Jennifer Lawrence has recently made headlines for winning her second Golden Globe at the 71st Golden Globe Awards.
To commemorate the acting career of the brilliant young actress, 10 interesting facts about Lawrence are listed below.
Born on August 15, 1990, the Hollywood starlet is only 23-years-old
Despite being regarded as a great actress by many film critics, Lawrence is only 23-years-old. She was born and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky; her father was a construction owner and her mother a children’s camp manager. Her ancestry is English, German, Irish, and Scottish.
Donald Sutherland compared Lawrence to the legendary actor Laurence Olivier
Through her acting career, the Kentucky native has made friends and business connections with many of the people she has met. Since she was the star of The Hunger Games, a movie in which Donald Sutherland played an imperative part, she met the Canadian actor. Sutherland’s opinion of the actress is that she is similar to Laurence Olivier in regards to creative talent, and that she is an “exquisite and brilliant actor.”
ELLE magazine credited Lawrence as the most powerful woman in the entertainment business
In spite of her age, the literary magazine Elle credited the beautiful actress as the most powerful woman in the business of entertainment. This is an astounding rank, as there are many other powerful women in the business, including Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
For her role in American Hustle, Lawrence prepared by watching “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”
In the words of Lawrence on her method of acting, “I’ve always studied people and been fascinated by their reactions and feelings. And I think that’s the best acting class you can take – watching real people, listening to them and studying them.” She did exactly this when she prepared for her role in the 2013 Academy-Award nominated film American Hustle. The Oscar winner found inspiration for her character Rosalyn Rosenfield by watching the TV series “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Her Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for Winter’s Bone is notable
When The Hunger Games actress earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress, she made history for being the second youngest person to be nominated for the award. Unfortunately for her, the award went to Natalie Portman for her performance in Black Swan.
In 2014, she became the youngest actress ever to have earned three Academy Award nominations
One way Lawrence is having such success in Hollywood is by earning Academy Award nominations. In 2014, she was nominated for her third Academy Award; this time for her role in American Hustle. Her prior nominations were for her roles in Winter’s Bone and for Silver Linings Playbook, a role that earned her first Academy Award.
Lawrence was required to learn how to adjust to a lifestyle in the Appalachian Mountains
In the 2010 film Winter’s Bone, the Hollywood star delivered her first breakthrough performance. As a young woman living in a troubled family in the Appalachian mountains, Lawrence’s character along with her family struggles to cope with daily living. An interesting fact about her role is that she learned how to remove the skin of squirrels, chop wood, and fight for her part in the movie.
The Oscar winner learned how to ballroom dance from the help of choreographer Mandy Moore
Along with her costar Bradley Cooper, Lawrence spent several weeks practicing ballroom dancing for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. She even acknowledged that, in real life, Cooper is a talented dancer, but that she needs to practice more. In her words, “I’m a terrible dancer, so I would never have been able to do any of that. When it finally came together, that scene really was just as fun as it feels.”
Rolling Stone magazine named her “the most talented young actress in America”
Along with being called one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, Lawrence was named “the most talented young actress in America” by Rolling Stone.
She received a giant payday for her second performance in The Hunger Games movie franchise
For her role in The Hunger Games, the scarlet was paid a considerable amount, $500,000. However, after gaining much fandom and stardom since this movie, she accepted a staggering $10 million for her role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a movie that was released only one year later.
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