Books That Made a Difference to Scarlett Johansson

The actor has a soft spot for tragic love stories and characters yearning to belong.
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

96 pages; Puffin
"I was in second or third grade when my sister read this to me. I remember that when she was finished, I insisted she start right over again," Johansson admits. The somewhat dark chidren's tale of a charismatic fox influenced Johansson's career choice. "I attribute my love of drama to having heard her do all the characters' voices."
— As told to Karen Holt