At the age of 27, Scarlett Johansson has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...
'The Avengers' star/catsuit wearer was joined by her co-star in the Marvel's movie, Jeremy Renner, when she picked up her prestigious accolade yesterday.
Jeremy - who plays Hawkeye - joked about having a horrible work experience with her, saying: "Working with her was tremendous...ly awful. For six months, she continuously threw me around, beat me, stepped on me and wiped the floor with my dignity and self-respect every day - all with a smile on her face. Now, finally. I get to step on you, sweetheart."
For those of you who thought Lost in Translation was Scarlett's cinematic debut, she has been gracing the big screen since she was 10 years old, kicking things off in 1994's North, alongside Elijah Wood. Then in 1998, she starred in The Horse Whisperer, following that up with 2001's Ghost World. Other notable works of Scarlett's include the aforementioned Lost in Translation, (2003), Match Point (2004), and A Love Song For Bobby Long (2004), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe award. She also appeared in Vicky Christina Barcelona, but she'd probably prefer to forget that. And we won't mention We Bought a Zoo... Or Home Alone 3. Or the Girl With a Pearl Earring...
The New York-bred actress thanked her mother and grandmother, seen here, for "inspiring me to be a strong, modern, independent woman." She didn't thank them for her acting skills. I'm not sure if she thanked anyone for her acting skills. Probably because they're nonexistent. OK, It's true, not everyone has the balls to put themselves out there to such a degree, and it's great that she's a stunner, but she has to be one of the the most staid actresses of her generation. In one word, monosyllabic. Another word, monotone. When she tries to be animated it looks beyond forced. Lost in Translation worked so well for her because she was playing herself - "understated" and "subtle demeanor".
Does she deserve her own star when the likes of George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Jane Fonda, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Sean Connery, David Lean, Angelina Jolie, Leonard Dicaprio, Diane Keaton, Denzel Washington and Clint Eastwood don't? (Oh, and Woody Allen, who has been instrumental in her career, doesn't have one either. Neither does Mel Gibson, but that's kind of fair enough at this point.)
More importantly, does having your own star on The Walk mean anything when such industry luminaries don't?