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July 17, 2018 9:32 am

Film Figure Spotlight: Jennifer Lawrence

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By G+ Author: Dan Mullins.

Film Forecaster pays a weekly homage to an outstanding figure within the Film industry – whether Director, Actor/Actress, Producer, Creative, Executive, or Writer. This figure is an icon, or even an icon in the making. We scour for the best quotes, images, movie facts, and biography quips.

 

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Our Film Figure Spotlight: Jennifer Lawrence

“I’d like to direct at some point. But I don’t know because 10 years ago I would have never imagined that I’d be here. So in 10 years from now, I might be running a rodeo.” – Jennifer Lawrence

 

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Jennifer Lawrence has already racked up over 20 titles, across TV and Film, even though she is still considered a rather fresh face in Hollywood. Despite not having any professional training, Jennifer Lawrence became one of Hollywood’s most sought after and respected young actresses within five years of beginning her career. One of her most notable qualities is that she seems down to earth and funny in person, which makes her an easy favorite for audiences during interviews and award shows. Goofy and always seems to be a klutz, what is there not to love? She takes her job seriously, yet knows the reality of Hollywood and just being a young adult. We expect great things for years to come from Jennifer!

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on TBS’s The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009) and she subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter’s Bone (2010), for which she received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. At age 20, she was the second-youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. At age 22, her performance in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, amongst other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress and the second-youngest Best Actress winner.

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In November 2012, Lawrence played the recently widowed Tiffany Maxwell in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, an adaptation of the novel of the same name, by Matthew Quick, opposite Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. She received widespread critical praise for her performance in the film, with Richard Corliss of TIME Magazine writing, “The reason to stay is Lawrence. Just 21 when the movie was shot, Lawrence is that rare young actress who plays, who is, grown-up. Sullen and sultry, she lends a mature intelligence to any role… Jennifer Lawrence is the silver lining in this mostly ordinary playbook.”

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also wrote that Lawrence “is some kind of miracle. She’s rude, dirty, funny, foulmouthed, sloppy, sexy, vibrant and vulnerable, sometimes all in the same scene, even in the same breath. No list of Best Actress Oscar contenders would be complete without the electrifying Lawrence in the lead. She lights up the screen.” She won the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and several other accolades for Best Actress for her performance in the film.

 

Trivia

  • The only girl to be born on the Lawrence side of the family in fifty years. Her parents have been married for over thirty years.
  • For her role in Winter’s Bone (2010), Lawrence learned to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight.
  • Plays guitar.
  • Lawrence graduated from high school two years early in order to begin actings.
  • Lawrence was discovered by a photographer while visiting New York with her mom in 2005, which led to her landing an agent.
  • Is the second youngest Oscar nominee for best actress in a leading role. Only Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider (2002) was younger.
  • Fan of Jeff Bridges, and got the chance to meet him at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Lawrence approached him, not realizing he was in the middle of an interview with Entertainment Tonight, and hurried away. Bridges noticed and immediately called her back. The reporter then handed a star-struck Lawrence the microphone and invited her to take over the interview.
  • Appeared in two Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners in a row: Winter’s Bone (2010) and Like Crazy (2011).

 

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Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB, JenniferLawrenceDaily

Dan Mullins

I write for FilmForecaster.com - Check it out! I love films - old and new. Writing, editing, and researching for my own screenplays.

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