Scarlett I. Johansson was nominated to the Golden Globe Award for her role as the girl with a pearl earring in the film with the same title.
However, her acting carrer is much bigger and began with her film debut in 1994’s North. After appearing in several films during the late 1990s, Johansson began to be known to the audience for her performance in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and 2001’s Ghost World.
She won the “Upstream Prize” for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in 2003’s Lost in Translation. The same year, she was nominated for two Best Actress awards at the Golden Globes, one for drama (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and one for comedy (Lost in Translation). She was also nominated for Best Actress for both films at the BAFTAs (the British Oscars), and won Best Actress for Lost in Translation.
Johansson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2004. In the same year, she starred in the films The Perfect Score, In Good Company and A Love Song for Bobby Long, the last of which earned her a third Golden Globe Award nomination.
In July 2005, Johansson starred with Ewan McGregor in Michael Bay’s The Island, making her debut as a female lead in a mainstream action film. In the same year, she starred in the Woody Allen-directed drama Match Point, which opened in December. Johansson received her fourth Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the role.
Johansson’s next film, Scoop, once again with Allen, was released on July 28, 2006. The same year, she appeared in Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia, a film noir shot in Los Angeles and Bulgaria. On January 14, 2006, Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live. Also in 2006, Johansson starred in a short film directed by Bennett Miller and set to Bob Dylan’s “When the Deal Goes Down…,” released to promote Dylan’s album, Modern Times. Johansson also appeared in the Christopher Nolan thriller The Prestige, which opened on October 20, 2006. She made a return appearance on Saturday Night Live on April 21, 2007, during which she did with Andy Samberg a new version of “Something to Talk About.”
Johansson next appeared in 2007’s The Nanny Diaries, starring alongside Alicia Keys, and 2008’s The Other Boleyn Girl, playing Mary Boleyn with Natalie Portman and Eric Bana. She has filmed her third Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in Spain with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Johansson has signed on for three new projects. She was cast as the femme fatale Silken Floss in Frank Miller’s noir comedy adaptation of Will Eisner’s comic The Spirit. She will also portray Mary, Queen of Scots in a film scheduled to begin production in March 2008, and appear as a pilates instructor in He’s Just Not That Into You, with Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Connelly.