Johansson will receive the award at the Feb. 28 ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
France's biggest film awards, the César, is considerd the local equivalent to the Oscar.
Tony Award winner Johannson has performed on Broadway in A View From the Bridge and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Her film credits include "Her," "The Avengers," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Lost in Translation."
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