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Jennifer Lawrence is at the forefront of best actress Oscar talk for her lead role in "Silver Linings Playbook." But, as writer-director David O. Russell explained to the audience at TheWrap screening series Thursday night, he was so convinced she wasn't right for the role that he only had her audition via Skype. "Quite frankly, it was like a formality," Russell told the capacity crowd at the Landmark Theatre. "I didn't think she was really a contender. We had three very serious contenders (already). We had a lot of major actresses »


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