5. Ree Dolly in Winter’s Bone
The role that brought Lawrence to the attention of the media and the public. Starring as Ree Dolly, a teenager on a quest to find her drug addicted Father and save her family (perfect Oscar fodder). Lawrence was thrown into the role, learning to chop wood and skin squirrels in preparation.
The film received rave reviews from critics who particularly praised Lawrence and it also gained her the Oscar nomination for Best Actress.