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Jennifer Lawrence: Her best performances so far

There are few brighter stars in Hollywood than Jennifer Lawrence. Ever since she broke through with her Academy Award nominated performance in Winter’s Bone, and especially once she starred in The Hunger Games, the A-list was a foregone conclusion for her. Lawrence is young, ambitious, talented, and a refreshingly honest presence in the industry. With a new starring role in Red Sparrow hitting this week, now is the perfect time to remind ourselves of just how good she really is. Below you’ll find her best performances, at least in my humble opinion, with a little bit about how she became the toast of tinseltown. Suffice to say, Lawrence is an icon, plain and simple. We can jump right off with her ten best performances to date: 10. House at the End of the Street 9. Red Sparrow 8. Passengers 7. Like Crazy 6. Joy 5. The Beaver 4. American Hustle 3. Winter’s Bone 2. mother! 1. Silver
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The Evolution of Jennifer Lawrence, From ‘Winter’s Bone’ to ‘Red Sparrow’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Jennifer Lawrence, From ‘Winter’s Bone’ to ‘Red Sparrow’ (Photos)
Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way from her showbiz beginnings on TBS’ “The Bill Engvall Show” in 2007. JLaw made one of her first red carpet appearances at the premiere of “The Burning Plain” at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Lawrence won critical raves as Ree Dolly in the 2010 independent film “Winter’s Bone,” for which she earned her first Oscar nomination. Here’s Lawrence at the 2011 Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Lawrence scored a nomination for “Winter’s Bone” at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Lawrence arrived at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was also nominated for “Winter’s Bone.” Lawrence snagged her first Oscar nomination at the 2011 Academy Awards, getting...
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The Evolution of Jennifer Lawrence, From ‘Winter’s Bone’ to ‘mother!’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Jennifer Lawrence, From ‘Winter’s Bone’ to ‘mother!’ (Photos)
Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way from her showbiz beginnings on TBS’ “The Bill Engvall Show” in 2007. JLaw made one of her first red carpet appearances at the premiere of “The Burning Plain” at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. Lawrence won critical raves as Ree Dolly in the 2010 independent film “Winter’s Bone,” for which she earned her first Oscar nomination. Here’s Lawrence at the 2011 Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Lawrence scored a nomination for “Winter’s Bone” at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Lawrence arrived at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was also nominated for “Winter’s Bone.
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Vacation Actor Joins Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant Netflix Comedy

Vacation Actor Joins Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant Netflix Comedy
Vacation funnyman Skyler Gisondo has been cast opposite Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in Netflix’s forthcoming comedy Santa Clarita Diet.

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The single-camera sitcom, which was recently ordered straight to series, follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives until the latter goes through a dramatic change, sending them down a path of death and destruction — but in a good way. Gisondo will play Eric, the awkward boy next door with a love of science and a crush on Abby, Joel and Sheila’s yet-to-be cast daughter.

The series,
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Jennifer Lawrence Was Adorably Awkward in 2011 E! News Interview Before Her First Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence Was Adorably Awkward in 2011 E! News Interview Before Her First Oscars
Jennifer Lawrence was pretty much always adorable...and often, adorably awkward at celebrity events. Before she wielded a bow and arrow as Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence was introduced to much of the world as a relatively unknown Oscar nominee. She was just 20 years old when she was nominated for her first Academy Award, for her performance in Winter's Bone, her breakout role. She had previously starred on the TBS comedy series The Bill Engvall Show and the shows MediumCold Case and Monk (as a high school mascot!). Lawrence was very surprised that Winter's Bone got Oscar buzz. "Uh, I dunno," she told E! News...
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A Look Back at Jennifer Lawrence’s Bizarre Pre-‘Hunger Games’ Career

A Look Back at Jennifer Lawrence’s Bizarre Pre-‘Hunger Games’ Career
Jennifer Lawrence’s career can be divided into two distinct parts: before and after Katniss Everdeen.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” opens on Friday, concluding the series that has guaranteed her global attention, in which the digital world has recorded each sentence, movement and rumor (95% of them not true).

Her work before the first film in 2012 was also pretty interesting, though less scrupulously documented.

She grew up in Louisville, went to New York during spring break at age 14, and persuaded her parents to allow a summer there to explore acting. On July 17, 2007, Variety‘s Brian Lowry reviewed a new Bill Engvall sitcom, “The Bill Engvall Show,” which was hoping to tap into his “blue collar comedy” audience. The standup comic played a family counselor who couldn’t control own family, including a teen daughter (Lawrence). Lowry wrote that the show was a “decidedly slim and rarely funny,” and there
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The 5 Best Performances By Jennifer Lawrence (So Far...)

Jennifer Lawrence swept into Hollywood like a hurricane, a comparison referring both to the relative suddenness of her celebrity as well as the young woman’s penchant for tripping and falling into things, people, really whatever’s close by. It’s rare for actors to rocket from obscurity to household-name status with the speed that Lawrence has, even actors as personable, lovely, and preternaturally talented as she. After a few years in barely-existent roles on TV (with the exception of an extended stint as the typical sitcom teenage daughter on “The Bill Engvall Show”), Lawrence trudged through exactly two little-seen indies ("Garden Party" and "The Poker House") before landing in a miscalculated prestige picture that nonetheless afforded her the opportunity to do some fine work. For her fourth appearance in a feature film, Lawrence stumbled into an Oscar nomination, and from there it was game, set, match. Lawrence sometimes acts like the successful product of.
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In Gambit, USA Disrupts Its Own Shows To Hype New Series

On TV, commercial breaks are old hat. So USA is trying something different: Interrupting one program for a few seconds to talk about another.

Viewers of repeats of “Law & Order: Svu,” one of the linchpins of USA’s schedule, may have been surprised during a recent episode. Just as detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson walk up to an apartment door to interview someone, a mysterious symbol flashed between frames of the drama. Within milliseconds, the show disappeared and a dark backdrop with the enigmatic token at its center took up the entire screen, while a hashtag message told couch potatoes to “#digdeeper.” Quickly thereafter, the show returned.

The message, almost subliminal but not quite, is a pitch for “Dig,” a new drama that is of high importance to USA as it seeks to emphasize serialized storytelling over the self-contained plots of one-time mainstays like “Covert Affairs” and “White Collar.
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Spotlight on the Stars: Jennifer Lawrence

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,
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Thn’s 5 Favourite Jennifer Lawrence Performances

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.

5. American Hustle

(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,
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Some Actors Could Make the Difficult Transition from TV Actor to Oscar Nominee

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

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,
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5 Actors Whose TV Debuts Were Awful

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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...
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Jennifer Lawrence Covers "Marie Claire"

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
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Top 10 TV Actors to Movie Stars

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Yeah, bitch! Having charmed millions as tragic and naïve drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul takes the wheel for his first leading role in Need for Speed this week.

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).

Jennifer Aniston

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.

George Clooney

On-set prankster, former pig owner and now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and filmmakers – the only person to
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Jennifer Lawrence Gets "Bazaar"

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Sneak Peek actress Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") in a series of recent fashion magazine covers and spreads.

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).

This was followed by smaller movies including "The Poker House" (2008) and "The Burning Plain" (2008).

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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Jennifer Lawrence Gets "Bazaar"

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Sneak Peek actress Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") in a series of recent fashion magazine covers and spreads.

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).

This was followed by smaller movies including "The Poker House" (2008) and "The Burning Plain" (2008).

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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Jennifer Lawrence Covers "Elle"

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Sneak Peek actress Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") in the Fall 2013 issue of "Elle" (France) Magazine:

 

Lawrence's career began when she scored small commercial and film roles at the age of 14. 

She was cast in the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (2007), and in smaller movies including "The Poker House" (2008) and "The Burning Plain" (2008).

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) 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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Jennifer Lawrence: 20 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Catching Fire' Star

It didn't take long for Jennifer Lawrence to catch fire and sweep the acting world off its feet.

Now, with an Oscar under her belt, Lawrence is back and reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen in the second installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," in theaters now.

This time around, Katniss and Peeta Mellark are eyed as threats to the Capitol after their victory incites rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Good news for fans: this "Hunger Games" is supposed to be bigger and better than the first!

Sure, you've seen Lawrence as the heroic "Hunger Games" champ (and rocking a pixie cut as of late), but there is still so much to learn about the outspoken star. From her childhood pony to her minor TV roles, here are 20 things you probably don't know about Jennifer Lawrence.

1. Before setting her sights on acting, Lawrence aspired to become a doctor.
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'Dancing with the Stars': And the celebrities are ...

'Dancing with the Stars': And the celebrities are ...
Valerie Harper — whose terminal brain cancer is close to remission — was named one of the 12 celebrities who will compete for the mirror ball when Dancing with the Stars returns Sept. 16 on ABC.

The former Mary Tyler Moore Show comedian, 74, announced in March that she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a kind of cancer that attacks the membranes around the brain. But a recent Mri showed signs of hope for the actress — who was apparently quite eager to put on her dancing shoes again, Executive Producer Conrad Green tells EW.

“Her positivity is incredible. She’s very much about doing the things she wants to do,
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Jennifer Lawrence: 23 amazing moments from the 'Hunger Games' star

Jennifer Lawrence: 23 amazing moments from the 'Hunger Games' star
Prepare to feel very, very bad about your accomplishments: Jennifer Lawrence turns 23 today.

Ever since her Oscar-nominated breakthrough role in 2010's Winter's Bone, the Kentucky-born actress has gone from strength to strength professionally, winning both the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and a 'Best Actress' Oscar this year for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

Which is all well and good. But it's Lawrence's grounded off-screen persona that has really made her beloved, as was made clear during Oscars week when she effectively became a one-woman internet meme factory.

Here, Digital Spy rounds up 23 of Lawrence's defining moments both on and off-screen.

The Red Dress

It's easy to forget that Jennifer was already an Oscar nominee before she found fame in The Hunger Games. At 20, she became the third-youngest actress ever to be nominated for the 'Best Actress' Academy Award as Winter's Bone's Ree Dolly.
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