If you spend a significant amount of time in the Hamptons, you’ve probably run into a celeb or two. Maybe you saw Neil Patrick Harris at a farmers market, Naomi Watts and husband Liev Schreiber on the beach with their kids, or Joy Behar visiting Bay Street Theater.
Let’s be real—you totally went home and Googled whichever star you ran into. There’s a ton of information out there, obviously. But we’re trying something different. Hollywood in the Hamptons is a simple but useful curated guide to Hamptons celebs.
Scarlett Johansson, aka ScarJo, currently the highest-grossing actress in Hollywood, spends time with her family in Amagansett when she’s not kicking butt as Black Widow or making Joaquin Phoenix swoon over “Her” voice. She has an extensive body of work, but we’ve chosen five of her most interesting films—and they’re not necessarily the ones you’re expecting.
Five Fun Facts
Described as “sexually overwhelming” by Woody Allen, having appeared in three of his films: Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Also has a successful career as a singer, with two albums under her belt: Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up.
Won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Catherine in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.
Played the ongoing role of Black Widow in five Marvel Studios films: Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.
Named the highest grossing actress of all time, her films have made $3.3 billion.
Five Movies You Need to See
The Avengers: One of the biggest films of all time, Johansson reprised her role as Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, after appearing in the less-than-beloved Iron Man 2. Johansson drew great acclaim for her part in the superhero epic, and fans have been clamoring for a Black Widow movie ever since.
Lost in Translation: Johansson won a BAFTA for her role in this Sophia Coppola hit, which also starred Bill Murray. The bittersweet romance cemented Johansson as one of Hollywood’s brightest leading ladies.
Match Point: Director Woody Allen shocked audiences with this uncharacteristically dark thriller starring Johansson as Nola Rice, a woman whose affair with a retired tennis pro has dire consequences for those around her.
Don Jon: This unconventional romantic comedy stars Johansson as a young woman who falls in love with a lovable meathead played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (he also wrote and directed) who has a pornography addiction. This film also features Montauker Julianne Moore.
Ghost World: One of Johansson’s earlier films, this dark comedy is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes. Johansson co-stars with Thora Birch as an angsty, intellectual teenager with a nihilistic view on life.
Sing: An animated musical comedy
Ghost in the Shell: A live-action adaptation of a popular Japanese anime
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