Jennifer Lawrence is an equally talented actor as she is beautiful. She has achieved three Golden Globes in her career. Jennifer Lawrence has been one of the world’s highest-paid and most successful actresses since her outstanding performance in The Hunger Games. Forbes revealed that she was the highest-paid actress of 2015, even though she had only been acting for nine years.
For now, she is only working on one movie. Her next release, Red, White, and Water, is currently in development, with Jennifer playing the lead role. We expect to see another big bang performance from her. In anticipation of her upcoming performance, we go back to look at the best movies of her career.
Silver Linings Playbook
Lawrence was unstoppable in 2012. She was not only the face of one of the most successful new franchises in the world, but she also won an Oscar for her role as Bradley Cooper’s mentally challenged love interest in this unconventional romantic comedy.
Runtime: 122 mins
Director: David O. Russel
Also starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Director: Bryan Singer
Also starring: James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
The last good X-Men movie provided nostalgic fan service years prior to Spider-Man: No Way Home. It brought together both generations of X-Men casts in one satisfying entirety. It speaks volumes about Lawrence’s fame that she was able to be featured fourth in the film.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Director: Francis Lawrence
Also starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Critics consider the second Hunger Games movie to be the best. A new director and fan favorites like Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Johanna (Jena Molone) joining the film gave a fresh touch to the saga. And the film diving deeper into the lore (and even the Peeta/Katniss relationship) it’s easy.
X-Men: First Class
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Also starring: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon
The most interesting aspect of the second set was Lawrence’s shrinking part film-on-film as she became more popular (and seemingly more expensive). Luckily, this did not become a problem for the breezily fun X-Men: First class.
Runtime: 100 mins
Director: Debra Granik
Also starring: Garret Dillahunt, John Hawkes, Isaiah Stone
Even after more than a decade, Lawrence’s breakthrough role is still memorable. She plays the role of a young woman who seeks out her father in the poverty-stricken Ozarks. Although she lost the Oscar to Natalie Portman, the movie was a major step in Lawrence’s career.
The Hunger Games
Director: Gary Ross
Also starring: Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci
There were over 30 auditions for Katniss’ role, with major names such as Shailene Woodley, Saoirse Rocha, and Hailee Steinfeld. Gary Ross, the director, expressed on the FX podcast that she came in to read her lines and just knocked him off his feet. He had never seen an audition like that before in all his life. It was one of the moments where you can see the entire movie right in front of your eyes.
Director: David O. Russel
Also starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams
It was Russell and Lawrence’s second project as a team, but critics believe it is the best of the two. Although the film was not nominated for Oscars in 10 categories (Lawrence lost against Lupita Nyong’o), critics were positive about the film. It reached the top 10 on dozens of critics’ best films lists. Lawrence plays a dramatic role as Christian Bale’s unstable wife.
Director: David O. Russell
Also starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramírez
Joy is strongly anchored by Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, but director David O. Russell’s uncertain approach to the fascinating fact-based story only occasionally sparks bursts. This is the story of a four-generational family. It centers on Jennifer Lawrence, the little girl who turns into the woman who creates a business empire and becomes a matriarch. Joy becomes a boss in family and business, despite being betrayed, treacherous, losing her innocence, and suffering the pains of love.
Director: Morten Tyldum
Also starring: Laurence Fishburne, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen
The film is picturized on a beautifully modernized set. Two passengers are on a routine space journey to a new home planet when they awaken from a 90-year earlier due to a malfunction of their ship. Jim and Aurora are forced to live the rest of their lives aboard, enjoying every luxury they could wish for. They fall in love, not denying their attraction until they discover that the ship is in serious danger. Only Jim and Aurora can save the lives of all 5,000 passengers asleep on board.
The Burning Plain
Director: Guillermo Arriaga
Also starring: Robin Tunney, Charlize Theron, José María Yazpik, John Corbett.
It is a heavily melodramatic, symbolic, multi-narrative movie.
Although Sylvia (Charlize Theron) seems to be living a happy life as a restaurant manager, she cleverly conceals her self-mutilation, promiscuity, and suicidal tendencies. Mariana (Jennifer Lawrence), a young girl, attempts to understand why her mother, Kim Basinger, began an affair. She then enters into a relationship with the son of her mother’s lover. These dysfunctional lives become increasingly intertwined.