Can you believe we haven’t done a Woman Crush Wednesday on Scarlett Johansson yet? Me either! I decided to remedy this oversight immediately. So, here we go!
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)
A Coen Brothers movie, set at some point in the mid-20th century in Santa Rosa, California, of all places. I have very vague memories of having watched this movie when it came out, but I can’t tell you a thing about it.
An American Rhapsody (2001)
The film begins in 1950 and tells the story of a Hungarian family fleeing to America in hopes of a better life, but forced to leave their infant daughter behind. ScarJo plays the daughter who, as a teenager, has to grapple with the drastic difference between the life she knew in Hungary and the future before her in America.
Visually stunning, but also somehow kind of a snooze-fest. ScarJo isn’t given a lot of material to work with, but she is a dead-ringer for Vermeer’s muse.
A Good Woman (2004)
I’m a little surprised this hasn’t been on our radar, because the costumes look great. The costumes were by John Bloomfield, who did both The Mummy (1999), and The Mummy Returns (2001), two other films we really need to get around to revisiting in soon.
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Another one where I’m just, like, how did I miss this? With costumes by Frock Flicks Fave Jenny Beavan, and seriously goal worthy makeup and hair, I really need to short list this on my watch list.
The Prestige (2006)
This film had the same costumer as perennial low hanging fruit on the costume snark tree, The Tudors, which just goes to show you how much a good budget and a really strong vision counts for when it comes to making a good costume flick.
The Other Boleyn Girl was a total snoozefest, and the costumes were basically what caused us to coin the term “what the frock?” ScarJo literally plays the other Boleyn sister, Mary, who is overshadowed by her ambitious younger sibling, Anne for the affections of Henry VIII.
This one looks like a nice diversion. ScarJo plays actress Janet Leigh, in the film about the making of Hitchcock’s iconic film, Psycho.
ScarJo plays the foul-mouthed mermaid DeeAnna Moran (ever so loosely based on Esther Williams), in this Coen Brothers tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
One of my favorite flicks of the last few years. ScarJo plays Rosie, the mother of the eponymous Jojo, and wearer of amazing sweaters. Costumes by Mayes C. Rubeo.
That’s it for now when it comes to ScarJo’s historical films, but she’s rumored to be appearing in an upcoming remake of Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey, which you can count on us covering.
What’s your favorite Scarlett Johansson historical role? Share it with us in the comments!