Tony Winner Scarlett Johansson to Receive France's Cesar Award

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Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson, who will next be seen on the big screen in Luc Besson's "Lucy," will be the recipient of France's honorary Cesar Award.

She will join past Hollywood stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet and Kevin Costner who have also been honored with the distinguished honor. The 29-year old star may be the youngest star to receive this award.

The Cesar ceremony will be held in Paris on Feburary 24th.

Johansson made her film debut in North (1994) and was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Manny & Lo (1996), garnering further acclaim and prominence with roles in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001).

She shifted to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role; both films earned her Golden Globe Award nominations as well.

A role in A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) earned Johansson her third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination. Johansson garnered another Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress with her role in Woody Allen's Match Point (2005). She has played the Marvel comic book character Black Widow/Natalia Romanova/Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2 (2010) and The Avengers (2012), and is set to reprise the role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

The 2010 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge won Johansson the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. As a singer, Johansson has released two albums, Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up.

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