Scarlett Johansson
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Following the dutiful promotion of her long-delayed Marvel swan song, “Black Widow,” the actor shocked the industry when she sued Disney in July 2021 over the studio’s decision to debut the film simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access, reckoning with ever-changing viewing habits prompted by the pandemic. Johansson earned wide praise from many of her peers, but an expected tidal wave of similar suits has yet to materialize. In September, Disney and the actor jointly announced a settlement for an undisclosed amount, mending fences enough for Johansson to continue as a producer on a live-action “Tower of Terror” film. If that wasn’t enough, Johansson also shot a role in “Asteroid City,” Wes Anderson’s next film after 2021’s “The French Dispatch.”



Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • New Power of New York
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact


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Scarlett Johansson: Being 'Hypersexualized' and 'Objectified' Led Me to Believe My Career Was Over

Scarlett Johansson: Being 'Hypersexualized' and 'Objectified' Led Me to Believe My Career Was Over

Scarlett Johansson revealed on a recent episode of Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast that she felt her career would end early on because she was "hypersexualized" by the industry at a young age. The actor said she became so "objectified" and "pigeonholed" as a young actor that she didn't think it was possible she'd be able to diversify her characters."I kind of became objectified and pigeonholed in this way where I felt like I wasn't getting offers for work for...


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