She is a middle school dropout who has been focused on her career since age 14. She is Jennifer Lawrence. Without any acting training she had a talent for immersing herself into a role becoming all the attitude and emotion of any other person she wanted to be. Her diligence has gotten herself an award nomination for every movie she made. Having a fiercely independent spirit while growing up in Louisville, Kentucky was far away from Hollywood and the movies. Her persistent nagging and poor grades in school helped her to convince her parents to support her and take her to auditions for modeling and acting roles. Where she was a failure in school, she immediately became a success in her career.
Now in her thirties, she is one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood. She attributes her successes to having ambition, an appetite for acting and confidence over education. She had to make acting work for her because nothing else interested her. She had no idea that it all would have worked so well for her in the past 10 years. At the age of 21 she shattered the myth that women couldn’t carry a movie as the main character. Her four Hunger Games movies earned almost $3 Billion dollars. Then she made three comedy dramas by playing unforgettable flawed resilient women. In the movie called Silver Lining’s Playbook she became a young widow with a fiery temper.
In the movie called American Hustle she became a looney crazy housewife. In the movie called Joy she was a desperate mother turned entrepreneur. All big roles. All different. All very convincing. All three movies earned her Academy Award nominations and took home the Best Actress Oscar for Silver Lining’s Playbook. We all dream and wish we had the courage to stop everything we were supposed to do and to just convince our parents to let us go at a young age too. Sadly most kids don’t have this great career. They become waitresses or strippers or worse trying to pursue broken dreams. Jennifer Lawrence is one of the lucky ones or just one of the most talented ones or just one of the most persistent ones. Whoever she is. She is a success at what she always wanted to do.
She is not stupid. She realizes that she gets paid a huge amount of money to do what she loves and is determined not to ruin it all. So all you zany, hyper-active poor grade students, take a lesson from her and go for what you like to do and maybe you can find peace with yourself and make those around you feel more comfortable too. At age 18 she stared in an independent film called Winter’s Bone where her emotional performance earned her the first Oscar nomination. In her new movie called Red Sparrow she is a Russian ballerina who gets convinced to become a Russian spy. It will be her first performance where she will be nude. Do you have the courage to pursue your initial dreams in life?