Scarlett Johansson (born 1984) is an American actress and singer. Her
performance in Lost in Translation (2003) won her a BAFTA Award for Best
Actress. She was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for this film and for
playing a 17th-century housemaid in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), an
estranged teenager in the drama A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004), and a
seductress in the psychological thriller Match Point (2005). Her albums
Anywhere I Lay My Head (2008) and Break Up (2009) charted on the
Billboard 200. In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A
View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured
Actress. Later that year, she began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel
Cinematic Universe. She voiced an intelligent computer operating system
in the 2013 comedy-drama Her, played an alien in the 2013 science
fiction film Under the Skin and a woman with psychokinetic abilities in
the 2014 science fiction action film Lucy. She was the highest-grossing
actress of 2016, and is also the highest-grossing actress of all time in
North America in nominal dollar terms.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Kansas–Nebraska Act became law, establishing the U.S.
territories of Nebraska and Kansas, and allowing their settlers to
determine if slavery would be permitted.
RMS Aquitania, the last surviving four-funnelled ocean liner,
departed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York City.
Buddhist crisis: A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination
was held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open
demonstration against President Ngô Đình Diệm.
The Convention on Cluster Munitions, prohibiting the use,
transfer, and stockpiling of cluster bombs, was adopted.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(informal, humorous, derogatory, often attributively) One who objects to
the building of any structure in their neighbourhood, especially in
public policy debate.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
We must make a very precise distinction between the official and
consequently dictatorial prerogatives of society organized as a state,
and of the natural influence and action of the members of a non-
official, non-artificial society.
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