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For this week’s new spotlight piece, I wanted to again take a look at one of the biggest A listers in the industry…Jennifer Lawrence. I’ve written about her once or twice before, but as a legitimate megastar who’s also still a bit of an up and comer, I figured she was perfect for this piece once again. She’s someone who’s powerful in Hollywood, grounded in a way that most young stars aren’t, and above all else…one of the best actresses in the business, bar none, with an Oscar on her mantle to prove it. Lawrence consistently does interesting work and is more than worth checking in on here and there. As such, she’s perfect for the spotlight today, so let us dive in. Lawrence first got her start, like many young up and comers, on television. Guest spots on Cold Case, »
- Joey Magidson
There’s no denying it – Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest acting names on the planet. Having started out with a role in small-time TBS comedy The Bill Engvall Show back in 2007, she’s become hot property, even recognised as a world record holder having been awarded the 2015 Guinness Book Of World Records accolade for the highest-grossing action heroine of all time (maybe she could sit the award next to her Oscar and double Golden Globe statuettes?).
So to celebrate the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Thn are looking back at our five favourite J-Law performances, evidence that she definitely deserves every success given to her.
(David O. Russell, 2013)
Lawrence took a turn as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the unstable wife of Christian Bale’s balding, overweight con-artist Irving. Rosalyn, knowing full well what her husband and his team were up to, turned a blind eye to their business, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
By Anjelica Oswald
The transition from television star to cinematic award-winner is often difficult. Where actors in feature films tend to be regarded as prestigious, the actors you catch on a television show every week become almost like friends and are more relatable. This personal appeal can hinder prospective Oscar chances, as TV actors are denigrated as being less-than qualified for the statues than their featured peers.
Some 21st century exceptions to the rule include George Clooney, who rose to fame as Dr. Doug Ross on NBC’s ER, is now a two-time Oscar winner, one for his supporting role in 2005’s Syriana and the other for best picture for 2012’s Argo; Jennifer Lawrence, who starred as the oldest daughter on The Bill Engvall Show before it ended in 2009, is now a three-time Oscar nominee, winning once for her lead role in 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook; Melissa Leo, »
- Anjelica Oswald
These 10 actors rounded up by The Stir may have gone on to become big names, but their TV debuts were less than stellar: Jim Carrey: Nope, he didn't get his start on In Living Color , he got it on The Duck Factory , a show about a young animator that aired on NBC in 1984. Jennifer Lawrence: She starred as comedian Bill Engvall's daughter in The Bill Engvall Show on TBS from 2007 to 2009. Christina Hendricks: The Mad Men star got her start playing a college student on MTV drama Undressed in 1999. Bryan Cranston: Before he was Walter »
- Evann Gastaldo
Sneak Peek new images of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence in a fashion editorial for the June 2014 issue of "Marie Claire" magazine, photographed by Jan Welters:
Lawrence' first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (2007–09). She subsequently appeared in the independent films "The Burning Plain" (2008) and "Winter's Bone" (2010), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination.
At age 22, her performance in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012) earned her several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at the Oscars.
For her supporting role in Russell's comedy-drama "American Hustle" (2013), she was awarded the Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Award and received a third Academy Award nomination, all for Best Supporting Actress.
Lawrence is also known for playing 'Raven »
- Michael Stevens
As the video game adaptation speeds onto screens nationwide, we’ve taken a look at 10 stars who made the jump for small screen stardom to cinematic success (in alphabetical order).
As much as you might guiltily enjoy Matthew Perry romcom Fools Rush In, it’s hard to deny that Aniston’s the only Friends alumnus to find real big-screen fame. Sure, her filmography largely comprises mediocre romcoms, supporting roles in male comics’ vehicles or, latterly, sexbomb performances, but almost all of her movies are profitable, with five earning over $200m. Audiences just love Jen.
On-set prankster, former pig owner and now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and filmmakers – the only person to »
- Lewis Bazley
Lawrence's career began when she scored small commercial and film roles at the age of 14.
She was then cast in the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (2007).
Her big break came when she played 'Ree' in "Winter's Bone" (2010), earning her Academy award and Golden Globe nominations.
She then secured the role of 'Mystique' in "X-Men: First Class" (2011).
This was followed by winning an Oscar for her work in "Silver Linings Playbook".
Lawrence then starred as 'Katniss Everdeen' in "The Hunger Games" (2012), with "Catching Fire" currently playing and "Mockingjay" - Part 1 scheduled for release November 2014, and "Mockingjay" - Part 2 opening November 2015.
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- Michael Stevens
7 items from 2014
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