Quentin Tarantino to Hand Out Honorary Cesar to Scarlett Johansson in Paris

Scarlett Johansson

PARIS — Quentin Tarantino, who considerably expanded his Gallic fan base since declaring “Cinema is my  religion and France is the Vatican” in October, will be delivering the honorary Cesar to Scarlett Johansson at the Feb. 28 awards ceremony in Paris.

Tarantino received the honorary Cesar in 2011. Johansson, meanwhile, will likely be the youngest recipient of this award, which has been given to such talent as Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.

The 29-year-old star, who broke through with Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation,” recently earned critical praises for her voice perf in Spike Jonze’s “Her.”

Johansson wrapped the shoot of Luc Besson’s actioner “Lucy” in December.

Last year, the Cesar nod went to Kevin Costner who was in Paris shooting Luc Besson-produced “3 Days to Kill.”

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  1. Mitch says:

    More like set to throw away Honorary Cesar. Scarlett Johansson doesn’t deserve this award.

  2. Bray says:

    Tarantino must reeled embarrassed he has to award this diva a Cesar. ScarJo needs acting lessons. Badly.

  3. DyClint says:

    I agree with those below. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman should’ve been awarded this. It’s a lifetime award, she’s only been A-List for 10 years. PSH has been around much longer and deserved it more.

  4. Ardeth says:

    Does this mean I can get a Cesar? Seeing as actresses who can’t act can get one, I guess I have a shot too, then.

  5. Dean says:

    What a waste of an award on such a crap actress. They should’ve given a posthumous Cesar to Philip Seymour Hoffman. He earned it more than this hack.

  6. Billiam says:

    Pretty much the qualifications are that they were filming a movie there then.

    She didn’t deserve this award and it’s an embarrassment to the whole organization. Johansson is a terrible actress.

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