While she hasn’t always been the most delicate to discuss it, Scarlett Johansson has offered audiences some truly memorable characters during her career so far. Whether appearing in the flesh or voicing animated characters (and even disembodied voices), Johansson is one of the most immediately recognizable talents in modern cinema.
She’s also racked up her fair share of total badasses over the years, from relatable daily schmos in bad situations to superhero warriors charging into battle. Many of her characters have become as remarkable as herself. Here is our ranking of the ten most badass Scarlett Johansson characters to date.
How about other than a non-badass guitar shredder punk rock porcupine? Ash is one of the last contenders for the Heart of the Movie Singing Contest Sing and, like most contestants, she’s unable to see her own worth for most of the film.
Ash starts off as a backing vocalist and guitarist alongside her cocky and unappealing boyfriend, but the competition not only allows her to go out on her own and discover more of her performing skills, but she also discovers herself as a songwriter. . His original song “Set It All Free” becomes his latest power ballad.
9 Jordan Two-Delta
The proceeds of illegal cloning carried out in secret for the super rich in the film The island, Jordan Two-Delta is the clone of a famous model named Sarah Jordan. Although she doesn’t know it, initially the Clones were told they are the survivors of some sort of apocalypse waiting in a safe facility to be haphazardly transported to a mysterious untouched island.
After finding out that the clones are being kept as spares for their original versions, Jordan escapes with another clone in the 2019 Michael Bay Vision that has a lot less Trump and a lot more flying motorcycles. She returns to help free her fellow clones in the perfectly explosive finale.
8 Jess thayer
From the movie Restless night, Jess is running for the State Senate and faces a relativity issue with voters when she sets up her bachelorette party with a group of friends close to her college education. The night of debauchery goes south very quickly when a stripper is accidentally killed in the early evening, leading to a series of hijinks and misadventures ultimately involving a stash of stolen diamonds.
The role came as a much needed physical comedy break in Johansson’s increasingly action-centric career, and quite dark at it. The wacky, drug-fueled events of the night increase Johansson’s relatability as much as they do Jess.
Unforgettable character is a far cry from the interpretation of Sterling Holloway in the 1967 Disney original The jungle Book movie. Holloway, the original voice of Winnie the Pooh in the Disney adaptation, is, while still very sinister, far less intimidating than Johansson’s version of the character in Jon Favreau’s live-action remake.
Johansson is pretty well known for her voice acting now, but the commanding tone of her mesmerizing speech to Mowgli was so effective that it was used as the centerpiece of the film’s epic first trailer. Set the tone for its success to success. She’s not much in the movie, but she makes one of the biggest splashes nonetheless.
6 DeeAnna Moran
Greetings from the Coen brothers to the whole movie Hello, Caesar! finds Josh Brolin’s character Eddie Mannix having to put out endless fires for a movie studio as a Hollywood fixer. One of her many issues is the pregnancy of one of the studio’s biggest stars, DeeAnna Moran (played by Johansson), as she is not married and it could create bad public relations.
DeeAnna is a riff on synchronized swimming stars of this era like Esther Williams and she is one of Johansson’s funniest characters despite her limited screen time. Johansson plays her as a hard, unadorned workaholic who speaks more like a stereotypical gangster than a stereotypical movie star. His angelic looks covering an attitude of a wise sage that you can’t help but respect, all things considered.
5 The female
Simply known as The Female, Scarlett Johansson’s character from Jonathan Glazer’s scary sci-fi horror film Under the skin is a fearless role for Johansson who, already one of the biggest stars in the world, has taken to the streets to film scenes with unwitting audience members. It’s all the more impressive given that her character, an alien prowling for unsuspecting prey to seduce and bring back to her lair to be essentially mulched, primarily seeks out sexually aggressive men.
It was a performance where the character and performer were intentionally inseparable and it’s hard to think of anyone who could have played the part better than Johansson.
Before the duo teamed up for the worldwide success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Johansson played the chief assistant to Samuel L. Jackson’s memorably flamboyant comic book villain The Octopus in the comic book adaptation. drawn on the big screen by Frank Miller The mind.
Silken Floss is a staunch accomplice in all of The Octopus’ dastardly plans and the badass about her could be her alienation from all the fantastic things going on around her. She’s not a romantic groupie, she participates in the villain’s evil ploys because she just enjoys him and femme fatales with her confidence, style, and intelligence is something the movies could always use more of.
3 Major Mira Killian
Preview of the 2017 live-action remake of the classic anime Ghost in the shell, Major is Johansson’s most controversial role to date. Mira is a powerful and tenacious cyborg cop from the near future who is embroiled in a terrorist plot linked to his mysterious past. Equipped with full body reflective stealth gear and super strength, the Major can invisibly destroy a room of villains on her own. His desire for truth and the accomplishment of his mission always outweighs his concern for his own safety.
It’s very difficult to argue with the issues that viewers have raised about the importance of Johansson’s casting to general recruiting practices in Hollywood, and no one really wants it anyway, but Johansson is still determined to provide the audience a female badass to remember even if the film itself is not necessarily worthy of the effort.
Forced to carry a suitcase full of experimental drugs to a ruthless gangster, the eponymous Lucy is forced to become a drug mule. But, when the bag of drugs sown inside her breaks, she is subjected to all the effects of a drug which allows the activation of all her brain power. Granting Lucy superhuman abilities like controlling the matter around her.
Progressing steadily on her path to an unknown state of 100% brain power, Lucy turns the tables on her captors and attackers to outsmart them all and take a little well-deserved revenge. A surprise monster struck, Lucy confirmed the widely held belief that Johansson has a Midas twist.
1 Black Widow
Did you expect it to be someone else? The former Russian assassin turned Avenger has stolen entire scenes and movies for many members of the public and for longer than the vast majority of actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been working on it. Whether armed with an array of electrocuting weapons or just her irresistible charm, Natasha Romanov (aka Black Widow) is always a force to be reckoned with.
The franchise might not always have done well with its character, but, with a constant demand for a solo movie adventure, it usually feels like the best is yet to come for it. We’re ready when you are, Marvel.
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