In the role that took her from indie prom queen to a fixture in household conversations, Jennifer Lawrence delivers an action hero for the now generation. Katniss Everdeen not only has to overcome the physical demands of being locked in a field with trained killers but she also has to be a red carpet personality. The series is as much about currying a superficial public's favor, with girly gossip and a mean shimmy, as it is about cutting down enemies. Lawrence has already proven she's as tough as calcium in Winter's Bone. In The Hunger Games, she couples her steely reserve with a face that seems soft to the touch, and the camera loves her for it.