Jennifer Lawrence is
easily one of the biggest names in Hollywood right now, and she has cemented
this position by appearing in fan-favourite franchises like ‘Hunger Games’ and
the ‘X-Men’ movies. However, the star has appeared in various roles, many of
which have showcased her talent in front of the camera. Lawrence has the necessary
awards to speak for her, including an Oscar.

Powerful, evocative,
and humorous when needed, Jennifer Lawrence is a force to be reckoned with, and
an absolute pleasure to watch on screen. Now, she is slated to appear in Adam
McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’, allowing us the opportunity to recall her best
performances to date.

5. The Hunger Games (2012)

Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games’. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@thehungergames)

The movie that made
Jennifer Lawrence a pop culture sensation, ‘The Hunger Games’, saw her play the
fiery Katniss Everdeen. It is fascinating to see her character evolve as the
franchise progresses, but nothing beats the first time Katniss volunteers to
participate in the games.

Lawrence delivers a
memorable performance with admirable grit and carries the franchise on her
dependable shoulders. As a protagonist, she inspires awe while remaining
relatable, making this yet another nuanced role that she aces.

4. American Hustle (2013)

Jennifer Lawrence in ‘American Hustle’. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Legacy Recordings)

While this film was a
star-studded affair, Jennifer Lawrence held her own as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, starring
alongside notable names like Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper. The
black comedy crime film sees her deliver an unrestrained and over-the-top
performance, which is exactly what the director wanted.

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Bright clothes, gaudy
wigs, and a distinctive accent, Lawrence combines all of these effortlessly
into an outstanding performance. The film is testament to the fact that she is
equally capable of pulling off precise, in-depth characters, as well as jarring
personas without breaking a sweat.

3. Winter’s Bone (2010)

Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Winter’s Bone’. (Photo credit : Twitter/@SeriesvsMovies)

Not many people
recognize Lawrence by this performance, though it was well received at Sundance
and won her the first Oscar nomination. The actress plays a no-nonsense teen
who has to take on the responsibilities of an adult in her family.

The bleak setting and
her down-to-earth performance leaves little doubt about her talent. Further,
Lawrence appears extremely human and relatable in the role, which is quite a
feat for a 20-year-old. This is where her journey began, and it remains one of
her strongest performances yet.

2. Mother! (2017)

Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Mother!’. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@mothermovie)

While the movie has
divided viewers, it is undeniable that Lawrence does a spectacular job. She
plays the role of a poet’s wife, starring opposite Javier Bardem. The character’s
conundrum is excellently captured in Lawrence’s screen presence. While the
woman wants to renovate the house, she is increasingly alarmed as a large
number of strangers start showing up and refuse to leave.

Many have read this a
Garden of Eden allegory, while some have seen it as a tale of polluting the
. However, if we keep the deeper meaning aside for a moment, we can enjoy
Lawrence’s intense performance, that culminates in the final scene of the film.

1. Silver
Linings Playbook (2012)

Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. (Photo credit : Twitter/@JLawUpd) 

David O. Russell goes
by feelings more than thoughts, and this is perfectly captured in Jennifer
Lawrence’s performance in the movie. Her chemistry with Bradley Cooper’s character
is amazing, and audiences oscillate between seeing the couple at each other’s
throats and facing the world together.

However, the standout moment has to be when
Lawrence acts alongside Robert De Niro, bursting forth in a powerful sequence
where her character knocks down De Niro’s and takes a triumphant gulp of her
beer. Lawrence might play several more powerful roles in the future, but this
cinematic moment remains highlighted in her career, and has become her Oscar-winning