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5 lessons from 'The Hunger Games' star's career

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The biggest actress of her generation follows a simple game plan for her successJennifer Lawrence has done the impossible: An Oscar-winner at 23 with one of the most successful film franchises in her quiver, Lawrence is perhaps the first bona fide movie star to emerge since Robert Downey Jr. blasted off as "Iron Man" in 2008.Moreover, Lawrence has done it on her own terms, wisely mixing in big budget crowd-pleasers like "The Hunger Games" with eclectic films David O. Russell's "American Hustle." And unlike so many young stars, she's let her work, not her social habits, dominate coverage of her meteoric rise.To be fair, Lawrence has yet to be tested as a standalone box-office draw; her hits are huge, but they're property-based tentpoles. But she is managing her early moment beautifully, so that when the time comes for her to open a film on her own, it's a safe bet she'll continue to command the spotlight, as Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and other A-listers once did.To that end, TheWrap has cooked up a handy primer for aspiring Katnisses everywhere. Shailene Woodley, take note. Bing: More about Jennifer Lawrence | More on 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'Want more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"/Lionsgate)
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