Jennifer Lawrence, 22, & Bradley Cooper, 37, in 'Silver Linings Playbook'.
4. The script originally called for an older actress to play Tiffany. Reportedly, Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, and Olivia Wilde were all considered for the role. Russell had very nearly made up his mind when he received a Skype from Lawrence, auditioning for the part from her parent's home in Kentucky. Suddenly, age didn't matter, as Russell explained to the Denver Post: "She can have an ageless quality to her, and she can seem much older than she is. And in some ways she is older than she is in spite of herself. Her age became a non-issue. She's a force of nature and that was that. She's a very special actor."