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Top Five Movies of Scarlett Johansson
In the world of internet searches, I’m sure this will end up in a set of ten far, far away from the page one of results. After a creepy phone hacker exposed Scarlett Johansson’s artistic self-portraits, I bet that is all anyone looked to find. (By artistic, I mean nude and I could just be projecting about what people are looking for on the internet.)
Still, there’s no question that Scarlett is more than a couple of revealing photos. Before “We Bought a Zoo” ever enters the theaters (but not before there are some great Twitter jokeson a pretty bad movie name) it will be tough for the Cameron Crowe film to enter Scarlett’s top five. I already had to leave off two Woody Allen films, and, well, that’s it. Still, Scarlett has a solid top five with some pretty cool pedigrees. As excited as I am for crazy zoo antics, I may just pull my copies of these movies off the shelf instead of hitting the multiplex around Christmas.
5. Ghost World
Based on the comic by Daniel Clowes and directed by Terry Zwigoff (who also did “Bad Santa” and “Crumb” and the two would later collaborate again on “Art School Confidential”) the young Scarlett stars beside Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi. If you have a chance to pick up the graphic novel or any of Clowes other works, go ahead and take the chance. They’re pretty, well, interesting and darkly comedic, because I don’t think I can use the word “fun” to describe them.
4. The Prestige
I think I covered this one pretty well when I talked about Jessica Biel and “The Illusionist.” Like any good magic trick, what you expect and what you get from the story created by Christopher Nolan and his brother are two different things. What you get from Scarlett is not a surprise – good acting and great looks.
3. The Man Who Wasn’t There
So, in addition to Nolan, now here’s the movie that Scarlett did with the Coen brothers. It’s one of their smaller films, but don’t go to sleep on it. It’s definitely worth seeing and might even crack the Coen brothers’ top ten movies.
2. Match Point
Add Woody Allen to the mix and you’ll see that working with a big time director like Crowe is not a big thing for Scarlett. “Midnight in Paris” is probably Allen’s best movie since “Sweet and Lowdown,” but “Match Point” runs a very close second, and a lot of that is due to Scarlett and her performance.
1. Lost in Translation
Speaking of performances making a movie, without Bill Murray and Scarlett, I’m not sure how good this one would be. Both know how to exist in silence, waiting and waiting for the next moment in the story. They add so much of the depth to this film just by being good at being quiet. The end and the silence of the characters for the audience is the perfect way to fade to black.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Scarlett Johansson top five?