Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Golden Globe-ra és kétszeres Oscar-díjra jelölt amerikai színésznő, énekesnő és modell. Mozis pályafutását A suttogó című  filmmel alapozta meg. Legismertebb szerepei közé tartozik a Fekete Özvegy megformálása a Marvel Studios Bosszúállók-szuperhősfilmjeiben.

1.Scarlett grew up in Manhattan Island New York, so she is a city girl at heart. Born in August 1984, her father was from Copenhagen Denmark, so she is a little bit Scandinavian has Jewish ancestry on her mother’s side.

2.She is also a twin and bears a striking resemblance to her twin Hunter. Also, she has an older sister who is also an actress, and an older brother Adrian. She is best friends with her grandmother.

3.Her early acting experience involved mimicking Judy Garland in song and dance performances for her family. Like many successful actors and actresses, she used to practice showing her emotions by making herself cry in front of a mirror.

4.When aged seven her twin got hired by a talent agent, she was crestfallen. Similarly, she applied and was rejected from New York University’s famous Tisch School of the Arts. These rejections only made her more determined to succeed as an actress. Every set back was a character-building experience.

5.In 1994 she made her film debut with John Ritter in North— playing his daughter. She was then cast as a pregnant teenager in the lead role of Manny & Lo in 1996. Next, she lost out on a part in Parent Trap that catapulted Lindsay Lohan to stardom.

Kulcsszavak 1-5 

apply for        cast          catapulted           character-building             crestfallen           determined       emotion           experience                  graphic novel                     lose out              mimic            pregnant               rejection resemblance                set back                 stardom                striking


1 _____________ very unusual or easily noticed, and therefore attracting a lot of attention

2 ______________ the fact that two people or things look like each other or are similar in some other way

3 ______________to copy the way in which a particular person usually speaks and moves

4 ______________ is disappointed and sad because of having failed unexpectedly

5 ________________ a strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general

6 ________________ to request something, usually officially, especially in writing or by sending in a form

7 ________________ the act of deciding not to accept someone for a job, course of study, etc. or the fact of not being accepted

8 _________________ is a delay in a process, event or a person

9 __________________ is wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you

10 ________________ helping to make someone emotionally stronger, more independent, and better at dealing with problems

11 ________________ knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling things

12 ________________ a book containing a long story told mostly in pictures but with some writing

13 To ________________ is to choose actors to play particular parts in a play, film, or show

14 _________________ having a baby or babies developing inside the womb (p5)

15 __________________ to not have an advantage that other people have (p5)

16 ___________________ to be shot into a higher position very quickly

17____________________ the state or condition of being a star

6.However, she made her breakthrough in a comedy role in 2001’s Ghost World based on a graphic novel. Here she showed her true comic credentials that would mark her out as future star material.

7.Next aged only 18 she was cast in Lost in Translation, directed by Sophia Coppola and starring Bill Murray. Her spirit and looks were thought to reflect Lauren Bacall’s -an actress from an earlier era who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in the Big Sleep – the film which Lost in Translation is partly based on. She was highly praised by critics for her ability to act older than her age and show maturity.

8.Her success gathered momentum when she next beat 150 other actresses for the role in The Girl with the Pearl Earring.

9.She also tried out for various super-hero parts and finally landed the role of Black Widow in the hugely successful and popular Marvel Comic’s Avenger series as well as Iron Man. This has led her onto the solo film Black Widow which hits cinemas in March.

Ellenőrző kérdések

1 Where was she born?

2 Why did she feel rejection?

3 Why was she cast in Lost in Translation?

4 What was the name of her film debut?


Kulcsszavak 6-9 

beat              credentials            critics             era           gather               land a part in sg                mark  sb out as sth         material            maturity              momentum          praise         reflect        spirit      various

18 ___________________ abilities and experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity(p6)

19 ___________________ is to show that a person is different or special in a particular way (p6)

20 ___________________ someone who is suitable for a particular job or situation (p6)

21 ___________________ a persons basic essence or characteristic

22 ___________________ when two things are highly similar or there is a strong likeness between them

23___________________ is a period of time usually social time of human history

24__________________ is the positive response given by the audience or readers of a book or a film

25 __________________ are people who talk about and review books or films in the media

26__________________ is the state of being grown up having wisdom and experience of life

27 _________________ is when things or people are collected and brought together in one place

28__________________ is the build up of force of an object going forward as it increases in acceleration

29_________________ is to win something by being better than another person

30 _________________ is to achieve success by getting or being given a role in a play or film

31 _________________ is a form of the word variety meaning having lots of difference


Ellenőrző kérdések

1 Manhattan New York

2 As a youngster her twin brother was cast in roles while she was not, and she did not get into the acting school she would have liked to enter

3 She looked very similar to and was at a similar age to Lauren Bacall who was an actress from a previous generation. Bacall and Bogart’s on screen chemistry was something the director was trying to recreate with Johansson and Bill Murray.

4 North


1 Striking

2 resemblance

3 mimic

4 emotion

5  crestfallen

6 apply for

7 rejection

8 set back

9 determined

10 character-building

11 experience

12 graphic novel

13 cast

14 pregnant

15 lost out

16 catapulted

17 stardom

18 credentials

19 mark sb out as sth

20 material

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