Jennifer Lawrence has been the most in-demand actress in Hollywood this decade, and also the highest paid (until recently passed by Emma Stone). Still in her late 20s, Lawrence already has four Oscar nominations for outstanding performances in films like Winter’s Bone, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. She’s also been a gigantic box office draw in two franchises, helping to reboot the X-Men as Mystique and in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games novels. She is in a bit of a slump the last few years, but with a legion of fans and undeniable dramatic skills, that could change at any time. She was so young when Winter’s Bone put her on the map that it’s hard to remember how young she still is, but this is an actress who has decades of work ahead of her, so an off year or two (unless it becomes four or five) isn’t going to stop audiences from keeping her in demand, despite her performance in the recently divisive mother!.
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This is a bit of a series we’re doing based on a simple fact of Oscar logic: people don’t usually win their Oscars for the movie they should have. A few weeks back we looked at the Best Actors; today we’ll look at Best Actresses who picked up the little gold guy for the wrong film. Continue reading Top 5: Actresses Who Won Best Actress For the Wrong Movie
She’s barely 23, she has two Oscar nominations, one Oscar, two mega franchises and she’s actually talented and likable! As Hunger Games: Catching Fire has already pulled in $25 million from midnight showings and is on its way to a probable $170 – $180 million weekend opening, Jennifer Lawrence is without question the most powerful actress in Hollywood. She’ll be able to do essentially whatever she wants once she finishes The Hunger Games. Hopefully, she’ll continue as Mystique, but who knows where the X-Men franchise is headed? She’ll most likely pick up Oscar nom #3 for American Hustle later this year. So since it’ll be awhile before we can do a Latest vs. Greatest column for her, what are her top 5 performances so far?
1. Winter’s Bone (2010)
2. X-Men: First Class (2011)
3. The Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
4. The Hunger Games (2012)
5. Poker House (2008)