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Honorary French Oscar for Paris critic Johansson

Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:38 AM
A picture taken on Sept 3, 2013, shows actress Scarlett Johansson arriving for the screening of Under The Skin at the 70th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Actress Scarlett Johansson is to be awarded an honorary French Oscar - just weeks after she denounced residents of her new home Paris as "terribly rude".

The American star, who is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, will receive her "Cesar" at French cinema's annual gala awards ceremony in the capital on February 28.

Johansson, 29, is being recognised for a career in which she has already made nearly 35 films, having first come to the world's attention as a 14-year-old in Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer.

She has gone on to work with the likes of the Coen brothers, directors Brian de Palma and Christopher Nolan and become a muse of Woody Allen, with whom she has made three films, Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

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