In just the last three years Jennifer Lawrence has gone from a relatively unknown actress to the top of the heap. When she starred in the Best Picture nominee“Winter’s Bone” (2010), everyone was blown away by her raw talent and natural ability. Earning her first Academy Award, Lawrence carried the emotional drama on her shoulders and left a lasting impression with audiences around the world. Since then she has starred in films like “X-Men: First Class” (2011), “The House at the End of the Street” (2012), “The Hunger Games” (2012), and of course, one of our Best Picture nominees from this year, “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012).
Earning her second Best Actress nomination in the last three years is rather incredible considering she has no professional training and is only 22 years old, but it is obvious that this immensely talented young lady has what it takes to stay one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for many years to come. This year’s Oscar race for Best Actress seems to be down to either Lawrence or Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty”, although with all the extremely talented nominees it is hard to count anyone out of the race completely. Most of the early indicators point in Lawrence’s favor, which would make her the second youngest Best Actress winner in history, behind Marlee Matlin who was 21 when she won for “Children of a Lesser God” (1986).
Her character in “Silver Linings Playbook” is one of those career making parts. It is a dramatic role that’s overflowing with comedic moments. Everyone who sees the film instantly falls in love with her because she is so extremely sweet and venerable. It is also the first role of her career where she plays a woman and not a teenager. It seems to be such a hard adjustment for so many teenage stars, but Lawrence chose the perfect role for the transition, and the perfect point in her career to be able to show everyone her versatility as well as her ability to completely take over a film.
Jennifer Lawrence can be seen later this year in the second installment of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013), as well as “The Falling” (2013), based on the novel Serena by Ron Rash.
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