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David O. Russell on Jennifer Lawrence

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David O. Russell talking about Jennifer Lawrence's 'Silver Linings Playbook' Oscar win and her auditioning for the Film. The director tears up as he describes working with the Oscar winner, says a spider won her the "Silver Linings Playbook" role, and admits Harvey Weinstein was "skeptical" about the actress. Jennifer Lawrence owes her 2013 best actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook to her audition improv with a spider, David O. Russell revealed at Loyola Marymount University Feb. 21. Russell, currently nominated for best director and original screenplay for American Hustle (with Lawrence nominated for supporting actress), said the audition won over Harvey Weinstein, who was "skeptical" about Lawrence.