Jennifer Lawrence the Movies: the actress turns 32 today and despite her young age she boasts a decidedly enviable film career!
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky. She is of English, Scottish, Irish and German ancestry, she is the daughter of Karen Koch And Gary Lawrencewho owned the construction company Lawrence & Associates.
His first appearance on the small screen comes with the series TBS extension The Bill Engval Show, in 2007, which earned her a Young Artist Award. She arrives at the cinema in 2008 with the role of Agnes in The Poker Housebiopic directed by Lori Petty. The consecration to the world of acting, however, comes only two years later: with the film A freezing winter directed by Debra Granik.
It is precisely with this film that we have decided to inaugurate our review, trying to retrace Jen’s varied career through five of her most emblematic roles!
Jennifer Lawrence the Movies
A freezing winter (2010) – Debra Granik
Ree Dolly is a seventeen year old who lives in the remote mountain area of Missouri; due to her mother’s deep depression, the girl is forced to manage the family farm alone and take care of her younger brothers. When the father, involved in the production and dealing of methamphetamines, commits the farm to pay the bail and disappears into thin air, Ree he will go along the Ozark plateau, knocking on the door of every single house, to find him and try to reunite his family, facing the violence and hostility of the entire community.
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For the role of Ree received several accolades: a National Board of Review Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance and an Academy Award nomination in the “Best Actress” category on January 25, 2011, becoming the third-youngest actress ever to be nominated for the category. Her performance was acclaimed by critics, David Denby of the New Yorker he has declared:
“The film would have been unimaginable with someone less charismatic in the role of Ree.”
A freezing winter by Debra Granik: an Oscar-worthy Lawrence
Trilogy of Hunger Games (2012 – 2015)
Hunger Games is a film trilogy consisting of the films: Hunger Games (2012), directed by Gary Ross, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), e The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 (2014 and 2015), all directed by Francis Lawrence. The saga is an adaptation of the novel series of the same name written by Suzanne Collins.
In a dystopian future, the Panem region – a sort of post-apocalyptic America – is divided into 13 districts governed by the Capitol City. Every year, as punishment for having attempted a revolt, the 12 inhabited districts are forced to offer a young man and a young woman as ‘tributes’, who will participate in a game of slaughter with only one winner: the Hunger Games.
Katniss Everdeen – the role played by Lawrence – is a shrewd and courageous girl, ready to do anything to protect her little sister Prim. Throughout the saga, thanks to his audacity, Katniss it will turn into a real revolutionary icon.
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Bright side (2012) – David O’Russell
Film that inaugurates the artistic partnership between Jennifer Lawrence And David O’Russel, Bright sidefrom the original title Silver Linings Playbook is another film adaptation, from the novel The silver edge of the clouds from Matthew Quick.
After spending time in a mental institution, the former teacher Pat Solitano he goes to live with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get busier when pat meet tiffanya mysterious and troubled young woman.
The film, in which the Lawrence play alongside Bradley Cooper And Robert DeNiroreceived an Oscar nomination in 2013, managing to get the one for best actress.
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Joy (2015) – David O’Russell
Third collaboration with the director David O’Russell and the actors Bradley Cooper And Robert DeNiro.
Joy is inspired by the life of the inventor Joy Manganomother of Miracle Mopthe famous self-wringing mop.
Joy she is a brilliant and inventive woman, who due to economic hardship is forced to work for an airline’s ground service. When she, during one of her night shifts, creates a new household cleaning accessory, her life takes a turn. Thanks to her inexhaustible determination, the woman will be able to create an empire and achieve international fame.
For her portrayal of the protagonist Joy, Jennifer Lawrence received an Oscar nomination in 2016 in the category ‘best actress’.
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Mother! (2017) – Darren Aronofsky
Mother! is a 2017 film directed by Darren Aronofskyin which Jennifer Lawrence play alongside Javier Bardem, Ed Harris And Michelle Pfeiffer.
A young couple live peacefully in an isolated house. He is a writer and she is in charge of renovating the house, which was previously destroyed by fire. The delicate balance begins to deteriorate when a man visits the bride and groom and the husband decides to host him without consulting his wife. Slowly, more and more characters begin to visit the house, resulting in the groom’s growing notoriety as a writer.
Mother! is a horror full of biblical references, used as a narrative device to describe the delicate relationship between man and Mother Earth, embodied in the film by the character of Lawrence. The film competed for the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.
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