Robert De Niro Reluctantly Attended Jennifer Lawrence’s Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Until She Gave Him Permission to Leave

Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence made 2 movies together

Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence
Robert DeNiro and Jennifer Lawrence in 2013 | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA

From her breakthrough in 2010’s Winter’s Bone to her final leading role of the decade in 2018’s Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence starred in 18 movies. Among those are her franchise roles in The Hunger Games and X-Men series. But she also collaborated with writer-director David O. Russell on three hit movies, landing Academy Awards for each of her performances.

Jennifer Lawrence had a wild rise to fame in the early 2010s. Before then, the actor had mostly worked in television, including The Bill Engvall Show. But she ended the decade as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood before taking a break to start a family. Lawrence even worked with big-screen legends such as Robert De Niro. And she recently shared what she considers the most “quintessentially Robert De Niro story.”

Lawrence memorably shares the screen with Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Joy. But there’s another recurring player in those Russell films. Robert De Niro plays paternal roles in Silver Linings Playbook and Joy as Cooper’s and Lawrence’s father, respectively. Lawrence and De Niro formed a bond during their time on set.