Tonight on TV: the film that crowned Jennifer Lawrence superstar – Actus Ciné


Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: the adaptation of a dystopian novel.

Without training or experience, Jennifer Lawrence manages to land a role in the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show from her first audition. Gradually, the doors of television, then cinema, opened to her. In 2008, the young girl was awarded the prize for Best Female Hope at the Venice Film Festival for her performance alongside Charlize Theron in Far from the Scorched Earth. Two years later, her striking incarnation of a loner living in the forest in Winter’s Bone definitely reveals her as a personality to follow. The budding actress then oscillates between intimate cinema (Le Complexe du Castor) and mainstream (X-Men: Le Commencement).

In 2012, she was chosen, among many talented young actresses – Hailee Steinfeld, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shailene Woodley, and Kaya Scodelario – to play the heroine of Hunger Games, adaptation of the first novel of the hit dystopian trilogy by Suzanne Collins. More accustomed to independent films than to blockbusters, Jennifer Lawrence takes three days to decide, fearing in particular to find herself in a media whirlwind, like Kristen Stewart during the release of Twilight.

She finally agrees to lend her features to Katniss Everdeen under the direction of Gary Ross, becoming the highest-grossing action heroine of all time, earning $694 million in worldwide revenue. Her face, now known internationally, carries the rest of the franchise until its end in 2015. Between the filming of the various opuses, Jennifer Lawrence keeps one foot in independent cinema. Happiness Therapy thus earned her the Oscar for Best Actress in 2013. The following year, she was ranked second among the highest paid personalities in Hollywood – at only 23 years old! – by the American magazine Forbes.

Hunger Games de Gary Ross avec Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth…

Tonight on TMC at 9:25 p.m.

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