Jennifer Lawrence Among PEOPLE Magazine's 'Most Intriguing of the Year'

People.com has shared a partial list of the 'Most Intriguing People' of 2013. Among the wide range of honorees are 'Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence, who graces the issue's cover, and Pope Francis, who most famously said of the gay community, "Who am I to judge?"

Also included on this year's list are:

• Duck Dynasty's Robertson family from Louisiana, who have taken reality TV by storm.

• Angelina Jolie, who revealed in May that she had undergone a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene.

• Kate Middleton, Prince William, and the newest addition to their royal family, baby Prince George, who was born in July.

This year's issue of PEOPLE's 'Most Intriguing' will hit newsstands this Friday, December 20th.

Jennifer Lawrence appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter's Bone (2010), for which she received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awardfor Best Actress. At age 20, she was the third-youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. At age 22, her performance in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, amongst other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress and the second-youngest Best Actress winner.

Lawrence is also known for playing Raven Darkhölme / Mystique in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class, a role she will reprise in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. In 2012, she gained international fame playing as the heroine Katniss Everdeen in the first film of the The Hunger Games film series, an adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy of novels. Her performance in the films garnered her notable critical praise and marked her as the highest-grossing action heroine to date.Lawrence's performances thus far have prompted Rolling Stone to call her "the most talented young actress in America." In 2013, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, ELLE Magazine named her the most powerful woman in the entertainment business, and she ranked No. 1 on AskMen's list of Top 99 Most Desirable Women of the year.

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