and the beat. This song shows another side to the band, that really shows the brilliance of their songwriting.
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Your Silent Face - 2015 Remaster

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
The next song is a New Order song called "Your Silent Face." When this song came out, obviously, I was probably really irritating my older brother. But when I found it, I was in high school and I started listening to a lot of New Order
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Brian Wilson

Scarlett Johansson
Actress
A couple of years ago I went to a Brian Wilson concert in London and I would have to say it was maybe the best concert I've ever been to; it was amazing. Part of that was just watching him sit up on the stage alone -- with his band behind him of course -- but he was really front and center and the first half of the show he played you know some of the Beach Boys' greatest hits and then the second half of the show he played the entire "Pet Sounds" album.
Goods from Scarlett Johansson

SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Bundle (Silver) with CO2, BPA free Bottles, and 0 Calorie Fruit Drops Flavors

Turns plain water into sparkling water in seconds.. Includes: jet sparkling water maker, (2) 60L Co2 cylinders, (3) 1 liter carbonating bottles, and (2) fruit drops 40ml flavors; mango and raspberry. Easy-to-use snap-lock bottle insertion for quick carbonation.. Compatible with all SodaStream carbonation bottles.. Add in our unsweetened fruit drops for a healthy and delicious hydration alternative.Avoid using abrasive cleaners or sharp tools to clean
Scarlett Johansson
Actress
I've been obsessed with Soda Stream for the last 6 or 7 years, I have the machines everywhere, in every trailer, I set up my family for that.